Gary Janetti - Start Without Me (Ferry Building Store)

Gary Janetti

Start Without Me

An In-Person Event • Book Passage (SF Ferry Building)

Sat., April 30th • 2:00pm PT

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From New York Times bestselling author, Family Guy writer Gary Janetti comes Start Without Me, a collection of hilarious, laugh out loud, true life stories about the small moments that add up to a big life.

Gary Janetti is bothered. By a lot of things. And thank God he’s here to tell us.

In Start Without Me, Gary returns with his acid tongue firmly in cheek to the moments and times that defined him. He takes us by the hand as we follow him through the summers he spends in his twenties, pursuing both the perfect tan and the perfect man to no avail and much regret. At his Catholic high school, he strikes up an unlikely friendship with a nun who shares Gary's love of soap operas, which becomes a salvation to them both. And don't get him started on how a bad hotel room can ruin even the best vacation. This laugh-out-loud collection of true-life stories from the man “behind his generation’s greatest comedy” (The New York Times) is for anyone who has felt the joy in holding a decade-long grudge.

Whether you are a new convert to Janetti or one of the million who follow him on social media for a daily laugh, Start Without Me will have you howling at Gary's frustrations and nodding along in agreement at the outrages of life's small slights. It's the literary equivalent of a night out with your funniest friend that you wish would never end.

Gary Janetti is the bestselling author of Do You Mind If I Cancel? and writer and producer of Family Guy, Will & Grace, Vicious, and The Prince. He lives in Los Angeles.


Gary Janetti photo courtesy of Alasdair Mclellan



Book Passage Ferry Building
1 Ferry Building
San Francisco, CA 94111
Start Without Me: (I'll Be There in a Minute) By Gary Janetti Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250225856
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Henry Holt and Co. - April 26th, 2022