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Book Review: Henriette Mantel’s No Kidding

Henriette Mantel is a comedian, actor, producer, director, and writer. She is not, however, a mother. And, despite popular opinion, that’s ok. In No Kidding, Mantel has collected more than 30 stories from comedians, writers, and actors, including Margaret Cho, Wendy Liebman, Laurie Graff. Many are older, some are settled (or not), with partners (or… Read More »

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Book Review: Hyperbole and a Half

Three years ago someone sent me a link to a crudely-drawn comic series entitled “This is Why I’ll Never Be an Adult.” It featured a chart of extremely low standards, like the ability to accomplish “a few very minor tasks like grocery shopping and brushing my hair,” illustrations depicting a fiercely adorable woman “Going to the… Read More »

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