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Will Not Attend: Lively Stories of Detachment and Isolationby Adam Resnick
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Adam Resnick, an Emmy Award-winning writer for NBCs Late Night with David Letterman, has spent his entire life trying to avoid interaction with people. While courageously admitting to being euphorically antisocial” and sick in the head,” he allows us to plunge even deeper into his troubled psyche in this unabashedly uproarious memoir-in-essays where we observe Resnicks committed indifference to family, friends, strangers, and the world at large. His mind shaped by such touchstone events as a traumatic Easter egg hunt when he was six (which solidified his hatred of parties) and overwrought by obsessions, including one with a plastic shopping bag (which solidified his hatred for change), he refuses to be burdened by chores like basic social obligation and personal growth, living instead by his own steadfast rule: I refuse to do anything I dont want to do.”
Cut from a similar (if somewhat stranger) cloth as Albert Brooks or Louis C.K., Resnick is the crazy, miserable bastard you cant help rooting for, and the brilliant Will Not Attend showcases this seasoned comedy writer at his brazenly hilarious best.
Damn, this book is good.” —Jon Stewart
Emmy Awardwinning writer Adam Resnick began his career at Late Night with David Letterman before honing his chops in movies and cable television, including HBOs The Larry Sanders Show. While courageously admitting to being euphorically antisocial,” Resnick plunges readers deep into his troubled psyche in this uproarious memoir-in-essays. Shaped by such touchstone events as a traumatic Easter egg hunt and overwrought by obsessions, he refuses to be burdened by chores like basic social obligation and personal growth. Resnick is cut from the same strange cloth as Louis C.K., and Will Not Attend showcases his writing at its brazenly hilarious best.
An unabashedly hilarious memoir-in-essays from Adam Resnick, former writer for Late Night with David Letterman.
About the Author
Adam Resnick is an Emmy Award-winning writer who began his career at Late Night with David Letterman. He went on to co-create Fox's Get a Life, starring Chris Elliott, and has written several screenplays, including cult favorites Cabin Boy and Death to Smoochy. Resnick has written for Saturday Night Live, was a co-executive producer and writer for HBO's The Larry Sanders Show, and created the HBO series The High Life, which was produced by David Letterman's company, Worldwide Pants. He is the author of Will Not Attend.
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