Man calls publishing company to tell them how much he loves their book. They are not as excited: http://some.ly/47r316h

See more of Dan’s Positive Pranks here.

I called Hachette to tell them I loved The Goldfinch. The didn’t seem to want to talk about it as much as I did.


Two-Book Minimum (A Free Monthly Comedy Show inside Community Bookstore) is back on Friday, August 29th at 9 PM!

Join a pair of writer-comedians as they invite their favorite writer-comedians into a closed bookshop for a free night of stand-up, stories, and a few drunken ramblings about their favorite books. Every last Friday of the month, Dan Wilbur (Better Book Titles creator, author of “How Not to Read”) and Ross Hyzer (New Yorker contributor) keep Community Bookstore open after hours for a show like no other! Past guests include writers from The Daily Show, MTV, Comedy Central, and College Humor. 

The Friday, August 29th lineup includes: 

Joe List (Letterman)

Dave Hill (author of Tasteful Nudes, This American Life)

Jason Saenz (Just for Laughs Fest, XM Radio)

Myka Fox (Someecards staff writer)


Friday, August 29th @ 9:00 PM

Community Bookstore

143 7th Ave Brooklyn, NY



I’ve been working at Someecards.com for awhile and a lot of what I’ve written seems to stick to a specific theme.

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Summer Reading on Better Book Titles (part 2)

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(from top, left to right: Grapes of Wrath, A People’s History of the United States, Great Expectations, 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea, 100 Years of Solitude, Red Badge of Courage, Brave New World, Fahrenheit 451, Lord of the Flies)