A Load of Hooey by Bob OdenkirkA Load of Hooey by Bob Odenkirk

A Load of Hooey

byBob Odenkirk

Hardcover | October 17, 2014

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Bob Odenkirk is a legend in the comedy-writing world, winning Emmys and acclaim for his work onSaturday Night Live, Mr. Show with Bob and David, and many other seminal TV shows. This book, his first, is a spleen-bruisingly funny omnibus that ranges from absurdist monologues ('Martin Luther King, Jr's Worst Speech Ever') to intentionally bad theater ('Hitler Dinner Party: A Play'); from avant-garde fiction ('Obituary for the Creator of Madlibs') to free-verse poetry that's funnier and more powerful than the work of Calvin Trillin, Jewel, and Robert Louis Stevenson combined.Odenkirk's debut resembles nothing so much as a hilarious new sketch comedy show that's exclusively available as a streaming video for your mind. As Odenkirk himself writes in 'The Second Coming of Jesus and Lazarus,' it is a book 'to be read aloud to yourself in the voice of Bob Newhart.'
Bob Odenkirk has won two Emmy Awards for comedy writing, forSaturday Night Live andThe Ben Stiller Show. He co-created and starred inMr. Show with Bob and David, which ran on HBO and has been called 'the American Monty Python,' which is perhaps a bit of an overstatement in his opinion. Bob has written short comic pieces for theNew Yor...
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Title:A Load of HooeyFormat:HardcoverDimensions:112 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.67 inPublished:October 17, 2014Publisher:McSweeney'sLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1938073886

ISBN - 13:9781938073885

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Bob Odenkirk is wrong. He's wrong about Jesus hosting a comedy show and he's wrong that his book is just, 'a load of hooey.' It's a load of funny and thoughtful is what it is. And why would one title a book that way? It gives the wrong impression to folks. It's a terrible marketing plan. It should be called, 'The Best Book in the World This Year', or, 'This is Totally Worth It!' or something along those lines. It's certainly not a load of hooey. Oh! And I looked up the definition of'hooey' as per theMerriam-Webster Dictionary. It does NOT say that! He's wrong about that too!!!! Wrong, wrong, wrong!" -David Cross'Whip-smart and laugh-out-loud funny.' -Publishers Weekly'The king of alt comedy... expands his reign with this absurd collection of tirades, rhyming verse, and tips on how to avoid getting an embarrassing tattoo.' -O, Oprah Magazine'Odenkirk... shows his cerebral side in his first collection of humor writing.' -Maxim"Delightfully absurd" -The Weekly Alibi"A deft blend of silliness and ridicule, mirth and rage: salt augmenting sweetness." -Barnes & Noble Review"Delivered with a combination of thoughtfulness and absurdity that Odenkirk has honed over the course of his career." -A.V. Club''A Load of Hooey' is a load of laughs." -New York Post"A toolkit for anyone with a stake in making a 'creative wage' out of our digital culture... [Cory Doctorow's] arguments are entertainingly presented, forcefully made, and easy to follow." -Quill & Quire"Very funny and immensely silly." -Portland Mercury"A Load of Hooey finds the comedy legend doing what he does best: lampooning pretension." -Chicago Reader"Spoiler alert - it's FUNNY!" -Local IQ"Is it fair that [Odenkirk] is not only a funny, successful actor but also a funny, successful writer? Absolutely not, but fairness has even less to do with comedy than love and war." -The New York Times Book Review "