A Bad Idea I'm about to Do: True Tales of Seriously Poor Judgment and Stunningly Awkward Adventure

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Price
$16.00  $14.88
Publisher
Da Capo Press
Publish Date
Pages
264
Dimensions
5.4 X 8.1 X 0.8 inches | 0.6 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780306820304

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About the Author

Chris Gethard is an actor, comedian, and writer as well as the star and creator of Half My Life. He also hosts the BeautifulAnonymous podcast. In addition to numerous appearances on Comedy Central, Late Night with Conan O'Brien, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, MTV's Human Giant, CollegeHumor.com, and FunnyorDie.com, he is a longtime performer at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre. Raised in West Orange, New Jersey, he now lives in Queens, New York.

Reviews

"Kirkus Reviews", 12/15/11
"Self-hating funny guy comes to terms with his depression...He's easy to root for...The author has a good time laughing at himself."

"Huffington Post""In this collection of tales from a nerdy, stumbling adolescence, up-and-coming comedian Chris Gethard will make you laugh, cry, and glad that you aren't him." "Penthouse", February 2012"Mr. Gethard's storytelling is very good, and this book is most definitely worth reading," "The Boston Phoenix", 1/17/12
"Before I read "A Bad Thing I'm About to Do", a book hadn't made me bleat with laughter since I read Jonathan Ames's "What's Not to Love?" ten years ago...Gethard made me laugh so much I got a cramp and scared the cats...Chris Gethard deserves a preemptive National Book Award."

The Spit Take, 1/6/12 "Gethard is a fantastic storyteller...Gethard is engaging and endearing, humbling himself at every opportunity with as much humiliating detail as possible."


"If you like underdog stories told by a secret comedy superhero, Chris Gethard is your man. Each story is the perfect combination of hilarious and heartbreaking."--Amy Poehler "Chris Gethard is comedy in a fighter's crouch."--Seth Meyers "There's truly no poorer judgment than not buying this book. Except maybe diving into a swimming pool full of malaria."--Patton Oswalt"Whenever I'm felling down on myself or think that I'm slowly going crazy, I think of one of Gethard's stories. Then I realize that, hey, I don't got it so bad after all."--Jack McBrayer, "30 Rock""Chris Gethard stories are like a roller coaster--at times you are scared, shocked, and ultimately exhilarated by the hilarity each story contains--and once you finish one, you wanna hear another one right away."--Paul Scheer, FX's "The League" and Adult Swim's "NTSF: SD: SUV" "Chris Gethard tells the amazing stories an eccentric old man would tell . . . if that man had lived his f#@king life with any balls. His stories are hilarious and riveting--but more importantly, real."--Rob Huebel, Adult Swim's "Childrens Hospital" and MTV's "Human Giant""Chris Gethard is one of my favorite storytellers. He's amazing! He's always getting into the most unusual situations....Even normal situations become amazing when you're Chris Gethard. Seriously, when Geth is talking, I stop and listen."--Rob Riggle, "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart""Kirkus Reviews," 12/15/11
"Self-hating funny guy comes to terms with his depression...He's easy to root for...The author has a good time laughing at himself.""
Huffington Post""In this collection of tales from a nerdy, stumbling adolescence, up-and-coming comedian Chris Gethard will make you laugh, cry, and glad that you aren't him." "Penthouse," February 2012"Mr. Gethard's storytelling is very good, and this book is most definitely worth reading," "The Boston Phoenix," 1/17/12
"Before I read "A Bad Thing I'm About to Do," a book hadn't made me bleat with laughter since I read
Amy Poehler
"If you like underdog stories told by a secret comedy superhero, Chris Gethard is your man. Each story is the perfect combination of hilarious and heartbreaking." Seth Meyers
"Chris Gethard is comedy in a fighter's crouch." Patton Oswalt
"There's truly no poorer judgment than not buying this book. Except maybe diving into a swimming pool full of malaria."Jack McBrayer, "30 Rock
""Whenever I'm felling down on myself or think that I'm slowly going crazy, I think of one of Gethard's stories. Then I realize that, hey, I don't got it so bad after all."Paul Scheer, FX's "The League" and Adult Swim's "NTSF: SD: SUV
""Chris Gethard stories are like a roller coaster--at times you are scared, shocked, and ultimately exhilarated by the hilarity each story contains--and once you finish one, you wanna hear another one right away."Rob Huebel, Adult Swim's "Childrens Hospital" and MTV's "Human Giant
""Chris Gethard tells the amazing stories an eccentric old man would tell . . . if that man had lived his f#@king life with any balls. His stories are hilarious and riveting--but more importantly, real."Rob Riggle, "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
""Chris Gethard is one of my favorite storytellers. He's amazing! He's always getting into the most unusual situations....Even normal situations become amazing when you're Chris Gethard. Seriously, when Geth is talking, I stop and listen.""Kirkus Reviews", 12/15/11
"Self-hating funny guy comes to terms with his depression...He's easy to root for...The author has a good time laughing at himself.""Huffington Post
""In this collection of tales from a nerdy, stumbling adolescence, up-and-coming comedian Chris Gethard will make you laugh, cry, and glad that you aren't him." "Penthouse", February 2012"Mr. Gethard's storytelling is very good, and this book is most definitely worth reading," "The Boston Phoenix", 1/17/12
"Before I read "A Bad Thing I'm About to Do", a book hadn't made me bleat with laughter
Amy Poehler
"If you like underdog stories told by a secret comedy superhero, Chris Gethard is your man. Each story is the perfect combination of hilarious and heartbreaking." Seth Meyers
"Chris Gethard is comedy in a fighter's crouch." Patton Oswalt
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Jack McBrayer, "30 Rock"

"Whenever I'm felling down on myself or think that I'm slowly going crazy, I think of one of Gethard's stories. Then I realize that, hey, I don't got it so bad after all."

Paul Scheer, FX's "The League" and Adult Swim's "NTSF: SD: SUV"
"Chris Gethard stories are like a roller coaster-at times you are scared, shocked, and ultimately exhilarated by the hilarity each story contains-and once you finish one, you wanna hear another one right away."Rob Huebel, Adult Swim's "Childrens Hospital" and MTV's "Human Giant"
"Chris Gethard tells the amazing stories an eccentric old man would tell . . . if that man had lived his f#@king life with any balls. His stories are hilarious and riveting-but more importantly, real." Normal 0 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 Normal 0 false