Being a writing teacher in a border community is like trying to "draw out Leviathan with a hook".  So when the going gets tough, the tough get reading.  Laughter is a panacea for many modern ills, not the least of which is being pissed off after a tough day of trying to explain that commas and periods are not interchangeable. Neither are they optional.

Some of these are on my Shelfari space.  However, I’m having second thoughts about committing myself as I don’t really find the groups very enthusiastic. So from here, you can take the titles and go to your fav book marketplace. Caveat — some are old and out of print. 

  1. Plato and Platypus Walk into A Bar — Thomas Cathcart, Daniel Klein
  2. The McSweeney’s Joke Book of Book Jokes — McSweeney’s, eds.
  3. Yiddish with Dick and Jane — Ellis Weiner, Barbara Davilman
  4. It All Started with Nudes — Richard Armour
  5. Punctured Poems — Richard Armour
  6. She’s So Funny — Judy Brown
  7. Noisy Outlaws, Unfriendly Blobs, and Some Other Things That Aren’t As Scary, etc. — McSweeney’s Books, Ted Thompson, ed.
  8. The Classics Reclassified — Richard Armour
  9. A Bit of Fry & Laurie — Hugh Laurie, Stephen Fry
  10. Lanterns and Lances — James Thurber
  11. Mountain Man Dance Moves: The McSweeney’s Book of Lists
  12. A Feast of French & Saunders — Dawn French, Jennifer Saunders
  13. Coyote vs. Acme — Ian Frazier
  14. Conversations with S. J. Perelman — Tom Teicholz, ed.
  15. The Party, After You Left — Cartoons by Roz Chast
  16. Theories of Everything — Cartoons by Roz Chast
  17. When Will Jesus Bring the Pork Chops? — George Carlin
  18. Poetry for Cats — Henry Beard
  19. Without Feathers — Woody Allen
  20. Blackadder – The Whole Damn Dynasty (UK edition)
  21. Matt Groening comics: Work is Hell, Love is Hell, How To Go To Hell
  22. Dilbert comics
  23. Calvin & Hobbes comics
  24. Happy Bunny — look for me under "BL_D"

McSweeney’s Books


One response to this post.

  1. Reblogged this on The Festering Blurb:Bursting Open w/Pungent Prose and commented:

    My LOL collection. They’re funnier than they sound.


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