Will Not Attend

Will Not Attend

Lively Stories of Detachment and Isolation

Book - 2014
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Penguin Putnam
Adam Resnick, an Emmy Award-winning writer for NBC’s Late Night with David Letterman,has spent his entire life trying to avoid interaction with people. While courageously admitting to being euphorically antisocial” and sick in the head,” he allows us to plunge even deeper into his troubled psyche in this unabashedly uproarious memoir-in-essays where we observe Resnick’s committed indifference to family, friends, strangers, and the world at large. His mind shaped by such touchstone events as a traumatic Easter egg hunt when he was six (which solidified his hatred of parties) and overwrought by obsessions, including one with a plastic shopping bag (which solidified his hatred for change), he refuses to be burdened by chores like basic social obligation and personal growth, living instead by his own steadfast rule: I refuse to do anything I don’t want to do.”

Cut from a similar (if somewhat stranger) cloth as Albert Brooks or Louis C.K., Resnick is the crazy, miserable bastard you can’t help rooting for, and the brilliantWill Not Attend showcases this seasoned comedy writer at his brazenly hilarious best.


Random House, Inc.
Adam Resnick, an Emmy Award-winning writer for NBC’s Late Night with David Letterman,has spent his entire life trying to avoid interaction with people. While courageously admitting to being “euphorically antisocial” and “sick in the head,” he allows us to plunge even deeper into his troubled psyche in this unabashedly uproarious memoir-in-essays where we observe Resnick’s committed indifference to family, friends, strangers, and the world at large. His mind shaped by such touchstone events as a traumatic Easter egg hunt when he was six (which solidified his hatred of parties) and overwrought by obsessions, including one with a plastic shopping bag (which solidified his hatred for change), he refuses to be burdened by chores like basic social obligation and personal growth, living instead by his own steadfast rule: “I refuse to do anything I don’t want to do.”

Cut from a similar (if somewhat stranger) cloth as Albert Brooks or Louis C.K., Resnick is the crazy, miserable bastard you can’t help rooting for, and the brilliantWill Not Attend showcases this seasoned comedy writer at his brazenly hilarious best.

Baker & Taylor
"An unabashedly hilarious memoir-in-essays from Adam Resnick, former writer for Late Night with David Letterman"--

Baker
& Taylor

A memoir in essays by an Emmy Award-winning former writer for Late Night with David Letterman reflects on darkly comic touchstone incidents that shaped his antisocial inclinations and indifference to basic familial obligations.
Offers a humorous memoir in essays detailing the author's anti-social misadventures and extensive attempts to avoid basic social interaction.

Publisher: New York : Blue Rider Press, c2014
ISBN: 9780399160387
Branch Call Number: 812.6 RES
Characteristics: 256 p. ;,22 cm.

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Franln Sep 23, 2017

Funny and relatable misanthropic memoirs. Worth the read.

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santiano9
Jun 23, 2015

While I did laugh at certain descriptions (ie categories of those attending the agricultural exhibition) it was a sad commentary on modern humour. Biting, sarcastic, negative and generally ugly. No wonder he worked for Letterman.... how did this come to dominate witty, funny writing?

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S3V
Sep 09, 2014

I can't help thinking how hard it would be to have any some sort of relationship with Mr. Resnick, but an enjoyable read. Standing in a long line at the airport I made a bit of a spectacle of myself laughing too loudly and too often.

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