A guilty pleasure of the highest order....Live From New York shines." -Lev Grossman, Time"
A sharp-clawed, incisive account of how nearly three decades' worth of comic talent has emerged from a single television show." -Janet Maslin, New York Times"
Tremendous fun." -Rob Walker, Newsday"
A patchwork of backbiting, humor, intelligence, backbiting, gossip, backbiting, and backbiting." -Newsweek"
Refreshing....Shales and Miller paint a detailed landscape portrait of what has become an American cultural icon, one that will guide any attentive reader to a fuller understanding of comedy, TV, and the culture itself." -Steve Johnson, Chicago Tribune