A Very Punchable Face: A Memoir
ISBN: 1101906324
EAN13: 9781101906323
Language: English
Pages: 336
Dimensions: 0.84" H x 8.25" L x 5.5" W
Weight: 1.14 lbs.
Format: Hardcover
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELER - In these hilarious essays, the Saturday Night Live head 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 BOKS OF THE YEAR BY COSMOPOLITAN

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 at WrestleMania (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 Read More chevron_right

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