Navel Gazing

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Navel Gazing

True Tales of Bodies, Mostly Mine (But Also My Mom's, Which I Know Sounds Weird)

By Michael Ian Black

Gallery Books, Hardcover, 9781476748825, 208pp.

Publication Date: January 5, 2016

Description
New York Times bestselling author and stand-up comedian Michael Ian Black delivers a frank and funny memoir about confronting his genetic legacy as he hits his forties.
Whether it's family history, religion, aging, or his parents, Michael Ian Black always has something to say in the dry, irreverent voice that has captured a fan base of millions. When a medical diagnosis forces him to realize he's not getting any younger, he reexamines his life as a middle-aged guy of course, in the deadpan wit and self-deprecating vignettes that have become trademarks of his humor.
The alt-comedy take on getting older, Navel Gazing is a funny-because-it s-true memoir about looking around when you re forty and realizing that life is about more than receding hairlines and proving one's manliness on Twitter it's about laughing at yourself.


NPR
Thursday, Mar 24, 2016

"When I'm acting, I always imagine myself as looking totally different than the person that appears onscreen," Black says. The comedian writes about family, masculinity and vanity in his new memoir. More at NPR.org

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