Odds are someone has forwarded you a link from The Oatmeal. If you have never received one, well, you probably will. The Oatmeal is one of the funniest, cleverest sites on the Internet and now it’s coming to a bookshelf near you. 

"5 Very Good Reasons to Punch a Dolphin in the Mouth," by The Oatmeal publisher Matthew Inman, includes the same heartwarming illustrations and lists you’re likely to find on the website, such as: 

  • 4 Reasons to Carry a Shovel at All Times
  • 6 Types of Crappy Hugs
  • 8 Ways to Tell if Your Loved One Plans to Eat You
  • 17 Things Worth Knowing About Your Cat
  • 20 Things Worth Knowing About Beer

Inman is a Web designer and developer from Seattle who has been designing Web sites since age 13. He launched TheOatmeal.com in 2009. To date, it has received more than 82 million page views. 

You can pre-order the book here.