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

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

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by Bo Burnham
     
 

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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

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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 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?"

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781455519132
Publisher:
Grand Central Publishing
Publication date:
10/07/2014
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
20,739
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.70(d)

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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Egghead: Or, You Can't Survive on Ideas Alone 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 27 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Amazing book, with wonderful illustrations.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read the book in a day, thats how good it was.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love this so much
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is great(: Love you, Bo!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love it BO!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Do not continue reading this review, just read the book now!! You're reading this...aren't you..stop..read the book..it's worth it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really enjoyed this one. Burnham has a fun style, and I'm a sucker for the Silverstein vibe it has!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
funny
Gingerfro More than 1 year ago
Egghead is a wonderful read. Full of laughter but plenty poems to make you stop and think. You never know what to expect when you turn the page, whether you'll laugh, rethink your life or somewhere in the mix. Great read for most teens and anywhere up.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Favorite book, as of right now. It's refreshingly brilliant, and a work of art that really makes you think.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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!
hannah007 More than 1 year ago
Anything by Bo Burnham is exceptional 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
adoptabook More than 1 year ago
Hilarious! It's like an adult version of Shel Silverstein. I highly recommend it.  
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I just watched bo's "what" special a couple of weeks ago and i just had to get this book
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Genius.
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