There is an accepted Internet adage called Godwin's Law that holds that someone will make a comparison to Hitler or Nazism if a web discussion goes on long enough. Any man who identifies as a “Redditor” — aka a member of massive, haphazardly policed online bulletin board Reddit — knows this to be true.
But Reddit isn’t just a place for hyperbole, trolling, leaked celebrity sexts and fat-shaming. There is also, among all the dross, plenty of insightful, provocative and hilarious conversation to be found there.
At the top of that list: Reddit’s ubiquitous “Ask Me Anything” forum, now available in a limited-edition, hardcover book form for the first time.
Inside, Reddit’s editors pick their favorite discussions from the thousands of AMAs they’ve hosted, and the result is a book where Louis C.K, Buzz Aldrin, a fry cook, Bill Murray, a holocaust survivor, Bill Gates, Madonna, a child raised in the rainforest, Elon Musk, a man with two penises and President Obama field questions from anonymous people on the Internet.
The 400-page book is at turns inspiring, informative, ingenious and infuriating. You can find all of the content for free by scrolling through Reddit, but the book is only $35 and the eBook $5, with a portion of the profits going to a charity of Team Reddit’s choice.