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The legendary Deep Thoughts and New Yorker humorist Jack Handey is back with his very first novel—a hilarious, absurd, far-flung adventure tale.

Jack Handey’s exotic tale is full of laugh-out-loud twists and unforgettable characters whose names escape me right now. A reliably unreliable narrator and his friend, who is some other guy, need to get out of town. They have a taste for adventure, so they pay a visit to a relic of bygone days—a travel agent—and discover an old treasure map. She might have been a witch, by the way. Our heroes soon embark on a quest for the golden monkey, which takes them into the mysterious and stinky foreign land of Honolulu. There, they meet untold dangers, confront strange natives, kill and eat turtle people, kill some other things and people, eat another thing, and discover the ruins of ancient civilizations. 

As our narrator says, “The ruins were impressive. But like so many civilizations, they forgot the rule that might have saved them: Don’t let vines grow all over you.”

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A clever, absurd and fantastical adventure that could only have sprung from the hilarious-slash-lunatic mind of Jack Handey.”

    Jimmy Fallon

  • “Jack Handey is the funniest writer in America. And his funny is a very particular, sublime, kind of funny—it builds and builds and is related to his supreme control of language. It is witty, minimal, subversive, and also strangely sweet. Read this book, and you will feel better, period.”

    George Saunders, New York Times bestselling author of Tenth of December

  • “This book is a joy. I laughed out loud on every page. Jack Handey is hilarious, brilliant, and original—a law unto himself.”

    Ian Frazier, New York Times bestselling author of Great Plains

  • Kirkus Reviews’ Best Books, Best Fiction 2013
  • A 2014 Audie Award Finalist for Humor
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About the Author

Jack Handey’s books include the Deep Thoughts series, What I’d Say to the Martians and Other Veiled Threats, and Fuzzy Memories. His writing for Saturday Night Live is known worldwide. He has won two Emmy Awards and a Writers Guild of America Award, and his humor has been published in the New Yorker, Playboy, and National Lampoon. His quotations recently appeared in his own line of American Greetings cards.