Tuesday, October 25, 2011

A Book of Adam

Are you ready for a big announcement? Are you sitting down? Of course you're sitting down. You're probably wearing a Snuggie, too. I know I am. It's leopard print.

Anyway, big announcement. Are you ready? Are you sure? Do you even care? Whatever.

book01

Grand Central Publishing, an Imprint of Hachette Book Group, has agreed to publish a book based on my blog in early 2013. That's right, before long there will be an actual Book of Adam. I suppose this means I titled my blog appropriately, though in retrospect I probably should have chosen something like, "Blockbuster Movie Starring Chris Evans and Anne Hathaway... of Adam."

Anyway, 2013 is a ways away, but I'm sure the time will fly by. In the meantime I'll continue updating my blog as usual. I wouldn't have the opportunity to publish a book if it weren't for the support of my readers, and I owe it to you guys to keep churning out free content while I work on a book that I hope you'll shell out a few bucks for. This just means I'll be pulling double duty in the coming months.

book04

The book will tentatively be 192 pages. I understand that number might be a little hard to visualize, so to make it simpler, try and picture 192 bees swarming around your face and stinging you.

book02

Since my book will be funny, try and imagine each one of those bees whispering hilarious jokes into your ear while they sting you.

book03

That's what my book will be like. A bunch of bees telling stupid jokes while you slowly bloat from venom until you eventually pass out and die.

Would you like to know what the book will actually be about? Well, me too. It hasn't been written yet, obviously, but I can tell you a little bit about where it's headed. I'll be including some existing stories from my blog, and the rest will be brand new stories exclusive to the book. Seeing as how I have yet to write these new stories, I can't tell you about them, but I can certainly tell you what the book won't include.

The book will not include my personal grocery lists.

book07

The book probably won't feature a foreword by Nicki Minaj. I keep sending her private tweets but she hasn't responded yet.

book06

The book definitely won't include a Toys 'R Us catalogues from the mid 90's.

book08
book09
book10

I'll keep you all updated as the book progresses. The next several months will be busy for me, but I've got my eyes on the prize: to have my book featured on Oprah's Book Club.

book05

Or not. Long story short: There's gonna be a book. It'll have funny pages and maybe a Full House reference or two. It'll be released just a few months after the world ends in 2012, so unfortunately no one will get to read it. Blame the Mayans.

142 comments:

  1. I hope Barns n Noble carries it, becuase I want to buy your book! Keep it up Adam, those guys were smart for that!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Please make it available on Kindle. ;)

    ReplyDelete
  3. Congratulations! Very excited to get my hands on your books once it comes to fruition.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Hooray!!! I can not wait. I will be sure to write Santa for it now, so he can preorder it for me very soon! :)

    ReplyDelete
  5. ... The best thing is I'm actually wearing a onesie. It's purple with apples on it. My friend once described it as "the best contraception ever".
    But YES. Very excited. Please try not to die - when Hyperbole and a Half went down it sort of ruined my life. And try to insert more quinceanera girl in there somehow. She's my favourite. :)

    ReplyDelete
  6. YAYYYYY!!!!! I can't wait, dude. Just hoping that shipping to Trinidad and Tobago won't cost me a fortune...

    ReplyDelete
  7. I love getting stung by witty bees. That was the best summer vacation ever! Lots of dry humor.

    ReplyDelete
  8. That's great! Congratulations! Ditto on the "Hyperbole and a Half" comment. Please don't announce you're writing a book and then drop off the face of the planet. It can be devastating.

    ReplyDelete
  9. AWESOME!!!!! Total Amazingness! And FYI I have a pink snuggie, thank you very much!

    ReplyDelete
  10. Congratulations! My boyfriend and I have been following your blog. He's from Montana too, so he especially liked that post you had about being raised there. Haha! :)

    ReplyDelete
  11. I only counted 184 bees...

    ReplyDelete
  12. Will it include a "foreword" by Nicki Minaj, though?

