Goodreads asked Jonathan Maas:

Where did you get the idea for your most recent book?

Jonathan Maas I'd rather talk about my next book! And I'll start by talking not about the book, but about one of my favorite humorists.

One of my favorite comediennes is Maria Bamford. I don't know how she works, but I sense that she just throws a lot of zany, odd ideas at the wall and just filters them down relentlessly until her humor is what it is: hilarity just one degree away from insanity.

That's what I'm trying to do with my next book. I'm trying to throw a lot of crazy ideas at the wall and edit, edit, edit and edit some more until it all fits in a narrative worthy of the reader.

About Goodreads Q&A

Ask and answer questions about books!

You can pose questions to the Goodreads community with Reader Q&A, or ask your favorite author a question with Ask the Author.

See Featured Authors Answering Questions

Learn more