Family Guy: Brian's Guide to Booze, Broads, and the Lost Art of Being a Man

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America's favourite uncancelled show made a tremendous comeback with its fourth season in summer 2005. After a three–year hiatus, Family Guy returned triumphant, garnering a second Emmy nomination and rating in the top 5 most watched shows among viewers 18 to 34. After strong sales of Stewie's Guide to World Domination, and strong projections for Family Guy: The Official Episode Guide, we introduce to the reading public Brian Griffin's Guide to Booze, Broads and the Lost Art of ...

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Overview

America's favourite uncancelled show made a tremendous comeback with its fourth season in summer 2005. After a three–year hiatus, Family Guy returned triumphant, garnering a second Emmy nomination and rating in the top 5 most watched shows among viewers 18 to 34. After strong sales of Stewie's Guide to World Domination, and strong projections for Family Guy: The Official Episode Guide, we introduce to the reading public Brian Griffin's Guide to Booze, Broads and the Lost Art of Being a Man.

From the mouth of the Griffin's bon vivant pooch come words of wisdom––in English mind you. More than just the family dog, Brian is the most learned and eloquent of the family, with insights as sharp as his speech is slurred, and a wit as dry as his martinis. Within this mighty tome he waxes philosophic on unrequited love, the relationship between master and dog, the adult film industry, and just how hard it is for a dog to get a bone.

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As any dog will tell you, the real star of TV's cartoon series is Brian, the slurry-speeched mutt of the Griffin family. This canine's penchant for martinis is matched only by the sharpness of his wit, which is abundantly evident in this collection of misanthropic wisdom. This paperback original contains Brian's trademark droll advice on unrequited love; the proper relationship between "master" and dog; the adult film industry; and the art of keeping people on a leash.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780060899202
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 10/17/2006
  • Pages: 112
  • Sales rank: 1,543,515
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.40 (d)

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B&N Exclusive: Brian's BlogBrian Griffin, The Family Guy's canine extraordinaire, may be afraid of vacuum cleaners, but he has no fear of expressing his innermost thoughts in print. Following the publication of his groundbreaking Brian Griffin's Guide to Booze, Broads, and the Lost Art of Being a Man, the newly celebrated author reflected -- exclusively for his devoted fans at Barnes & Noble -- on what the literary life may hold in store. Now that I have joined the ranks of published authors, I imagine my life will change in a variety of ways -- hopefully for the better. For one thing, I’m definitely really ready to start hanging out with a better class of friends. Yesterday, Peter asked me to pull his finger, and in a gross miscalculation he pooped his pants. Anyway, here are a few more ways I imagine my life will change now that I am a published author:* More women. Or at least higher quality women. No more circus chicks or girls who live out of their vans.* Will begin most sentences with, “Well, in my book I wrote that…”* Will keep copies of my book casually splayed out on my coffee table. “Oh! How did that get there?” * Will be able to afford gin that comes in an actual glass bottle (no more Right Aid brand, plastic jug gin). * Will probably feel oddly compelled to purchase a cardigan sweater and a pipe. * Will write favorable reviews of my book on Barnes & Noble.com at least once a week. * Will send copies of my book to all my ex-girlfriends. So they know they’re missing out on dating a published author. * May start to disregard my own feces. * Will start calling wine “vino.” As in, “shall we order some vino?” * Air will smell sweeter, food will taste better, and Random House will send me an apology letter for referring to my last spec novel as “an exercise in suckiness.” * Will start hanging out with Nick Hornby. * Will appear on Oprah only to later be discovered as a fraud who never really traded hand-jobs for smack in a Port Authority men’s room. * Depending upon sales, may trick-out my Prius to look like Kit from “Knight Rider.” * May teach a creative writing class at the local community college, mainly to scam on coeds. “Your prose has such a quality to it. It’s very mature, very textured. Are you not wearing a bra?” * Will start going to art openings and saying stuff like, “I find his work very culturally relevant, but aesthetically I just can’t get past the fact that it’s feces smeared across a canvas.” * And finally, will purchase a blouse or something for Lois. I’m thinking maybe something in mint. Thanks for reading. And if you haven’t already, go buy my book! Papa needs a new pair of…booze.
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