Daniel Mallory Ortberg - Something That May Shock and Discredit You

Join us on February 20th as we welcome Daniel Mallory Ortberg with his new book, Something That May Shock and Discredit You.

From the writer of Slate’s “Dear Prudence” column and “literally the funniest person on the internet” (Rachel Fershleiser, coeditor of the New York Times bestseller Not Quite What I Was Planning) comes a witty and clever collection of essays and cultural observations spanning pop culture— from the endearingly popular to the staggeringly obscure. 

Sometimes you just have to yell. New York Times bestselling author of Texts from Jane Eyre Daniel Mallory Ortberg has mastered the art of “poetic yelling,” a genre surely familiar to fans of his cult-favorite website The Toast. 

In this irreverent essay collection, Ortberg expands on this concept with in-depth and hilarious studies of all things pop culture, from the high to low brow. From a thoughtful analysis on the beauty of William Shatner to a sinister reimagining of HGTV’s House Hunters, Something That May Shock and Discredit You is a laugh-out-loud funny and whip-smart collection for those who don’t take anything— including themselves—much too seriously. 

DANIEL MALLORY ORTBERG is the “Dear Prudence” advice columnist at Slate, the cofounder of The Toast, and the New York Times bestselling author of Texts From Jane Eyre and The Merry Spinster.

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$26.00
ISBN: 9781982105211
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Published: Atria Books - February 11th, 2020

Texts from Jane Eyre: And Other Conversations with Your Favorite Literary Characters Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781627791830
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. - November 4th, 2014

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The Merry Spinster: Tales of Everyday Horror Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781250113429
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Published: Holt Paperbacks - March 13th, 2018