Something That May Shock and Discredit You (Compact Disc)

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Something That May Shock and Discredit You (Compact Disc)

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Tthe irreverent humor of chapter  titles such as "Captain James T. Kirk Is a Beautiful Lesbian and I'm Not Sure Exactly How to Explain That" and "If You Can't Parallel Park, You Have to Get a Sex Change" drew me to this collection of essays.  The intelligence, insight, and peculiar creativity of the essays themselves made me love the scattershot and iconoclastic jousting with both  popular and high culture.

— Gerald -- Assistant Buyer

From the writer of Slate's "Dear Prudence" column and "literally the funniest person on the internet" (Rachel Fershleiser, coeditor of the New York Times bestseller Not Quite What I Was Planning) comes a witty and clever collection of essays and cultural observations spanning pop culture--from the endearingly popular to the staggeringly obscure.Sometimes you just have to yell. New York Times bestselling author of Texts from Jane Eyre Daniel Mallory Ortberg has mastered the art of "poetic yelling," a genre surely familiar to fans of his cult-favorite website The Toast. In this irreverent essay collection, Ortberg expands on this concept with in-depth and hilarious studies of all things pop culture, from the high to low brow. From a thoughtful analysis on the beauty of William Shatner to a sinister reimagining of HGTV's House Hunters, Something That May Shock and Discredit You is a laugh-out-loud funny and whip-smart collection for those who don't take anything--including themselves--much too seriously.

Product Details ISBN: 9781508298687
ISBN-10: 1508298688
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
Publication Date: February 11th, 2020
Language: English