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Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Do You Mind If I Cancel? (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Start Without Me (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
We Are Experiencing a Slight Delay: (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon

Gary Janetti
Gary Janetti was born in New York City on March 22, 1969. He is an American television actor, writer, and producer.

He was an executive producer on “Will and Grace” and has written for “Family Guy”. He wrote and co-created “Vicious”, a British sitcom, which aired on ITV from 2013 to 2016. It starred Derek Jacobi and Sir Ian McKellen.

Gary came up with “Vicious” from always having been an Anglophile. He grew up watching British comedies. He loved “Fawlty Towers”, “Monty Python”, and “Are You Being Served?” which aired on PBS. He always thought that it would be interesting to do something there, or take a format from there and bring it over here.

The show was originally supposed to be American. However once the British version of the show never came to fruition, Gary took hold of the reins and created the British version himself, nixing the proposed American adaptation.

Gary got his start writing for sitcoms like “Style & Substance” and “The Naked Truth”.

His Instagram page has gained international media attention primarily for his satirical characterization of Prince George and the kid’s imagined, and often catty, response to various pictures and news stories about members of the British royal family. He produced a satire-animated sitcom version of Prince George called “The Prince” for HBO Max, in which he also voiced Prince George.

These began in 2017. The satirical message involved Prince George shaking hands with his teacher on his first day of school, while being accompanied by Prince William, his dad.

He just happened to see Prince George online, and thought the kid was just so expressive; the photos themselves made him laugh because of how expressive he was. And he thought it would be a lot of fun to write a caption for, so he did.

He says that writing essays is way different from writing for TV because writing for TV gives you a bit of distance since you are protected by the characters. Writing essays was the first time that he was writing personally about himself rather than through a character.

Since 2017, Gary is married to Brad Goreski, his longtime partner, television personality, fashion stylist. They have been together for more than twenty years, and they got married after having been together for 16 years.

They met each other when they were both staying in Athens, Greece, in 2001.

“Do You Mind If I Cancel?: (Things That Still Annoy Me)” is a non-fiction book that was released in 2019. Gary Janetti, the producer and writer for some of the most popular TV comedies of all time, and the creator of one of the most wickedly funny Instagram accounts there is, now turns his skills to the page in this poignant and hilarious book which chronicles the indignities and pains of everyday life.

Gary spends his twenties in New York, where he dreams about starring on soap operas while in reality he works at this hotel where he lusts after this one unattainable colleague and he battles with a bellman that despises when people actually use a bell to call for him. He chronicles the torture of finding a job before the internet when you just had to talk on the phone all the time, and fantasizes, like we all do, about who to tell off when he wins an Oscar finally. Like Gary himself will say: these are essays from both his young adulthood and childhood about things which still annoy him.

Gary finally takes center stage with this collection of acerbic, raw, and unflinchingly honest essays. Some readers found themselves starting it all over again once they had finished, that is how much they didn’t want this book to end.

There are sections in the book which are so funny, you find yourself putting the book down and just laugh out loud. This is especially embarrassing while you’re on the subway, however it is pretty good advertising for the book. It is packed with wistful memories, funny lines, and the sorts of coming of age experiences that all of us have.

“Start Without Me: (I’ll Be There in a Minute)” is a non-fiction book that was released in 2022. This book is a collection of laugh out loud, hilarious, true life stories about all of the small moments which add up to a big life.

Gary is bothered. By a bunch of things. Thank goodness he is here to tell us about them.

With this book, Gary returns to his acid tongue firmly in cheek to the times and moments which defined him. He takes us by the hand while we follow him through the summers that he spends in his twenties, pursuing the perfect man and the perfect tan to much regret and no avail. At his Catholic high school, he strikes up this unlikely friendship with this nun that shares Gary’s love of soap operas, which becomes something of a salvation for both of them. And do not get him started on how an awful hotel room can ruin even the best of vacations. This laugh out loud collection of true life stories from the man behind his generation’s greatest comedy is for anybody that has felt the joy in holding a decade long grudge.

Whether or not you are a new convert to Janetti or one of the million that follow him on social media for a daily laugh, this book is sure to have you howling at Gary’s frustrations and nodding in agreement at the outrages of life’s tiny slights. It is the literary equivalent of a night out spent with your funniest friend that you wish would never end.

Readers found themselves screaming and howling with laughter and seething with jealousy. But also had them in tears. Because of the sneaky secret about Gary is that as antisocial as he claims to be, nobody writes with more feeling or connectedness.

He is a master of mining his memories to provide readers the most hilarious and absurd stories about teens, family, growing up, and fitting in. This is a sharply observed, deeply relatable, and witty read.

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