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The Will to Whatevs: A Guide to Modern Life

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Publisher Comments:

No one understands the complexities of modern life better than Eugene Mirman — claims Eugene Mirman — and anyone seeking guidance from a man who has lived through everything (except the Great Depression, the Spanish-American War, and Jerry Lee Lewis's sex scandal) won't resist this charmingly hysterical guidebook.

  • Become ultra-popular in high school (without "putting out" — whatever that is)
  • Discover somewhere between four and two thousand ways to overcome social anxiety (closer to four)
  • Start a band, become an artist, or disappoint your parents by getting on a reality television show!

Review:

"A work of penetrating insight and rigorous scholarship. By turning our attention away from the 'will to power' and toward the more deeply significant will to whatevs, Mirman reshapes the debate in a way that will doubtless influence philosophers for generations to come." Joshua Knobe, professor of philosophy and cognitive science at Yale University

Review:

"When to serve duck confit? What's the haps with sexual harassment? In a world full of questions, the entertaining Eugene Mirman has all the answers." Sarah Vowell, author of Assassination Vacation

Review:

"I laughed out loud reading this. I was reading it in public. Three cute girls at a nearby table laughed at me. I swear one of them mouthed the words, 'fat loser' to her friends. I now hate Eugene Mirman." Patton Oswalt

Review:

"Do you need tips on how to live? I mean besides the breathing and eating part? Then this book is for you! Including self-help tips for Jewish robots from the future (I'm guessing)!!!!!" David Cross

Review:

"At last, now, you can be truly happy, the MIRMAN WAY. Just be sure to adjust your rubber mask eye holes to 'READ MODE,' or else this book will not help you." John Hodgman, author of The Areas of My Expertise and More Information Than You Require

Review:

"A freewheeling mix of bemused ironies and trenchantly silly non-sequiturs." The Boston Phoenix

Review:

"Easily as hilarious as Mirman's stellar stand-up comedy, featuring meta pull-quote jokes, funny author blurbs from other comics and indispensable wisdom." The Austin American-Statesman

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About the Author

Eugene Mirman is a New York City-based comedian, writer, and actor. He plays the landlord on HBO's Flight of the Conchords and has a half-hour special on Comedy Central. His first album The Absurd Nightclub Comedy of Eugene Mirman was voted Best of 2004 by Time Out New York and The Onion. He has four hundred children and lives in outer space.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780061346187
Subtitle:
A Guide to Modern Life
Author:
Mirman, Eugene
Author:
Mora, Pat
Author:
by Eugene Mirman
Author:
by Eugene Mirman
Author:
Suarez, Maribel
Publisher:
Harper Perennial
Subject:
General
Subject:
American wit and humor
Subject:
Conduct of life
Subject:
General Humor
Subject:
Ethnic - Hispanic & Latino
Subject:
Humor : General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Series:
My Family: Mi familia
Publication Date:
20090210
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from PreS to 1
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 1.21 in 18.72 oz
Age Level:
from 3 to 6

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Product details 240 pages Harper Perennial - English 9780061346187 Reviews:
"Review" by , "A work of penetrating insight and rigorous scholarship. By turning our attention away from the 'will to power' and toward the more deeply significant will to whatevs, Mirman reshapes the debate in a way that will doubtless influence philosophers for generations to come."
"Review" by , "When to serve duck confit? What's the haps with sexual harassment? In a world full of questions, the entertaining Eugene Mirman has all the answers."
"Review" by , "I laughed out loud reading this. I was reading it in public. Three cute girls at a nearby table laughed at me. I swear one of them mouthed the words, 'fat loser' to her friends. I now hate Eugene Mirman."
"Review" by , "Do you need tips on how to live? I mean besides the breathing and eating part? Then this book is for you! Including self-help tips for Jewish robots from the future (I'm guessing)!!!!!"
"Review" by , "At last, now, you can be truly happy, the MIRMAN WAY. Just be sure to adjust your rubber mask eye holes to 'READ MODE,' or else this book will not help you."
"Review" by , "A freewheeling mix of bemused ironies and trenchantly silly non-sequiturs."
"Review" by , "Easily as hilarious as Mirman's stellar stand-up comedy, featuring meta pull-quote jokes, funny author blurbs from other comics and indispensable wisdom."
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