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Scott Dikkers is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of “How to Write Funny.” He's also the founder of TheOnion.com and The AV Club.

He self-published his first book, "I Went to College and it was okay," a collection of his "Jim's Journal" comics, in 1989. Since then, he's written or co-written over 30 books of humor, including "The Onion's Our Dumb Century," winner of the Thurber Prize for American Humor.

Nowadays Scott writes novels (his most recent is "The Joke at the End of the World"), performs on the lecture circuit (through Keppler Speakers Bureau), and teaches comedy (at howtowritefunny.com).
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My new novel is free this week!

Check out my new novel, "The Joke at the End of the World," which is currently ranked #1 on amazon's LGBT adventure category. I'm making the kindle FREE on amazon this week only - its debuting this week and this is one of the ways I'm celebrating the launch. Grab your copy and let me know what you think of it!
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"A joke is short-lived, no matter how great it is. A good character is forever. So, if you want to make people laugh, this is a great place to start.

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"If you have already read and enjoyed Scott Dikkers How to Write Funny, and Funnier and Funniest books, you can stop reading this review and go buy How to Write Funny Characters now. Much as I loved those three, I think the Characters book is the most" Read more of this review »
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“Statistically speaking, there is a 65 percent chance that the love of your life is having an affair. Be very suspicious.”
Scott Dikkers, You Are Worthless: Depressing Nuggets of Wisdom Sure to Ruin Your Day

“Be sure to lie to your kids about the benevolent, all-seeing Santa Claus. It will prepare them for an adulthood of believing in God.”
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“A true friend is a gift from God. Since God doesn't exist, guess what? Neither do true friends.”
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