Why Grizzly Bears Should Wear Underpants

Why Grizzly Bears Should Wear Underpants A new book by The Oatmeal
What's inside?

Why Grizzly Bears Should Wear Underpants is a 168 page collection of comics, facts, and instructional guides from the online cartoonist and #1 New York Times Best-Selling Author known as The Oatmeal. The book contains a variety of Oatmeal classics, such as Dear Sriracha Rooster Sauce and What it's like to own an Apple product, in addition to plenty of never-before-seen comics about life, death, love, romance, bears, explosions, and testicles.

Each book also includes a pull-out poster of Why working from home is both awesome and horrible.

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Please note: these prices are subject to change.

The Oatmeal 2014 Wall Calendar

The Book Tour

The Oatmeal will be traveling to various bookstores to give lectures about manatees and explosions. He will also be signing books and engaging daily in hundreds of uncomfortable conversations. Books will be available for purchase at every event.

Please RSVP on Facebook if you plan on attending. It's not required to attend, but it lets us get a rough idea of how many people to expect.

City Date Time Location Facebook Event Page

New York, NY

Friday - Saturday
Oct 11 - 12

10am - 2pm

New York Comicon / Javits Center - Booth #2219

Note: I will not have my own booth this year but am sharing a booth with Andrews McMeel Publishing

RSVP on Facebook here

Boston, MA

October 14

7:00 pm

Harvard Coop #300 (B&N College)

1400 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02238

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Toronto, ON

October 15

7:00 pm

Chapters John & Richmond

142 John Street
Toronto, Ontario

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Denver, CO

October 17

7:30 pm

Tattered Cover

1628 16th Street
Denver, CO 80202

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San Diego, CA

October 18

7:00 pm

Barnes and Noble Mira Mesa

Mira Mesa MarketCenter
10775 Westview Parkway
San Diego, CA 92126

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Los Angeles, CA

October 19

2:00 pm

Barnes and Noble at The Grove

189 The Grove Drive, Suite K 30
Los Angeles, CA 90036

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Vancouver, BC

October 22

7:30 pm

Chapters Metrotown

Metropolis, Metrotown 4700 Kingsway
Burnaby, British Columbia

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Frequently Asked Questions
  • When does it come out?

    October 1st, 2013.

    It may take longer to appear in bookstores for countries other than the US. If you live outside the US and want to guarantee a copy right away, you can order it online.

  • Can I get the book even if I don’t live in the US?

    In Canada and the UK it will debut at the same time as the US.
    All other countries should receive it in the following weeks, depending on where you live. You can order it online if you want it before that.

  • How much does it cost?

    Amazon $16.99 currently $9.00      Barnes and Noble $16.99 currently $10.39     
    (note: these prices are subject to change)

  • Can I buy a copy of the book at a book signing?

    Yes, all my books will be available for purchase at all the signings.

  • What items will be available for purchase at a book signing?

    My new book for sure, and some of the stores will have the calendar as well. If you want me to sign prints, shirts, mugs, etc you'll have to buy them from the Oatmeal shop and bring them with you.

  • Can I bring other merchandise to a book signing?

    Yes, I'll sign anything. However, some bookstores require a book purchase for a signature, some require a book purchase for a ticket to the event, some require no purchase at all. It varies from bookstore to bookstore. Contact the venue directly with any questions.

  • How come your tour doesn't stop in my city? :(

    My publisher chooses cities based on the availability of a time slot that works with the rest of the tour. If I don't come to your city it doesn't mean I hate you, it just means we probably couldn't find a bookstore that worked with our schedule.

  • Where can I buy it?

    Most major bookstores should carry it on or after October 1st, 2013. If not go get it online.

  • How big is it?

    168 pages, 7”x9” (18cm x 23cm). and it weighs about as much as a large pile of bear feces.
    The included poster is 18" x 24" (45cm x 61cm).

  • Paperback or Hardcover?


  • Why should I buy a book full of stuff that's available online for free?

    Two reasons:
    1. There's a ton of new material in the book that isn't available online and it never will be, so if you buy the book you get access to a bunch of new comics.

    2. I'm able to provide free comics online BECAUSE of people who support me and buy my books.

  • What’s the ISBN? I think ISBNs are neat.

    ISBN: 9781449427702

  • Where does George Washington keeps his armies?


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