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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The Oatmeal 2014 Wall Calendar

The Book Tour

The Oatmeal will be traveling to various bookstores to give lectures about spiders and meat. 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 Event type Date Time Location Facebook Event Page

Los Angeles, CA

Fun Run + Book Signing

EVENT DETAILS

Wed, Oct 1st

Fun Run: 6:45pm

Signing: 7:30pm

The Grove: Nike Running & Barnes and Noble

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

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New York, NY

Book Signing

EVENT DETAILS

Tue, Oct 7th

6:00pm

Barnes and Noble Tribeca

97 Warren St.
New York, NY 10007

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New York, NY

Beat The Blerch Fun Run

EVENT DETAILS

Wed, Oct 8th

5:30pm

BEAT THE BLERCH IN CENTRAL PARK
New York Running Company

10 Columbus Circle
Time Warner Center, 2nd floor
New York, NY 10019

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Naperville, IL

Book Signing

EVENT DETAILS

Thu, Oct 9th

7:00pm

Anderson's Bookshop. North Central College

Smith Hall at Old Main
30 N Brainard Street
Naperville, IL 60540

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Nashville, TN

Book Signing

EVENT DETAILS

Fri, Oct 10th

7:00pm

Barnes and Noble College at Vanderbilt

2501 West End Avenue
Nashville, TN 37203

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Kansas City, MO

Book Signing

EVENT DETAILS

Sun, Oct 12th

2:00pm

Unity Temple on The Plaza

707 W. 47th Street, Kansas City, MO 64112

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Highlands Ranch, CO

Book Signing

EVENT DETAILS

Mon, Oct 13th

7:00pm

Tattered Cover Highlands Ranch

9315 Dorchester Street
Highlands Ranch, CO 80129

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Tempe, AZ

Book Signing

EVENT DETAILS

Tue, Oct 14th

7:00pm

Changing Hands Bookstore

6428 S. McClintock Dr.
Tempe, AZ 85283

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Portland, OR

Fun Run

EVENT DETAILS

Wed, Oct 22nd

5:30pm

Portland Running Company - Group Run

800 SE Grand Ave,
Portland, OR 97214

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Portland, OR

Book Signing

EVENT DETAILS

Wed, Oct 22nd

7:30pm

Powell's City of Books

1005 W. Burnside St.
Portland, OR 97209

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San Francisco, CA

Book Signing

EVENT DETAILS

Sat, Oct 25th

7:00pm

BAHfest West -Bay Area Science Festival(tickets required)

429 Castro Street, San Francisco, CA

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The Big Island, Hawaii

I'll be on vacation in Hawaii from October 26th until November 1st, and I'd love to do an informal book signing or meetup while I'm there, preferably at a place that has drinks with plastic swords in them. If you're interested in hosting it, email filter@theoatmeal.com.
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?

    Paperback.

  • 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?

    IN HIS SLEEVIES.





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