Will Not Attend - Adam Resnick

Will Not Attend

By Adam Resnick

  • Release Date: 2014-05-01
  • Genre: Humor
Score: 4.5
From 67 Ratings


Adam Resnick, an Emmy Award-winning writer for NBC’s Late Night with David Letterman, has spent his entire life trying to avoid interaction with people. While courageously admitting to being “euphorically antisocial” and “sick in the head,” he allows us to plunge even deeper into his troubled psyche in this unabashedly uproarious memoir-in-essays where we observe Resnick’s committed indifference to family, friends, strangers, and the world at large. His mind shaped by such touchstone events as a traumatic Easter egg hunt when he was six (which solidified his hatred of parties) and overwrought by obsessions, including one with a plastic shopping bag (which solidified his hatred for change), he refuses to be burdened by chores like basic social obligation and personal growth, living instead by his own steadfast rule: “I refuse to do anything I don’t want to do.”

Cut from a similar (if somewhat stranger) cloth as Albert Brooks or Louis C.K., Resnick is the crazy, miserable bastard you can’t help rooting for, and the brilliant Will Not Attend showcases this seasoned comedy writer at his brazenly hilarious best.


  • Great!

    By NickDMontclair
    Hilarious and endearing. It's a great quick read while traveling or commuting, though you'll be bummed when it ends and the people around you will think you're nuts when you're laughing so much.
  • Pretty good

    By ben0218
    Pretty good book. It was entertaining.
  • Merv!

    By Pinball63
    My stomach hurts from laughing!
  • Lyrical

    By Reviewingman
    I could have read twenty more stories like these. Gorgeous phrasing of the distaste we all share for our fellow man.
  • Will Not Attend

    By Guanacasteco
    Having grown up in the Harrisburg area I identified closely with many of Adam's stories. Saw his interview on Dave on April 30 form my home in Costa Rica and bought the book immediately. A great read, straight through from beginning to end! Hope more are on the way.