Now That's Funny! by Andy Simmons
Jokes and Stories from the Man Who Keeps America Laughing

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Every year, Reader’s Digest readers send in tens of thousands of jokes and funny anecdotes, in their quest for a $100 check and, as an extra benefit, eternal glory: to have their joke published in the world’s best-read magazine. One man is stopping them from their quest. Andy Simmons.


It takes a sense of humor. And Andy certainly has that. Not only is he the arbiter of all things funny in Reader’s Digest; he is their Mark Twain, Bill Cosby, and even their David Sedaris. In other words, Andy is the guy Reader’s Digest turns to whenever they need a funny story all of America can appreciate. He’s perfect for the job. Andy takes great delight in the funny and oddball side of everyday life. In Now That’s Funny!, Andy presents his most popular, funniest writings on all things America, some exclusive and all-new, some taken from the award-winning pages of Reader’s Digest.


You’ll discover the Andy that goes out and tries things. His first-person tales of taking dance lessons, participating in a Revolutionary War reenactment, and even taking stand-up comedy lessons are some of the funniest articles to ever appear in Reader’s Digest.


Then you discover the Andy that observes America. His roundups of dumb criminals, crazy lawsuits, ridiculous excuses and out-of-touch scientific research will have you roaring with laughter -- and feeling much better about yourself.


Then there’s Andy, the family man. You’ll laugh out loud as he goes in search of his inner macho --or for the next stop on his vacation, if only he can find the directions. And Andy’s observations on marriage and fatherhood are as accurate as they are funny.


Finally, there’s Andy the jokester. Here are tales from the job of trying to think, act, and be funny every workday, no matter

About Andy Simmons

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ANDY SIMMONS is the humor editor of Reader's Digest, where he selects and edits the jokes for the world-famous “Laughter the Best Medicine” and other humor columns in the magazines. He earned his comedy stripes as an editor at National Lampoon and Cracked.
Published August 16, 2012 by Readers Digest. 225 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Humor & Entertainment, Literature & Fiction, Children's Books, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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