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Write More Good by The Bureau Chiefs
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Oct 06, 2011

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Read from October 06 to 11, 2011

This is a funny book.

It is not a serious book. It is not an educational book. It's not an eye opening book.

However, it is funny.

At times, it's almost laugh out loud funny. The downside? At times, it's the same joke over and over again. The glossary section at the end of each chapter got especially old. HA's another silly definition...zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.

The introduction by Roger Ebert may be the funniest section of all. He's just a hoot. If you're involved with newspapers, journalism, or any sort of writing, you should read this--because the "inside baseball" jokes are fast and furious. If you're not, you probably will enjoy it, but much of the humor will be the equivalent of Einstein telling a 4-year-old a "relativity joke."

"So two beings traveling faster than then speed of light walk into a bar..."

This is probably not a good book to read in a single sitting (or in consecutive sittings) because you need space for the jokes not to get old. It would do well on a desk sitting quietly waiting to be referenced--just to give yourself a break.

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