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message 1: by Claude S (new)

Claude S | 200 comments Thurber is an all time Favorite...

and my wife introduced me to David Sedaris a few years ago (he gives a great live readings, and his stories on tape are really fun too)

Who else is good in this genre?


message 2: by Claude S (new)

Claude S | 200 comments books on tape is another good topic...

I only like them if it's the author reading his/her own work... and even then it's never a supplement for the real thing. It's almost like watching the movie instead of reading the book.


But I love Sedaris on tape... I also have some T.S. Eliot reading some of his poems. I think I've heard some Carl Sandburg recordings, and Shel Silverstein is also great... odd duck tho.


message 3: by Muzzlehatch (new)

Muzzlehatch | 168 comments I'm not generally really big on humor, but the two all-time greats as far as I'm concerned would have to be Mark Twain and James Thurber. Contemporary, I dunno. Billy Bryson I like quite a bit, though he is fairly limited in the areas he covers as opposed to Sedaris who seems to be more "typical" in that he's all over the map.


message 4: by Claude S (new)

Claude S | 200 comments Mark Twain... no doubt. I think we share an appreciation for Puddenhead Wilson. And some of his travel diaries.. Roughin It and so forth, are great.


message 5: by William (new)

William (acknud) I liked Patrick McManus. He's a wildlife columnist/humorist. Tells yarns of his childhood in Upstate Idaho in the 30's/40's.


message 6: by Claude S (new)

Claude S | 200 comments carl sandberg

and dr. suess!


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