I Drink for a Reason by David Cross

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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revealing the true story behind his almost existential distaste of Jim Belushi ("The Belush"), disclosing the up-to-now unpublished minutes to a meeting of Fox television network executives, and offering up a brutally grotesque run-in with Bill O'Reilly.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.

About David Cross

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David Cross is a two-time award winner as well as a three-time award winner. He was part of Mr. Show and Arrested Development. He has done, and still does, stand-up comedy. He is a jew/atheist originally from Atlanta. He speaks four languages, and three dialects. He writes, loves, and eats in the NYC area. He is a Red Sox fan. In fact, he has a dog named Ollie Red Sox. He is a true patriot and a great American. He is currently fucking Amber Tamblyn.
Published August 11, 2009 by Grand Central Publishing. 256 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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Cross, a comedian best known for his role on TV's Arrested Development, is one of the few comedians working today with an easily identifiable comic voice, and his authorial debut ensures that his voice is heard on every page.

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When he does, it’s quick: “My Memoir-To-Be” offers a bullet list of things to include in a future autobiography, including a couple of disturbing references to his “irresponsible piece of useless shit of a dad.” Cross begins the chapter by saying it’s “too early” for him to write a memoir, but th...

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Suite 101

On the last day of Fan Expo Canada, John Barrowman delighted his fans with tales from Torchwood, Doctor Who, and even a club featuring adult entertainment.

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Don’t take it too personally, bud.” One thing that is interesting is how ready Cross is to admit that there’s a lot in his life that he really likes (even if his childhood was kind of a mixed bag) but at the same time seems to suffer from the smart kid problem of believing that if you have the ...

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State Journal-Register

Unlike other comics whose acts have seen success in book form — George Carlin’s “Brain Droppings,” for instance — Cross’ humor seems to be transcripts of frustrated conversations with stupid people.

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