A humor classic by one of the funniest writers today, SIDE EFFECTS is a treat for all those who know his work and those just discovering how gifted he is. Included here are such classics as REMEMBERING NEEDLEMAN, THE KUGELMASS EPISODE, a new story called CONFESSIONS OF A BUGLAR, and more.
“What did he do?” I asked, eyes as wide as a newborn doe.
“He married his daughter,” she said before she stalked away.
I was perplexed. Initially ...more
The Lunatic's Tale features one of my favorite punchlines: "My first wife was brilliant, but had no sense of humor. Of the Marx Brothers, she was convinced the amu ...more
An interesting journey through the absurd mind of such an eccentric nervous genius that enables you to think and laugh at the same time!
Vale, que a veces las bromas son muy concretas, y que sin un contexto compartido son difíciles de pillar. Pero tío, es que te sobras. Son las típicas bromas de "voy a quedar de intelig ...more
Already the second paragraph on the first page is hilarious: “Needleman was constantly obsessing over his funeral plans and once told me, ‘I much prefer cremat ...more
My main problem was the narrator Woody Allen who is also the author. He did not pause enough. When I was having a laugh or thoughtful reaction, he sped onto the next item. That was frustrating. Several times I had to stop the tape so I could savor the humor and not quickly forget it. If he were standing before an audience he’d stop for the laughs.
Unabridged audiobook length: 3 hrs and 35 mins. Swearing language: mild with Jesus Christ used about t ...more
The first few stories are wackier than those that come later (still so good), but it seems like Allen figures out what he set out to do prett ...more
The trial, which took place over the following weeks, was like a circus, although there was some difficulty getting the elephants into the courtroom. At last, the jury...more
I don't really find this a light read despite the fact it's under 250 pages. You're going to ...more
His style of humour is not for everyone, but it certainly works with me and many of my friends. His seemingly disjointed ideas have affected me positively for decades now. The way he offers an absurd, skewed perspective abou ...more
With Our Condolences
In this popular feature we share with you the week’s top obituaries from across America.
Arthur “Artsy-Fartsy” Copsky, director of the scat horror classic I Know What You Had for Dinner Yesterday: Corn, died peacefully in his sleep on Thursday. Unfortunately, he was driving a sch ...more
Nevertheless, I prefer him as a director than author.
As a conclusion, it's not a bad book. Short stories with fancy contex ...more