You're a Horrible Person, But I Like You: The Believer Book of Advice

Front Cover
Eric Spitznagel
Vintage Books, 2010 - Humor - 216 pages
3 Reviews
A compendium of advice from the producers, writers, and actors of The Office, Saturday Night Live, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Knocked Up, Flight of the Conchords, The Daily Show, Arrested Development, Reno 911!, and The Hangover along with other people who should really never give advice.
 
In these pages Fred Armisen offers help telling your dad you're a lesbian--give him the phone number and he'll do it for you. Mindy Kaling provides guidance on ending things with your mistress--dude, you totally have to kill her. Rainn Wilson offers insight on contacting that girl you dreamed about last night--he has created all-purpose web portal for such interactions. Amy Sedaris identifies the best way to a man's heart--bone saw through the chest cavity.
 
Aziz Ansari, Judd Apatow, Fred Armisen, Maria Bamford, Todd Barry, Samantha Bee, Michael Ian Black, Andy Borowitz, Michael Cera, Vernon Chatman, Rob Corddry, David Cross, Larry Doyle, Paul Feig, Jim Gaffigan, Zach Galifianakis, Janeane Garofalo, Daniel Handler, Todd Hanson, Tim Heidecker, Ed Helms, Buck Henry, Mindy Kaling, John Lee, Thomas Lennon, Al Madrigal, Aasif Mandvi, Marc Maron, Adam McKay, Eugene Mirman, Morgan Murphy, Bob Odenkirk, John Oliver, Patton Oswalt, Martha Plimpton, Harold Ramis, Amy Sedaris, Michael Showalter, Sarah Silverman, Paul F. Tompkins, Sarah Vowell, David Wain, Eric Wareheim, Rainn Wilson, Lizz Winstead

What people are saying - Write a review

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - karinnekarinne - LibraryThing

I don't have much to say about this one; it's a collection of sarcastic/sometimes funny advice from The Believer's "Sedaratives" column. It does exactly what it says on the tin. There are a lot of ... Read full review

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - manandwife - LibraryThing

This book poses as a series of advice columns by people that very few of us would think to ask for advice. Though the format makes it impossible to just 'sit down and read' you will find yourself ... Read full review

Other editions - View all

About the author (2010)

About The Believer magazine:
 
The Believer is a monthly magazine devoted to providing an amiable yet rigorous forum for books and book criticism. The magazine extends the ever-shortening shelf life of new books, revives interest in books long overlooked, and stresses the interconnectivity of books to pop culture, politics, art, and music. The magazine includes essays on these topics, as well as lengthy interviews with philosophers, politicians, poets, and ninjas. We offer our readers an eclectic range of articles and interview subjects to underscore our belief that books are an interactive and vital medium.
 
About the Editor:
 
Eric Spitznagel is a contributing editor for The Believer magazine, where he co-created (along with Amy Sedaris) the Sedaratives column. He's also the author of six books and a frequent contributor to Playboy and Vanity Fair. He has one more testicle than Hitler, which he considers a moral victory.

Bibliographic information