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A Very Punchable Face

A Very Punchable Face

A Memoir

By Colin Jost

Paperback / softback | ISBN 9781101906347

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER . In these hilarious essays, theSaturday Night Livehead writer and Weekend Update co-anchor learns how to take a beating.

"I always wanted to punch his face before I read this book. Now I just want to kick him in the balls."-Larry David

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY Cosmopolitan . Vulture . Parade

If there's one trait that makes someone well suited to comedy, it's being able to take a punch-metaphorically and, occasionally, physically.

From growing up in a family of firefighters on Staten Island to commuting three hours a day to high school and "seeing the sights" (like watching a Russian woman throw a stroller off the back of a ferry), to attending Harvard while Facebook was created, Jost shares how he has navigated the world like a slightly smarter Forrest Gump.

You'll also discover things about Jost that will surprise and confuse you, like how Jimmy Buffett saved his life, how Czech teenagers attacked him with potato salad, how an insect laid eggs inside his legs, and how he competed in a twenty-five-man match atWrestleMania(and almost won). You'll go behind the scenes at SNL and Weekend Update(where he's written some of the most memorable sketches and jokes of the past fifteen years).And you'll experience the life of a touring stand-up comedian-from performing in rural college cafeterias at noon to opening for Dave Chappelle at Radio City Music Hall.

For every accomplishment (hosting the Emmys), there is a setback (hosting the Emmys). And for every absurd moment (watching paramedics give CPR to a raccoon), there is an honest, emotional one (recounting his mother's experience on the scene of the Twin Towers' collapse on 9/11). Told with a healthy dose of self-deprecation,A VeryPunchableFacereveals the brilliant mind behind some of the dumbest sketches on television, and lays bare the heart and humor of a hardworking guy-with a face you can't help but want to punch.

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BOOK DETAILS

Format: Paperback / softback
ISBN: 9781101906347
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Publisher: Broadway Books (A Division of Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group Inc)
Number of pages: 336
Width (mm): 132
Height (mm): 203
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