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A rising star in the comedy world explores the head-scratching predicaments of the digital age in this irreverent and brutally honest look at the way we live online.

With more than one billion views of his wildly entertaining comedy videos, including “Millennial International,” “Church Parking Lot Road Rage,” and “Every Parent at Disney,” and over four million online followers, stand-up comic John Crist knows what it takes to go viral. But now, in his first book, he’s taking a stand . . . against his own social media profile.

There’s always been a difference between who we really are and who we pretend to be. But the social media age has only widened that gap. We take pictures of our meal-prepped kale salads but hide our late-night fast-food runs. We rave about our sophisticated podcasts but carefully obscure our reality television show binges.

John Crist has had enough. Our social media profiles are designed to make us look perfect. But life isn’t perfect, and he’s ready to stop pretending it is.

Through unforgettable, unbelievably candid stories, John Crist shares his full self: the comic who sells out massive shows and the normal guy who Uber Eats McDonald’s in the wee hours of the morning. He confesses the embarrassing lengths he’s gone to construct his image (and keep bad pictures of his hair off the internet). And he opens up about his pursuit of what it means to be real, both online and “IRL” (in real life), in chapters such as

• Internet Killed the Television Star
• Trust Me, I Watched a Documentary
• Do I Know You?
• Same Phone, Who Dis?

Enter into the always-entertaining and never-predictable mind of John Crist. You may never look at a selfie the same way again.

March 3
The Crown Publishing Group
Penguin Random House LLC

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