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Dave Hill Doesn't Live Here Anymore by Dave Hill
May 10, 2016 | ISBN 9780698136755

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“There’s a tender thread running through [this] collection…But it’s Hill’s impressive comedic storytelling that remains center-stage here. He is a master of the self-knowing, self-deprecating kinds of narratives John Hodgman or Tina Fey might spin.”
—Ellen B. Konek, Commonweal

“Don’t write off Dave Hill’s Dave Hill Doesn’t Live Here as just part of a trend. The comedian and rocker delves deeper than the usual anecdotes about odd jobs and backstage shenanigans to deliver thoughtful observations about his close relationship with his father.”

“Hill, rest assured, has the enviable ability to get the peculiarities of his personality across using the written word. The personality that animates every page of his book is that of the lovable slacker, the neér-do-well creative type who fully intertwines both his passion for the artistic life with his desire to have as little responsibility as humanly possible….He will charm you with a beguiling mix of delusional bravado and self-effacing frankness.”

“If the rest of this book is as good as that one part I read, I suggest you devour it in one or two sittings.”
—Todd Barry

Dave Hill Doesn’t Live Here Anymore will smack you straight across your stupid funny bone.”
—Michael Ian Black

“Just when you think Dave Hill is going to take the easy way out and comment soberly on the human condition, he makes a fart joke and stands up courageously for heavy metal.”
—Malcolm Gladwell

Dave Hill Doesn’t Live Here Anymore was delicious. No, I didn’t eat it. I just licked it a bunch.”
—Jim Gaffigan

“Dave Hill is a world-famous rock and roll style icon, or at least that’s what he’ll tell you if you ask him. However, ifyou read his thoroughly hilarious Dave Hill Doesn’t Live Here Anymore, you’ll find that he’s also a warm and witty storyteller.”
—Andy Richter

“For those who look to everything Dave Hill wears with eager expectation, be aware that this long overdue collection of essays does not have any photos. It does not list his current address or contact number. But I have seen Dave wandering around lower Manhattan and he looks really witty and engaging.”
—Janeane Garofalo

“I won’t cheapen the greatness of Dave Hill by calling him a ‘messed-up dude’ or a ‘lovable fuck-up.’ Those terms have been dumbed down and monetized by the Hollywood power brokers for years. No, Dave Hill is the real deal, and his book is one of the smartest, funniest, most original collections of fucked-up-guy essays I’ve ever read. Plus, it’s incredibly moving. In other words, save your phone call, Hollywood. Dave Hill doesn’t want your money. This man’s an artist.”
—Adam Resnick

“In this time of cynical sarcasm, Dave Hill’s magickal humor shines like alight. If you love David Sedaris and Augusten Burroughs, Dave Hill Doesn’t Live Here Anymore belongs on your shelf.”
—Damien Echols

“The next president’s first official act should be to declare Dave Hill a living national treasure. He is a major figure among American comic writers, past and present. When reading his stuff, I laugh so loud, the neighbors complain.”
—Dick Cavett

“Dave Hill paints a self-portrait of a maddeningly irritating slacker, but what keeps you from wanting to wring his neck are the many moments of profound insight and beauty. Dave Hill Doesn’t Live Here Anymore is damn funny and he mentions the band Foghat. What could be better?”
—Laraine Newman

“In recent years Dave Hill has lost several friends to gluten, and in this new tell-all he opens up about that and other tragedies. Dave Hill Doesn’t Live Here Anymore is very sad. Oh, wait! No. It’s completely insane and hilarious.”
—Simon Doonan

“Dave Hill’s new collection of essays proves he’s one of today’s most skilled purveyors of walking the line between hilarious and heartbreaking.”
—Kelly Oxford

“Dave Hill is truly one of the funniest writers around. I know he wants to be considered one of the sexiest, but that’s not my area of expertise. I promise this book will really make you laugh, and for most of us, that’s much less complicated than sex.”
—Tom Papa

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