This Is a Book

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Grand Central Publishing, Apr 25, 2011 - Humor - 288 pages
From the renowned comedian, creator, star and executive producer/multiple title-holder of Comedy Central's Important Things with Demetri Martin comes a bold, original, and rectangular kind of humor book.

Demetri's first literary foray features longer-form essays and conceptual pieces (such as Protagonists' Hospital, a melodrama about the clinic doctors who treat only the flesh wounds and minor head scratches of Hollywood action heroes), as well as his trademark charts, doodles, drawings, one-liners, and lists (i.e., the world views of optimists, pessimists and contortionists), Martin's material is varied, but his unique voice and brilliant mind will keep readers in stitches from beginning to end.

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User Review  - MelanieTid - LibraryThing

I've had this book for a long time and have finally finished reading it. The nature of this book caused me to read it slowly, the way that you would read a book of sayings. Demetri Martin is one of my favorite comedians, but for me this just didn't hit the way I wanted it to. Read full review

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User Review  - bezoar44 - LibraryThing

I've not seen Demetri Martin's shows, but tried this on the strength of the various Goodreads reviews. It did not work for me. I think perhaps it is intended to position Martin as a sort of post ... Read full review

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About the author (2011)

Demetri Martin rose to relative obscurity doing stand-up comedy. He was a writer for Late Night with Conan O'Brien, a regular performer on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, and starred in his own television series, Important Things with Demetri Martin. Martin has appeared in many films including Ang Lee's Taking Woodstock. His books, This Is a Book and Point Your Face At This were both New York Times bestsellers.

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