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by Mike Sacks


To all these concerns, I say Mike Sacks book is the GREATEST THING EVER WRITTEN. Well, not really - maybe I'm just looking for an excuse to pick up and read Mike Sacks' Your Wildest Dreams, Within Reason.

To all these concerns, I say Mike Sacks book is the GREATEST THING EVER WRITTEN. A collection of short stories, lists, and illustrations spanning "Worst Places to Die: On a toilet in a Barnes and Noble, reading this book. Thoughts on Your Wildest Dreams, Within Reason by Mike Sacks. There's something about reading award-winning books and novels on the 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die list that makes me want to read really loony books in-between.

NPR The pieces in Mike Sacks s "Your Wildest Dreams Within Reason" succeed on tight, comedic premises . enjoying them together gives the reader a deeper understanding of Sacks s delight in the mundane. Time Out New York" If words strung together in a humorous manner are something you enjoy, put your eyes on this little beauty. Maxim" Laugh-out-loud VF Daily "Reliably funny. It's the kind of book where you read a few short pieces, laugh out loud, get your comedy fix, then go about your day.

While Sacks' odd-ball humor is often irreverent, it is never irrelevant. There appears to be some strange care taken in every piece. An enjoyable collection of zaniness best read in small doses.

Mike Sacks is the publisher of the audiobook re-release of the 1977 trucking and CB movie Stinker Lets Loose! . The book, Your Wildest Dreams, Within Reason, contains pieces from The New Yorker, Esquire, Time, Vanity Fair, McSweeney’s, and other publications

Mike Sacks is the publisher of the audiobook re-release of the 1977 trucking and CB movie Stinker Lets Loose! He also wrote the foreword. In 2018 Stinker Lets Loose! was released as an audiobook via Audible. The book, Your Wildest Dreams, Within Reason, contains pieces from The New Yorker, Esquire, Time, Vanity Fair, McSweeney’s, and other publications. The AV Club wrote "The fun in Your Wildest Dreams is watching Sacks unpack his weirdness, and there’s plenty of weirdness to unpack.

Your Wildest Dreams realizes that many of us are bound by roles we detest and exploits that fact for laughs. Though certain themes are pervasive, Mike Sacks is far from a one trick pony. Whenever I realize I’m journaling in a self-conscious ish-this-thing way, I immediately feel silly and ashamed. There are lines in this book so inexplicably funny, I wouldn’t dare try to impose any logic upon their mechanics. From a Rhon Penny letter comes this gem: I know that you, like me, are a very busy and serious man, so I don’t intend to waste our times.

Laugh Lines: Mike Sacks’s Your Wildest Dreams, Within Reason. So what can you expect from a book about reasonably wild dreams? Some very brief but memorable Shouts & Murmurs-esque humor, a sprinkling of Kama Sutra poses. Ah yes, a bit of everyday life.

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Your Wildest Dreams, Within Reason makes you laugh out loud, and at the same time it inspires wonder. Mike Sacks is not just a sensational comic writer, but a sensational writer-period. A brilliant and hilarious writer. Comedy Central Insider. A hugely eclectic and highly original collection. The fun in Your Wildest Dreams is watching Sacks unpack his weirdness, and there’s plenty of weirdness to unpack. breezy, imaginative humor anthology.

Ever accidentally sent a mass e-mail to your office describing your Not Safe-For-Work fantasy kingdom? Or been confused about the ground rules at a cuddle party? Looking to rent an overpriced room in the Hamptons from a co-dependent sociopath with a checkered past (and a hot tub)? Good.

Your Wildest Dreams, Within Reason collects Mike Sacks's unique humor pieces--craigslist ads, lesser-known tantric positions, letters to famous authors, lists, jokes, and the occasional illustration--into one handsome volume.

Ever accidentally sent a mass e-mail to your office describing your Not Safe-For-Work fantasy kingdom? Or been confused about the ground rules at a cuddle party? Looking to rent an overpriced room in the Hamptons from a co-dependent sociopath with a checkered past (and a hot tub)? Good. Your Wildest Dreams, Within Reason collects Mike Sacks’s unique humor pieces―Craigslist ads, lesser-known tantric positions, letters to famous authors, Shaft living in the suburbs, a classic-rock DJ suffering a nervous breakdown, the occasional list―into one handsome, convenient volume. Originally published in The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, Esquire, and McSweeney’s, among other venerable publications, Sacks’s writing is original and sharp, yet broadly funny. Whether it’s a groom tweeting his wedding and honeymoon in real time, or a publisher offering editorial suggestions for The Diary of Anne Frank, Sacks’s work tangles contemporary social satire with his absurdist sensibilities.
Levaq
I've tried and failed to finish this for years. It's one of those books that I saw and loved the idea of, yet it never really panned out in actual practice. I've no doubt that some will absolutely love the book to tatters. I'm just not one of them.

