Escape into Meaning: Essays on Superman, Public Benches, and Other Obsessions (Hardcover)

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Producer, editor, and writer behind the highly addictive, informative, and popular YouTube channel The Nerdwriter, Evan Puschak presents an unconventional and whip-smart essay collection about topics as varied as Superman, politics, and public benches.

As YouTube’s The Nerdwriter, Evan Puschak plays the polymath, posing questions and providing answers across a wide range of fields—from the power of a split diopter shot in Toy Story 4 to the political dangers of schadenfreude. Now, he brings that same insatiable curiosity and striking wit to this engaging and unputdownable essay collection.

Perfect for fans of Trick Mirror and the writing of John Hodgman and Chuck Klosterman, Escape into Meaning is a compendium of fascinating insights into obsession. Whether you’re interested in the philosophy of Jerry Seinfeld or how Clark Kent is the real hero, there’s something for everyone in this effervescent collection.

About the Author

Evan Puschak is the creator of the popular YouTube channel The Nerdwriter, which has more than three million subscribers. He has a degree in film production from Boston University. Find out more at and @TheeNerdwriter.

Praise For…

“It’s clear that Puschak is a talented essayist…regardless of the medium.”
The Washington Post

“Puschak reads like a young Oliver Sacks at times — no small compliment — and his reflections can be similarly elegant and masterly. He probes, questions and digests with such assured skill that it belies his own insecurities and unsettled views. His is a voice to attend.”
Charleston Post & Courier

"A brilliant, wide-ranging essay collection that explores meaning and how we make it with the thoughtfulness and open-hearted generosity that have long been hallmarks of Puschak's writing."—John Green, New York Times bestselling author of The Anthropocene Reviewed

“[Evan’s videos] are patient, deeply thoughtful, and well-reasoned…His new collection [is] equally so…His prose is intelligent, but relatable.”—Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
Product Details
ISBN: 9781982163952
ISBN-10: 198216395X
Publisher: Atria Books
Publication Date: August 30th, 2022
Pages: 272
Language: English