Will Not Attend: Lively Stories of Detachment and Isolation (Paperback)

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If one can turn lemons into lemonade, then I suppose one can turn tragedy into comedy. At least, that is what Adam Resnick has done with his childhood and it's related traumas. This is dark humor with an edge, that might have you cringing, but it will also have you laughing out loud at points.

— From Mark B.


"Damn, this book is good."--Jon Stewart

Emmy Award-winning writer Adam Resnick began his career at Late Night with David Letterman before honing his chops in movies and cable television, including HBO's The Larry Sanders Show. While courageously admitting to being "euphorically antisocial," Resnick plunges readers deep into his troubled psyche in this uproarious memoir-in-essays. Shaped by such touchstone events as a traumatic Easter egg hunt and overwrought by obsessions, he refuses to be burdened by chores like basic social obligation and personal growth. Resnick is cut from the same strange cloth as Louis C.K., and Will Not Attend showcases his writing at its brazenly hilarious best.

About the Author

Adam Resnick is an Emmy Award-winning writer who began his career at Late Night with David Letterman. He went on to co-create Fox's Get a Life, starring Chris Elliott, and has written several screenplays, including cult favorites Cabin Boy and Death to Smoochy. Resnick has written for Saturday Night Live, was a co-executive producer and writer for HBO's The Larry Sanders Show, and created the HBO series The High Life, which was produced by David Letterman's company, Worldwide Pants. He is the author of Will Not Attend. He lives in New York City.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780147516213
ISBN-10: 0147516218
Publisher: Plume Books
Publication Date: July 28th, 2015
Pages: 272
Language: English