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Happy Cruelty Day!: Daily Celebrations of Quiet Desperation

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ISBN13: 9780312359522
ISBN10: 0312359527
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For everyone looking to find a little extra magic in a life with little to celebrate, Happy Cruelty Day! is here. Beginning on January 1, this book features 365 new holidays, each accompanied by a strange, dark and humorous short story explaining the day you woke up in and how to celebrate it. These 365 daily doses of delight, perversion, and nonsense include "Hire Someone Attractive To Pretend To Love You Day," "Hang on to Your Wide-Eyed Innocence Day," "Sit in Abject Terror Day," and, of course, "Cruelty Day."

 

Far more than just a humor book, Happy Cruelty Day! is like a daily instructional manual written by a psychopath. On one page, the book has you joining a community crime watch group in an effort to make friends (it won't work). Flip the page, and you'll find the details of your attempt to rescue your husband from a POW camp (you'll fail). Flip it again, and Happy Cruelty Day! will have important insight into how best to befriend a runaway teen (offer her some soup).

 

These holidays celebrate everything from that pivotal point in your life when everything changes, to the day you're not going to do anything but sit on the edge of your bed and get very drunk. When people realize they've fallen in love, or when they realize their love was just a lie. And of course, when love of whatever incarnation brings an index finger to clench tight around the trigger of a gun.

 

Raw, ridiculous, and laugh-out-loud funny, this is a sharp-edged satire on the subtleties, shallowness, and stupidity of daily life.

Synopsis:

"I just wanted to give you a warning before you bought this book. You will enjoy it. But it will also crush your heart." -John Hodgman, author of THE AREAS OF MY EXPERTISE

For everyone looking to find a little extra magic in a life with little to celebrate, Happy Cruelty Day! is here.

Beginning on January 1, the book features 365 new holidays, each accompanied by a strange and often disgusting humorous short story explaining the day you woke up in and how to celebrate it. These 365 daily doses of delight, perversion, and nonsense include "Hire Someone Attractive To Pretend To Love You Day," "Hang on to Your Wide-Eyed Innocence Day," "Sit in Abject Terror Day," and, of course, "Cruelty Day."

Raw, ridiculous, and laugh-out-loud funny, this is a sharp-edged satire on the subtleties, shallowness, and stupidity of daily life.

Praise for Happy Cruelty Day!

"My kind of book. Mean, but in a way that makes me smile. It's like a pleasant nightmare."--Saturday Night Live cast member Fred Armisen
"Never again we will wonder why every day is the same. Now each day can be horribly, hilariously different."--Sam Lipsyte, author of Home Land

"Wickedly funny work - a writer to be reckoned with, and maybe just a little afraid of."--Chris Regan, Emmy Award-winning writer, THE DAILY SHOW WITH JON STEWART, and co-author, America: The Book

"So much more than a humor book - hilarious, wise, and truly original - the daily psalmbook of the absurd."--Mike Albo, author of The Underminer

Synopsis:

For everyone looking to find a little extra magic in a life with little to celebrate, Happy Cruelty Day! is here. Beginning on January 1, this book features 365 new holidays, each accompanied by a strange, dark and humorous short story explaining the day you woke up in and how to celebrate it. These 365 daily doses of delight, perversion, and nonsense include Hire Someone Attractive To Pretend To Love You Day, Hang on to Your Wide-Eyed Innocence Day, Sit in Abject Terror Day, and, of course, Cruelty Day.

Far more than just a humor book, Happy Cruelty Day! is like a daily instructional manual written by a psychopath. On one page, the book has you joining a community crime watch group in an effort to make friends (it won't work). Flip the page, and you'll find the details of your attempt to rescue your husband from a POW camp (you'll fail). Flip it again, and Happy Cruelty Day! will have important insight into how best to befriend a runaway teen (offer her some soup).

