Song parodier extraordinaire “Weird Al” Yankovic has collaborated with Nathan Rabin, the longtime writer at “The Onion’s A.V. Club,” to produce “Weird Al: The Book.” It’s out now.
According to the publisher, the soon-to-be-classic is “an illustrated tribute” to the man who wrote and performed such clever parodies as “Eat It,” “Amish Paradise,” and “Like a Surgeon.” Sounds intriguing: Yankovic has been performing about 35 years–his first hits were “My Bologna” (a goof on “My Sharona”) and “Another One Rides the Bus” (“Another One Bites the Dust”)–so the book should be full of photographs and memories of an unusual, seemingly endless entertainment life.
Want to buy it? Sure, you do. Christmas is only like 10 weeks away. Go here. And while you’re on Amazon, buy “UHF.” It’s totally underrated.