Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim have hung their television hats and dropped their movie pants. But now they’ve put on something new: author gloves. Zone Theory, a self-help book of sorts, is the newest creative effort from the absurdist comedy duo. The book promises to “instantly provide wellness, happiness, and total, absolute fulfillment”, according to a press release announcing the project.

The whole thing is an obvious send-up of the world of new age spiritualism—well, mainly Scientology—presented in the quintessential Tim and Eric milieu. The press release promises “an array of design elements-charts, photographs, sidebars, and ‘advertisements’” that recall the psychedelic mixed-media approach of Tim And Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!.

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The tome of enlightenment will manifest itself on July 7. To coincide with the release, Tim and Eric are going on tour; touted as “self-help lectures,” the shows should complement the book in an appropriately cult-like and nightmarish fashion. The Palm Springs date even coyly promises a “special overnight event,” whatever that means. (We’re guessing something to do with pure white pajamas and group poop baths.) Venues for the tour have yet to be announced, but here’s a list of cities:

July 8th – New York City, NY
July 9th – Chicago, IL
July 12th – Palm Springs, CA*
July 13th – Los Angeles, CA
July 14th – San Francisco, CA
July 15th – Portland, OR
July 16th – Seattle, WA

*Special Overnight Event

An announcement video teases some of the potential tour and book content, including mind-blowing wisdom like “talk to your diarrhea and get real sound advice” and “Ba’Hee is a turkey man that I worship.” The whole Zone Theory experience appears to do what Tim and Eric do best: put a goof on reality in order to reveal how unseemly, dark, and weird reality actually is.

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