Friday, March 18, 2011

Mr. Funny Pants ~Book Review and Giveaway~




MR. FUNNY PANTS
By Michael Showalter


About the Book:
I was at my wit's end. I'd had enough of this job, this life, and my relationship had broken up. Should I eat chocolate, or go to India, or fall in love? Then I had a revelation: Why not do all three, in that order? And so it was that I embarked on a journey that was segmented into three parts and was then made into a major motion picture. Later, I woke up on an airplane with a hole in my face and a really bad hangover. I was ushered brusquely off the plane by my parents who took me to a rehab where I tested positive for coke, classic coke, special k (the drug), Special K (the cereal), mushrooms, pepperoni, and Restless Leg Syndrome. It was there that I first began painting with my feet.

But rewind...the year was 1914. I was just a young German soldier serving in the trenches while simultaneously trying to destroy an evil ring with some help from an elf, a troll, and a giant sorcerer, all while cooking every recipe out of a Julia Child cookbook. What I'm trying to say is that there was a secret code hidden in a painting and I was looking for it with this girl who had a tattoo of a dragon! Let me clarify, it was the 1930s and a bunch of us were migrating out of Oklahoma, and I was this teenage wizard/CIA operative, okay? And, um then I floated off into the meta-verse as a ball of invisible energy that had no outer edge...


Ugh, okay. None of this is true. I'm just kind of a normal guy from New Jersey who moved to New York, got into comedy, wrote this book about trying to write this book, and then moved to Alaska, became the mayor of a small town, spent $30,000 on underwear, and now I'm going to rule the world!!!

About the Author:
Michael Showalter is the star/creator of Michael & Michael Have Issues, The State, Wet Hot American Summer, The Baxter, Stella, Die Hard* and Die Hard 2: Die Harder**. He lives in Brooklyn with his lady and a bunch of cats.

Learn more about Michael Showalter here.


I thought that this book was pretty funny. Some people may not, if you don't have a sense of humor or don't like hearing bad language, then you might not like this book as much. This is a quick read and even if you are not familiar with this comedian,you will get some insight in his life and get some good laughs from this book. The humor in this book is about everyday life and I was cracking up reading this.


You can Purchase Mr. Funny Pants here.


Or Win it!!! The Hatchette Book Group has offered two of my lucky readers a copy of the book Mr. Funny Pants.

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This giveaway will end on March 31st at 11:59 pm Est. The winners will be notified and have 48 hours to respond to my email or another winner will be chosen.
*Winners will be subject to the one copy per househould rule,which means that if you win the same title in two or more contests ,you will only receive one copy of the title(or set in case of grouped giveaways)in the mail from the Hatchette Book Group.*

**Disclosure: I received this book free of charge from the Hatchette Book Group for the purpose of this review. This is my honest thoughts and opinion.**

26 comments:

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I think Michael Showalter is hilarious! Thanks for the chance

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