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Fun Thing to Buy of the Day: ‘A Companion to Woody Allen’

One new release in books this week is A Companion to Woody Allen, the latest of the Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Film Directors series. The book costs a whopping $164.00, meaning this is not the companion for the casual Woody Allen [...]

By Jenny Nelson

Jack Handey’s First Novel Comes Out in July

Beloved humorist Jack Handey (SNL's Deep Thoughts, The New Yorker), has written his first novel. Entitled The Stench of Honolulu: A Tropical Adventure, the lean 240-page book is set for release on July 16th. Here's the official summary:

By Bradford Evans

‘The Office’s B.J. Novak Signs a Two-Book Deal

Following in his Office cohort Mindy Kaling's footsteps, B.J. Novak is about to become an author. The publisher Alfred A. Knopf announced yesterday that Novak has signed a two-book deal with them. The first book will be a collection of short [...]

By Bradford Evans

Ken Marino and Erica Oyama Are Adapting ‘Go the Fuck to Sleep’

Fox is turning the profane children's book Go the Fuck to Sleep into a movie, and Deadline reports that Ken Marino and Erica Oyama Marino, the husband-wife team behind the hilarious Yahoo web series Burning Love, are writing the script. From [...]

By Bradford Evans

10 Actors Who Came Close to Starring in ‘A Confederacy of Dunces’

Hollywood has been trying to turn John Kennedy Toole's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel A Confederacy of Dunces into a movie for 33 years ever since it was first published in 1980. Various things have held up production of the film over the years, [...]

By Bradford Evans

Kelly Oxford’s First Book Is Out Next Week

Screenwriter and wildly-popular Twitterer Kelly Oxford's first book, Everything Is Perfect When You're a Liar, is set to come out on Tuesday, but it's available for preorder now. The book is a collection of comic essays from Oxford's life, [...]

By Bradford Evans

Preview: Mike Sacks’s Sequel to ‘And Here’s the Kicker’

I remember picking up Mike Sacks's book And Here's the Kicker, a collection of interviews with some of the greatest comedy writers ever, when it was released back in 2009, and instantly devouring it. I couldn't cram the words into my brain fast [...]

By Bradford Evans

Julie Klausner’s New Novel ‘Art Girls Are Easy’ Out May 7th

Comedian and author Julie Klausner announced today via Twitter that her second book, a young adult novel about an all-girls arts camp called Art Girls Are Easy, is coming out May 7th. Klausner, who writes for Billy on the Street, hosts the [...]

By Bradford Evans