Thursday, June 28, 2018

Five hilarious Thurber Prize-winning books

At the B&N Reads blog Brian Boone tagged five hilarious Thurber Prize-winning reads, including:
2006: The Other Shulman, by Alan Zweibel

Shulman, a middle-aged guy with a lifelong weight problem always joked that he’s lost and re-gained the same 35 pounds since he was a teenager…which added up forms a complete separate person, a.k.a. Another Shulman. That’s his fictional alter ego, until he meets his real alter ego, a guy named Shulman who made all the good choices when our Shulman had made all the bad ones. In this inspirational, relatable tale of personal triumph and self-acceptance, scores are settled in the New York City marathon in this book written by a guy who knows comedy. Zweibel was on the initial writing staff of Saturday Night Live, and in the ‘80s, he co-created the innovative, fourth-wall busting sitcom It’s Garry Shandling’s Show.
Read about the other entries on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue