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The Oatmeal Has Landed

March 3, 2011

Matthew “The Oatmeal” Inman’s highly-anticipated comic collection
5 Very Good Reasons to Punch a Dolphin in the Mouth is finally here! The book features fan-favorites like Why I’d Rather Get Punched in the Testicles than Call Customer Service, How to Use a Semi-Colon, and 5 Reasons Pigs are More Awesome than You plus more than 25 never-before-seen comics. And, if that’s not enough, each book comes with a pull-out poster of Why I Believe Printers Were Sent from Hell.

Released by Andrews McMeel on March 1, the book quickly climbed the bestseller list to the #2 position. In the Twittersphere, Oatmeal-lovers were abuzz, congratulating Matt, tweeting about their newly-purchased books and getting psyched up for The Oatmeal Book Tour, which kicked off last night in Matt’s hometown of Seattle where nearly 700 eager fans showed up for the signing at University Bookstore. The 15-city tour includes a stop at SXSW on March 13 where Matt will host a panel on Viral Marketing, while in other cites he’ll likely be lecturing about man nipples and Kodiak Bear perms, signing books and giving greasy handshakes. For up-to-date information about the tour visit The Oatmeal Book Tour page.

NYC fans: The Oatmeal will be at The Word on March 16. Because of space restrictions, the event will be held at Veronica People’s Club just down the road from The Word.

5 Very Good Reasons to Punch a Dolphin in the Mouth is now available from Barnes and Noble, and, of course, your local indie bookstore.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. March 7, 2011 12:08 pm

    Congrats! The Oatmeal wrote one of the funniest, coffee-out-the-nose comics I’ve ever read about the horrors of redesigning a website for an idiot client who has absolutely no clue about the Web. Sadly, I’ve had similar experiences from the copywriting side…

  2. Michael Seese permalink
    April 5, 2011 11:06 pm

    I need to meet those Oatmeal folks. We’d be friends. As a strict grammarian, I was especially fond of “10 Words You Need To Stop Misspelling.” Though it doesn’t fall under the umbrella of a misspelling, my own pet peeve is “myriad,” as in, “I have a myriad of choices.” People, myriad means “many.” You don’t say, “I have a many of choices.” It’s “I have many choices.” So you also have myriad choices.


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