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You're Not Doing It Right: Tales of Marriage, Sex, Death, and Other Humiliations

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Publisher Comments:

From the comedian who brought you Stella and The State, Michael Ian Black delivers a collection of irreverent essays that say the kinds of things you’re afraid to admit. Here he is: naked, exposed, a little chilly, and understandably shriveled.

As a husband and father living in the suburbs, Michael asks the question so many of us ask at one point or another: How did I end up here? (And also: If Fat Kevin Federline succumbs to his own wasted potential, what does that mean for the rest of us?) The answers to these questions, and others that you probably would have never thought to ask, are painstakingly detailed here, in this debut memoir.

Darkly humorous and told with raw honesty, Michael takes on his childhood, his marriage, his children, and his career with unexpected candor and deadpan wit in this funny-because-it’s-true essay collection. He shares the neuroses that have plagued him since childhood and how they shaped him into the man he is today. From how his lesbian feminist mother raised him to be a tough but sensitive New Seventies Man like Alan Alda to how he backed into marrying his wife by breaking up with her first, and how he learned to use Santa Claus as a “Bad Cop” threat to control his kids year round, this is “an amusing look at masculine insecurity and confusion” (Kirkus Reviews).

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FINALLY, Michael Ian Black—suburban husband, father, and very famous comedian—ponders the question so many of us ask ourselves: How did I end up here? With deadpan wit and unexpected candor, Michael delivers a darkly funny-because-it’s-true take on his childhood, marriage, children, and career.

Here he is—the brilliant mind behind Stella and The State: NAKED, EXPOSED, A LITTLE CHILLY, AND UNDERSTANDABLY SHRIVELED.

About the Author

Michael Ian Black is a writer, comedian, and actor. He lives in Connecticut with his wife and two children.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781439167861
Subtitle:
Tales of Marriage, Sex, Death, and Other Humiliations
Author:
Black, Michael Ian
Publisher:
Gallery Books
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
20121016
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.31 in

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Product details 256 pages Gallery Books - English 9781439167861 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , FINALLY, Michael Ian Black—suburban husband, father, and very famous comedian—ponders the question so many of us ask ourselves: How did I end up here? With deadpan wit and unexpected candor, Michael delivers a darkly funny-because-it’s-true take on his childhood, marriage, children, and career.

Here he is—the brilliant mind behind Stella and The State: NAKED, EXPOSED, A LITTLE CHILLY, AND UNDERSTANDABLY SHRIVELED.

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