Your Wildest Dreams, Within Reason
Your Wildest Dreams, Within Reason collects Mike Sacks’s unique humor pieces–craigslist ads, lesser-known tantric positions, letters to famous authors, lists, jokes, and the occasional illustration–into one handsome volume.
Ever accidentally sent a mass e-mail to your office describing your Not Safe-For-Work fantasy kingdom? Or been confused about the ground rules at a cuddle party? Looking to rent an overpriced room in the Hamptons from a co-dependent sociopath with a checkered past (and a hot tub)? Good.
Your Wildest Dreams, Within Reason collects Mike Sacks’s unique humor pieces–Craigslist ads, lesser-known tantric positions, letters to famous authors, Shaft living in the suburbs, a classic-rock DJ suffering a nervous breakdown, the occasional list–into one handsome, convenient volume. Originally published in The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, Esquire, and McSweeney’s, among other venerable publications, Sacks’s writing is original and sharp, yet broadly funny. Whether it’s a groom tweeting his wedding and honeymoon in real time, or a publisher offering editorial suggestions for The Diary of Anne Frank, Sacks’s work tangles contemporary social satire with his absurdist sensibilities.
Praise for Your Wildest Dreams, Within Reason
“The fun in Your Wildest Dreams is watching Sacks unpack his weirdness, and there’s plenty of weirdness to unpack.”
Onion AV Club
(Grade A minus)
“Previously published in such publications as McSweeney’s and the New Yorker, these comic pieces should appeal to fans of offbeat humor. Sacks and his various coauthors are gifted humorists, and it’s safe to say that any reader will emit chuckles, guffaws, and chortles while perusing nearly every page.”