Kathy Thorson Gruhn – Drug Tested for Being Happy: True Stories to Make You Laugh

Kathy Thorson Gruhn grew up in the small town of Blooming Prairie in southern Minnesota. She moved to the South with her husband in the late ’70s and currently lives on a horse farm in Tryon, North Carolina. She has two grown daughters and two grandchildren. Before becoming a writer, she was a speech pathologist for 35 years, working primarily with children ages birth to seven, which prompted her to create the My Baby Compass program.
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Craig Savoye – Cowboys, Ranchers, and Assorted Characters

A number of years ago, I heard some stories about ranch and Western life I thought were among the funniest anecdotes I had ever heard. It started a quest. Over a 10-year span, I interviewed 150 cowboys, ranchers, and others, mostly in Texas and Nebraska. The result is Cowboys, Ranchers, and Assorted Characters: True Tales from the New West. It’s the best of the best anecdotes from those encounters.
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Reader’s Digest – Readers Digest’s Humor in Uniform

From basic training to World War II to the Gulf War, America’s veterans share their funniest stories in this collection of Reader’s Digest’s popular “Humor in Uniform” column. Beneath the horror of war lies a rich tradition of comedy and satire, and these anecdotes have entertained readers for decades. Stars of the TV and movie versions of America’s favorite military comedy, M*A*S*H, read equally hilarious pieces from all four branches of the armed forces. Whether poking fun at the higher echelons of army power or joking about retired sergeants adjusting to civilian life, Humor in Uniform certainly earns its stripes with laughter.
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Thomas F. F. Snyder – Is Anyone All Right?

In this musical romantic comedy, with actors, singers, and full orchestra, meet Emily who may or may not be with the right guy. She gets plenty of time to wonder about him as he haunts the pub where she works. Meet Ben, a twenty-something teacher who may one day find the courage to approach the miraculous beauty studying at the back of that pub. And meet Pablo, the handsome and awkward Spaniard, an unlikely hero who puts the pub back in post-puberty-based musical romantic comedies.
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Summary Station – Summary and Analysis of Judd Apatow’s ‘Sick in the Head: Conversations About Life and Comedy’

Judd Apatow, the comedic mastermind behind films like Knocked Up, Funny People, and most recently Trainwreck, starts his book of interviews by telling us why his obsession over comedy never faltered during the course of his life. He grew up watching comedic greats like Steve Martin and George Carlin, and their talent inspired a love affair for comedy that only grew as time went on.
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