A Bad Idea I'm About to Do by Chris Gethard
True Tales of Seriously Poor Judgment and Stunningly Awkward Adventure

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Chris Gethard has often found himself in awkward situations most people, including you, probably would have safely avoided. The good news is now, thanks to this book, you can enjoy the painfully funny consequences of his unfortunate decisions at a safe distance. A Bad Idea I'm About to Do invites readers to join Chris as he navigates an adolescence and adulthood mired in hilariously ill-fated nerdom, and to take comfort in the fact that — as his experiences often prove — things could always be much, much worse.

 

 

About Chris Gethard

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Chris Gethard is an actor, comedian, and writer as well as the star and creator of The Chris Gethard Show. In addition to numerous appearances on Comedy Central, Late Night with Conan O'Brien, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, MTV's Human Giant, CollegeHumor.com, and FunnyorDie.com, he is a longtime performer at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre. Raised in West Orange, New Jersey, he now lives in Queens, New York. Visit: TheChrisGethardShow.com
 
Published January 10, 2012 by Da Capo Press. 266 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Humor & Entertainment, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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In the introduction to his debut collection of personal essays, Gethard proclaims that he has “always wanted to charge headlong into outlandish situations at the first sight of them.” Outlandish situations are in dispiritingly short supply here, though: Gethard’s predicaments are largely of the g...

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“. . . while A Bad Idea I’m About to Do treads a well worn path, Chris Gethard proves that good storytelling trumps all other considerations when determining if a book is worth reading. Mr. Gethard’s storytelling is very good, and this book is most definitely worth reading.”

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City Book Review

From the time he spent with a goat for college credit to his misadventures in jiu-jitsu, from bumps on his junk to an impromptu trip to Mexico, Gethard’s stories will give you engaging glimpses into his life, taking you from pity to empathy and laughter to recognition in seconds.

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Nerdist

Unfortunately, those would, like many hauling videos (vlogs of people discussing what they just bought), just take away attention from videos that were actually meant to be funny and help make us forget the end is coming soon, like these five videos.

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The Spit Take

This is the part of the book where the material, like Gethard himself, becomes tamer, but Gethard can electrify even an odd-if-not-routine story about a colonic with the opening line, “Doing diarrhea onto another person’s hands is the sort of thing you don’t know you want to do until you do it.” ...

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The Daily Blam

Comedian and writer Chris Gethard has led a colored existence.

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