In his first book, I Drink for a Reason, comedian David Cross ponders religion, politics and ideas for T-shirts sold at Urban Outfitters (example: “I Have to Go to the Bathroom”). Familiar to fans of the cult TV hit Arrested Development as the “never-nude” Tobias Fünke, Cross doesn’t mince words in print. The book’s preface is direct (“Hello”), its dedication straightforward (“To me. I couldn’t have done it without you”) and its stance on Jim Belushi pretty clear (“I have beef with Jim Belushi”). TIME talked to Cross about the literary scene, his upcoming stand-up tour and what to expect when Arrested Development comes to the big screen. Read the interview HERE.