Watch Maria Bamford show off all the cool, new books she bought

I love the explosion of social media and intuitive technology, but one consequential trend really gets my goat. Ever see those videos featuring tweens and teenagers speaking into a webcam about their lives, calling out “haters,” and showing off things they buy? Yeah. Not a high point in citizen media.

Somehow, though, this haul video from Maria Bamford isn’t irritating. The comedian went to Powell’s Books for her birthday – probably the best idea I’ve ever heard, considering their inventory – and she released a video showing what she bought. She has pretty solid taste in books, looks like! Homer’s The Odyssey? Sign me up.

Check out the video below and try not to be jealous of all the new books she got.

Carrie Andersen

In addition to writing for Laughspin, Carrie is a graduate student in Austin, Texas, where she researches popular culture, new media, music, and social movements. When not reading or writing in any official capacity, she spends her time playing the drums, watching crappy TV, and eating copious amounts of tacos and barbecue. She also blogs sporadically at

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