Deliriously Happy: and Other Bad Thoughts

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Harper Collins, Nov 8, 2011 - Literary Collections - 288 pages
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Do you like dogs? Babies? Baby dogs? Have you ever eaten ice cream or had love troubles? Wish there were dirty parts in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, then this is the book for you.

It’s all here: This impressively consecutive collection of funny writing by Larry Doyle, the winner of the 2008 Thurber Prize for American Humor, a former writer for The Simpsons, and the author of I Love You, Beth Cooper, brings together an astonishing range of subjects under the umbrella of hilarious—an umbrella that is your free gift if you order right now.

Too late. But you can still take home this enormously entertaining read, featuring writing from the New Yorker, Esquire, and National Lampoon, along with never-before-seen pieces only available in this exclusive offer. Here’s what other happy customers had to say:

“[Doyle] is, as his credits suggest, wickedly funny.” —New York Times Book Review

“If Earth ever needs an Interplanetary Humor Ambassador, Larry Doyle’s the guy.”—Washington Post


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User Review  - jphamilton - LibraryThing

This is a collection of comic bits, far-ranging comic bits ... some of them are hilarious ... some, not so much. Most of them were published in the New Yorker, Esquire, National Lampoon and the ... Read full review

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User Review  - princess-starr - LibraryThing

This has to be my first real “Did Not Finish” in my Library project— I got this in the ARC pile at work a few months ago, thinking that I’d get to it eventually. I’ve read Larry Doyle’s other books ... Read full review


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Me v Big Mike
My Pet Store
Sleeper Camp
Armchair Father
Dating Tips
Last of the CroMagnons
An Open Letter to All Academy Members Creative Artists and Anyone Else Who Still Believes in Freedom of Expression
Why We Strike
We Request the Honor of Your Presence at GywnnandDaveShareTheirJoycom
The Babyproofer
Whacking the Baby

May We Tell You Our Specials This Evening?
Date with an Angel
A Newsletter
My Rules
Ask the Eight Ball
My Story
Recent Advances in Interpersonal Grooming If I Had My Way
Adventures in Experimentation
I Killed Them in New Haven
Are You Insane?
High Spirits
Media Culpa
Local Wag
The Rest of the Story
Freelance File
Stop Me If Youve Heard This One1
Notes on My Next Bestseller
The Hot Book
Huck of Darkness
Lets Talk About My New Movie
You Asked for It
The Larry Doyle Story As Told to Larry Doyle
Bad Dog
What Am I Going to Do with My Mega Millions?
Please Read Before Suing
Cigarette Brands Targeting Specialty Niches in an Increasingly Challenging Marketplace
Im Afraid I Have Some Bad News
Breakfast Updates
Eulogy for Bob
Then What?
Recent Supreme Court Decisions
Freezer Madness
Pop Corps
How to Handle Your Money
Thank You for Considering My Cult
Is There a Problem Here?
Pieces Left Out of This Collection
You Wont Have Nixon to Kick Around Anymore Dirtbag
Farewell My Chubby
Protecting Your Baby Investment
How to Talk to Your Dog
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