Egghead: Or, You Can't Survive on Ideas Alone [NOOK Book]

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A strange and charming collection of hilariously absurd poetry, writing, and illustration from one of today's most popular young comedians...

EGGHEAD: Or, You Can't Survive on Ideas Alone

Bo Burnham was a precocious teenager living in his parents' attic when he started posting material on YouTube. 100 million people viewed those videos, turning Bo into an online sensation with ...
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Egghead: Or, You Can't Survive on Ideas Alone

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Overview

A strange and charming collection of hilariously absurd poetry, writing, and illustration from one of today's most popular young comedians...

EGGHEAD: Or, You Can't Survive on Ideas Alone

Bo Burnham was a precocious teenager living in his parents' attic when he started posting material on YouTube. 100 million people viewed those videos, turning Bo into an online sensation with a huge and dedicated following. Bo taped his first of two Comedy Central specials four days after his 18th birthday, making him the youngest to do so in the channel's history. Now Bo is a rising star in the comedy world, revered for his utterly original and intelligent voice. And, he can SIIIIIIIIING!

In EGGHEAD, Bo brings his brand of brainy, emotional comedy to the page in the form of off-kilter poems, thoughts, and more. Teaming up with his longtime friend, artist, and illustrator Chance Bone, Bo takes on everything from death to farts in this weird book that will make you think, laugh and think, "why did I just laugh?"
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Editorial Reviews

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"You have to be brave to be this hilarious, and this sweetly romantic. And of course, a lot of talent helps. Egghead is a remarkable piece of writing!" Jack Handey, author of The Stench of Honolulu and the Deep Thoughts series

"Like Walt Whitman, Bo Burnham has made the transition from an internet comedy sensation to a soulful poet. No, not that Walt Whitman. A different guy." —Conan O'Brien

"I would love Bo Burnham's hilarious book even if he weren't my son." —Judd Apatow

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781455519125
  • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
  • Publication date: 10/1/2013
  • Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 47,454
  • File size: 7 MB

Meet the Author

Bo Burnham is a comedian, songwriter and actor. Comedy Central Records released his first full-length self-titled album in 2009, Words Words Words in 2010, and his album entitled what. in 2013. The MTV series Zach Stone Is Gonna Be Famous, a mockumentary which Bo created, wrote, directed, and starred in, premiered in May 2013.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 4, 2013

    This book will have you laughing one second and contemplating li

    This book will have you laughing one second and contemplating life the next. It is the perfect mixture of funny, lovely, weird, heart-warming, and strange. Some of the best poems I've ever read.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 4, 2013

    Amazing book, with wonderful illustrations.

    Amazing book, with wonderful illustrations.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 21, 2013

    I read the book in a day, thats how good it was.

    I read the book in a day, thats how good it was.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 6, 2013

    Amazing

    Love this so much

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 4, 2013

    Yesss

    This is great(: Love you, Bo!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2013

    Love it BO!

    Love it BO!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 5, 2014

    Poetry for just about everyone.

    Bo's humor is one that catches people off guard and offers his own twist on just how one can do comedy. However, this book isn't always for the giggles.

    Even the simplest poems strike a chord and while some have a humorous element, they can be quite deep and thought provoking. Some jokes are vulgar, some aren't. All of them a pretty darn clever and the illustrations done by Bone work wonderfully to drive meanings even further.

    You don't have to have an erotomatic relationship with Bo to enjoy this book. Just buy his stuff.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 25, 2014

    This book should carry a warning label : For Adults only!

    This book should carry a warning label : For Adults only!

    1 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 4, 2014

    Very Shel Silverstein-esque

    Really enjoyed this one. Burnham has a fun style, and I'm a sucker for the Silverstein vibe it has!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 27, 2014

    Favorite

    Favorite book, as of right now. It's refreshingly brilliant, and a work of art that really makes you think.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 10, 2014

    I've been a fan since the YouTube days. So, of course after watc

    I've been a fan since the YouTube days. So, of course after watching "What." for the hundredth time, I decided that it was time to finally buy Egghead. I was hooked immediately by Bo's sense of humor and his weird use of adjective (duh). Let's be honest, I finished this is less than two hours. Highly recommend to anyone who likes to laugh or anyone that can breathe. I dunno. Just read the book!

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  • Posted October 12, 2014

    Anything by Bo Burnham is exceptional 

    Anything by Bo Burnham is exceptional 

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 28, 2014

    Pure Golden Eggs

    This book was great! It reminded me of Shel Silverstein. So, it was a little nostalgic. And don't worry, I am obsessed with Bo Burnham. So, I am only completley biased.

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  • Posted May 26, 2014

    Hilarious! It's like an adult version of Shel Silverstein. I hig

    Hilarious! It's like an adult version of Shel Silverstein. I highly recommend it.  

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 5, 2014

     

     

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 3, 2014

    Love it!

    I just watched bo's "what" special a couple of weeks ago and i just had to get this book

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 27, 2013

    Bo yo

    Genius.

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