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A Very Punchable Face

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
  • In these hilarious essays, the Saturday Night Live head writer and Weekend Update co-anchor learns how to take a beating.
    "I always wanted to punch his face before I read this book. Now I just want to kick him in the balls."—Larry David

    If there's one trait that makes someone well suited to comedy, it's being able to take a punch—metaphorically and, occasionally, physically.
    From growing up in a family of firefighters on Staten Island to commuting three hours a day to high school and "seeing the sights" (like watching a Russian woman throw a stroller off the back of a ferry), to attending Harvard while Facebook was created, Jost shares how he has navigated the world like a slightly smarter Forrest Gump.
    You'll also discover things about Jost that will surprise and confuse you, like how Jimmy Buffett saved his life, how Czech teenagers attacked him with potato salad, how an insect laid eggs inside his legs, and how he competed in a twenty-five-man match at WrestleMania (and almost won). You'll go behind the scenes at SNL and Weekend Update (where he's written some of the most memorable sketches and jokes of the past fifteen years). And you'll experience the life of a touring stand-up comedian—from performing in rural college cafeterias at noon to opening for Dave Chappelle at Radio City Music Hall.
    For every accomplishment (hosting the Emmys), there is a setback (hosting the Emmys). And for every absurd moment (watching paramedics give CPR to a raccoon), there is an honest, emotional one (recounting his mother's experience on the scene of the Twin Towers' collapse on 9/11). Told with a healthy dose of self-deprecation, A Very Punchable Face reveals the brilliant mind behind some of the dumbest sketches on television, and lays bare the heart and humor of a hardworking guy—with a face you can't help but want to punch.

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    Publisher: Crown

    Kindle Book

    • Release date: July 14, 2020

    OverDrive Read

    • ISBN: 9781101906330
    • Release date: July 14, 2020

    EPUB ebook

    • ISBN: 9781101906330
    • File size: 40797 KB
    • Release date: July 14, 2020

    Formats

    Kindle Book
    OverDrive Read
    EPUB ebook

    Languages

    English

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
  • In these hilarious essays, the Saturday Night Live head writer and Weekend Update co-anchor learns how to take a beating.
    "I always wanted to punch his face before I read this book. Now I just want to kick him in the balls."—Larry David

    If there's one trait that makes someone well suited to comedy, it's being able to take a punch—metaphorically and, occasionally, physically.
    From growing up in a family of firefighters on Staten Island to commuting three hours a day to high school and "seeing the sights" (like watching a Russian woman throw a stroller off the back of a ferry), to attending Harvard while Facebook was created, Jost shares how he has navigated the world like a slightly smarter Forrest Gump.
    You'll also discover things about Jost that will surprise and confuse you, like how Jimmy Buffett saved his life, how Czech teenagers attacked him with potato salad, how an insect laid eggs inside his legs, and how he competed in a twenty-five-man match at WrestleMania (and almost won). You'll go behind the scenes at SNL and Weekend Update (where he's written some of the most memorable sketches and jokes of the past fifteen years). And you'll experience the life of a touring stand-up comedian—from performing in rural college cafeterias at noon to opening for Dave Chappelle at Radio City Music Hall.
    For every accomplishment (hosting the Emmys), there is a setback (hosting the Emmys). And for every absurd moment (watching paramedics give CPR to a raccoon), there is an honest, emotional one (recounting his mother's experience on the scene of the Twin Towers' collapse on 9/11). Told with a healthy dose of self-deprecation, A Very Punchable Face reveals the brilliant mind behind some of the dumbest sketches on television, and lays bare the heart and humor of a hardworking guy—with a face you can't help but want to punch.

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      Publisher:
      Crown

      Kindle Book
      Release date: July 14, 2020

      OverDrive Read
      ISBN: 9781101906330
      Release date: July 14, 2020

      EPUB ebook
      ISBN: 9781101906330
      File size: 40797 KB
      Release date: July 14, 2020

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    • Formats
      Kindle Book
      OverDrive Read
      EPUB ebook
    • Languages
      English