He'd probably hate hearing that his By the Book is as Kaufmanesque as you can get, but oh my god it's true. If you do not like Charlie, you will not like this. If you do like Charlie, you might like this.
What books are on your nightstand?
Not to split hairs, but I don’t have a nightstand. I’m living in a temporary place for reasons too tedious and painful to get into here. There’s not much furniture. In the bedroom, such as it is, I have only a sleeping bag and a floor lamp. There are a few books next to me (I’m currently in the sleeping bag), books I ordered for research purposes. I’m reading Toynbee’s “A Study of History” and Tsiolkovsky’s “The Will of the Universe,” although the truth is, I am having trouble focusing lately. I spend long hours staring at the old, stained mattresses in the dump outside my window, as I shelter in place in this unfamiliar apartment. There is so much unexplained in my new, small world. The strange noises emanating from my neighbors’ apartments; the constant dropping of large items on the floor above me, the clinking of hundreds of wine bottles, as the neighbors across the hall carry them daily to the trash room. The screams. (Source)
I love how the next line is the question "What’s the last great book you read?" YEAH, LET'S JUST IGNORE THE THING ABOUT THE SCREAMS.
Anyway. It all gets weirder from there, but it's a good way of giving you a little taste of the oddball humour that lies within Antkind.