Reasons I enjoyed this book
A. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE STAND-UP COMEDY. I listen to it on XM radio, watch Comedy Central and visit the comedy clubs as often as possible.
B. I am a female. I enjoyed reading about these comedians and why some women did not find their shtick so funny.
C. I have been with the same (awesome) dude for 14 years and like to live vicariously through books.
D. Nothing beats a good, deep belly laugh. I love a good, deep belly laugh.
I wholeheartedly believe that New York Magazine was right when they said "If you've laughed in the last ten years, Ben Karlin was responsible." Ben was a former senior editor of The Onion, former executive producer of both The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and The Colbert Report and co-author and co-editor of America (The Book) .
This book has 46 essays or what the author calls "lessons" written by some of the funniest comedians working today. Ben's mom begins the book with a lesson titled "I Think My Son Is a Catch," but read on to learn valuable lessons from Andy Richter, Stephen Colbert, Patton Oswalt, Jason Nash, Dan Savage, David Rees, Nick Hornby and Bob Odenkirk- just to name a few.
This is a real light read that will have you laughing out loud. Perfect for a nice spring evening on a porch.