A Bad Idea I'm About to Do: True Tales of Seriously Poor Judgment and Stunningly Awkward Adventure

A Bad Idea I m About to Do True Tales of Seriously Poor Judgment and Stunningly Awkward Adventure Chris Gethard has often found himself in awkward situations most people including you probably would have safely avoided The good news is now thanks to this book you can enjoy the painfully funny

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  • Title: A Bad Idea I'm About to Do: True Tales of Seriously Poor Judgment and Stunningly Awkward Adventure
  • Author: Chris Gethard
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 472
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Chris Gethard has often found himself in awkward situations most people, including you, probably would have safely avoided The good news is now, thanks to this book, you can enjoy the painfully funny consequences of his unfortunate decisions at a safe distance A Bad Idea I m About to Do invites readers to join Chris as he navigates an adolescence and adulthood mired in hChris Gethard has often found himself in awkward situations most people, including you, probably would have safely avoided The good news is now, thanks to this book, you can enjoy the painfully funny consequences of his unfortunate decisions at a safe distance A Bad Idea I m About to Do invites readers to join Chris as he navigates an adolescence and adulthood mired in hilariously ill fated nerdom, and to take comfort in the fact that as his experiences often prove things could always be much, much worse.

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    1. This book was honestly one of the best books that told the story of ‘my life’. It was truly enjoyable .The experience is Chris went through in his life are so unbelievable and funny. He seriously chose some bad ideas and got himself into some crazy situations. I found myself laughing at some of the things he did or what happened to him. Other things like his problems with anxiety and panic attacks. I could relate to. I went through my many years of suffering at the hands of my out of control [...]

    2. I bought this book after seeing the author on Jimmy Fallon and finding him absolutely hilarious. Pretty quickly on I had buyer's remorse. I even tried to return it to , only to find out I was one day past the return date. So I decided I might as well go ahead and finish reading it since I wasn't going to get my money back.The book isn't as awful as the two atar rating would imply, but I can't bring myself to say I "liked" the book. In all fairness, some of the stories were absolutely hilarious. [...]

    3. While I was reading this book, I kept trying to decide how I felt about this comedy writer/comedian. I just couldn't put my finger on it! Then I read the essay about his short time living in California while working on a television show. His Mexican friends came up with the nickname, "Little Bitch." That's exactly what this guy is: a little bitch. There were some funny parts, but I found it to be mostly a whole lot of whining. I mean, this guy was constantly crying and on the phone with his mom. [...]

    4. I went into this wondering if people would care about this book and/or enjoy it if they didn't know who Chris Gethard was. (He's an Upright Citizens Brigade star) At times - like when he volunteered to visit a nearby prison as part of his school's "scared straight" program, or when he drove to a neighboring school in the middle of the night to threaten an Internet bully in person - it didn't matter. I was laughing my ass off. The stories stood on their own. BUT THEN, when I had to read about his [...]

    5. This collection will not be for everyone, but if you come from a place like New Jersey, and a neighborhood where entire families live down the block from each other; if your family's preferred method of communication is yelling and occasionally flames; if you are willing and able to recount for your friends the story of each and every time you shit your pants as an adult; if you love a story about hitting bottom and surrendering for help; this book is for you. I sincerely enjoyed how often Getha [...]

    6. A book whose highs are so much more than its more middling portions, Gethard writes with such absolute honesty and star nakedness that it sets itself apart from all the carefully manicured memoirs that double as lectures from people who just kind of happened to find success. This one pretends to be nothing but itself. I kind of wish it went over his comedy career and decisions about doing the Chris Gethard show more, but what's here is good and I hope for a sequel soon.

    7. I had high hopes for this one. And while there are some funny moments, I was disappointed by the storytelling. Sigh.

    8. Gethard’s A Bad Idea I’m About To Do is a collection of stories chronicling awkward stories of poor judgment, my favorite of which entitled ‘My Father is not the Kindly Mustachioed Man He Seems’ is the story of a group of teenage miscreants repeated attacking of the new front door of Gethard’s father’s house. In Fletcher’s What A Writer Needs, the idea of creating a character references the tools a writer can use to allow the reader visualization and thorough understanding of a cha [...]

    9. A great book of nonfiction autobiographical short stories that I couldn't put down. The first brief story in the introduction had me laughing out loud on the train and I didn't stop from there. I'm a slow reader and I read it in less than a week, meaning I spent an ungodly amount of time reading. Gethard writes conversationally, the way a friend might tell you a story at the end of a long night of hanging out, where the conversations get deeper and deeper as you run out of more shallow things to [...]