    ReplyDelete
  13. Good to know I'm not the only one worried about you disappearing like Hyperbole and a Half. Please keep writing. :)

    ReplyDelete
  14. yay! I'm sad that it won't include Toys 'R Us catalogues from the mid 90's.... I want to see your commentary on Skip-It and Troll dolls.

    ReplyDelete
  15. Make it full of sexy or I will judge you.

    ReplyDelete
  16. I really hope you stick to your word about continuing to post. Another blog that I read announced she'd be publishing a book several months ago, and since then hasn't posted anything.

    Best of luck to you! I'm sure it'll be awesome!

    ReplyDelete
  17. I am way more excited for you than I have any normal, healthy right to be. CONGRATULATIONS! YAY!

    ReplyDelete
  18. I can't wait! Congratulations!

    ReplyDelete
  19. Congratulations! Best of luck in everything. I will keep spreading the gospel of Adam to everyone I meet.

    ReplyDelete
  20. SO.FREAKING.EXCITED!!!! :) :) :)

    ReplyDelete
  21. Congrats! Can't wait to purchase!

    ReplyDelete
  22. YEAH POGS!

    Good luck with the book man!

    ReplyDelete
  23. Yesssss!
    I'm so excited! Congratulations, Sir.

    ReplyDelete
  24. OMG, that means a BOOK TOUR!!! That means I get to stand in line just to be near your awesomeness and get all tongue tied when I get to your table and forget all the clever and sexy things I was going to say and then just hand you the book and look all googly-eyed at you when you ask me who to address it to and then I'll forget my name and say Vanessa. Yeah, it would be just like that.

    ReplyDelete
  25. Please, PLEASE keep posting, even if it's just boring stuff like, "Hi, still writing a book, don't have time to post." I think I'm the 3rd or 4th person to mention Hyperbole and a Half, but dude, for the love of sweet rollerblading Moses, DON'T abandon the people who made you! Best of luck, can't wait to see the book!

    ReplyDelete
  26. Congratulations!! So exciting!

    ReplyDelete
  27. Can't wait! I will buy it for sure maybe I will buy 3 of them! And I 8th or 9th the HAAH point about dropping off the earth, that wouldn't be cool!

    ReplyDelete
  28. How in the heck did you know I was wearing my snuggie?!

    ReplyDelete
  29. I have a leopard print snuggie too! Also, I can't wait to get your book!

    ReplyDelete
  30. TOOOOTALLY can't wait. It's gonna be amazing! Congrats, my friend!

    ReplyDelete
  31. Congrats Adam :) can't wait to read it!

    ReplyDelete
  32. I'm so excited for you! On a more selfish note, very excited to read the book when it comes out. :)

    ReplyDelete
  33. EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEK!!! so bloody excited for this one!!! congratulations! if i send you a picture can my portrait be the book cover?!

    ReplyDelete
  34. Liiiiiikkkeeeeeeee

    ReplyDelete
  35. YAY!!!!!!! I'm so pre ordering this!!!!

    ReplyDelete
  36. awesome. and thanks for remembering you have fans unlike that other blog based webcomic *cough*hyperboleandahalf*cough* which completely stopped updating once they got a book deal. :]

    ReplyDelete
  37. Adam isn't going to stop posting. I have known him personally for a long, long time, and he's not a jerk that way. Rest assured. He has never forgotten a friend in his life, and he isn't going to start now.

    ReplyDelete
  38. Can we send you money like a down payment / preorder / investment / kickstarting / donation?

    ReplyDelete
  39. I'm so excited to hear that you're publishing a book! I will definitely be purchasing one once it comes to the stores. Well, if I'm not wiped out by the apocalypse, that is...

    ReplyDelete
  40. Very cool to hear! Your blog is one of my favorites. Keep up the good work. I'm exited to get the book once it's out!

    ReplyDelete
  41. CONGRATULATIONS! I have only become a fan in the past few months but I really enjoy your posts and other work. You are one of the few blogger turned authors with a book I'd actually buy...if it's available for my Nook Color...MAKE IT HAPPEN!

    Question. Is getting paid to do the thing that you love as fulfilling as They say?

