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Every great joke has a punch line, and every great humor writer has an arsenal of experiences, anecdotes, and obsessions that were the inspiration for that humor. In fact, those who make a career out of entertaining strangers with words are a notoriously intelligent and quirky lot. And boy, do they have some stories.
In this entertaining and inspirational book, you'll hear from 21 top humor writers as they discuss the comedy-writing process, their influences, their likes and dislikes, and their experiences in the industry. You'll also learn some less useful but equally amusing things, such as:
Mike Sacks has worked at The Washington Post and currently works on the editorial staff of Vanity Fair magazine. He has written humor and nonfiction for Esquire, GQ, MAD, McSweeney's, National Lampoon, The New Yorker, New York Observer, Premiere, and Salon. He has contributed to the books Esquire Rules, Esquire Presents: Things A Man Shouldn't Do After the Age of Thirty, and Mountain Man Dance Moves: The McSweeney's Book of Lists from Vintage.
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