Keanu Reeves: 'Sad Keanu' meme inspires book

sad-keanu-reeves.jpgRemember "Sad Keanu" -- the series of photos that hit the web in 2010 in which a downcast Keanu Reeves was PhotoShopped into a series of ironic photos? No -- well, here's a refresher.

Apparently Reeves himself found the infectious Internet meme funny -- funny enough to inspire him to write his own book.

We use the term "write" loosely -- according to the "New York Daily News" Reeves' "Ode to Happiness" is a collection of inkblot paintings by Los Angeles-based artist Alexandra Grant accompanied by depressing statements from Reeves, like "I draw a hot sorrow bath" and "In my despair room."

While Reeves first wrote the book as a joke, it was soon in high demand. And so the "Matrix" actor found a publisher to create a limited run of 4,000 copies. According to the Daily News, they've only been offered for sale in the U.K. so far.

Up next for Reeves? Another book: "Haikus of Hope."

"Basically like, 'I want to kill myself', and go from there," Reeves explains.
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