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Why Grizzly Bears Should Wear Underpants [Kindle Edition]

The Oatmeal , Matthew Inman
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (125 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Matthew Inman’s first collection of The spent six weeks on the New York Times bestseller list and sold 200,000 copies. This pivotal and influential comic collection titled 5 Very Good Reasons to Punch a Dolphin in the Mouth introduced Samurai sword-wielding kittens and informed us on how to tell if a velociraptor is having pre-marital sex. Matthew's cat-themed collection How to Tell If Your Cat Is Plotting to Kill You is a #1 New York Times bestseller with more than half a million copies in print. Now with Why Grizzly Bears Should Wear Underpants, Inman offers a delicious, tantalizing follow-up featuring all new material that has been posted on the site since the publication of the first book plus never-before-seen comics that have not appeared anywhere.  As with every Oatmeal collection, there is a pull-out poster at the back of the book.

In this second collection of over 50 comics, you'll be treated to the hilarity of "The Crap We Put Up with Getting On and Off an Airplane," "Why Captain Higgins Is My Favorite Parasitic Flatworm," "This Is How I Feel about Buying Apps," "6 Things You Really Don't Need to Take a Photo of," and much more. Along with lambasting the latest culture crazes, Inman serves up recurrent themes such as foodstuffs, holidays, e-mail, as well as technological, news-of-the-day, and his snarky yet informative comics on grammar and usage. Online and in print, The Oatmeal delivers brilliant, irreverent comic hilarity.

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About the Author 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. 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.

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  • File Size: 65833 KB
  • Print Length: 168 pages
  • Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing, LLC; Pap/Pstr edition (October 1, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #61,216 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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20 of 24 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Funny as Hell - Like Inman's Previous Books October 1, 2013
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If you are not familiar with previous works of Matthew Inman (aka,, 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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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
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Why Grizzly Bears Should Wear Underpants is a 2013 collection of comics by Matthew Inman from his website, The Oatmeal ( 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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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars so much fun! October 27, 2013
By Jen
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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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Plenty of laugh outloud moments 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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars gotta love the oatmeal October 16, 2013
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although i believe some of the content is featured on the website - if you arent a regular reader of the oatmeal and like matt's humor, this is worth the $10. I bought two - one for myself and one as a gift
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it, per usual October 15, 2013
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Another great Oatmeal release. The working from home poster is actually the poster I have wanted to order for quite some time. Receiving it with this purchase simultaneously was a great benefit.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Oatmeal wins again October 15, 2013
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Love the Oatmeal. I'll buy all his books. Great for leaving around the house to pick up and read for a few minutes. Of course you could crush it in one sitting if you wanted. But for something funny from time to time, it's perfect.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars excellent artwork, very funny October 14, 2013
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Great stuff, but had seen about half of the comics already online (I read all his stuff) - otherwise would be 5 stars.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Fun book for simple gift
Bought this for some of my Navy buddies to have some laughs while they are out deployed. Not a deep read but it's fun.
Published 2 days ago by Zack
5.0 out of 5 stars Gota love the oatmeal
Thought provoking fun entertainment. From now on I will ensure my bears wear underpants and that the Blerg is dispatched.
Published 4 days ago by Mike Lloyd-Hayes
5.0 out of 5 stars Very funny!
The Oatmeal's comics and story are always funny!
Suggested for some relaxed reading and nice laughs!
Thumbs up for the book!
Published 10 days ago by Andrea
5.0 out of 5 stars Hysterical!
I bought this book for a Christmas Yankee Swap and it was the hit of the party. Be warned that it's fresh and may be too "candid" for those who don't like sexual... Read more
Published 11 days ago by Kathleen G.
5.0 out of 5 stars Caution - Don't break a rib.
The Oatmeal is absolutely hysterical, and this book is no exception. I found myself wishing I enjoyed sriracha as much as he does, that I might be more like him. Read more
Published 17 days ago by Terra Shrewsbury
5.0 out of 5 stars Oatmeal Humor
There are several books by the Oatmeal Company, and they're all hilarious. The cartoons are utterly silly looking, and the dialogue is ridiculously funny. Read more
Published 18 days ago by Ozmatoo
5.0 out of 5 stars Almost Perfect
This was my first foray into the world of the Oatmeal, but it won't be the last. The cartoons in this collection are decidedly perverse, peculiar and perfectly hilarious. Read more
Published 24 days ago by N. Bilmes
5.0 out of 5 stars Changed my life............almost!
I was sad, depressed, hopeless, and living a lonely life! I took me a lot of effort to get me some oatmeal. Read more
Published 1 month ago by kvam
5.0 out of 5 stars It's rare to laugh this hard at a book
Read the paper version but bought the electronic version so I could have the jokes always ready to show others. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Antonio Rios III
4.0 out of 5 stars Hilarious
As usual Matthew Inman has us laughing again. A lot of this content is on the website (but not all). However, why not support an independent comic and buy the books? Read more
Published 1 month ago by kujoe
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