Continuing on the comedy theme, I stumbled across one of many Patton Oswalt books. Though not quite to the level of a Jerry Seinfeld, but on level with a Louis CK, Patton Oswalt is a highly influential comedian. Like Louis CK, he has notoriety from TV. However like Seinfeld, but unlike CK (who’s show is very much like his act), the broadcast TV show King of Queens does not show Oswalt’s true range or skill. As a comedian, Oswalt is strong and dark. His humor is high brow and complex. This book is much the same. The book is a mixture of personal stories and autobiography and absurd ideas from both childhood and current comedic voice. The book echos much of the same comedy nerd mentality that feeds his live performance. It rewards those who have explored the murky corners of the comedy world and he succeeds in this exploration. This being said, much of the book is not as immediately rewarding as other works, lower level comedy, but it is still very enjoyable.