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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (61 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Harris Wittels Narrator: Harris Wittels Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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From comedian and writer 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 the 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’ 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.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Alanna R | 11/3/2013

    " Quick but funny read. It's more of a coffee table book and Wittels admits that, so it's there to pick up, browse through and laugh whenever you've got the time. But I read it all in one sitting and laughed a lot. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Colby Allen | 8/12/2013

    " I am pretty much predetermined to like anything associated with Grantland and humblebrag is no exception. It doesn't hurt that it only takes a few hours to read and is exceptionally funny. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Kace | 6/19/2013

    " Laughed more at the tweets, than the commentary, but I still laughed. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Maryellen | 6/18/2013

    " It is what it is: a book to read in small bites, when you're distracted and just for a laugh here and there. The laughs were really kind of few and far between for me - the author just seemed combative for no reason. "

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About the Author

Harris Wittels writes for NBC’s Parks and Recreation, on which he sometimes appears as the animal control guy. He has also written for HBO’s acclaimed series Eastbound & Down, Comedy Central’s The Sarah Silverman Program, MTV’s Human Giant, and the MTV Video Music Awards. In addition to his writing, he regularly tours the country performing standup comedy with such comics as Sarah Silverman, Louis C.K., and Aziz Ansari. His standup has been featured on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Comedy Central’s Live at Gotham, and Showtime’s Live Nude Comedy. He was on Variety’s 10 comics to watch list in 2011. He lives in Los Angeles.