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Waiting on Wednesday: Rubber Balls and Liquor by Gilbert Gottfried

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:


Nobody ever reads this part of the book. Somebody at the publishing house explained to me that it’s actually called the book flap. That sounded dirty, so I giggled for three hours. But it says in my contract that I have to write something over here in this tiny space, even though I don’t think anyone will notice. Some people might open up to the middle of the book and start flipping through pages, but nobody will read this part. In fact, I’ll bet anything that you’re not reading this part now. And if it turns out that you are . . . well, the guy in the bookstore is probably staring at you, saying, “Stop reading that book!” I guess there’s a reason bookstores are going out of business, left and right. Cheap fucks like you think it’s okay to stand in the aisles and read to your heart’s content. So for the sake of bookstores everywhere, buy this fucking book. I myself don’t care. I only care about the poor working man. Oh, and the sanctity of the written word. I care about that, too. And in my case, those written words, of course, include fuck, dick, and pussy.

About the Author

GILBERT GOTTFRIED is a household name, having used his irritating voice and irreverent sense of humor to build an enormous following for his sold-out stand-up performances, his critically ignored motion picture career, his hardly remembered turn as a Saturday Night Live cast member, and his bestselling DVD and CD releases. Gottfried has appeared in more than one hundred movies and television shows, and has been a regular guest on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and The Howard Stern Show. He was recently named by Stern’s listeners as their all-time favorite guest. He lives in New York, where he enjoys hanging around elementary school playgrounds in search of young talent.


  • Hardcover: 288 pages
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press (April 26, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0312668112
  • ISBN-13: 978-0312668112
 To keep the whole Memoir March thing going -- I have to pick this one!  I can't wait! I only hope the the rubber balls weren't consumed with the liquor. 


  1. Ha ha I have never heard of this guy but that discription cracked me up.

  2. I hope that when you get your book, that it will be everything you hope it to be. Check out what I am Waiting On Wednesday for.

  3. I can't even imagine what this book will be like! Great pick.

    My WoW!


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