Comedy writers and other funny people share stories rejected by SNL, the Onion and Comedy Central, as well as stories of general disapproval. Absolutely hilarious. ("Rejected" is slated to be released Jan. 27, 2009. Gotta love preview copies!) THE LOWDOWN Published: 2009, 272 pp. Obtained via: Free table at work Date started: 12.4.08 Date finished:… Continue reading “Rejected,” edited by Jon Friedman
Reread this—it appeared in my list from the first year I started keeping track. THE LOWDOWN Published: 2000, 272 pp. Obtained via: My bookshelf Date started: 7.26.08 Date finished: 8.1.08 What I liked: Pretty much everything! It's also a lot funnier if you imagine him reading it in his nasally voice. What I didn't like:… Continue reading David Sedaris, “Me Talk Pretty One Day”
Awesome collection of awkward-middle-school-girl vignettes in the same vein as Tammy Pierce is Unlovable, one of my all-time favorites. THE LOWDOWN Published: 2006, 240 pp. Obtained via: Clifton Comics Date started: 5.15.08 Date finished: 5.15.08 What I liked: Awkwardness level is off the charts! What I didn't like: Varying styles of drawing is a little… Continue reading Lauren R. Weinstein, “Girl Stories”
All the fake news that was fit to print from October 2003 to November 2004. THE LOWDOWN Published: 2005, 320 pp. Obtained via: Library Date started: 3.4.08 Date finished: 3.15.08 What I liked: All the usual stuff. What I didn't like: No complaints. What I learned: Learning?
If you don't already know what this is, how are we friends? THE LOWDOWN Published: 2007, 230 pp. Obtained via: Barnes and Noble Date started: 11.22.07 Date finished: 11.26.07 What I especially liked: The chart describing the homosexual agenda (page 117), an illustration of what the liberal media puts on newsstands (page 152) and a… Continue reading Stephen Colbert, “I am America (and so can you!)”
"Oh, the Humanity! A Gentle Guide to Social Interaction for the Feeble Young Introvert" is one of the first books put out by a revived humor imprint called TOW, which is headed up creatively by one of the big dudes at McSweeney's. THE LOWDOWN Published: 2007, 160 pp. Obtained via: Work Date started: 10.22.07 Date… Continue reading Jason Roeder, “Oh, The Humanity”