    ReplyDelete
  42. Well, I hope this doesn't go the track of Hyperbole and a Half where she posted a blog post saying she was writing a book and then disappeared off the face of the planet despite promising normal blog updates. But it probably won't, since you're much more awesome and you wouldn't let me down like that and know what I'll do to you. <3

    ReplyDelete
  43. Super excited! <3

    ReplyDelete
  44. My boyfriend completey blew my mind when he reminded me pogs were actually part of a game with rules and whatnot. As far as I remembered, it was all about getting as many of those little discs as possible and IF YOU HAD THE THICK PLASTIC OR HOLY FUCK HOLOGRAPHIC ONES GODDAMN YOU ARE DA BOMB

    ReplyDelete
  45. Congrats Adam! Can't wait for it you funny funny man child!

    ReplyDelete
  46. Well, at least Cher and Tuna Buttons will be around to witness it's majesty

    ReplyDelete
  47. I will definitely be buying your book, but when you do a book tour, don't forget about Connecticut. Everyone neglects Connecticut. Congratulations!

    ReplyDelete
  48. That's awesome. You have a long hard road ahead of you. Keep trucking!!! I'll be looking forward to reading it :)

    ReplyDelete
  49. I hope you don´t forget Lola´s comic

    ReplyDelete
  50. Oh my gosh! You're basically living my dream. I can't wait to read your book!:)

    ReplyDelete
  51. hey cool, congrats! I'm interested (and optimistic) to see what you come up with.

    ReplyDelete
  52. Perhaps the Mayans intended us all to die by laughter!

    ReplyDelete
  53. You better not us abandon us, your lowly non-book-writing readers. I would probably die without new Books of Adam posts.

    ReplyDelete
  54. Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaay! That is so exciting! Congratulations!!! Just think of it, there will be an actual book of Adam! (like you did already think of that before.) 2013 seems so far away. I'm excited to read it - keep us posted on how it going please! And now I'm going to wrap this comment up. Yay!!

    ReplyDelete
  55. I just want to say...I love you...don't tell my boyfriend, though;) Haha. You're hilarious, I will definitely buy your book.

    ReplyDelete
  56. Wow thats amazing! I've been following your blog for sometime time i can't wait to actually sit down and read the book. Congrats!

    ReplyDelete
  57. YEY! I'm so excited :)

    I think it's great that you thank us - the readers and that you will keep us posted.

    Seriously congrats!

    ReplyDelete
  58. Congrats, Adam! I love your blog.

    Also, here's a funny screenshot I took of an ad that came up on your page: [link]
    Uncanny. I'm not saying he's copying you (though who could blame him if he was) and a quick glance at his comic says he's not. I just thought it'd be cool to share. XD

    ReplyDelete
  59. I DON'T WANT A GODDAMN FULL HOUSE REFERENCE, I DEMAND RUE McCLANAHAN OR DEATH

    ReplyDelete
  60. I really am in my snuggie :o

    ReplyDelete
  61. i dont really buy books, i usually borrow or read it at the bookstore but i'm sure i'll definitely hit the book stores when your books come out. i'm gunna buy one!! or I can just read it there-or borrow,haha,lol just kidding! i'm going to buy a copy,really! so good luck adam! congrats! -kris

    ReplyDelete
  62. I will absolutely buy your book!!! I truly enjoy your art and your stories, it is rare for someone to be gifted so much in both aspects, I often read your stories to my boyfriend and describe the pictures to him since he's blind and cannot see them. We are both hugs fans!!!

    ReplyDelete
  63. :[
    Now I will have nothing to look forward to when I get home from my grueling days...
    The same thing happened to Allie Brosh...she posted so happily of a book deal...and no blog posts for so long it might as well be years.
    Do I really have to go back to theoatmeal.com? Because his comics aren't funny anymore. Like it's not even his posts. Funny..right after he got that book deal...
    ITS A TRAP!
    RUN, ADAM!
    RUN!

    ReplyDelete
  64. Psst. Hey. When you are super famous and traveling all around the world on your book tour and have a contract for that movie, don't forget to stop by Salt Lake City. I'll be waiting to give you my money.

    ReplyDelete
  65. Oh, I just noticed the new banner.... Lol, cool comics.