These holidays celebrate everything from that pivotal point in your life when everything changes, to the day you're not going to do anything but sit on the edge of your bed and get very drunk. When people realize they've fallen in love, or when they realize their love was just a lie. And of course, when love of whatever incarnation brings an index finger to clench tight around the trigger of a gun.

Raw, ridiculous, and laugh-out-loud funny, this is a sharp-edged satire on the subtleties, shallowness, and stupidity of daily life.

About the Author

Bob Powers has performed at HBOs Aspen Comedy Festival, and he cohosts and performs in the monthly reading series “How to Kick People” in New York City. Bob has written for Flaunt magazine, The Onion A.V. Club, and the New York Press.

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Shmeeinabox, January 27, 2007 (view all comments by Shmeeinabox)
I haven't actually read the whole book yet, but I hope to. The title caught my eye while I was waiting in line at the bookstore and I just had to take a peek inside. It was very amusing from what I saw, and the holidays that he comes up with are brilliantly histarical.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780312359522
Author:
Powers, Bob
Publisher:
Griffin
Subject:
General
Subject:
Holidays
Subject:
General Humor
Subject:
Humor : General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20061231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Includes 13 black-and-white photographs
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 x 0.925 in

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Product details 416 pages St. Martin's Griffin - English 9780312359522 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by ,
"I just wanted to give you a warning before you bought this book. You will enjoy it. But it will also crush your heart." -John Hodgman, author of THE AREAS OF MY EXPERTISE

For everyone looking to find a little extra magic in a life with little to celebrate, Happy Cruelty Day! is here.

Beginning on January 1, the book features 365 new holidays, each accompanied by a strange and often disgusting humorous short story explaining the day you woke up in and how to celebrate it. These 365 daily doses of delight, perversion, and nonsense include "Hire Someone Attractive To Pretend To Love You Day," "Hang on to Your Wide-Eyed Innocence Day," "Sit in Abject Terror Day," and, of course, "Cruelty Day."

Raw, ridiculous, and laugh-out-loud funny, this is a sharp-edged satire on the subtleties, shallowness, and stupidity of daily life.

Praise for Happy Cruelty Day!

"My kind of book. Mean, but in a way that makes me smile. It's like a pleasant nightmare."--Saturday Night Live cast member Fred Armisen
"Never again we will wonder why every day is the same. Now each day can be horribly, hilariously different."--Sam Lipsyte, author of Home Land

"Wickedly funny work - a writer to be reckoned with, and maybe just a little afraid of."--Chris Regan, Emmy Award-winning writer, THE DAILY SHOW WITH JON STEWART, and co-author, America: The Book

"So much more than a humor book - hilarious, wise, and truly original - the daily psalmbook of the absurd."--Mike Albo, author of The Underminer

"Synopsis" by , For everyone looking to find a little extra magic in a life with little to celebrate, Happy Cruelty Day! is here. Beginning on January 1, this book features 365 new holidays, each accompanied by a strange, dark and humorous short story explaining the day you woke up in and how to celebrate it. These 365 daily doses of delight, perversion, and nonsense include Hire Someone Attractive To Pretend To Love You Day, Hang on to Your Wide-Eyed Innocence Day, Sit in Abject Terror Day, and, of course, Cruelty Day.

Far more than just a humor book, Happy Cruelty Day! is like a daily instructional manual written by a psychopath. On one page, the book has you joining a community crime watch group in an effort to make friends (it won't work). Flip the page, and you'll find the details of your attempt to rescue your husband from a POW camp (you'll fail). Flip it again, and Happy Cruelty Day! will have important insight into how best to befriend a runaway teen (offer her some soup).

These holidays celebrate everything from that pivotal point in your life when everything changes, to the day you're not going to do anything but sit on the edge of your bed and get very drunk. When people realize they've fallen in love, or when they realize their love was just a lie. And of course, when love of whatever incarnation brings an index finger to clench tight around the trigger of a gun.

Raw, ridiculous, and laugh-out-loud funny, this is a sharp-edged satire on the subtleties, shallowness, and stupidity of daily life.

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