Henry David Thoreau goes into a publishers's office.
Publisher: So you have a book. What is it called? Waldo?
Thoreau: Walden, or Life in the Woods.
Publisher: So you went to the woods.
Thoreau: What do you mean?
Publisher: What happened?
Thoreau: I built a cabin.
Thoreau: I grew beans.
Publisher: Was there like a giant beanstalk or something?
Thoreau: No, just regular beans.
Publisher: Did someone attack you in the woods?
Thoreau: No. I had a few guests.
Publisher: Were you molested as a child? Is that why you went into the woods?
Thoreau: I went to the woods to live deliberately.
Publisher: Or were you an alchoholic? Maybe we could call it A Drunk in the Woods.
Thoreau: I don't drink.
Publisher: Did you catch some disfiguring disease? Maybe from the beans?
Publisher: I don't get it. Why would anyone buy this book? Explain it to me again.
Thoreau: Well, there's this pond...