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Humblebrag: The Art of False Modesty | [Harris Wittels]

Humblebrag: The Art of False Modesty

From comedian and writer (Parks and Recreation, Eastbound & Down) Harris Wittels comes a hysterical breakdown of boasts, brags, and self-adulation disguised as humble comments and complaints - based on his popular @humblebrag Twitter feed. >Something immediately annoyed Harris Wittels about Twitter. All of a sudden it was acceptable to brag, so long as those brags were ever-so-thinly disguised as transparent humility....
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Publisher's Summary

From comedian and writer (Parks and Recreation, Eastbound & Down) Harris Wittels comes a hysterical breakdown of boasts, brags, and self-adulation disguised as humble comments and complaints - based on his popular @humblebrag Twitter feed.

Something immediately annoyed Harris Wittels about Twitter. All of a sudden it was acceptable to brag, so long as those brags were ever-so-thinly disguised as transparent humility, such as:

"Just filed my taxes. Biggie was right, mo money mo problems."

"I hate when I go into a store to get something to eat and the male staff are too busy hitting on me to get my order right :( so annoying!"

Taking action by naming this phenomenon and creating the Twitter account called Humblebrag - dedicated solely to retweeting the humblebrags of others - Wittels's new word took the Internet by storm. Harris also shows readers what humblebrags might look like from some of history's most notable names, as well as devoting an entire chapter to a man who just might be the greatest humblebraggart of them all...

©2012 Harris Wittels (P)2012 Hachette

What the Critics Say

"I haven't read this, and never intend to, but Harris is my friend, so I feel obligated to give him a 'blurb' for his book. He's a funny writer...I'm sure it's not that bad." (Aziz Ansari, comedian, NBC's Parks and Recreation)

"Great, Harris. This is a really good use of your time." (Mindy Kaling, comedian and NYT bestselling author of Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?)

"Harris Wittels is a hilarious performer and writer and with this book he has coined a new term for that thing that drives us crazy. But honestly, I don't know how I feel about this whole thing. It makes me nervous." (Amy Poehler)

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    Arthur Hatch Wareham, MA United States 05-03-15
    Arthur Hatch Wareham, MA United States 05-03-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Cathartic to hear your sassy voice. We miss you."
    What made the experience of listening to Humblebrag the most enjoyable?

    Hearing Harris' voice again. It's hard to accept he's gone, it was too sudden and without goodbyes. But hearing him talk, sass, and joke for 4 hours is so incredibly cathartic.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Humblebrag?

    Harris' sass and humor immortalized in 4 hours worth of shit talking twitter users for their shameless tweets.


    What about Harris Wittels’s performance did you like?

    His dry delivery of insults is sassy-humor perfection.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes


    Any additional comments?

    Thank you for these 4 hours of memories and emotions, Harris. It's both cathartic and hilarious. You'd appreciate how crazy you make me look when listening in public, Harris. People see me going from full-tilt laughter from the tweet-insults to quivering-lipped and quietly crying when realizing your gone, and your genius and your friendship is gone forever. :(

    We love and miss you, Harris.

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    Paul West Blocton, AL, United States 11-15-12
    Paul West Blocton, AL, United States 11-15-12 Member Since 2012
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    "The best purchase I have made on Audible!"

    I loved this book. It is hysterical. I actually laughed out loud every ten minutes or so. It is also an interesting study in human behavior and you can't help but think about some of the things you say or post on social media sites. The author is very insightful and his sense of humor is entertaining. I did not stop listening until it ended. I will listen to this again when I need a good laugh. I am going to be sharing this with friends. I have a new favorite audible book. Don't miss out on this one!

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