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Notable: Funny reads from funny women


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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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