Eating Salad Drunk: Haikus for the Burnout Age by Comedy Greats (Hardcover)
“I’m huge on Twitter.”
—An ancient proverb that means
Lonely in real life.
—JOEL KIM BOOSTER
*Vulture's Best Comedy Books of 2022*
Jokes and haikus have a common goal: to pack the greatest punch in the most succinct way possible. In Eating Salad Drunk, today's biggest names in comedy come together to do just that, with hilarious, poignant, and (sometimes) dirty haikus about living and coping in our modern "burnout age." Contributors include Jerry Seinfeld, Michael Ian Black, Aubrey Plaza, Margaret Cho, Maria Bamford, Ray Romano, Aparna Nancherla, Ziwe Fumudoh, Chris Gethard, Sasheer Zamata, Colin Mochrie, Zach Woods, and many more! Curated by Gabe Henry, author and manager of the popular Brooklyn comedy venue Littlefield, Eating Salad Drunk's topics include:
-Friends & Family
-The Struggle is Real
-Words of Wisdom, and
-Self Love & Loathing
The book also includes 50 super-relatable black and white drawings by New Yorker cartoonist Emily Flake, as well as a foreword by stand-up comedian and actor Aparna Nancherla (Crashing, BoJack Horseman, Inside Amy Schumer).
Eating Salad Drunk is the perfect gift for any fan of humor as an escape from our dystopian present.
*All author proceeds go towards Comedy Gives Back, a nonprofit that provides mental health, medical, and crisis support resources for comedians.
About the Author
GABE HENRY is a New York-based writer, editor, and manager of the Brooklyn comedy venue Littlefield. He published his first book, What the Fact?! 365 Strange Days in History (Chronicle Books), in 2018.
EMILY FLAKE's cartoons and humorous essays run regularly in The New Yorker, The Nib, and many other publications. She's written and illustrated the books That Was Awkward, These Things Ain't Gonna Smoke Themselves, and Mama Tried. Her illustrations and cartoons appear in publications all over the world, including the New York Times, Newsweek, the Globe and Mail, The Onion, The New Statesman, and Forbes. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.
"A hilarious read that also honors the origin of the haiku. No, seriously. Read the introduction and you’ll see what I mean. Yeah, I know you don’t normally read introductions but you should make an exception here. Just do it. God for once in your life, Chris, just read an entire book cover to cover would it kill you to commit fully to one goddamn thing?" —Rachel Bloom, co-creator and star of the award-winning TV series Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
“I’d attempt to do this blurb in haiku form, but it would never measure up to the ones in this book."
—Ira Glass, host and creator of the popular NPR show This American Life
"What Gabe Henry has assembled here is a sparkling collection of bright jewels of wit and wisdom for you to pick up anytime and enjoy. I keep Eating Salad Drunk in my pocket." —Dick Cavett, legendary television personality, comedian, and talk show host
"The jokes herein are elegant and oddly beautiful as much as they are ridiculous." —Vulture