You Can't Joke about That: Why Everything Is Funny, Nothing Is Sacred, and We're All in This Together


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$29.99  $27.89
Broadside Books
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6.2 X 8.9 X 1.1 inches | 0.8 pounds

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About the Author

Kat Timpf is the co-host of Gutfeld! and a Fox News contributor. She's also worked at National Review and Barstool Sports, and was a stand-up comedian for long enough for this to be her third time quitting. You may recognize her from her more than 10 years of studying and writing about speech, or from being the worst waitress you've ever had. She lives in New York City with her husband Cam, their dog Carl, and her cat Cheens.


Kat uses her acerbic wit to destroy the mythos that anything is comedically off-limits. She gives me hope for the future of satire and I'm honored to call her my friend. -- Ben Kissel, Last Podcast Network

My mom first introduced me to Kat Timpf, and this book shows why I'm so glad she did. Kat delivers biting, savage commentary with enough heart to make it hard to stay mad at her. By targeting everything she's not supposed to target and laughing at stuff that's supposed to be too dark, she shows us why it's important to respect all kinds of speech. -- Jerry Only, bassist for the Misfits

In You Can't Joke About That, Kat Timpf takes us on a personal journey into the power of comedy. With sometimes gross anecdotes and an impeccable use of semicolons, she reminds us that intent and forgiveness matter, free speech is an indispensable cultural value, and laughter is the best medicine for so much of what ails us. I learned a lot about Kat in this book and found myself agreeing throughout, which is genuinely extraordinary. I can't wait to recommend it to everyone. -- Justin Amash, former member of the US House of Representatives

A ruthlessly honest exploration of comedy and cancellation in our era of outrage. By courageously exposing her every foible, Kat, a free-speech absolutist, makes the case that no topic is off-limits. From ostomy bags to death, Kat catapults us through her most extraordinary decade and teaches us that when we give people the freedom to take risks and speak freely, we find connection with those around us. -- Dr. Drew, television host, addiction medicine specialist, and New York Times bestselling author of It Doesn't Have to Be Awkward

Kat Timpf lays herself hysterically bare in her first triumphant book. The best Kat is bare Kat, and this honest and beautifully written love letter to free speech makes me love her even more. -- Kennedy, Fox News cultural icon