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A Bad Idea I'm about to Do: True Tales of Seriously Poor Judgment and Stunningly Awkward Adventure

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"If you like underdog stories told by a secret comedy superhero, Chris Gethard is your man. Each story is the perfect combination of hilarious and heartbreaking."—Amy Poehler
 
"Chris Gethard is comedy in a fighter's crouch."—Seth Meyers
 
"There's truly no poorer judgment than not buying this book. Except maybe diving into a swimming pool full of malaria."—Patton Oswalt
 
"Chris Gethard stories are like a roller coaster—at times you are scared, shocked, and ultimately exhilarated by the hilarity each story contains—and once you finish one, you wanna hear another one right away."—Paul Scheer, FX's The League and Adult Swim's NTSF: SD: SUV
 
"Chris Gethard tells the amazing stories an eccentric old man would tell . . . if that man had lived his f#@king life with any balls. His stories are hilarious and riveting—but more importantly, real."—Rob Huebel, Adult Swim's Childrens Hospital and MTV's Human Giant
 
Chris Gethard has often found himself in awkward situations most people, including you, probably would have safely avoided. The good news is now, thanks to this book, you can enjoy the painfully funny consequences of his unfortunate decisions at a safe distance. A Bad Idea I'm About to Do invites readers to join Chris as he navigates an adolescence and adulthood mired in hilariously ill-fated nerdom, and to take comfort in the fact that—as his experiences often prove—things could always be much, much worse.

 

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From comedy star Chris Gethard, a collection of essays chronicling his bizarre childhood, awkward adolescence, and the hilarious misadventures that followed

Synopsis:

Chris Gethard has often found himself in awkward situations most people, including you, probably would have safely avoided. The good news is now, thanks to this book, you can enjoy the painfully funny consequences of his unfortunate decisions at a safe distance. A Bad Idea I'm About to Do invites readers to join Chris as he navigates an adolescence and adulthood mired in hilariously ill-fated nerdom, and to take comfort in the fact that — as his experiences often prove — things could always be much, much worse.

 

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Chris Gethard has often found himself in absurd, awkward situations most people would have safely avoided. Take his volunteering for the “Scared Straight” program (resulting in inmates openly threatening to rape him) or his horrendously botched attempt to fulfill his childhood dream of becoming a pro wrestler. Or the time he instigated a high-speed chase with a New Jersey State Trooper.

A Bad Idea Im About to Do collects Gethards most popular stories from growing up an ill-fated nerd forced to navigate the perils of adolescence with a name that spells, “Get hard.” With witty, self-deprecating charm, he invites us to revisit the joys of puberty, high school, virginity, dorm life, and beyond, and encourages us to take comfort in the fact that—as his experiences often prove—things could always be much, much worse.

About the Author

Chris Gethard is an actor, comedian, and writer, who most recently starred in Comedy Centrals series Big Lake. Longtime performer at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater, he lives in Queens, New York. Visit: TheChrisGethardShow.com

Product Details

ISBN:
9780306820304
Author:
Gethard, Chris
Publisher:
Da Capo Press
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Humor-Anthologies
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20120131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
264
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in

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From comedy star Chris Gethard, a collection of essays chronicling his bizarre childhood, awkward adolescence, and the hilarious misadventures that followed
"Synopsis" by ,
Chris Gethard has often found himself in awkward situations most people, including you, probably would have safely avoided. The good news is now, thanks to this book, you can enjoy the painfully funny consequences of his unfortunate decisions at a safe distance. A Bad Idea I'm About to Do invites readers to join Chris as he navigates an adolescence and adulthood mired in hilariously ill-fated nerdom, and to take comfort in the fact that — as his experiences often prove — things could always be much, much worse.

 

"Synopsis" by ,
Chris Gethard has often found himself in absurd, awkward situations most people would have safely avoided. Take his volunteering for the “Scared Straight” program (resulting in inmates openly threatening to rape him) or his horrendously botched attempt to fulfill his childhood dream of becoming a pro wrestler. Or the time he instigated a high-speed chase with a New Jersey State Trooper.

A Bad Idea Im About to Do collects Gethards most popular stories from growing up an ill-fated nerd forced to navigate the perils of adolescence with a name that spells, “Get hard.” With witty, self-deprecating charm, he invites us to revisit the joys of puberty, high school, virginity, dorm life, and beyond, and encourages us to take comfort in the fact that—as his experiences often prove—things could always be much, much worse.

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