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The Todd Glass Situation: A Bunch of Lies about My Personal Life and a Bunch of True Stories about My 30-Year Career in Stand-Up Comedy Paperback – June 23, 2015
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“Glass clearly seeks to entertain with this comic picaresque, yet like his idol George Carlin, he also seeks to tell the truth, which he does with compassion and empathy throughout. A humorous, lively and humane memoir.” (Kirkus Reviews)
“Todd Glass is not only the funniest person I know, he might be the funnest. This book is like Todd: fun, engaging and honest. And having ghost written so many classic books (War & Peace, Elmo Goes Shopping, The Celestine Prophecy, The Notebook) it is nice to see Todd finally put his name on one! Also: Todd Glass is much funnier than his brother Ira.” (Jim Gaffigan, New York Times bestselling author of Dad is Fat)
About the Author
Todd Glass is a Philadelphia native who has been performing standup comedy since he was sixteen. In addition to specials on Comedy Central and Netflix, Todd has appeared on numerous TV shows, including The Daily Show, Louie, Last Comic Standing, The Sarah Silverman Program, Late Night with Conan O’Brien, Chelsea Lately, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, and The Jimmy Kimmel Show. He’s also the host of The Todd Glass Show, a popular podcast on the Nerdist Network. The Todd Glass Situation is his first book.
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For me, this book was the thing that made me realize that every single person has their own story and their own problems they're dealing with, and it really isn't my place to make any assumptions or say "oh so what if you're gay? Big deal, who cares?". Because if its a big deal to them, then that is what is important and the situation needs to be treated how they want it to be treated.
I don't even know if that was what Todd was going for when he wrote this book, but I feel like it made me a better person.
On his podcast, Todd talks a lot about evolving -- evolving as a person, evolving in your opinions. In fact, when I first started listening, it was one of the things that cemented me as a fan because that quest of his resonated with me a great deal. This book could have well been titled "The Evolution of Todd Glass", because it really is an opportunity to witness one person's journey of growth. If you're a fan of his already, his book will give you insight into his mind and his personal experience, but if you don't know him from Adam this will still be a very good read if you're in any way intrigued by the idea of how a "gay, dyslexic comedian" (his words) came into his own.
Note on the Kindle version: I know sometimes Kindle versions can have weird layouts or typos. This version is well put together and I didn't come across any mistakes.