After a decade spent in isolation in the Ugandan jungles thinking about stuff, David Cross has written his first book. Known for roles on the small screen such as "never-nude" Tobias Funke on
Arrested Development and the role of "David" in
Mr. Show with Bob And David, as well as a hugely successful stand-up routine full of sharp-tongued rants and rages, Cross has carved out his place in American comedy.
Whether deflating the pomposity of religious figures, calling out the pathetic symbiosis of pseudo-celebrity and its leaching fandom, or merely pushing the buttons of the way-too-easily offended P.C. left or the caustic, double-standard of the callous (but funnier) right, Cross has something to say about everyone, including his own ridiculous self.
Now, for the first time, Cross is weaving his media mockery, celebrity denunciation, religious commentary and sheer madness into book form, revealing the true story behind his almost existential distaste of Jim Belushi ("The Belush"), disclosing the up-to-now unpublished minutes to a meeting of Fox television network executives, and offering up a brutally grotesque run-in with Bill O'Reilly.
And as if this wasn't enough for your laughing pleasure in these troubled times, some of the pieces splinter off with additional material being created online in exclusive video and animated web content created solely for the book-a historical first (presumably)!
With a mix of personal essays, satirical fiction posing as truth, advice for rich people, information from America's least favorite Rabbi and a top-ten list of top-ten lists, I Drink for a Reason is as unique as the comedian himself, and cannot be missed.
a bit disappointed...
I enjoy David Cross - Mr. Show and Let America Laugh are funny and clever. However, I found that after listening to this book I liked David Cross a bit less. He comes off more smug than funny, self-absorbed rather than clever. That isn't to say that this book isn't without it's funny moments and insight, just a lot less than I expected. Oh, and he berates the listener for listening rather than reading the book. That joke gets old quick and, unfortunately, it is used repeatedly.
Not everyone is as smart as David Cross, then again, David Cross isn't as smart as he thinks he is.
Great original content
Any fans of Mr. Show or just David will enjoy this. I've listened to it on several cross country trips, and it is always entertaining. I like how he breaks and speaks to the listener, you really feel the atmosphere of the booth, and the reading performance is very strong. I liked the guest appearances of Kristen schall, and Jon Benjamin. The Larry the cable guy stuff is my favorite.
Does anyone know where gay canada part 2 is?
It stops halfway through