These witty, satirical essays peel back the dirty layers of the sociopolitical American landscape, offering a refreshing perspective on the problems plaguing everyday Americans and what no one is doing about it
In this laugh-out-loud collection of essays, writer Eli Grober leads readers into a comical house of horrors, featuring gaslighting politicians, hypocritical billionaires, corrupt officials, and more.
With over 50 all-new pieces and many of Grober’s most viral New Yorker and McSweeney’s essays, This Won’t Help sets out to expose our society’s precarious landscape of hypocritical, illogical, and dangerous leaders and ideals. Finding absurdity and toxic, antidemocratic rhetoric everywhere he turns, Grober paints a vivid picture of how damaging certain mindsets and types of people can be, and the dire consequences if we allow them to persist. Grober satirizes issues of politics, economy, technology, climate, cosmos, religion, healthcare, and more, and his biting wit spares no one, from the megalomaniacal billionaire abandoning our deteriorating Earth for a better life on an unlivable Mars, to an out-of-ideas president begging the people to vote for change, to the embarrassingly illogical ways virtually all of us behave online.
This Won’t Help allows us to reflect upon our crazy world, laugh at its flaws, and then recognize the ways in which we can seek truth, eschew absurdity, and call for change.