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Will Not Attend: Lively Stories of Detachment and Isolation

Will Not Attend: Lively Stories of Detachment and Isolation

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by Adam Resnick

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“Damn, this book is good.” —Jon Stewart

Emmy Award–winning writer Adam Resnick began his career at Late Night with David Letterman before honing his chops in movies and cable television, including HBO’s The Larry Sanders Show. While courageously admitting to being “euphorically antisocial,” Resnick plunges

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Will Not Attend: Lively Stories of Detachment and Isolation 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
In his bold, raucously funny memoir, Adam Resnick dives head-first into his memories of childhood and adolescence and his recent experiences as husband, father, son of aging parents, neighbor, and citizen of a world that poses endless, hilarious challenges for him.  However different your own personal experiences may be, there is something for everyone to laugh at, wince at, enjoy!  A riotous page turner, underscored by moments of real affection and attachment that belie Resnick's reluctance to accept the invitation to "attend" and be part of it all.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Insightful look at lots of situations in life. Great humor is found in daily life and personal relationships. A bit of bawdy humor and language. Not a terribly serious or important book, but good light hearted chuckles. This should be seen as a call to not take yourself too seriously....
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Resnick is funny and wry. His book is an amusing read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The book is a collection of essays about different points in his life. I would say three of the dozen or so stories were over-the-top funny and had me laughing out loud. The rest were well written in the authors bleak tone. I'm glad I got to know a bit about this Adam Resnick guy, his horrible brothers, and intimidating father. I recommend the book--even if it was a quick read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I purchased this book after seeing the author (live I might add) on the David Letterman show. I think he is much more interesting in person. To be fair there are parts of the book that are incredibly funny; the part about Disneyworld and the day his father went to speak with his teacher. The fact that I did not enjoy the book should not be a deterrent to others as this is just my personal view.
AshlandReader More than 1 year ago
Absolutely hilarious.  Adam Resnick must be a fan of Catcher In The Rye.  This was like forcing Holden Cailfield into a series of social situations and observing his antisocial reaction throughout childhood and as a poorly adjusted adult.
KellyMattei More than 1 year ago
Saw Resnick on Letterman last night.  Hilarious.  Had to go buy the book TODAY and cannot put it down.  His recalls events of his childhood so vividly that you almost feel like you were there.  I have been laughing out loud on every page.  If you don't have an appreciation for four-letter words, you might not appreciate this book, which is peppered with them, but you will miss out on some incredible musings. BUY THIS BOOK!  No, I do not know the author personally, and I am round to be the first reviewer on Barnes and Noble.  I am quite snobby about my reading,  and Resnick's intelligent humor fits the bill!