The Instant New York Times Bestseller
"From “Family Guy” to his own Instagram account, Janetti has been behind some of his generation’s greatest comedy. This book of essays is no exception."
The New York Times
Fans of David Sedaris, Jenny Lawson, and Tina Fey… meet your new friend Gary Janetti.
Gary Janetti, the writer and producer for some of the most popular television comedies of all time, and creator of one of the most wickedly funny Instagram accounts there is, now turns his skills to the page in a hilarious, and poignant book chronicling the pains and indignities of everyday life.
Gary spends his twenties in New York, dreaming of starring on soap operas while in reality working at a hotel where he lusts after an unattainable colleague and battles a bellman who despises it when people actually use a bell to call him. He chronicles the torture of finding a job before the internet when you had to talk on the phone all the time, and fantasizes, as we all do, about who to tell off when he finally wins an Oscar. As Gary himself says, “These are essays from my childhood and young adulthood about things that still annoy me.”
Original, brazen, and laugh out loud funny, Do You Mind If I Cancel? is something not to be missed.
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About the Author
Gary Janetti is a writer and producer of such such shows as Family Guy, Will & Grace, and Vicious. He lives in Los Angeles.
Table of Contents
Patti LuPone 11
The William Esper Studio 31
I'd Like to Thank 51
Better Bodies 57
One Life to Live 71
I Don't Feel Well 85
Letter to My Younger Self 111
Saks Fifth Avenue 117
American Youth Hostels 123
Steven Carrington 133
Paramount Part II 139
Café Sha Sha 149
I'd Really Like to Thank 161