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Seth Rogen writes a book

'True stories that I desperately hope are funny'

Seth Rogen has written a book of essays about growing up, fitting in and standing out.

The comedy actor and director’s Yearbook will be out in the UK in May.

He said it  is a collection of true stories’ that I desperately hope are just funny at worst, and life-changingly amazing at best’

‘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.’

The star’s mother Sandy also commented on the book saying: ’S 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 LA, 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."’

Rogen has starred in Knocked Up,The Green Hornet and Disaster Artist, lent his voice to The Lion King, Kung Fu Panda and Sausage Party, and directed This Is the End and The Interview, as well as scripting Superbad, and Pineapple Express with his writing partner Evan Goldberg.

Order Yearbook by Seth Rogen here.

Published: 28 Jan 2021

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