A Bathroom Book for People Not Pooping or Peeing but Using the Bathroom as an Escape (Hardcover)

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A Bathroom Book for People Not Pooping or Peeing but Using the Bathroom as an Escape (Hardcover)

By Joe Pera, Joe Bennett (Illustrator)

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The cozy comedy of Joe Pera meets the darkly playful illustrations of Joe Bennett in A Bathroom Book for People Not Pooping or Peeing But Using the Bathroom as an Escape, a funny, warm, and sincere guide to regaining calm and confidence when you're hiding in the bathroom.


“Nothing says ‘class’ to your dinner guests more than a Joe Pera book next to the can.” —Seth Meyers

Joe Pera goes to the bathroom a lot. And his friend, Joe Bennett, does too. They both have small bladders but more often it’s just to get a moment of quiet, a break from work, or because it’s the only way they know how to politely end conversations.

So they created a functional meditative guide to help people who suffer from social anxiety and deal with it in this very particular way. Although, it’s a comedic book, the goal is to help these readers:

1. Relax
2. Recharge
3. Rejoin the world outside of the bathroom

It’s also fun entertainment for people simply hiding in the bathroom to avoid doing work.

A Bathroom Book for People Not Pooping or Peeing But Using the Bathroom as an Escape will be waiting in the bathroom like a beacon for anxious readers looking to feel calm, confident, and less alone.

“Nothing says ‘class’ to your dinner guests more than a Joe Pera book next to the can.” —Seth Meyers

“A beautiful and funny book about something I have done all my life. Thank you, Mr. Joseph Pera.” —Aidy Bryant

JOE PERA is a stand-up comedian from Buffalo now living in New York, NY. He has performed standup on Late Night with Seth Meyers and Conan, guested on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, and is the creator/writer/star of the Adult Swim series Joe Pera Talks With You. You can find more of his work as well as standup dates on his website.

JOE BENNETT is an artist and filmmaker living in Pasadena. He’s made original work for FX, FOX, MTV, Comedy Central, and Adult Swim. He is the illustrator of A Bathroom Book for People Not Pooping or Peeing But Using the Bathroom as an Escape by Joe Pera.

Product Details ISBN: 9781250782694
ISBN-10: 1250782694
Publisher: Forge Books
Publication Date: November 16th, 2021
Pages: 128
Language: English

A USA TODAY BESTSELLER!

“Nothing says ‘class’ to your dinner guests more than a Joe Pera book next to the can.” —Seth Meyers

“A beautiful and funny book about something I have done all my life. Thank you, Mr. Joseph Pera.” —Aidy Bryant

“A thing of beauty. On or off the John.” —Alia Shawkat

“Joe Bennett always knows how to find the depth in the shallow things, bringing our attention along with his to see what’s been profound all along, right there, in the profane.” —Brad Neely

“In very few words, this book manages to convey its message and a wealth of feeling that will stick with readers long after they have emerged from their washroom escape.” —Booklist

Praise for Joe Pera:
NY Magazine’s “20 Comedians You Should Know and Will Know”
Esquire’s “10 Comedians to Watch”
Complex’s “Comedians Under 30 to Check Out”
Paste’s “20 of the Most Innovative Comedians Working Today”


"Imagine snuggling under your favorite blanket and a surprise dog licks your face. Imagine living with the Gundersons from Fargo in a world with no murder.... These are my best stabs at describing what it’s like to watch Joe Pera do comedy." —Paste Magazine on Joe Pera Talks With You

“One of the funniest and most beautiful things I've seen in a long time.” —Stephen Colbert on Joe Pera Talks With You

"Every episode is like a mini Wes Anderson movie, if Anderson were less interested in luxury and the rich and more interested in wholesomeness and the working class." —Vulture on Joe Pera Talks With You

"Uproarious.... But it’s a particular type of funny, of the soft-spoken, deadpan, and disarming type." —AV Club on Joe Pera Talks With You