He's a comedian. He's a YouTube sensation. And now he becomes an author. Best known for his song parodies and riffs on yoga pants and homeschooling, Tim Hawkins now shares his perspective on life in the 21st century in his long-awaited debut book.Read more...
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He's a comedian. He's a YouTube sensation. And now he becomes an author. Best known for his song parodies and riffs on yoga pants and homeschooling, Tim Hawkins now shares his perspective on life in the 21st century in his long-awaited debut book. Tim's topics are as wide-ranging as his stand-up comedy including marital communications ("Marriage needs a challenge flag, like in pro football"), worship music ("Pick the right key, because I'm not Barry White and I'm not a Bee Gee"), and food ("Eating a Krispy Kreme donut is like eating a baby angel"). Diary of a Jackwagon reveals a witty and relatable voice reminding readers that for life's many difficulties, laughter is always the best medicine - when there aren't any pills left.
- ISBN-13: 9780718006297
- ISBN-10: 0718006291
- Publisher: Thomas Nelson
- Publish Date: August 2015
- Page Count: 224
- Dimensions: 8.3 x 5.5 x 0.6 inches
- Shipping Weight: 0.45 pounds
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2015-07-06
- Reviewer: Staff
Comedian Hawkins, known for parody songs, parenting humor, and clean laughs, brings together his popular routine and his raucous home life in this debut taken from his “private comedy journal.” Those expecting a straightforward tale should look elsewhere; Hawkins’s book scorns chronology and narrative cohesion in favor of one zany punchline after another. With 20 years of stand-up experience and over 45 million YouTube views, Hawkins certainly knows how to attract a wide audience. Framing larger societal observations in stories taken from his private life, Hawkins frequently spirals off into riffs on the foibles of marriage, child-raising antics, anxieties about middle age, and bodily discomforts. As an evangelical Christian, he spends time poking fun (lovingly) at his community—their tendency to Christianese everything, their abhorrence of particular words and topics—and also combating the surface-level critique of evangelicals as “stick-in-the-mud, uneducated, ultra-conservative know-it-all(s).” Made with equal parts empathy and wit, these 41 meandering chapters eventually come together to reveal the unconventional blueprint of one of Christian humor’s kookiest minds. (Aug.)