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My Custom Van: And 50 Other Mind-Blowing Essays that Will Blow Your Mind All Over Your Face Paperback – July 14, 2009
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"Michael Ian Black has proven that even the most simple-minded among us can occasionally create works of genius." -- Stephen Colbert
"Like all custom vans, Michael Ian Black's book is customized to fit all your needs and wants for the journey of your life. It's luxurious, entertaining, spooky, disturbing, and hilarious. Devil's in the details! It's stocked with tacos, vampires, squirrels, a cleaning lady, scented candles, salami, tundra, and a foreword by Abe Lincoln himself -- now that's Class with a capital C. Enjoy the ride of your lifetime." -- Amy Sedaris
"This is a great book for shut-ins, for people who like to laugh at sentences, and people who like to move their belongings from place to place. In fact, anyone who likes to pack or ship anything will find a lot to like in these pages." -- Dave Eggers
"Fun to read while you're pooping." -- Sarah Silverman
"I always walk away jealous and a little fearful of Michael Ian Black's sharp comedic wit. If you like your comedy dry, absurd, and unforced, you will love this book." -- Jim Gaffigan
"Michael Ian Black speaks to the laughless in all of us and asks, 'Why aren't you laughing?' Then he takes the laughless in all of us roughly by the shoulders and INSISTS THAT WE LAUGH, usually by writing exceedingly funny and compelling essays such as those included in this volume." -- John Hodgman
"Michael Ian Black is so wrong that he's right." -- Lewis Black
About the Author
Michael Ian Black is a writer, comedian, and actor who currently appears on Another Period, The Jim Gaffigan Show, and Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp. He created and starred in many television series, including Michael and Michael Have Issues, Stella, and The State. He wrote the screenplay for the film Run, Fatboy, Run and wrote and directed the film Wedding Daze. 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), the memoir You’re Not Doing It Right, and the children’s books Chicken Cheeks, The Purple Kangaroo, A Pig Parade Is a Terrible Idea, I’m Bored, Naked!, and Cock-a-Doodle-Doo-Bop. Michael lives in Connecticut with his wife and two children.
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Amazon "recommended" this book based on past purchases, and sure enough, they found my kind of humor. Actually, they recommended Michael Ian Black's more recent 'You're Not Doing it Right', but after reading the introduction, I figured it would be better to test-drive his first book prior. I'd never heard of Mr. Black even though he's (very famous), but based on the reviews decided to give it a shot. I agree with many other posters that it really depends on the style of comedy one prefers, this book could probably piss someone off just as easily as it made me fall out of my chair. It's very off-the-wall, somewhat dry humor, sometimes subtle, sometimes in-your-face, but never immature. I now can't wait to get his next one.
I purchased My Custom Van on pre-order and totally forgot I had done so immediately afterward because I am addicted to Amazon One-Click and constantly forget what I've bought. So, to my delighted surprise this book found its way to my mailbox the day before I had to go on a five hour plane ride out to L.A.
I started and finished it on that plane ride. The book was so hilarious, I couldn't put it down. And I couldn't stop laughing. People on the plane kept staring at me like I was being ridiculous. I just wanted to stand on my crappy coach chair that wouldn't lean back and start reading it aloud to everyone else, so they could join me in my jubilance. And all of that was before I got to Taco Party, during which, I may have peed my pants more than a little bit, maybe so much that the person sitting next to me requested to be moved to a different row even though that person was my own mother.
If you love Michael Ian Black, I see no reason why you wouldn't love this book. Even if you don't love him due to his strange resemblance to Freddie Mercury, My Custom Van is purely a hilariously written piece of work.
So, in summation, if you hate laughing, jubilance, Tacos, talk of Anal stimulation, or Freddie Mercury, I guess you will not find My Custom Van amusing. Otherwise, you should be reading it instead of this right now.