No one understands the complexities of modern life better than Eugene Mirman--claims Eugene Mirman—and anyone seeking guidance from a man who has lived through everything (except the Great Depression, the Spanish-American War, and Jerry Lee Lewis's sex scandal) won't resist this charmingly hysterical guidebook.
Become ultra-popular in high school (without "putting out" -- whatever that is)
Discover somewhere between four and two thousand ways to overcome social anxiety (closer to four)
Start a band, become an artist, or disappoint your parents by getting on a reality television show!
Eugene Mirman is a New York City-based comedian, writer, and actor. He plays the landlord on HBO's Flight of the Conchords and has a half-hour special on Comedy Central. His first album The Absurd Nightclub Comedy of Eugene Mirman was voted Best of 2004 by Time Out New York and The Onion. He has four hundred children and lives in outer space.
What People are Saying About This
“Eugene Mirman is the Andy Warhol of comedy. People look to him for what’s next in comedy, and he emails these people back promptly. The Will to Whatevs put me in a great mood because I was laughing out loud. Alone. That’s hard to do.”
“I laughed out loud reading this. I was reading it in public. Three cute girls at a nearby table laughed at me. I swear one of them mouthed the words, ‘fat loser’ to her friends. I now hate Eugene Mirman.”
“This book is a knee-slapper, a gut-buster, and a side-splitter. Don’t read it unless you have health insurance!”
“Reading this book is like having a tiny Eugene riding on your shoulder and whispering his advice in your ear. I agree with Eugene on all aspects of this book except taking acid at an office party. I am never doing that again. Buy this book.”
“This book is good, and not just because it was free. Knowing what I knownow about the quality, I would have paid at least nine thousand dollars.”
“Do you need tips on how to live? I mean besides the breathing and eating part? Then this book is for you! Including self-help tips for Jewish robots from the future (I’m guessing)!!!!!”
Will to Whatevs: A Guide to Modern Life 4 out of 5based on
More than 1 year ago
Eugene Mirman has a different kind of humor. He rarely, if ever, steps into gross out or goes in detailed sex talk like some comedians. His writing style does not try to impress, so it seems like its more of conversation with one of your weirder friends. It's written as a self-help book broken up into the different times/situations you may encounter and makes fun of them.
I was laughing throughout the whole book, unlike some of the other stand-up comedian written books out there.If you are looking for a gift for your teenage son that doesn't read, this should change his mind.