I Found This Funny

I Found This Funny

My Favorite Pieces of Humor and Some That May Not Be Funny at All

By Judd Apatow (Editor)

McSweeney's Books, Hardcover, 9781934781906, 462pp.

Publication Date: November 1, 2010

Description

I Found This Funny is a compilation of work by some of Judd Apatow's favorite authors. The book showcases many different styles of writing, from fiction to short humor to essays to comedy sketches to poetry. Featured writers include F. Scott Fitzgerald, Conan O'Brien, Lorrie Moore, Paul Feig, Jonathan Franzen, Alice Munro, and many more. Proceeds from the book will go to 826 National, a nonprofit tutoring, writing, and publishing organization with locations in eight cities across the country.



About the Author
In addition to writing, producing, and directing Funny People, Judd Apatow performed the same duties on the film Knocked Up, and co-wrote (with Steve Carell) and directed The 40-Year-Old Virgin. He has also produced Pineapple Express, Superbad, Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Year One, Drillbit Taylor, Stepbrothers, Talladega Nights, and Anchorman.


Praise For I Found This Funny

"This slick volume is full of compulsively readable and downright perverted nuggets."
Time Out Chicago

"[A] hilarious treat."
Los Angeles Times

"A deeply thoughtful compendium of literary pieces. Leave it to the folks at McSweeney's to tap Apatow's Updike-ian erudition. It speaks remarkably well of him that he esteems the delicate humor of such intricately crafted pieces as Raymond Carver's 'Elephant' and Flannery O'Connor's 'Good Country People.' It speaks even better of him that the profits from his book which mixes these subtle humor pieces with more flat-out funny stuff from Philip Roth, David Sedaris, Steve Martin, Nora Ephron and Jonathan Ames, among many others go to 826 National, the organization committed to promoting creative writing among students age 6 to 18."
John McAlley, NPR