“Have you heard the one about?…” At the end of every great joke is a punchline, and every great comic writer has an arsenal of life experiences, both their own and other peoples, to draw on. Add into the mix obsessions and anecdotes and you have the recipe for some brilliant humor. Those who make their living out of making strangers laugh are notorious for being quirky and intelligent individuals and they certainly have some stories to tell. Inspirational as well as hugely entertaining, And Here’s The Kicker ($16) gives us an insight into how 21 of the top humor writers go through the process of writing comedy, as well as hearing about their own influences and their experiences. Utterly brilliant.
“Andrew Blum plunges into the unseen but real ether of the Internet in a journey both compelling and profound. You will never open an email in quite the same way again.” – Tom Vanderbilt, New York Times bestselling author of Traffic. Andrew Blum is a correspondent for Wired magazine, and through Tubes ($20) he takes us on ...[Read More]