Joe Pera has written the sweetest, softest, funniest book to address everyday social anxiety. Please consider picking up this gentle book if you've ever appreciated a small room with a lock as a short-lived safe haven from social obligations or responsibilities — or if you just want to be surprised by your own chuckles while reading a very good and kind illustrated guide. Recommended By Michelle C., Powells.com
Synopses & Reviews
The cozy comedy of Joe Pera meets the darkly playful illustrations of Joe Bennett in A Bathroom Book for People Not Pooping or Peeing But Using the Bathroom as an Escape, a funny, warm, and sincere guide to regaining calm and confidence when you're hiding in the bathroom.
Joe Pera goes to the bathroom a lot. And his friend, Joe Bennett, does too. They both have small bladders but more often, it's just to get a moment of quiet, a break from work, or because it's the only way they know how to politely end conversations.
So they created a functional meditative guide to help people who suffer from social anxiety and deal with it in this very particular way. Although, it's a comedic book, the goal is to help these readers:
3. Rejoin the world outside of the bathroom
It's also fun entertainment for people simply hiding in the bathroom to avoid doing work.
A Bathroom Book for People Not Pooping or Peeing But Using the Bathroom as an Escape will be waiting in the bathroom like a beacon for anxious readers looking to feel calm, confident, and less alone.
"Nothing says 'class' to your dinner guests more than a Joe Pera book next to the can." — Seth Meyers
"A beautiful and funny book about something I have done all my life. Thank you, Mr. Joseph Pera." — Aidy Bryant
"A thing of beauty. On or off the John." — Alia Shawkat
"Joe Bennett always knows how to find the depth in the shallow things, bringing our attention along with his to see what's been profound all along, right there, in the profane." — Brad Neely
"In very few words, this book manages to convey its message and a wealth of feeling that will stick with readers long after they have emerged from their washroom escape." Booklist
About the Author
JOE PERA is a stand-up comedian from Buffalo now living in New York, NY. He has performed standup on Late Night with Seth Meyers and Conan, guested on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, and is the creator/writer/star of the Adult Swim series Joe Pera Talks With You. Pera has toured nationally and performed in the widest possible variety of venues — theaters, clubs, and casinos, as well as modern art galleries (MoMA P.S. 1 & Mass MoCA), and been featured in Esquire, NY Magazine, Paste, and more.
JOE BENNETT is an artist and filmmaker living in Pasadena. He's made original work for FX, FOX, MTV, Comedy Central, and Adult Swim.