Until recently, their columns were available only to the readers of the Local, but now you, too, can "LOL" as:
- Hugh warns of the "Enemies of Reading"
- Janet remembers old friends, old flames and ex-coworkers
- Mike deals with wrens, ferrets, and a pregnant wife in his house
- Jim dispenses dubious advice and rails against the system
They each have their own style and shtick, but they share a love of language and an innate ability to find the humor in everyday life. Not since Ben Franklin dined alone at the Mermaid Inn has Chestnut Hill seen such a concentration of comedic talent.
Here, from among their hundreds of articles, hand-picked by a rigorous process of "One potato, two potato," is a rollicking roundup of mirthful monologues for your gracious consideration.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Not bad at all for the humor aspect, but obviously meant for a certain demographic.
Who doesn't need a good laugh? Now you can get your fill of belly laughs each time you read Local Humor. With lines such as, "I hired the law firm of Faste and Luce," and "Dead is now the new fifty," you'll be glad you bought this book. If you don't take life too seriously, this is the perfect book to own.
I found this book to include the many sides of humor, from the deep belly-laugh to the bittersweet comedy of life. I have fallen down laughing even after the third reading. It makes a great companion for the beach or any trip, if you want to put a smile on your face. Each of the four writers has a distinctive style that is very engaging in how each views the world and its absurdity. I loved it.