I Shudder

I Shudder : And Other Reactions to Life, Death, and New Jersey

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I Shudder is a side-splittingly funny collection of essays from Paul Rudnick, one of America's preeminent humorists. Rudnick, who writes for The New Yorker and has written the screenplays for the films In and Out, Sister Act, and Addams Family Values, shares his hilarious observations on life in New York City and New Jersey, the perils of show business, and dealing with one's family, however crazy they may be. As David Sedaris says, "There's no book wiser or half as funny as I Shudder."
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Product details

  • Paperback | 318 pages
  • 137.16 x 198.12 x 30.48mm | 249.47g
  • English
  • Reprint
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 0061780197
  • 9780061780196
  • 653,686

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From his classic plays and screenplays to his sidesplitting pieces for The New Yorker and Premiere, Paul Rudnick is one of our most adored humor writers. Now, in this long overdue collection, he casts his gleefully wicked eye on the world as he sees it: a landscape of stylish dowagers, irascible producers, and full-tilt eccentrics.

From living in a series of increasingly bizarre, altogether fabulous New York City apartments to cavorting with a cast of colorful artists and endearingly perplexing show business personalities who have to be read to be believed, to handling the finer points of putting up with his wonderfully outlandish but lovable family, Rudnick triumphs with I Shudder--a raucously funny collection from one of America's true comedic treasures.
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Review quote

The witty, sardonic playwright (Jeffrey) and screenwriter (In & Out, Addams Family Values) delivers an acerbic and entertaining memoir about his experiences as a child in New Jersey and an adult in showbiz. --Entertainment Weekly"
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634 ratings
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