Sep 30, 2013 — In softcover fiction, Mark Helprin sets a romance against the backdrop of midcentury New York, and Ian Frazier presents the journals of a mother who swears an extremely blue streak. In softcover nonfiction, Yael Kohen collects an oral history of women in comedy, and Jon Ronson gathers some funny stories of his own.
Oct 16, 2012 — A new oral history of women working in comedy includes stories from the world of stand-up, the world of late-night, and the world of comedy. Not all of it works, but author Yael Kohen explores some difficult choices the women she profiles have faced, and she gets some pretty good stories, too.
Sep 3, 2009 — With comics like Letterman and Leno on their way up, Los Angeles in the 1970s was a very funny place to be. William Knoedelseder chronicles the scene in his new book, I'm Dying Up Here.