You may only read this site if you've purchased Our Kampf from Amazon or Powell's or me
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"Mike and Jon, Jon and Mike—I've known them both for years, and, clearly, one of them is very funny. As for the other: truly one of the great hangers-on of our time."—Steve Bodow, head writer, The Daily Show

"Who can really judge what's funny? If humor is a subjective medium, then can there be something that is really and truly hilarious? Me. This book."—Daniel Handler, author, Adverbs, and personal representative of Lemony Snicket

"The good news: I thought Our Kampf was consistently hilarious. The bad news: I’m the guy who wrote Monkeybone."—Sam Hamm, screenwriter, Batman, Batman Returns, and Homecoming

February 05, 2007

You Must Now Buy Our Kampf

Our Kampf is now available via Amazon and also via Powell's, just like a normal book that doesn't kill you seven days after you read it. (A limited number of copies are still available directly from me.)

If you haven't bought it yet, you have to buy it now. I'm serious. Not only is it one of the g-damned funniest things you'll ever experience, but it's your responsibility as a reader of this site and/or decent human. Hopefully it doesn't look like it, but this blursh requires a great deal of work. I have to be paid for it in some way, and I'd prefer to do it like this rather than kidnapping you and holding you for ransom.

If you have bought it, thank you; Mike and I truly appreciate it. However, you still have remaining obligations. Please urge it upon friends and relatives, and inform them how much more you'll love them once they've purchased their own copy. We need some check-out-this-great-weird-internet-product word of mouth here. And definitely let me know if you have something nice to say about it, which I will compile in a list of glowing testimonials.

That's all about Our Kampf, until tomorrow.

Posted at February 5, 2007 03:58 PM | TrackBack

The Powell's link doesn't work, but this one does:

And I promise to buy the book, I just have to wait til next paycheck.  This one is eaten alive by rent.  I *love* this economy!

Posted by: Dayv at February 5, 2007 04:20 PM

I tried to post a review of _Our Kampf_ on Amazon, because I've been told that helps somehow with drawing attention to a particular item. The review never appeared. I didn't use any swear words or anything! Really, it was no more offensive than your average Jay Leno monologue, so I'm not why it was never posted. Though I suspect a vast conspiracy of some kind, probably orchestrated by a cabal of humorless cretins.

Posted by: Melanie J at February 5, 2007 05:10 PM


Thanks for the link fix, and also for the purchase pledge. After the revolution, people will be able to pay their rent by reading Our Kampf.

Melanie J,

Hey, thank you! Could you email me what you said? I wasn't kidding about the list of glowing testimonials. (You could be identified however you want.)

Posted by: Jonathan Schwarz at February 5, 2007 05:22 PM

When you get famous and this blog gets millions of hits a second, will I get to ride up on your coat-tails? Or will I merely lose access? Cuz that's obviously a factor, here.

Posted by: saurabh at February 5, 2007 05:30 PM

Uh, first I will have to *remember* what I said. Will have said glowing testimonial to you tomorrow, okay?

Posted by: Melanie J at February 5, 2007 06:07 PM


OF COURSE you'll get a ride on the coattails. You and anyone you want to bring along. Just be sure to listen to the instructions if you get a seat near the emergency exit.

Melanie J,

I'm a this implicit admission that you occasionally think about things other than this site and Our Kampf.

Posted by: Jonathan Schwarz at February 5, 2007 06:20 PM

save me one and i will buy it from you on 2-28. really.

Posted by: Jesus B. Ochoa at February 5, 2007 09:17 PM

My endorsement -

"I have read several of the ads for Our Kampf, and have smiled out loud. You could do worse than to buy this book. Enjoy."

mistah charley, SB, MA, Ph.D.

[actual degrees from accredited universities, by the way]

Posted by: mistah charley, ph.d. at February 6, 2007 07:49 AM

You are such a shameless whore.

And yet, I purchased it anyway so that I could read A Tiny Revolution.

Posted by: Ted at February 6, 2007 08:10 AM

another bubble just went phffft. i could have sworn mistah charley's ph&d was from fabled stutts.

Posted by: Jesus B. Ochoa at February 6, 2007 09:38 AM

It is refreshing to see Powell books suggested. Amazon is a very Red company as opposed to the Blue Powell. We should be supporting our friends.

Posted by: SoCali at February 6, 2007 03:40 PM