I Think There's a Terrorist in My Soup: How to Survive Personal and World Problems with Laughter—Seriously

I Think There's a Terrorist in My Soup: How to Survive Personal and World Problems with Laughter—Seriously

by David Brenner
     
 

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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"

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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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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781565117945
Publisher:
HighBridge Company
Publication date:
09/03/2003
Edition description:
Abridged
Product dimensions:
4.50(w) x 1.26(h) x 7.22(d)

Meet 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.

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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