I found this funny My favorite pieces of humor and some that may not be funny at all

Book - 2010

Apatow shares a collection of "writing from all disciplines-- short stories, poetry, essays, humor writing, journalism, memoir, cartoons, sketches, and even television pilots." Most were selected for their humor, but the author admits to selecting a few because they were so personally meaningful to him.

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Published
San Francisco : McSweeney's Books c2010.
Language
English
Physical Description
476 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references.
ISBN
9781934781906
1934781908
Other Authors
Judd Apatow, 1967- (-)
  • A mother's tale / James Agee
  • No contact, asshole / Jonathan Ames
  • How I got kicked out of high school / Judd Apatow
  • Love is not a pie / Amy Bloom
  • Elephant / Raymond Carver
  • Ocean Avenue / Michael Chabon
  • I demand to know where you're taking me / Dan Chaon
  • Selected drawings / Hugleikur Dagsson
  • All the time in the world / Andre Dubus
  • Your mother and I / Dave Eggers
  • What I wish I'd known / Nora Ephron
  • Picture of Elvis and Nixon is worth 1,000 words / Faye Fiore
  • And now a word from the booth / Paul Feig
  • Pat Hobby and Orson Welles / F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • Two ponies / Jonathan Franzen
  • Coyote v. Acme / Ian Frazier
  • My first day in Hell / Jack Handey
  • The killers / Ernest Hemingway
  • Selected poems / Tony Hoagland
  • Majesty / Miranda July
  • The goat boy rises / John Lahr
  • More selected drawings / Hugleikur Dagsson
  • In the birdcage / Steve Martin
  • The jockey / Carson McCullers
  • Public opinion / Adam McKay & Tom Gianas
  • Four calling birds, three French hens / Lorrie Moore
  • Material / Alice Munro
  • Good country people / Flannery O'Connor
  • Six selected pieces / Simon Rich
  • The conversion of the Jews / Philip Roth
  • Vivian / Rodney Rothman
  • Canteen boy and the scoutmaster / Adam Sandler ... [et al.]
  • Go Carolina / David Sedaris
  • For immediate release / Paul Simms
  • Lookwell (TV pilot) / Robert Smigel & Conan O'Brien
  • More selected poems / Tony Hoagland
  • Lenny Bruce: the making of a sitcom / Jon Stewart
  • Hunters in the snow / Tobias Wolff.
Review by Publisher Summary 1

An anthology of humor writing by the producer of such programs as The Ben Stiller Show is published to benefit the non-profit organization 826 National and features entries by such writers as F. Scott Fitzgerald, Jon Stewart and David Foster Wallace.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

Apatow shares a collection of "writing from all disciplines-- short stories, poetry, essays, humor writing, journalism, memoir, cartoons, sketches, and even television pilots." Most were selected for their humor, but the author admits to selecting a fewbecause they were so personally meaningful to him.

Review by Publisher Summary 3

An anthology of humorous essays and writings on the topic of humor include entries by Steve Martin, Michael Chabon, Philip Roth, David Sedaris, and Conan O'Brien.

Review by Publisher Summary 4

I Found This Funny is a compilation of work by some of Judd Apatow's favorite authors. The book showcases many different styles of writing, from fiction to short humor to essays to comedy sketches to poetry. Featured writers include F. Scott Fitzgerald, Conan O'Brien, Lorrie Moore, Paul Feig, Jonathan Franzen, Alice Munro, and many more. Proceeds from the book will go to 826 National, a nonprofit tutoring, writing, and publishing organization with locations in eight cities across the country.