    ReplyDelete
  66. great news, but why do people keep comparing you to 'hyperbole and a half' Allie has been ill but has just started posting again.

    ReplyDelete
  67. Congrats, Adam. Always followed your blog will definitely get the book when it comes out.

    ReplyDelete
  68. Oh sweet awesomeness :D Congrats!!!
    I will put your book right next to my copy of The Bedwetter and enjoy looking at two of my favorite comedic books and be happy with my life and everything will be rainbows and nothing will hurt :D
    Gah!! I want 2013 to be here NAO!!

    ReplyDelete
  69. Congrats Adam!!!

    I will buy your book, possibly several copies, as presents for people. Especially people who like cats, like my sister. She has a special cat just like you.

    I hope the world doesn't actually come to an end before I can read all the awesomeness.

    PS- Hope this is appropriate, but to all those like myself who have been missing hyperbole and a half- there was a new post 3 days ago, that explains all the missing time...

    ReplyDelete
  70. Long time lurker on your blog, but I think it's time to comment on here and give you one big fat congratulations :D I'm really happy for you, and I'm definitely looking forward to your book. All the best Adam!

    ReplyDelete
  71. I would totally buy this!!!!

    ReplyDelete
  72. YAY!!!! That is awesome, I hope the book takes me a whole day to read cause if its over too soon then ill just be sad.... It took me a whole day to read your blog when i stumbled across it and it was an awesome day of secret giggles in office which no one understood :D

    ALSO PLEASE make sure a paperback is available in INDA... :D

    ReplyDelete
  73. This comment has been removed by the author.

    ReplyDelete
  74. Good work! love reading your posts and looking at your cartoons! Take the time to visit my blog and leave your opinion there!
    www.anomalysramblings.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  75. Congrats! I know several people who will be receiving this for their birthdays

    ReplyDelete
  76. Bring it on!!! This is my favorite blog ever. Can't wait!!!

    ReplyDelete
  77. WHAT KIND OF BEE MAKES MILK....?

    A BOO-BEE!

    ReplyDelete
  78. Whaa? Don't blame the mayans man, blame the people who supposedly interpreted the calender wrong.
    As for your book. Hahahah nice.

    ReplyDelete
  79. Awesome--this is literally my favorite blog ever. Big kudos to you and your rocking cartoons! I am definitely buying that book when it comes out.

    Also, thanks for pointing me to another cool blog, your friend Kristin's "Too Many Cakes."

    ReplyDelete
  80. [Edit]--I meant to write 'So Many Cakes,' of course. My bad. What a bummer that the book's coming out after the Mayan apocalypse :)

    ReplyDelete
  81. who ever draw that is good you can make a lot of money from that

    ReplyDelete
  82. I'm buying this for my brother, he showed me this blog and now college is funnier. LOL

    ReplyDelete
  83. Kigurumi are fun, cozy costumes and pajamas, perfect for a costume party! Wholesale kigurumi from distributor online. We have lots of animal kigurumis.
    kigurumi pajamas
    onesie pajamas
    womens onesies

    ReplyDelete
  84. Your article is incredibly advantageous! Looking at your work has educated me. Learned a lot from it. I will save your website and will consistently go through your next blogposts. Awesome! Thank you! Maude, royal-essay.com

