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to Archer: The Ultimate Guide to Espionage and Style and
Women and Also Cocktails Ever Written [Paperback] by
Review by Suzanne Lanoue
How to Archer is a really funny book. It may
even be funnier than the TV show. I enjoyed reading it quite
a lot. If you've never seen "Archer" I don't know how you
would like it because I hear Archer's voice speaking the
words in the book. Maybe it will bring more fans to the
show. That can only be a good thing.
As it's explained at the beginning of the book, Archer is
asked to do a book telling about how to be a spy, but he
handles it in his usual lazy and resentful manner.
I particularly liked the part about how to rip off casinos in
Las Vegas, since we have been to Vegas so many times. It was
hilarious. It's a fun little book and very easy and quick to
From the star of FX's hit animated TV show
Archer. HOW TO ARCHER The Ultimate Guide to Espionage
and Style and Women and Also Cocktails Ever Written by
Sterling Archer, a super-suave master spy,
is now the author of the definitive handbook detailing how
you, too, can learn how to be a killer secret agent.
How to Archer is Sterling Archer's gift to
the world, in which he reveals his secrets on how to dress
properly, drive an elephant, haggle with a Thai prostitute
in her native tongue, pilot an airboat and make about a
million delicious cocktails, including a Molotov one.
About the Author: Sterling Archer (Codename:
Duchess) is the world's greatest secret agent - according to
Sterling Archer. He is employed by the International
Secret Intelligence Service (ISIS) and has a luxuriously
thick head of hair, steely blue eyes and abs one could wash
laundry on. HOW TO ARCHER is his first book.
Featuring more than 50 original
illustrations, HOW TO ARCHER is the first authorized book
companion to the hit FX animated series Archer. It was
written by Adam Reed, who created the series.
About the Series - Archer is an animated,
half-hour comedy that revolves around the International
Secret Intelligence Service (ISIS) and the lives of its
employees. Although their work of espionage, every
covert operation and global crisis is actually just another
excuse for the ISIS staff to undermine, sabotage and betray
each other for personal gain.
The series features the voices of H. Jon
Benjamin as the highly skilled and incredibly vain master
spy "Sterling Archer"; Aisha Tyler as Archer's fellow agent
and ex-girlfriend "Lana Kane"; Jessica Walter as Archer's
domineering mother and the director of ISIS, "Mallory
Archer"; Chris Parnell as the easily intimidated
comptroller-turneded ISIS agent "Cyril Figgis"; Judy greer
as Malory's loquacious secretary "Cheryl"; Amber Nash as the
discordant director of human resources for ISI, "Pam Poovey";
Adam Reed as the gay voice of reason at ISIS, "Ray
Gillette"; Lucky Yates as ISIS's possibly mad scientist,
"Krieger"; and George Coe as Archer's elderly and always
exploited butler, "Woodhouse."
Described as "one of television's top guilty
pleasures" by the New York Times and "bawdy, brilliant and
double-o-riginal," by Time Magazine, Archer aired a special
three-part series last fall entitled "Heart of Archness."
These episodes brought in series highs among W18-34
(310,000), and P25-54 (1.15 million). Moreover, it was
the series' most-watched premiere ever among P18-49 (1.38
million), M18-49 (967,000), P18-34 (982,000), M18-34
(672,000), W18-34 (310,000) and P25-54 (15.5 million).
The three-episode run posted gains of +26% in P18-49 (1.37
vs. 1.08 million), +34% in M18-49 (1.04 million vs. 775,000)
and +12% in Total Viewers (1.72 vs. 1.53 million) over its
second season. On a multi-run total basis, Archer
delivered 3.13 million Total Viewers and 2.45 million in
The third season of Archer debuts on
Thursday, January 19 at 10:00 pm e/p.
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