Will not attend : lively stories of detachment and isolation
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New York : Blue Rider Press, a member of Penguin Group (USA), [2014].
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Book
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256 pages ; 22 cm
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English
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9780399160387, 0399160388

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Adam Resnick, an Emmy Award-winning writer for NBC's Late Night with David Letterman, has spent his entire life trying to avoid interaction with people. While courageously admitting to being "euphorically antisocial" and "sick in the head," he allows us to plunge even deeper into his troubled psyche in this unabashedly uproarious memoir-in-essays where we observe Resnick's committed indifference to family, friends, strangers, and the world at large. His mind shaped by such touchstone events as a traumatic Easter egg hunt when he was six (which solidified his hatred of parties) and overwrought by obsessions, including one with a plastic shopping bag (which solidified his hatred for change), he refuses to be burdened by chores like basic social obligation and personal growth, living instead by his own steadfast rule: "I refuse to do anything I don't want to do." Cut from a similar (if somewhat stranger) cloth as Albert Brooks or Louis C.K., Resnick is the crazy, miserable bastard you can't help rooting for, and the brilliant Will Not Attend showcases this seasoned comedy writer at his brazenly hilarious best.

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Resnick, A. (2014). Will not attend: lively stories of detachment and isolation . Blue Rider Press, a member of Penguin Group (USA).

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Resnick, Adam. 2014. Will Not Attend: Lively Stories of Detachment and Isolation. New York: Blue Rider Press, a member of Penguin Group (USA).

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Resnick, Adam. Will Not Attend: Lively Stories of Detachment and Isolation New York: Blue Rider Press, a member of Penguin Group (USA), 2014.

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Resnick, Adam. Will Not Attend: Lively Stories of Detachment and Isolation Blue Rider Press, a member of Penguin Group (USA), 2014.

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