Synopses & Reviews
For ten years, The Onion A.V. Club—the entertainment section of the award-winning humor publication The Onion—has been interviewing entertainers and storytellers of every style and stripe. But it has always placed an emphasis on those with fascinating, hard-won careers, from amiable retirees and passionate visionaries to bitter, jilted, eternally warring cranks. Collecting dozens of The Onion A.V. Club’s most entertaining and candid interviews, The Tenacity Of The Cockroach offers a pop-cultural tour unlike any other.
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"This book is full of the sort of fascinating character actors, sidekicks, game-show hosts, and rock 'n' rollers who can be simultaneously crabby and inspiring while they discuss making art that people actually care about." Sarah Vowell, author of The Partly Cloudy Patriot
"There's a cumulative effect to reading these interviews, a sort of horrified joy as lives and careers unfold. The people and the interviews are compelling and hilarious and strange and, popcorn-like, you can't read just one." Neil Gaiman, author of American Gods
"This anthology includes conversations with a delightfully unpredictable mix of filmmakers, musicians, writers, and more. Among the best are cynical comedian George Carlin and a curmudgeonly Harlan Ellison." Keir Graff, Booklist