Simon & Schuster

How to Appear Normal at Social Events: And Other Essential Wisdom

SKU: 9781449487966

$14.99

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Behold the wisdom of Lord Birthday: a tiny mustachioed king who is as insightful as he is ridiculous. His bite-sized illustrations capture the inherent comedy of being human, and his guidance appeals to anyone who is striving against the odds, believing in both the absurdity and necessity of hope.

 

How to Appear Normal at Social Events is an oddly cheering book of illustrated lists. Largely based on Lord Birthday's popular Instagram account, the book offers excessively absurd, occasionally wise advice on topics ranging from finding your life's purpose to defending yourself against forest clowns. (Hint: Set an oatmeal trap.)

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"Whether he's delighting in a hippie getting attacked by a hawk, mocking his own awkwardness, or reminding you of your mortality in skywriting, Lord Birthday aims to make you smile... And maybe, even, remember why life is not such a bad thing to live." (Lulu Miller, NPR's Invisibilia)



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"If I could take only one thing to a desert island, I would never take this book. It's far too funny and special to risk it getting damaged. I loved it." (Hamish Blake, comedian)



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"Simply put, Lord Birthday is a genius. His extraordinary, one-of-a-kind writing style will greet you with offbeat humor and see you out the door with profound hope, optimism, and gratitude. His brain seems like a strange and glorious place to live, and his book gives us a moment to step inside and settle in for a while. Lucky us." (Mari Andrew, author of Am I There Yet?)



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"Lord Birthday is in a category all his own. It must be lonely out in geniusland, but I'm glad he's there. Exceptionally, uproariously funny." (Tom Toro, cartoonist for the New Yorker and author of Tiny Hands)



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"Read this book. It will make you laugh and remind you of all the feelings and depths you've forgotten, in all their intensity. It's poetry. Lord Birthday is insanely talented and wise and a great artist." (Liana Finck, cartoonist and author of A Bintel Brief: Love and Longing in Old New York)

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