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The "Believer "magazine presents a compendium of advice from producers, writers, and actors of "The Daily Show," "Saturday Night Live," "Parks and Recreation," "Late Show with David Letterman," "The Hangover, " and "The Colbert Report," along with other musicians, cartoonists, "New Yorker "writers, and those similarly unqualified to offer guidance.
Here Amy Sedaris describes the perfect murder for unwanted hermit crabs--you will need a piece of meat and a brick. Simon Rich explains how to avoid being found dead in your underwear by firemen--buy some long johns. Zach Galifianakis provides insight into how he changed his name without a social security card--he just started calling himself Adam Zapple, and it stuck. Bob Saget finally illuminates what "friends with benefits" really means--a nonsexual relationship wherein your ex makes monetary deposits into your bank account.
Contributors include:
Rob Baedeker, Anne Beatts, Elizabeth Beckwith, Jerri Blank, Roz Chast, Louis C.K., Mike Doughty, Dave Eggers, Rich Fulcher, Zach Galifianakis, Dan Guterman, Anthony Jeselnik, Julie Klausner, Lisa Lampanelli, Nick Hornby, Sam Lipsyte, Liam Lynch, Merrill Markoe, Rose McGowan, Misc. Canadian rock musicians, Laraine Newman, The Pleasure Syndicate, Bob Powers, Simon Rich, Bob Saget, George Saunders, Kristen Schaal, Paul Scheer, Amy Sedaris, Allison Silverman, Paul Simms, Brendon Small, Jerry Stahl, Scott Thompson, Fred Willard, Cintra Wilson, Weird Al Yankovic, and Alan Zweibel


"I am an advice columnist, which means I get a lot of e-mail from people with problems. Some of those problems are serious and thought-provoking and require answers that are carefully weighed and considered. Others are . . . well, obvious. . . . I tend not to answer the most obvious questions, but when I do, I try to be empathetic. Sometimes it's hard. And that's why an evil grin spread across my face (think: Mr. Burns on "The Simpsons") when I got my hands on "Care to Make Love in That Gross Little Space Between Cars? A Believer Book of Advice." The usually brilliant "Believer" magazine has a wonderful column created by comedian Amy Sedaris called 'Sedaratives, ' which features very funny answers to purposefully ridiculous questions. . . . If only I could answer questions with that kind of thoughtfulness. I'm kidding. Sort of." --Meredith Goldstein, "The Boston Globe"
""Care to Make Love in That Gross Little Space Between Cars?: A Believer Book of Advice" is so much more than just a well-titled tome. It's . . . an essential compendium of (not particularly serious) advice." --"Smith Journal"
"Operation Enduring Cleverness: launch." --Justin Moyer, "Washington City Paper"
"Advice columns aren't exactly hard to come by. Advice columns managed by celebrities are a little tougher. But advice columns managed by comedians who may or may not have the slightest idea what they're talking about? "Now" we're getting somewhere. How about advice from a surlier-than-average Louis C.K., an enthusiastically verbose George Saunders, or a delightfully befuddled Fred Willard? "Care To Make Love In That Gross Little Space Between Cars? "is a collection of some of the best responses from "The Believer" magazine's advice column. Guest-managed by some of the sharpest stand-up comics and writers working today . . . it is jam-packed with silliness, sarcasm, and wit. . . . The overall effect is a lot of chuckling and some well-deserved laugh-out-loud moments. . . . A

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