"If you like underdog stories told by a secret comedy superhero, Chris Gethard is your man. Each story is the perfect combination of hilarious and heartbreaking."
"Chris Gethard is comedy in a fighter's crouch."
"There's truly no poorer judgment than not buying this book. Except maybe diving into a swimming pool full of malaria."
Jack McBrayer, 30 Rock
"Whenever I'm felling down on myself or think that I'm slowly going crazy, I think of one of Gethard's stories. Then I realize that, hey, I don't got it so bad after all."
Paul Scheer, FX's The League and Adult Swim's NTSF: SD: SUV
"Chris Gethard stories are like a roller coaster—at times you are scared, shocked, and ultimately exhilarated by the hilarity each story contains—and once you finish one, you wanna hear another one right away."
"Chris Gethard tells the amazing stories an eccentric old man would tell . . . if that man had lived his f#@king life with any balls. His stories are hilarious and riveting—but more importantly, real."
Rob Riggle, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
"Chris Gethard is one of my favorite storytellers. He’s amazing! He’s always getting into the most unusual situations….Even normal situations become amazing when you’re Chris Gethard. Seriously, when Geth is talking, I stop and listen."
Kirkus Reviews, 12/15/11
“Self-hating funny guy comes to terms with his depression…He’s easy to root for…The author has a good time laughing at himself.”
“In this collection of tales from a nerdy, stumbling adolescence, up-and-coming comedian Chris Gethard will make you laugh, cry, and glad that you aren’t him.”
“Before I read A Bad Thing I’m About to Do, a book hadn’t made me bleat with laughter since I read Jonathan Ames’s What’s Not to Love? ten years ago…Gethard made me laugh so much I got a cramp and scared the cats…Chris Gethard deserves a preemptive National Book Award.”
“A laugh out loud memoir that will be a comfort for those readers who connect the dots and realize their lives are not so bad after all.”
“[A] hilariously relatable memoir.”
“A must-read for anyone who enjoys awkward situations—at a safe distance.”