HOME / Books : Reading between the lines. This Charming Band An exhaustive, exhausting book about the Smiths. By Chris Gethard|Posted Friday, Nov. 30, 2012, at 11:19 PM Tweet Tweet MYSLATE Save this story. Follow all Books articles. Follow the Arts section. Follow stories by Chris Gethard. MySlate is a new tool that lets you track your favorite parts of Slate. You can follow authors and sections, track comment threads you're interested in, and more. SLATE'S MOST VIRAL Tornado Survivor Finds Her Missing Dog in the Rubble of Her Home During a TV Interview Steve Jobs’ Dream Device Has Arrived, and It's Made by Microsoft Map: Killer Tornadoes Since 1950 Chris Gethard is a comedian based out of New York City. His book of personal essays, A Bad Idea I'm About to Do was published in January. He is the host of the cult hit public-access show Chris Gethard Show. Click here to load comments.