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Notable: Funny reads from funny women


Who are you laughing at?

Three books serve up sardonic, often NSFW hilarity from women who live by their wit.

How to Succeed in Business Without Really Crying: Lessons From a Life in Comedy (Quirk) by Carol Leifer is a smart, name-dropping and entertaining memoir about the career of an actor, comedian and television writer whose resume includes SNL, Seinfeld and Modern Family.

I See You Made an Effort: Compliments, Indignities, and Survival Stories From the Edge of 50 (Blue Rider Press) by Annabelle Gurwitch, actor and humorist, is a mordantly witty look at the perils and, perhaps, pleasures of aging — in Hollywood, no less.

Uganda Be Kidding Me (Grand Central Publishing) by Chelsea Handler is a collection of the exuberantly rude late-night TV host's essays about her global journeys, complete with awkward snapshots and ridiculously bad travel tips.

Colette Bancroft, Times book editor

Notable: Funny reads from funny women 03/20/14 [Last modified: Thursday, March 20, 2014 4:54pm]
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