Billy Eichner inks deal for first book
But will it be written in ALL CAPS?!?!
Billy Eichner, the deafening dude behind Fuse and Funny or Die’s Billy on the Street, is writing a book. Details on the tome’s content are scarce for now, though a posting on Eichner’s official Tumblr says that it will be “an irreverent look at Hollywood and pop culture that you can find literally anywhere else.” (The post also notes that Eichner’s favorite books include “Twitter, Entertainment Weekly, The Hollywood Reporter, and emails.” You can’t argue with good taste.)
“I’m very excited to start writing and I can assure my fans they will love the book more than Shailene Woodley loves Tom’s of Maine,” Eichner himself adds in a statement. This book is for anyone obsessed with show business, pop culture, social media and lots of other fun topics that fill our days as we hurtle helplessly towards accidents, illness, infidelity and death.”
The book will be published by Hachette’s Grand Central Publishing division. There is no release date yet, according to The Hollywood Reporter—but given Eichner’s rapidly filling schedule (a recurring role on Parks and Rec, a presumed fourth season of Billy on the Street, the USA pilot Difficult People), Eichner fans shouldn’t scream if it takes awhile for the book to reach shelves.