• Kaye Curren

Some Classic Humorists

Updated: Feb 19



This week I want to honor my favorite humorists. Their work has stood up over time. Each gives us a unique and lasting look at what constitutes funny. Can you almost guess who wrote what below without looking at the names?

Erma Bombeck At Wit’s End

“Seize the moment. Remember all those women on the 'Titanic' who waved off the dessert cart.”

Firoosah Dumas Funny in Farsi

“I was a VIP, a Very Iranian Person, and things just take longer for us.”

Nora Ephron The Most of Nora Ephron

“In my sex fantasy, nobody ever loves me for my mind.”

Carrie Fisher Wishful Drinking

“Instant gratification takes too long.”

Dorothy Parker The Portable Dorothy Parker

“If you want to know what God thinks of money, just look at the people he gave it to.”

Russell Baker Growing Up

“There are good reasons why everybody should heed politicians' advise not to believe the media. One of the best is that the media report what politicians say."

Dave Barry Dave Barry is Not Making This Up

“A perfect parent is a person with excellent child-rearing theories and no actual children.”

Bill Bryson A Walk in the Woods, The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid

“If you can imagine a man having a vasectomy without anesthetic to the sound of frantic sitar-playing, you will have some idea of what popular Turkish music is like.”

Art Buchwald I’ll Always Have Paris - A Memoir

“You can't make up anything anymore. The world itself is a satire. All you're doing is recording it.”

David Sedaris Me Talk Pretty One Day

“It is funny the things that run through your mind when you're sitting in your underpants in front of a pair of strangers.”

If you have any works by these authors you like best, please share them in the comments below. I’d love to hear from you.


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