THE UNITED STATES OF LAUGHTER:
One Comedian’s Journey Through All 50 States
On March 1, 2015, I left my New York City apartment to become a nomad. I put all of my stuff in storage, grabbed two carry-on bags, and set out to see the country.
Over the next 18 months, I traveled an estimated 159,023 miles (that’s 255,922 kilometers), or roughly 6 trips around the globe, equivalent to one circumnavigation every 3 months. I went to all 50 states, took over 2,000 pictures, and ate millions of calories.
And I collected stories. Stories of the experience of a lifetime, of a journey to all 50 of these United States. Stories that told the beauty of this country, the kindness of its people, the deliciousness of its food, and the awfulness of the state of Michigan. Stories of an incredible period in my life.
Bob Mankoff, Cartoon & Humor Editor at Esquire says, “In this amazing, amusing book, Andrew Tarvin goes looking for laughs in all the right places, specifically every one of these now not so United States.”
Other readers have said:
“A narrative style reminiscent of Bill Bryson.”
“Unlike like any other travel log you’ve ever read before.”
“A Mark Twain experience.”
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BY THE NUMBERS
“In this amazing, amusing book, Andrew Tarvin goes looking for laughs in all the right places, specifically every one of these now not so United States. But through his journey, he shares how we are still a country bound together by people who can take a joke as well as make one, including, of course, our comedic, peripatetic author who does so from sea to shining sea and also in New Jersey.”
“The world beyond your hometown doorstep is often a hilarious and amazing place. This book will take you there. Read it, laugh out load, be inspired and get to know your hilarious guide, Andrew Tarvin (now known in some states as Drupac), as he takes you on a journey to unite America in copious amounts of comedy and laughter. You’ll be glad you did.”
“These side-splitting stories capture the life of a traveler perfectly. From the moments that go so right to the experiences that go so very wrong, The United States of Laughter is both ridiculous and insightful. And, if you’re like me, it will have you laughing in your middle seat while on your flight from Prague to JFK.”