Seth Rogen‘s found time over the past year to really expand his repertoire of skills. The man has become an absolute powerhouse at pottery-making and he’s been sharing his vases and jars on Instagram for a while now. He’s got some serious skills and has already developed a characteristic style of his own. It’s been fun to watch the growth there.
And now he has a new book coming with Penguin Random House on May 11th. Yearbook by Seth Rogen isn’t exactly a straight memoir as much as a collection of funny stories, at least that’s how his mom explains it. Seth’s mom is on Twitter, by the way, and Sandy Rogen is an excellent follow:
Just got off a week disney cruise with the grandchildren. I think everything about me has turned to mickey mouse.i think my poo is shaped like mickey
— Sandy Rogen (@RogenSandy) August 25, 2018
With Seth’s book on the way, his mom wrote a wholesome book review that’s the exact type of content you’d expect from Seth Rogen’s mom. It’s positive, upbeat, and wishes he’d lay off the drugs. Her review was sent out on Wednesday in the press release for Yearbook:
“At first I was worried that Seth was writing a book, because I was like, ‘Oh no! What’s he gonna say?!’ I was actually scared to even read it. But I’m very happy I did. It’s not really a memoir, like I thought it might be. I guess it’s more of a bunch of funny stories? Does that make sense? He talks about doing stand-up when he was a kid (I drove him to all his shows!), his grandparents, high school, moving to L.A., meeting some famous people, things like that. If I’m being honest, I really wish there wasn’t so much drug talk. Why does he need all that? It’s like ‘We get it!’ And some of the stories? I mean, they’re entertaining, but I was just shocked they happened and he never told me! Overall, I think it’s more sweet and funny than anything, so I like it, and I’m glad he wrote it, but I’d be even more glad if he called me more.” (via)
I wrote a book called Yearbook. It’s true stories and essays and stuff that I hope you think are funny. It comes out in May, but if you like you can order it now. Yay! https://t.co/Cqwwi4qq3o pic.twitter.com/nDxwBqnkp8
— Seth Rogen (@Sethrogen) January 27, 2021
I’ll buy this book. I can’t definitely say whether or not I’m going to buy a lot of books out there but I’m pretty certain I will buy this book. Seth’s been one of the funniest people around for most of my adult life. We even hosted a party for him a few years ago around the launch of The Interview and right after that massive Sony hack. Seth didn’t remember this portion of the party:
Haha I don’t remember that request but I wouldn’t put it past me.
— Seth Rogen (@Sethrogen) December 10, 2020
You can pre-order Yearbook on the Penguin Random House website. A hardcover will run you $28. Here’s Seth’s description of the book if his mom’s review wasn’t enough for you:
Hi! I’m Seth! I was asked to describe my book, Yearbook, for the inside flap (which is a gross phrase) and for websites and shit like that, so… here it goes!!!
Yearbook is a collection of true stories that I desperately hope are just funny at worst, and life-changingly amazing at best. (I understand that it’s likely the former, which is a fancy “book” way of saying “the first one.”)
I talk about my grandparents, doing stand-up comedy as a teenager, bar mitzvahs, and Jewish summer camp, and tell way more stories about doing drugs than my mother would like. I also talk about some of my adventures in Los Angeles, and surely say things about other famous people that will create a wildly awkward conversation for me at a party one day.
I hope you enjoy the book should you buy it, and if you don’t enjoy it, I’m sorry. If you ever see me on the street and explain the situation, I’ll do my best to make it up to you.
It seems purely coincidental that Freaks and Geeks hit Hulu last week but if you’ve never gotten around to watching that show there’s no time like the present. It ran for just 18 episodes but featured the likes of Seth Rogen, Jasen Segel, James Franco, Busy Philipps, Linda Cardellini, Martin Starr, and others. It really is a great series to watch and it has a pretty massive cult fanbase.
Again, you can pre-order his book by hitting up the publisher’s landing page for Yearbook.
Now I’ll leave you with this thought: if your mom was to write a book review about your inevitable memoir or collection of funny stories. What would she have to say about your life?