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Keanu Reeves’ poetry book: Get it from Book Soup

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Keanu Reeves has written a poetry book, ‘Ode to Happiness,’ that ‘externalizes a melancholy internal monologue and subtly pokes fun at it,’ according to publisher Steidl.

The 40-page book has a single, long poem by Reeves, art by painter Alexandra Grant and was created with the help of Janey Bergam. The art book is $55.

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The text includes lines like ‘I draw a hot sorrow bath / in my despair room’ and ‘It can always be worse.

Was the book inspired by the ‘Sad Keanu’ Internet meme, the one that began with a photograph of a seemingly dejected Keanu Reeves eating on a park bench? The New York Daily News thinks so.

But, really, is Keanu paying that much attention to Photoshop memes of himself? Doesn’t he have muscles to train, lines to learn and, you know, samurai to defeat?

Or maybe he has books to buy. Book Soup, where Reeves has been rumored to shop, has six copies of ‘Ode to Happiness’ left in stock. That’s twice as many as Amazon.

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-- Carolyn Kellogg


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