Why would anyone ask for a summary of a book written by a Derrick-Comedy member instead of reading the actual book?
That's the question posed by DC Pierson, author and comedian for Derrick Comedy -- the same comedy troupe that Donald Glover came from.
DC responded to a Yahoo! Answers request posted by a kid who wanted a summary of his book, "The Boy Who Couldn't Sleep and Never Had To," because he wouldn't have enough time to get through the required summer assignment before classes started.
The cool part, though, was that DC wasn't angry with the kid for trying to cheat his way to answers. Instead, the author was upset about the idea of "required" reading, which turns reading into a chore instead of something fun. Our favorite point of his argument to finish the book?
"I think you'll find there's a ton more sex, swearing, and drugs in my book than anything else you have been or will be assigned in high school," he wrote in his lengthy response (check it out, below).
So, kids, the next time you're thinking of asking for a summary instead of reading the book, don't!
DiD yOu KnOw? ... We're big fans of the "Let's Read!" initiative being hosted by Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, which has also been supported by several celebs (like LeVar Burton and Miss America 2012 Laura Kaeppeler). Read more about it, here.
Video: Portlandia - "Did You Read?"
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