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Comedy legend David Brenner shows how humor can give us the power to transcend tragedy
One September 11, 2001, David Brenner was in the midst of a 48-week standup comedy gig in Las Vegas. Immediately after the tragic day, he cancelled the engagement and instructed his manager to book him on a nationwide tour. He called it the "Laughter to the People" tour, and it was to become the most gratifying chapter in his long and distinguished career--a nightly session of hilarity and healing which absolutely confirmed his conviction that "laughter is the best medicine, and if one can laugh, one can live."
In this collection, Brenner offers brilliant comic riffs--well-tested on his audiences--on a wide range of issues, from the personal to the political. His topics include fear of flying, marriage and divorce, terrorism, political correctness, sex, aging, war, smoking, losing weight, pets, religion, and sports. With its razor-sharp wit and healthy doses of humanity, I Think There's a Terrorist in My Soup will leave listeners breathless with laughter and strengthened with hope.
"This 'survival' guide, meant to help us transcend tragedy through humor, is as good as a live performance. With humanity and honesty, he offers this work as a prescription for our ailing world. Apply liberally; repeat as needed.
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"Researchers claim that people who enjoy laughing have less stress and live longer. If true, this book by David Brenner could add a few years to your life." (Johnny Carson); "At the end of the night, when all the comics would finish their shows and get together at a deli or restaurant, David Brenner would sit at the head of the table, hold court, and be the funniest one there. In this new book he gets to say all the things he couldn't say on the late night talk shows." (Jay Leno); "David has always poked holes in conventional wisdom. With this book he obliterates the old adage that comedians don't stay sharp after their legends are secured." (Dennis Miller); "The reason God rested on the seventh day, after busting his celestial hump to create the universe, was only because he knew that one day, David Brenner, gifted with twisted wisdom and extraordinary humor, would come along and finish the impossible task of making incredible sense of the inevitable insanity and help keep us all from going crazy simply by laughing our asses off." (Richard Lewis); "David Brenner has always had solutions for all of life's problems. They all make sense and they are all funny. Let him solve everything. You just sit back and laugh and enjoy." (Regis Philbin)About the Author:
DAVID BRENNER (1936-2014) was an award-winning documentary producer before turning his talents to comedy in the 1970s. He made a record 158 appearances on The Tonight Show during the Johnny Carson era, starred in HBO specials, and made regular appearances on all the major talk shows. He was the author of five books.
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