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You’re a Horrible Person, But I Like You: The Believer Book of Advice

Edited by Eric Spitznagel, with an introduction by David Cross

The introductory letter sums up the premise of this book:

“Dear David Cross:

We’re thinking about publishing a book of advice. It would involve getting a bunch of our favorite comedians and writers and actors (and whoever else is available) to answer questions on a variety of topics, particularly those in which they have very little knowledge or experience. Does this seem like a good idea?


The Believer magazine

San Francisco, CA”

This is the perfect book to read after you finish HFCLM: Stories by Alice Munro.

Here’s a complete list of the contributors:

  • Aziz Ansari
  • Judd Apatow
  • Fred Armisen
  • Maria Bamford
  • Todd Barry
  • Samantha Bee
  • Michael Ian Black and Michael Showalter
  • Andy Borowitz
  • Michael Cera
  • Vernon Chatman
  • Rob Corddry
  • David Cross
  • Larry Doyle
  • Paul Feig
  • Jim Gaffigan
  • Zach Galifianakis
  • Janeane Garafolo
  • Daniel Handler
  • Todd Hanson
  • Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim
  • Ed Helms
  • Buck Henry
  • Mindy Kaling
  • John Lee
  • Thomas Lennon
  • Al Madrigal
  • Aasif Mandvi
  • Marc Maron
  • Adam McKay
  • Eugene Mirman
  • Morgan Murphy
  • Bob Odenkirk
  • John Oliver
  • Patton Oswalt
  • Martha Plimpton
  • Harold Ramis
  • Amy Sedaris
  • Sarah Silverman
  • Paul F. Tompkins
  • Sarah Vowell
  • David Wain
  • Rainn Wilson
  • Lizz Winstead

The Believer is a literary magazine published by McSweeney’s.