    ReplyDelete
  85. http://www.shophandbagsonline.com/
    http://www.bestcustomsonline.com/
    http://www.nike-jordanshoes.com/
    http://www.ralphlaurentshirts.com/
    http://www.burberry-factory.com/
    http://www.kate-spades.com/
    http://www.barbour-factory.com/
    http://www.coachlosangeles.com/
    http://www.official-coachoutlet.com/
    http://www.louisvuittonas.com/
    http://www.burberryoutlet2014.com/
    http://www.official-mkoutlet.com/
    http://www.official-pradaoutlet.com/
    http://www.beatsbydreoutlet.net/
    http://www.michaelkorsonlineusa.com/
    http://www.northsclearance.com/
    http://www.abercrombiee.com/
    http://www.ralph-laurens.com/
    http://www.guccishoes-uk.com/
    http://www.michael-korsusa.net/
    http://www.polo-outlets.com/
    http://www.hermes-outletonline.com/
    http://www.ralphslauren.co.uk/
    http://www.marcjacobsonsale.com/
    http://www.mcmworldwides.com/
    http://www.warmbootssale.com/
    http://www.salongchamppairs.com/
    http://www.canada-gooser.com/
    http://www.michaelkors.so/
    http://www.oakley-sunglassoutlet.com/
    http://www.north-faceoutlets.net/
    http://www.moncler-clearance.com/
    http://www.woolrich-clearance.com/
    http://www.barbour-jacketsoutlet.com/
    http://www.moncler-jacketsoutletonline.com/
    http://www.monsterbeatsbydres.net/
    http://www.lv-guccishoesfactory.com/
    http://www.clothes-mall.com/
    http://www.coach-factorysoutlet.com/
    http://www.coach-blackfriday2014.com/
    http://www.coach-clearance.com/
    http://www.coach.mischristmas.com/
    http://www.coachccoachoutlet.com/
    http://www.coach-factories.net/
    http://www.coach-pursesoutlets.com/
    http://www.coachoutletstates.com/
    http://www.zxcoachoutlet.com/
    http://www.mischristmas.com/
    http://www.misblackfriday.com/
    http://www.newoutletonlinemall.com/
    http://www.ralphlaurenepolo.com/
    http://michaelkorsoutlet.mischristmas.com/
    http://mcmbackpack.mischristmas.com/
    http://monsterbeats.mischristmas.com/
    http://northfaceoutlet.mischristmas.com/
    http://mk.misblackfriday.com/
    http://coachoutlet.misblackfriday.com/
    http://coachfactory.misblackfriday.com/
    http://uggaustralia.misblackfriday.com/
    http://coachpurses.misblackfriday.com/
    http://coachusa.misblackfriday.com/
    http://coach.misblackfriday.com/
    http://michaelkorss.misblackfriday.com/
    http://michaelkors.misblackfriday.com/
    http://airmax.misblackfriday.com/
    http://michael-kors.misblackfriday.com/
    https://twitter.com/CoachOutlet2014
    https://www.facebook.com/coachoutletstoreonline
    https://www.facebook.com/ralphlaurenoutletonline

    ReplyDelete
  86. Very good article. You've included all the great information in this article. thank you what you did
    ---
    juegos kizi | juegos de kizi | juegoskizi

    ReplyDelete
  87. "The X Factor" stars Demi Lovato and Louis Tomlinson were among the celebrities at the London Fashion Week show for Topshop's designer label Unique on Feb. 17, 2013, at Topshop's show space in London.Lovato, 20, became a judge on "The X Factor" U.S. in 2012, but it has not yet been announced if she will continue to be a judge on fitflop sandals sale online the show in 2013.Tomlinson, 21, is a member of boy band One Direction, the biggest act to emerge from "The X Factor." (One Direction came in third place on "The X Factor" U.K. in 2010.)At the Topshop/Unique fashion show (which showcased the company's autumn/winter 2013 collection), Tomlinson fitflop sandals was accompanied by University of Manchester student Eleanor Calder, 20, whom he's been dating since late 2011.Lovato has said in many interviews that she is a longtime fan of Topshop. As previously reported, she attended the Topshop grand opening party in Los Angeles on Feb. 13, 2013, fitflops clearance sale and she performed at the store's grand opening at The Grove shopping center in Los Angeles on Feb. 14, 2013.
    Within the limited-edition collection being auctioned, there is a shoe designed for every style. Philanthropic fashionistas will find studded flats to fringe mukluks to red patent leather fitflop slippers outlet sneakers. There’s nothing like getting the look, while supporting a great cause!DCFT owns (loves) a pair of purple and while FitFlops; her legs do feel a bit of exhaustion after hours of walking. However, a reader emailed an article attacking the veracity that FitFlops tone your legs fitflop and bum. The author states there are no published studies, just terrific marketing ... clearly as Reebok and Sketchers have followed the British company’s success and produced their own version of “unstable” shoes.
    Now it is time to take a trip down memory lane and look back shoes fitflop at some of Canada's greatest Olympic figure skaters in the slideshow. Afeni Shakur Davis, the mother of late rap legend, Tupac Shakur, was arrested earlier this month on drug possession charges in Lumberton, North Carolina.ABC News reports that 63-year-old Davis was nabbed by state alcohol agents and fitflop shoes hit with multiple charges on April 16, including felony possession of marijuana, maintaining a vehicle, dwelling/place for controlled substance and simple possession of a controlled substance.Davis has been released on a $10, 000 bond and will return to North Carolina's Robeson County District Court for sentencing on fitflop sale May 10. The Lumberton native made a name for herself as a political activist in the Black Panthers movement in the '70s. But since her son's death, Davis has remained focused on business and charity endeavors, including founding the Tupac Amaru Shakur Foundation. The Georgia-based organization helps fitflop rock chic pewter to provide art programs for children.
    Take a glance at Reebok’s commercial for their EasyTone shoes and you’ll find firm-butted women vacuuming floors, dancing around the office and gardening.

