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Keanu Reeves Publishes $55 Poetry Book

Keanu Reeves is a turning out to be a real Renaissance man. The famous actor and founding member of the band Dogstar, can now add author to his resume.

Reeves has penned a new poetry book called Ode to Happiness (pictured, via) which “externalizes a melancholy internal monologue and subtly pokes fun at it,” according to the book’s description.

The 40-page book, published by Steidl, includes Reeves’ poetry alongside art by illustrator Alexandra Grant. It sells for $55.  According to the New York Daily News, the book pokes fun of the “Sad Keanu” meme–series of photos of the actor looking depressed that became an Internet sensation.

The Daily News has more: “’Ode To Happiness’ is a collection of inkblot paintings — which purposely look like they’ve been blurred by tears — and accompanying depressing passages, like ‘I draw a hot sorrow bath’ and ‘In my despair room.’ The last line in the book is a black smudge with the words ‘It can always be worse.’”

Steidl site is currently sold out, but Amazon has a few copies left available for $35.

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