    10. today I ate fish for the second time in my entire life and power-read this book in six and a half hours. the entire time in a state of like manic shock and joy. I have never read like that for any other book, ever. I'm now obsessed with the word 'diarrhea' as a verb. I think what it comes down to is this: chris gethard is like a colonic for all of your manic depressive/self-loathing amused self-reflection- like if you're the kind of person who kind of considers herself a huge loser right now, bu [...]

    11. A most excellent book, guys. I can't remember the last time I laughed this hard while reading but it wasn't at Bossypants or Mindy Kaling's recent book. The Chris Gethard Show, shown on NYC public access TV (but can also be seen online), is also something that needs to be checked out by those who get hard over original comedy. Pete and Pete of Adventures of Pete and Pete were on it recently! You're joking, you say! Cringe mucho over the highly realistic awkward and manic (and with that - depress [...]

    12. Druggies, misfits, alcoholics, and social outcasts have great stories. This book, by a social outcast, is about all the wrong decisions that he has made in life so far and they are entertaining to read. If you find the following excerpts from the book enticing, you will want to read the book."Doing diarrhea onto another person's hands"and"My goat's name is Jeffry Timmons, World's Foremost Goat"

    13. We're from the same placed, went to the same school, both lived across the street from TaTas AND went to the same gay men's health clinic in New York! IT'S KISMET. But, I never considered TaTa being sad before, and then that made ME sad, so in the spirit of irrational internet reviews, I am removing a single spited star.

    14. dear chris gethard i'm sorry it took me almost a year to finish your book because it was great and you are a fav comedian of mine but a) i lost it for about six months (my bad) and b) well i got lazy (also my bad). brb rewatching episodes of the chris gethard show to make up for this atrocity.

    15. Probably the whitest thing I've ever read. Entertaining in spots, but not that funny, and at no time does he really exercise SERIOUSLY poor judgment. The whole affair is rather tame, unremarkable, and milquetoast.

    16. One of the few memoirs I've read that actually reminded me of my late teens and early twenties. Not all of it but mainly the part about driving down the highway with the 3D cardboard Inspector Gadget display - that part was great.

    17. The early stories about his family and growing up are funnier than some of the later ones. The early ones were good enough to make me crack up on the bus and look like an insane person, so I have to give it a 4th star for that.

    18. Chris Gethard is a hilarious storyteller with a unique perspective on life that comes through in each of his stories. If you like the funny and painfully awkward, read this book.

    19. Chris Gethard is an insane story-teller. Very funny if you like dry, nerdy, self-deprecating humor. I really enjoyed it.

    20. Definitely does not live up to it's blurbs. Over and over he tells us he's got these crazy stories but they never materialize. Sad and boring.

    21. Introduced to Chris Gethard via his brilliant podcast Beautiful Anonymous. Found him to be so likeable and honest I had to read his book as soon as I found out he had once. Of course the book was funny, but moreover entirely relatable. Not relatable in the sense that anything close to these stories has ever happened to me, but relatable in the touchingly neurotic way they're told. The only thing that makes this not a five star for me is the ignorant comment about bulimia at the beginning: "e som [...]

    22. Books rarely make me laugh out loud, yet this one managed to with every story. Gethard's comedic memoir, a collection of stories born out of bad choices and neurotic thoughts, is fuckin' dope (you probably didn't expect that sentence to end that way. Let me explain. As I was writing it, I realised how hideously boiler-plate review-y it sounded, and made myself sick, so I had to adjust rapidly. Now it sounds a bit stilted and abrupt, but it's whatever). Anyway, where was I. Right, yeah:So it's fu [...]

    23. This feels like an extension of Gethard and all of his previous work. It simply feels like you're getting more TCGS, more B/A (even though this was released long before his podcast), and more of his standup. They're nearly all stories I haven't heard before, and that's after hours and hours and years and years of taking in Gethard's stuff. It has that all too important and needed quality of essay collections where one story makes you want to read the next. It's sad, it's hilarious, and, true to [...]

    24. I read 99% of this book not knowing that I actually know and like the author; I have seen him in numerous movies and specials. Anyhow, this was a great book for what I wanted: a collection of independent humorous essays. It's solid writing from a comedy writer. It is well-written and entertaining, and I laughed out loud several times. It's not David Sedaris or Tina Fey, but nobody is.

    25. I love Chris Gethard, but this book didn't blow me away. There were some good stories here and there, but overall I prefer his style in live storytelling (on podcasts or in his HBO special Career Suicide). Sorry geth.

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