Today, Simon & Schuster announced their acquisition of the first book by Michael Schur, creator of postmodern morality play and philosophical sitcom The Good Place, otherwise known as the best thing on television for a while there.
How to Be Good: A Definitive Answer for Exactly What to Do, In Every Possible Situation “will use humor and philosophy to determine how we should deal with the large and small ethical challenges we all face every day. Schur will take readers on a journey through the 2500-year discussion of ethics, explaining and poking fun at these grand ideas, and sketching a roadmap for how we ought to act.”
In the same statement, Schur, ever the optimist, said: “I’m thrilled to be working with Simon & Schuster on this project. I don’t know how to write a book, but [editor Eamon Dolan] assured me that wouldn’t be a problem.” Usually not!
Look for it next fall.
[via ABC News]