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    [1]Sep 16, 2009
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    David Cross

    Reading & Signing for "I Drink For a Reason"

    10/3 at 2:00pm

    Borders, 2817 N Clark St, Chicago (773) 935-3909

    After a decade spent in isolation in the Ugandan jungles thinking about stuff, David Cross has written his first book. Known for roles on the small screen such as "never-nude" Tobias Funke on Arrested Development and the role of "David" in Mr. Show With Bob And David, as well as a hugely successful stand-up routine full of sharp-tongued rants and rages, Cross has carved out his place in American comedy. Whether deflating the pomposity of religious figures, calling out the pathetic symbiosis of pseudo-celebrity and its leaching fandom, or merely pushing the buttons of the way-too-easily offended P.C. left or the caustic, double-standard of the callous (but funnier) right, Cross has something to say about everyone, including his own ridiculous self. Now, for the first time, Cross is weaving his media mockery, celebrity denunciation, religious commentary and sheer madness into book form. With a mix of personal essays, satirical fiction posing as truth, advice for rich people, information from America's least favorite Rabbi and a top-ten list of top-ten lists, I Drink For A Reason is as unique as the comedian himself. David Cross earned early recognition as a writer when he won an Emmy® Award for his work on The Ben Stiller Show. He is a three-time Emmy Award-nominee for his work on the hit sketch comedy show Mr. Show, was nominated for three SAG awards for his contributions to Arrested Development, and his comedy album Shut Up You **** Baby was nominated for a Grammy Award.

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