FINALLY, Michael Ian Black—suburban husband, father, and very famous comedian—ponders the question so many of us ask ourselves: How did I end up here? With deadpan wit and unexpected candor, Michael delivers a darkly funny-because-it’s-true take on his childhood, marriage, children, and career.
Here he is—the brilliant mind behind Stella and The State: NAKED, EXPOSED, A LITTLE CHILLY, AND UNDERSTANDABLY SHRIVELED.
About the Author
Michael Ian Black is a writer, comedian, and actor who has created and starred in many television series, including "Michael and Michael Have Issues", " Stella", and "The State. "He also starred in the NBC television show "Ed "and on VH1's "I Love The... "series. 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) "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.
“All these years, Michael Ian Black has not gotten enough credit for what a good writer he is. This book is charming and good company and—best of all—amazingly honest. And really, really funny, of course—though you probably already guessed at that part.”
— Ira Glass, This American Life
"Memorable and funny. . . . An amusing look at masculine insecurity and confusion."
“This book is so frank, so full of amusingly embarrassing confessions, I should probably be giving Michael Black a hug instead of a blurb.”
—Sarah Vowell, New York Times bestselling author and essayist
“It’s no surprise that Michael Ian Black’s book is hysterical. But I was surprised by how heartfelt and touching his memoir is. It’s true: Michael Ian Black has emotions!”
—A.J. Jacobs, New York Times bestselling author of The Year of Living Biblically and The Know-It-All
"I loved My Custom Van. But I loved You're Not Doing It Right even more. Reading this book felt like taking a long road trip with Michael himself—which I’ve done. And I actually recommend the book more. Touching, hilarious, and truthful all at once. What else do you want, America?"
—Mike Birbiglia, New York Times bestselling author of Sleepwalk with Me
"Dear Michael Ian Black: please stop writing things in books that I wish I had written myself, it's starting to make me feel bad. Also, would you like to be friends someday? I sure would."
—Samantha Bee, senior correspondent on The Daily Show and author of I Know I Am But What Are You?
"Michael Ian Black is one of the finest comedy minds of our generation and a master at assembling words in a hilariously pleasing way. You would have to be a vapid crapsack not to enjoy this book."