    ReplyDelete
  88. kobe shoes, http://www.kobebryantshoes.in.net/
    philadelphia eagles jerseys, http://www.philadelphiaeaglesjersey.us/
    snow boots, http://www.wintercoats.us.com/
    instyler, http://www.instylerionicstyler.com/
    boston celtics jersey, http://www.celticsjersey.com/
    gucci,borse gucci,gucci sito ufficiale,gucci outlet
    insanity, http://www.insanityworkout.us.com/
    oakley sunglasses, http://www.oakleysunglasseswholesale.us.com/
    beats by dre, http://www.beats-headphones.in.net/
    ghd uk, http://www.ghdhairstraightenerssale.co.uk/
    hogan,hogan outlet,scarpe hogan,hogan sito ufficiale,hogan interactive
    bears jerseys, http://www.chicagobearsjerseys.us/
    new york knicks, http://www.newyorkknicksjerseys.com/
    the north face outlet, http://www.thenorthfaces.in.net/
    ray-ban sunglasses, http://www.ray-bansunglassess.in.net/
    nobis jacket, http://www.wellensteyn.com.co/
    nike outlet, http://www.nikeoutletstore.us/
    ferragamo shoes, http://www.ferragamo.eu.com/
    oakley canada, http://www.oakleysunglassescanada.com/
    michael kors outlet online, http://michaelkors.outletonlinestores.us.com/
    canada goose outelt, http://www.parajumpers.in.net/
    cyber monday 2015, http://www.blackfriday2015.in.net/
    ugg boots, http://www.cheapuggboots.net.co/
    49ers jersey, http://www.sanfrancisco49ersjerseys.us/
    baltimore ravens jerseys, http://www.baltimoreravensjerseys.us/
    mm1016

    ReplyDelete
  89. Congratulations on your blog ! And most importantly, thank you for that content which always makes me happy !!

    ReplyDelete
  90. Người ta thường nhắc rằng do trang tri noi that hiện đại chủ yếu đế ý vào việc áp dụng những mẫu bản vẽ thanh thoát và nhỏ gọn. kiên cố, thậm chí những san pham do go phong khach , do go noi that phong ngu , do go phong an không có quá nhiều khía cạnh nhưng vẫn chứng minh vẻ quyền quý một cách thông minh.. Đó là các ích lợi thực sự của tác phẩm đồ gỗ như ghe sofa hay giuong ngu đề cập chung. Còn đối với do go nha bep thì sao? tu bep hay phụ kiện cần có được sự kỳ lạ riêng, san pham sat , sat my thuat , gia cong inox là chiếc chìa khóa khiến căn bếp trông cách tân mà vẫn có sự thú vị và tinh xảo riêng

    ReplyDelete
  91. pics to drive the message home a bit, but other than that, this is fantastic blog.
    obat vimax

    ReplyDelete
  92. I read your blog frequently and I just thought I’d say keep up the amazing work!
    imo beta app

    ReplyDelete