I Drink for A Reason

I Drink for A Reason

Book - 2010
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After a decade spent in isolation in the Ugandan jungles thinking about stuff, David Cross has written his first book. Known for roles on the small screen such as "never-nude" Tobias Funke on Arrested Development and the role of "David" in Mr. Show With Bob And David, as well as a hugely successful stand-up routine full of sharp-tongued rants and rages, Cross has carved out his place in American comedy. Whether deflating the pomposity of religious figures, calling out the pathetic symbiosis of pseudo-celebrity and its leaching fandom, or merely pushing the buttons of the way-too-easily offended P.C. left or the caustic, double-standard of the callous (but funnier) right, Cross has something to say about everyone, including his own ridiculous self.

Now, for the first time, Cross is weaving his media mockery, celebrity denunciation, religious commentary and sheer madness into book form, revealing the true story behind his almost existential distaste of Jim Belushi ("The Belush"), disclosing the up-to-now unpublished minutes to a meeting of Fox television network executives, and offering up a brutally grotesque run-in with Bill O'Reilly. And as if this wasn't enough for your laughing pleasure in these troubled times, some of the pieces splinter off with additional material being created online in exclusive video and animated web content created solely for the book-a historical first (presumably)!

With a mix of personal essays, satirical fiction posing as truth, advice for rich people, information from America's least favorite Rabbi and a top-ten list of top-ten lists, I DRINK FOR A REASON is as unique as the comedian himself, and cannot be missed.
Publisher: New York : Grand Central Pub., 2010
Edition: 1st trade ed
ISBN: 9780446697712
Branch Call Number: 814.6 CRO
Characteristics: xvii, 236 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm


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Chapel_Hill_ShannonB Mar 16, 2015

If you are a fan of David Cross, this is a great road-trip listen. Funny, biting, sarcastic, subversive, and fairly cerebral humor. He doesn't dumb things down for his audience, which will be appreciated by those who like smart humor.

jimbedley Mar 02, 2013

This book should not have been written. Where are the firemen from Fahrenheit 451 when you need them? Seriously, this is crap, the worst waste of paper and ink I've ever seen (and I've seen plenty).

jennrose Aug 23, 2011

Astoundingly hilarious and astoundingly brilliant. Cross is not afraid to offend, and certainly not afraid to offend the status quo. His political commentary is certainly going to be offensive to some. He is extremely irreverent and makes mincemeat of his political enemies. I'd like to say he's a modern day Lenny Bruce, but he's not as self destructive, and his goofy streak makes him more similar to David Sedaris than Bruce. But certainly the anger at political stupidity and evil is more in line with Bruce. An excellent read but not for anyone prim and proper!

Jul 19, 2011

I enjoyed his work on Arrested Development, Mr. Show et al, not to mention his latest series set in the UK, the Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret. I picked this up and was not disappointed. His acid observations, expletive-filled rants etc are similar to his stand-up work. Not for everyone, obviously. There is a searing intelligence in his written and spoken work, he riffs off the absurdities of life, then occassionally plunges into some dark abyss of his own making. Recommended.

May 21, 2011

I laughed so hard I cried, although if you're easily offended this book may not be for you.

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May 31, 2011

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