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Will Not Attend: Lively Stories of Detachment and Isolation | Adam Resnick
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Adam Resnick, an Emmy Award-winning writer for NBCs 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 Resnicks 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 dont 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 cant help rooting for, and the brilliant Will Not Attend showcases this seasoned comedy writer at his brazenly hilarious best.
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Mike.Hall
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One of the funniest books I have read.

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leftoverjen
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I've never related to an author as much as I relate to Adam Resnick. His complete disdian for people, his fanciful threats of violence, his extremely well-orchestrated last word are all qualities I strive for. #WillNotAttend #AdamResnick #ihatepeople #donttouchme

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Finally! Someone who agrees with me about Robinson Crusoe!

"If the Satanic Bible bored me to tears, Robinson Crusoe caused me to leak spinal fluid. This was a book of such paralyzing dullness that I cursed destiny for allowing Daniel Defoe to survive the Great Plague and all other crap he lived through back in sixteen-whatever-the-fuck-it-was." #WillNotAttend #AdamResnick #livelystories #detachment #isolation #RobinsonCrusoe #DanielDefoe

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leftoverjen
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"A person doesn't "visit" Disney World; Disney World sucks you into its digestive tract. Like an anaconda swallowing a wild pig."

I can't wait to break this one out next time my boyfriend starts daydreaming about the future.

#willnotattend #adamresnick #livelystories #detachment #isolation #disney #disneyworld

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