Dan Zevin’s hysterical book, Very Modern Mantras: Daily Affirmations for Daily Aggravations, features a collection of tongue-in-cheek chants for those everyday moments that drive us insane. For those who can’t wait for the book’s Oct. 8 release, check out his humorous series of videos on YouTube.
“For all of us who’ve crammed yoga, meditation and self-care into our lives, there’s just one thing missing on our daily slog toward serenity: a laugh,” says Dan, a Thurber Prize-winning humorist.
His other humorous books include Dan Gets a Minivan and The Day I Turned Uncool, which were both optioned by Adam Sandler. Dan has been an award-winning humor columnist for The New York Times, a comic commentator for NPR and a contributor to print or digital editions of The New Yorker, McSweeney’s, Rolling Stone, Salon, Real Simple, Parents and The Wall Street Journal. He lives with his family in Westchester, New York, and teaches comic writing at Sarah Lawrence College.
Very Modern Mantras has received early praise: “This book not only made me laugh, it rescued my sanity from a precarious ledge,” says A.J. Jacobs, bestselling author of Thanks A Thousand: A Gratitude Journey.