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This Is A Book

by Demetri Martin

Grand Central Publishing | April 25, 2011 | Hardcover |

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From the renowned comedian, creator, star and executive producer/multiple title-holder of Comedy Central''sImportant Things with Demetri Martincomes a bold, original, and rectangular kind of humor book.

Demetri''s first literary foray features longer-form essays and conceptual pieces (such asProtagonists'' 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.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 288 Pages, 5.51 × 8.27 × 0.79 in

Published: April 25, 2011

Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0446539708

ISBN - 13: 9780446539708

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This Is A Book

by Demetri Martin

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 288 Pages, 5.51 × 8.27 × 0.79 in

Published: April 25, 2011

Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0446539708

ISBN - 13: 9780446539708

About the Book

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.

From the Publisher

From the renowned comedian, creator, star and executive producer/multiple title-holder of Comedy Central''sImportant Things with Demetri Martincomes a bold, original, and rectangular kind of humor book.

Demetri''s first literary foray features longer-form essays and conceptual pieces (such asProtagonists'' 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.

About the Author

Demetri Martin rose to relative obscurity when he started doing stand-up comedy in New York City at the end of the 20thCentury. Later he became a writer atLate Night with Conan O''Brienand then a regular performer onThe Daily Show with Jon Stewart. In 2003, Demetri won the Perrier Award at the International Fringe Festival for his first one-man show,If I. He released a comedy album calledThese Are Jokesand then created and starred in his own television series calledImportant Things with Demetri Martin. His first stand-up comedy special,Demetri Martin. Personis considered by many to be his longest and only hour-long stand-up comedy special. Martin has appeared in movies as an actor, most recently in Steven Soderbergh''sContagionand most lengthily in Ang Lee''sTaking Woodstock. His first book,This Is a Book by Demetri Martinis aNew York TimesBestseller. Demetri has brown hair, and he is allergic to peanuts. You can find him at www.demetrimartin.com, at www.facebook.com/demetrimartin, on Twitter @demetrimartin, and in various places in the actual physical world.

Editorial Reviews

"Demetri Martin has a very funny and original mind. If I could draw a graph explaining how funny and original he is, I would. But I don''t do that. Demetri does that."-Conan O''Brien
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