The Stench of Honolulu

The Stench of Honolulu

Downloadable Audiobook - 2013
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Jack Handey's name has grown over time to reach quite a singular place among American humorists; he is lauded time and again for his work as a humor writer for SNL (he created Toonces the driving cat, among others), the New Yorker, and for his Deep Thoughts booksSimultaneous with the Grand Central hardcoverThe very reclusive Handey, who has shunned publicity for his entire career to the point that people continually question whether or not he is a real person, has agreed to support the promotion of this book with targeted publicityThis is the book Jack Handey's fans have been waiting for—a longer, more in-depth delve into his brilliant, hilarious mind, complete with his signature absurdist style: If you like Handey's humor style, you will be laughing out loud throughout this book
Publisher: Ashland : AudioGO, 2013
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9781478951094

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danielestes
Jan 21, 2017

I've been a casual fan of Jack Handey ever since I first heard "Deep Thoughts with Jack Handey" on the radio way back in what seems like ancient times. (For reference, Deep Thoughts debuted in the mid-80's.) While reading The Stench of Honolulu it took me a few chapters to get reacquainted with Handey's particular brand of dry, dead-pan humor, but once there, I was cracking up at practically every other line.

My wife has an aunt who's zany and fun to be around, and while reading this book I realized her humor is very much Jack Handey-esque. At one point, I pictured it was she who wrote the book instead of Handey, and it helped me appreciate the both of them even more.

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replicant30
Mar 28, 2016

I'd very much like to find someone writing as pithily in a Romance Language. That'd help my French, Spanish, Italian, Romanian, or Portuguese reading and speaking skills, immediately.

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oluckyman
Jun 09, 2015

Very silly and very funny. Reads like a lost Simpsons episode, starring Homer.

kellnerm Jan 08, 2014

from NYT; Saturday night live writer

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Jul 23, 2014

"When you die you become pure energy, but it's not what we call re-useable energy."

"Humans are evolving into higher form and a lower form & at the same time. Confused? Then guess which one you are."

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