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Michael Ian Black


Michael Ian Black

Michael Ian Black is an actor, comedian and writer who started his career with the sketch comedy show "The State" on MTV, and has created and starred in many other television shows. Movie appearances include Wet Hot American SummerThe Baxter and Sextuplets.

Black is the author of several books for children, including the award-winning I'M BORED, I'M SAD and I'M WORRIED, and the parody A CHILD'S FIRST BOOK OF TRUMP. His books for adults include the memoirs YOU'RE NOT DOING IT RIGHT and NAVEL GAZING, and the essay collection MY CUSTOM VAN. Black also co-authored with Meghan McCain AMERICA, YOU SEXY BITCH.

As a stand-up comedian, Michael regularly tours the country, and he has released several comedy albums. His podcasts include "Mike & Tom Eat Snacks" with Tom Cavanagh; "Topics" with Michael Showalter; "How to Be Amazing"; and "Obscure."

He lives in Connecticut with his wife and two children.

Michael Ian Black

Books by Michael Ian Black

by Michael Ian Black - Memoir, Nonfiction, Parenting

In a world in which the word masculinity now often goes hand in hand with toxic, comedian, actor and father Michael Ian Black offers up a way forward for boys, men and anyone who loves them. Part memoir, part advice book, and written as a heartfelt letter to his college-bound son, A BETTER MAN reveals Black’s own complicated relationship with his father, explores the damage and rising violence caused by the expectations placed on boys to “man up,” and searches for the best way to help young men be part of the solution, not the problem. “If we cannot allow ourselves vulnerability,” he writes, “how are we supposed to experience wonder, fear, tenderness?”