Egghead: Or, You Can't Survive On Ideas Alone by Bo BurnhamEgghead: Or, You Can't Survive On Ideas Alone by Bo Burnham

Egghead: Or, You Can't Survive On Ideas Alone

byBo Burnham

Paperback | October 7, 2014

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A strange and charming collection of hilariously absurd poetry, writing, and illustration from one of today's most popular young comedians...

EGGHEAD: Or, You Can't Survive on Ideas Alone

<_u53a_p>Bo Burnham was a precocious teenager living in his parents' attic when he started posting material on YouTube. 100 million people viewed those videos, turning Bo into an online sensation with a huge and dedicated following. Bo taped his first of two Comedy Central specials four days after his 18th birthday, making him the youngest to do so in the channel's history. Now Bo is a rising star in the comedy world, revered for his utterly original and intelligent voice. And, he canSIIIIIIIIING!

<_u53a_p>In EGGHEAD, Bo brings his brand of brainy, emotional comedy to the page in the form of off-kilter poems, thoughts, and more. Teaming up with his longtime friend, artist, and illustrator Chance Bone, Bo takes on everything from death to farts in this weird book that will make you think, laugh and think, "why did I just laugh?"
Bo Burnham is a comedian, songwriter and actor. Comedy Central Records released his first full-length self-titled album in 2009,Words Words Wordsin 2010, and his album entitledwhat. in 2013. The MTV seriesZach Stone Is Gonna Be Famous, a mockumentary which Bo created, wrote, directed, and starred in, premiered in May 2013.
Title:Egghead: Or, You Can't Survive On Ideas AloneFormat:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.75 inPublished:October 7, 2014Publisher:Grand Central PublishingLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1455519138

ISBN - 13:9781455519132

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Must Have for Bo Fans Bo is both witty and deep, which comes across in his writing in a fun way. I definitely recommend this for any Bo Burnham fan.
Date published: 2018-03-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The perfect combination of emotion and humour I've had this book for a few years now and I've gone back to re-read it countless times. The combination of some poems being funny while others are a bit more serious really makes each poem stand out. I can not recommend this book enough, my copy of Egghead is dog-eared on almost every page.
Date published: 2018-01-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Humor and poetry perfectly combined! Sometimes silly, sometimes sweet, occasionally very deep. Bo Burnham proves that he is a master of words with this book of poetry!
Date published: 2018-01-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Too Funny To Handle I am a Bo Burnham fan so it was a no brain-er when I decided to buy his poetry book. I love peotry and his comedy so I figured that the two would blend seamlessly: they do. This book has me laughing out loud and often performing dramatic readings to my friends whenever I find a poem that I truly love. This is a book I have gifted to people multiple times over seeing as how it breathes new life into the art of poetry. The pieces a generally quick and witty, progressing to the punish-lines at a rapid speed. The humour can be risky, but that is Bo Burnham's style! If you love poetry and have a twisted sense of humour, pick this book up! If you don't like poetry, but still have that twisted sense of humour, you are going to see a new side of poetry that you will love!
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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Bo is awesome! Hilarious and Insightful! I love it
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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Cute Not normally a poem lover but some of these were just incredible. Simple and yet clever!
Date published: 2017-05-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Oh Bo Super witty and exactly what you'd expect a poetry book written by Bo Burnham to be.
Date published: 2017-05-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from yes truly the bests poems and life advice i have read. makes me think that i might also be able to publish my very own book of inspiring quotes and poems
Date published: 2017-04-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Entertaining! If you know of Bo Burnham you already know what this book is going to be. If you don't: Sarcastic. Ironically arrogant. Entertaining. I absolutely loved it.
Date published: 2017-04-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Such a charming book! The humour is so charming in the book! If you are looking for a smirk or a laugh, I definitely recommend this book!
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Recommend If you love humour and Bo Burnham, you will find this book hilarious and worth the read
Date published: 2017-03-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from * Great poems. The illustrations are a really nice touch.
Date published: 2017-01-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hilarious! Bo Burnham's writing is incredibly funny, but he also gets real and introspective at times. Highly recommend for anyone who loves a laugh and poetry.
Date published: 2017-01-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing book Bo Burnham's work is incredible. I have listened to his soundtracks, watches his content on Youtube, Netflix and MTV and I am impressed with his talent.
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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Worth the wait... I waited for this forever and then proceeded to devour it in a matter of a few hours. Some poems were better than others and some were so funny that I was actually laughing out loud.
Date published: 2016-12-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Book! An incredibly funny book!
Date published: 2016-05-21

Editorial Reviews

"Like Walt Whitman, Bo Burnham has made the transition from an internet comedy sensation to a soulful poet. No, not that Walt Whitman. A different guy." --Conan O'Brien

"I would love Bo Burnham's hilarious book even if he weren't my son." --Judd Apatow