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Anderson’s Bookshops Presents Joe Pera and Joe Bennett
November 18, 2021 @ 6:00 pm
Joe Pera and Joe Bennett
Join Anderson’s Bookshops for a virtual event with standup comedian Joe Pera and illustrator Joe Bennett to celebrate the release of their new book, A Bathroom Book for People Not Pooping or Peeing but Using the Bathroom as an Escape!
More about the book:
The cozy comedy of Joe Pera meets the darkly playful illustrations of Joe Bennett in A Bathroom Book for People Not Pooping or Peeing but Using the Bathroom as an Escape, a funny, warm, and sincere guide to regaining calm and confidence when you’re hiding in the bathroom.
“Nothing says ‘class’ to your dinner guests more than a Joe Pera book next to the can.” —Seth Meyers
Joe Pera goes to the bathroom a lot. And his friend, Joe Bennett, does too. They both have small bladders but more often it’s just to get a moment of quiet, a break from work, or because it’s the only way they know how to politely end conversations.
So they created a functional meditative guide to help people who suffer from social anxiety and deal with it in this very particular way. Although, it’s a comedic book, the goal is to help these readers:
3. Rejoin the world outside of the bathroom
It’s also fun entertainment for people simply hiding in the bathroom to avoid doing work.
A Bathroom Book for People Not Pooping or Peeing But Using the Bathroom as an Escape will be waiting in the bathroom like a beacon for anxious readers looking to feel calm, confident, and less alone.
About the author and illustrator:
JOE PERA is a stand-up comedian from Buffalo now living in New York, NY. He has performed standup on Late Night with Seth Meyers and Conan, guested on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, and is the creator/writer/star of the Adult Swim series Joe Pera Talks With You. You can find more of his work as well as standup dates on his website.
JOE BENNETT is an artist and filmmaker living in Pasadena. He’s made original work for FX, FOX, MTV, Comedy Central, and Adult Swim. He is the illustrator of A Bathroom Book for People Not Pooping or Peeing But Using the Bathroom as an Escape by Joe Pera.