Part of this is that the stories all seem to think of themselves as far more clever than they actually are. I kept flipping through this because I'd find one or two things that were cute enough to give me hope that there were more funny or quirky stories in here, but to no avail. As soon as I started diving back in, I'd get incredibly bored and toss this book to the side in search of more entertaining fare.

The other part of this is because many of these stories are more entertaining viewed separately and sparsely. I keep trying to rationalize giving this a more positive review because I really, REALLY wanted to like this. Heck, once I'd gotten enough money saved, I eagerly rushed to purchase this. It just didn't deliver. You could argue that I could always read the book piece-meal, but that's sort of what I've been doing and I still didn't care for this.

If you've been looking to read this, I recommend either getting a used copy or going through the library unless you're very familiar with Sack's work and absolutely know you'll like this.
KiddenDan
This collection illustrates perfectly why I have been following Mike Sacks's humor for more than a decade now: he is a complete - and completely hilarious - original. Reading his work is like stepping through a door to a world that's been rotated one quarter-turn toward Absurd O'Clock. You recognize the features of the landscape, but the ground is constantly shifting. The people of this world have their own logic, and it's not your own. This is especially true of the piece that kicks off the book, "Whoops!" This is one of my favorite bits of humor writing, not only from Mike Sacks, but of all time.

What is perhaps most impressive is that, somehow, a visit to the World of Sacks highlights the absurdities inherent to our own, real world: office culture, relationship hiccups, communication misfires. I don't often laugh out loud at words on the page; when I do, it seems almost like magic. Mike Sacks is this kind of word magician, and Your Wildest Dreams, Within Reason is a virtuoso performance.
TheMoonix
Having read Sacks' work online and in various magazines, I've been waiting for a collection like this. The individual pieces are impressive, but seeing a big chunk of them in one place, there's no denying that Sacks has few peers in the mysterious art of putting one word after another word to create something funny. I thoroughly enjoyed his book of interviews with humor writers and the amazing Sex: Our Bodies, Our Junk, but this is the pure, 100% Columbian, 190 proof Sacks. Hopefully, this is the book that makes him a hot topic of water cooler and dinner table conversation, at least around water coolers and dinner tables where really funny books are discussed.
Gindian
When I saw David Sedaris blurb on the cover, I figured Sacks must've gotten ahold of pictures of Sedaris doing something hetero in a park. But the famed humorist's "glowing remark" carries substance.

Your WIldest Dreams is hysterical-you will see yourself in its well-meaning, inept, deranged heroes like Rhon Penny (silent h), Mike the Talking Horse, and Jimmy Jam Johnson, classic rock DJ having a nervous breakdown. You will learn that philosopher Thomas Aquinas was "hung like a champ" and what you might do with someone you've just met at a hospital chapel. Your sobs and laughter will be indistinguishable.

In a million years, as archaeologists search for answers about the decline of the once mighty American white man, they shall find what they seek in Your Wildest Dreams.

I promise Sacks' jokes are funnier than mine.
Topmen
Mike Sacks has a truly unique comic voice and with "Your Wildest Dreams Within Reason" he shares some of his funniest published pieces. It's the kind of book where you read a few short pieces, laugh out loud, get your comedy fix, then go about your day. It was the funniest book I read in 2011 (Please don't tell Tina Fey). Fans of absurdist comedy will love it.
Jeronashe
I've been a fan of Mike Sacks for a long time now and this book captures the best of his work over the last few years. A collection of essays, comics and even some Kama Sutra interpretations, it is laugh-out-loud funny. If you are like me, you will find yourself remembering a particular passage the next day and STILL laughing. Do yourself a favor and treat yourself to this hilarious collection.
Dagdardana
Didn't enjoy at all! Cover excerpt got me to buy it, big disappointment. Not my kind of humor I guess.
I just bought this book and I had it with me all weekend. I decided to visit my parents and the one time I was able to put it down I hear my Mom yell "Oh my God" which was soon followed by uncontrollable laughter. The conversation which followed was a little awkward but to hear my Mom laugh like that speaks highly of this book! I say this book is like good Barbeque because people from all walks of life will enjoy this one(hopefully you like Barbeque). This book is very funny and extremely creative. I would buy it again if I had to do it again.
Your Wildest Dreams, Within Reason ebook
Author:
Mike Sacks
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Humor
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Tin House Books; 1 edition (March 1, 2011)
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200 pages
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