Gary Shteyngart has taken the art of the book trailer to a whole new level–with a sequel! Remember Shteyngart’s hilarious book trailer for Super Sad True Love Story, featuring a cameo by the ubiquitous James Franco and an amazing performance by a former PW staffer? Well, the paperback for the book is out, and Shteyngart is back with another super funny video, this time featuring an extended performance by none other than Paul Giamatti starring as Shteyngart’s roommate. There’s also a brilliant performance by Felix the Dog. The hapless trio make a trip into the wilds of Brooklyn, where the illiterate Shteyngart has been asked to speak at a book club in one of Brooklyn’s famous “brownhouses.” The book itself makes only the briefest appearance.
Click through to New York Magazine to see the video; you will laugh a lot.
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