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"The utter relevance and poignancy of these often deceptively anecdotal funnies make Inman a Gary Larson for the iPad generation." (Publishers Weekly)

Praise for How to Tell If Your Cat Is Plotting to Kill You:

“Matt is the first native stand-up comic of the Internet. This book, and all his work, shows just how perfectly he nails the pulse of the Web dwellers like me. While this book is printed on paper, it oozes what's great about the weird, quirky, but genuinely awesomeness of the Web — and Matt Inman.”

­ (Ben Huh, CEO of ICanHasCheezburger.com)

"If Inman isn't a king of the Internet, he's certainly among its royalty. The Oatmeal is one of the most popular humor sites on the web." (Todd Leopold, CNN)

"In 2009, Inman put his hand to the page, and the world hasn't stopped laughing since." (Nick Carbone, Time Magazine)

"Dangerously funny." (TODAY.com)

About the Author

TheOatmeal.com is an entertainment Web site full of comics, quizzes, and stories. The site gets more than 7 million unique visitors and 30 million page views a month; 250,000 blogs and Web sites have linked to it. TheOatmeal.com is written, drawn, and coded by Matthew Inman, a king of all trades when it comes to the Web. Matthew lives in Seattle, Washington. He subsists on a steady diet of crickets and whiskey. He enjoys long walks on the beach, gravity, and breathing heavily through his mouth. His dislikes include scurvy, typhoons, and tapeworm medication.

Product Details

  • File Size: 40376 KB
  • Print Length: 168 pages
  • Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing, LLC; Pap/Pstr edition (October 1, 2013)
  • Publication Date: October 1, 2013
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00CDKXFCU
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #95,998 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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24 of 29 people found the following review helpful By D. Graves on October 1, 2013
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If you are not familiar with previous works of Matthew Inman (aka, TheOatmeal.com), you will like this collection of snarky comics just as much as fans: this is his best book yet. Those previous books were NY Times bestsellers for good reason: painfully-funny attacks on the absurdities of modern life by the budding Matt Groening of his generation (long before he created The Simpsons, I loved Groening's 'Life is Hell' comics: funny and inventive, as Inman is today).

One previous book, How to Tell If Your Cat Is Plotting to Kill You actually became the Times #1 Bestseller. This is a seriously funny, talented young guy - who only started creating these comics on his Oatmeal website in 2009. Other books - highly recommended - are 5 Very Good Reasons to Punch a Dolphin in the Mouth (And Other Useful Guides) , his first collection, and My Dog: The Paradox: A Lovable Discourse about Man's Best Friend , a funny and poignant homage to dogs.

This, his second collection of comics (others were books with a single theme), contains a barrage of funny attacks on the latest culture fads, our digital lives, and more. If you are unfamiliar with Inman, the cover comic of a bear is an anomaly for his work: it looks like a traditional comic panel. Most of his comics, however, actually look like a funny poster, with professional graphics and type, and cleanly-rendered minimalist characters. In fact, all of Inman's books come with one poster-size comic folded inside the back cover.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By MOTU Review on October 10, 2013
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Why Grizzly Bears Should Wear Underpants is a 2013 collection of comics by Matthew Inman from his website, The Oatmeal (theoatmeal.com). It features a large number of comics from the site plus several new ones.

This is pretty standard Oatmeal fare, which is to say, it's vulgar, over-the-top, snarky, by turns informative and relatable, frequently hilarious, and not for the easily offended. There are a lot of highlights here, including the title comic, "What It Means When You Say Literally," and "The Crap We Put Up with Getting On and Off an Airplane." And like the other Oatmeal collections, this is a high-quality book with glossy pages; the vast majority of the illustrations are in color.

Some of the old comics have been expanded or edited in subtle ways. An example is the removal of the "thankfully" from "the (thankfully) late Jerry Falwell" in "What It Means When You Say Literally." This, in conjunction with the conspicuous but not unwelcome omission of the controversial "How to Suck at Your Religion" and the online appearance of some other recent Oatmeal comics not included here (e.g., "Christopher Columbus Was Awful"), shows us a new, more constructive, less cheap-shot-taking Oatmeal. Don't worry, though, The Oatmeal hasn't become any gentler or more restrained, and it's still not for the uptight. But it's a bit more mature, if anything that prominently features jokes about bear testicles can be called "mature."

The bottom line, though, is that this is funny stuff. Why Grizzly Bears Should Wear Underpants is another great Oatmeal collection, and if you like Inman's other work, you'll like this one about as well.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Karen Chizek on January 27, 2014
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This was the second book I bought my daughter for Christmas, because it was recommended reading when I bought the first book,
Hyperbole and a Half. Unfortunately it wasn't the same kind of humor...a lot more crass with swear words, etc. It's OK, but really nothing I'd recommend to anyone, necessarily, unless of course, they have that same kind of sense of humour.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Brunette Librarian on December 27, 2013
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I read The Oatmeal on a regular basis, so I was fairly disappointed in the offerings of this newest book. I don’t know if I expected lots of new content or just more original stuff, but for some reason Why Grizzly Bears Should Wear Underpants was fairly underwhelming.

As with the previous Oatmeal books, the newest selection is a wide selection of the usual Oatmeal comics. The usual funny tone with incredible graphics, fans of the web comic are bound to laugh. If you are a fan though, you will find a majority of the comics had already appeared online, kind of making the book unnecessary. Sure there are a few new ones, but not enough to warrant an entire book.

A funny book that I did enjoy, I will warn that I had hoped for a little more original material. Nothing is as funny the second time around as it is the first. Still funny though and filled with wry humor, if you are a fan of cat jokes, or even bears in underpants, this book is for you.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Jen on October 27, 2013
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A wonderful collection by The Oatmeal! I'm very happy that I bought this book and am considering buying his previous books. Much of the material was already published on his website, but since I am quite fond of flipping through random pages before work each day, it's not like I grow tired of the material. Love it!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Andrew C. Jarrett on October 18, 2013
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I laughed quite often while reading and looking at the brilliant artwork from The Oatmeal. While there are familiar comics for people who frequent Matt's website, there are plenty of new works to keep you entertained for the price of a movie and plenty of brilliant works to show your friends and co-workers.
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