Skip to main content Skip to search Skip to search

Fiction Humorous

A Philosopher, A Psychologist, and An ExtraTerrestrial Walk into A Chocolate Bar

by (author) Jass Richards

Initial publish date
Jan 2024
Humorous, General, Contemporary Women, Psychological
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Jan 2024
    List Price
  • eBook

    Publish Date
    Jan 2024
    List Price

Classroom Resources

Where to buy it


When an independent activist and her office-temp-with-a-doctorate buddy embark on a quest for a chocolate bar (a bar that serves not alcohol, but chocolate – in all its deliciously decadent forms), they pick up a hitchhiking extraterrestrial who’s stopped on Earth to ask for directions. (I know, right?) They do their damnedest to help 'X' find the information she needs to get back home, all the while confronting everyday sexism (rather like bashing your head against a jellyfish) and committing assorted outrageous acts and everyday rebellions …

About the author

Contributor Notes

Jass Richards ( has a Master's degree in Philosophy and for a (very) brief time was a stand-up comic (now she's more of a sprawled-on-the-couch comic). Despite these attributes, she has received four Ontario Arts Council grants.

In addition to her Rev and Dylan series (The Road Trip Dialogues, The Blasphemy Tour, License to Do That, and The ReGender App), which has reportedly made at least one person snort root beer out her nose, she has written This Will Not Look Good on My Resume (shortlisted for the Rubery Book Award), followed by its sequel Dogs Just Wanna Have Fun ('nuff said). She has also written the perfect cottage-warming gift, TurboJetslams: Proof #29 of the Non-Existence of God (which, along with License to Do That, made it to Goodreads' Fiction Books That Opened Your Eyes To A Social Or Political Issue list), its sequel, CottageEscape.zyx: Satan Takes Over, and a (way)-off-the-beaten-path first contact novel, A Philosopher, A Psychologist, and an Extraterrestrial Walk into a Chocolate Bar, along with its supplemental Jane Smith's Translation Dictionary of Everyday Lies, Insults, Manipulations, and Clueless Comments. Lastly, she has published a collection of her stand-up bits, titled Too Stupid to Visit and other collections of funny bits.

Excerpts from her several books have appeared in The Cynic Online Magazine, in Contemporary Monologues for Young Women (vol.3) and 222 More Comedy Monologues, and on Erma Bombeck's humor website. Her one-woman play Substitute Teacher from Hell received its premiere performance by Ghost Monkey Productions in Winnipeg. Her worst-ever stand-up moment occurred in Atlanta at a for-blacks-only club (apparently). Her best-ever stand-up moment occurred in Toronto when she made the black guy fall off his stool because he was laughing so hard at her Donovan Bailey joke. (The guy set a world record for running the 100M in 9.84 seconds, yeah? Big wup. My dog can do better than that. 'Course, she's black too.)

Editorial Reviews

"Your material is fabulous! It reminds me so much of George Carlin." Gemini Rising, about Too Stupid to Visit
"Oooh, awesome!" C. Osborne, about Jane Smith's Translation Dictionary of Everyday Lies, Insults, Manipulations, and Clueless Comments
"Jass Richards … is back with another exceptional book that entertains and informs as she mixes feminism, critical thinking, and current social issues …. Aside from the hilarious wedding intervention, one of my favourite parts is when …. " James M. Fisher, The Miramichi Reader, about A Philosopher, a Psychologist, and an Extraterrestrial Walk into a Chocolate Bar
“Extraordinarily well-written with wit, wisdom, and laugh-out-loud ironic recognition …. TurboJetslams: Proof #29 of the Non-Existence of God is a highly entertaining and riveting read …." Midwest Book Review
"This book is brilliant. … The premise is really interesting …. The scene at the airport had me laughing out loud …." Katya, Goodreads, about The ReGender App
“I’m very much intrigued by the issues raised in [License to Do That]. I also enjoy the author’s voice, which is unapologetically combative but also funny and engaging.” A. S.
"Wretchedly funny." C. Mike Rice,, about The Blasphemy Tour
“I am impressed by the range from stoned silliness to philosophical perspicuity, and I love your comic rhythm.” L. S. about The Road Trip Dialogues
“… laugh-out-loud funny.” M. W., Librarything, about Dogs Just Wanna Have Fun
"Ya made me snort root beer out my nose!" Moriah Jovan, The Proviso, about This Will Not Look Good on My Resume