You're Not Doing It Right by Michael Ian Black
Tales of Marriage, Sex, Death, and Other Humiliations

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Will no doubt convince readers not to add to the population of our bloating world. And if that is all this book accomplishes, well, then that is enough. Though not for Black. He’s in it for the money.
-Toronto Star

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Following his first book of hilarious essays in My Custom Van, Michael Ian Black expands his commentary to the subject that has made him one of the most-followed celebrities on Twitter: his irreverent take on the joys of suburban family life.

In the tradition of Christian Lander’s hipster/yuppie-friendly bestselling catalog of observations in Stuff White People Like, Michael Ian Black delivers his unique brand of quirky, deadpan humor in this new collection of comedic essays. Now that Black has become the guy he swore he’d never be—a Yuppie A-Hole—he has a lot to say about his family life in suburbia, and he shares his incisive yet absurd observations with readers in Clappy as a Ham.

Chronicling his adventures from cruising the neighborhood for his inevitable future “divorce house” (despite being happily married) to listening to Lite FM and realizing he loves it, Black delivers his straightfaced musings with the same sardonic humor that has earned him a rabid cult following. Want to know the pros and cons of Kashi GoLean Crunch or why kindergarten recitals are so boring? Looking for tips for lying to your kids about Santa? Clever, dry, and laugh-out-loud funny, Clappy as a Ham will “blow your mind all over your face” just like My Custom Van.
 

About Michael Ian Black

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Michael Ian Black is a writer, comedian, and actor who has created and starred in many television series, including Michael and Michael Have Issues, Stella, and The State. Michael regularly tours the country as a stand-up comedian and is the bestselling author of the book My Custom Van (and 50 Other Mind-Blowing Essays That Will Blow Your Mind All Over Your Face) and the children's books Chicken Cheeks, The Purple Kangaroo, A Pig Parade Is a Terrible Idea, and I'm Bored. Michael lives in Connecticut with his wife and two children. Debbie Ridpath Ohi is the illustrator of I'm Bored, a picture book by Michael Ian Black. Her other published works include short nonfiction, fiction, poetry, and a nonfiction book for writers. She lives in Toronto, Canada. For more info, please visit DebbieOhi.com, and follow her on Twitter @inkyelbows.
 
Published February 28, 2012 by Gallery Books. 258 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Education & Reference, Humor & Entertainment, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction
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Toronto Star

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Reviewed by James Macgowan on Mar 24 2012

Will no doubt convince readers not to add to the population of our bloating world. And if that is all this book accomplishes, well, then that is enough. Though not for Black. He’s in it for the money.

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