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    DescriptionFrom the renowned comedian, creator and star of Comedy Central's "Important Things with Demetri Martin" comes the paperback debut of his bold, original, New York Times best-selling humor book. THIS IS A BOOK was an instant and long-lasting New York Times best seller, and is the renowned comedian's hilarious foray into prose comedy. In these pages, Martin expands on the sensibility he's developed on stage as an award-winning stand-up comedian and on television as a writer-performer on "Late Night with Conan O'Brien, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart," and his own Comedy Central series, "Important Things with Demetri Martin." Featuring narrative essays, short stories, and conceptual pieces (such as "Protagonists' Hospital," where doctors treat only the shoulder wounds of Hollywood action heroes) as well as Martin's signature drawings, absurdities, and one-liners, THIS IS A BOOK delivers sharp jokes, colorful characters, and interesting surprises. Martin takes readers to places as far-off as Ancient Greece ("Socrates's Publicist") and the distant future ("Robot Test,"""where everyone must take a test to prove that they are not robots). He recounts a lonely man's visit to a strip club in the form of a five-hundred-word palindrome ("Palindromes for Specific Occasions"). And he examines the human condition ("Human Cannonball Occupational Hazards") and the competing world-views of divergent groups ("Optimist, Pessimist, Contortionist"). Martin's material is varied, but his unique voice and brilliant mind will keep readers in stitches from beginning to end.


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    Title
    This Is a Book
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Demetri Martin
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 268
    Width: 137 mm
    Height: 206 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 454 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780446539692
    ISBN 10: 0446539694
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21800
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T13.0
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T General Subject: 460
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 94
    BIC subject category V2: WHJ
    BIC E4L: HUM
    Ingram Subject Code: HU
    Libri: I-HU
    DC22: 817
    B&T Approval Code: A26650000
    LC subject heading:
    DC21: 817
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: HUM003000, HUM004000
    DC22: 818/.607
    LC classification: PN6165 .M358 2011
    Thema V1.0: WHJ, WHX
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    Time Warner Trade Publishing
    Imprint name
    Warner Books Inc
    Publication date
    04 October 2012
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Demetri Martin rose to relative obscurity when he started doing stand-up comedy in New York City at the end of the 20th Century. Later he became a writer at Late Night with Conan O'Brien "and then a regular performer on The 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 called These Are Jokes "and then created and starred in his own television series called Important Things with Demetri Martin." His first stand-up comedy special, Demetri Martin. Person" is 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's Contagion" and most lengthily in Ang Lee's Taking Woodstock." His first book, This Is a Book by Demetri Martin" is a New York Times" Bestseller. 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.
    Review quote
    "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