Recently I asked the author about what she was reading. Her reply:
Right now I’m reading two books.Visit Diane Kelly's website, blog, Facebook page, and Twitter perch.
The first is Bob Newhart’s I Shouldn’t Even be Doing This! and Other Things that Strike Me as Funny. I’ve always loved Bob Newhart’s unique approach to comedy as a total straight man. Nobody does it like him! I’ve enjoyed all of his TV shows and had the privilege of seeing him perform live in Fort Worth a few years ago. He was great! I recently took a stand-up comedy class and did my first open mic, so I realize how much work goes into doing stand-up.
I’m also reading Amy Poehler’s Yes Please. I dream of writing for television with a crazy team of creative types, so it was a given that I’d pick up her book. It’s an interesting mix of insider information, personal stories, and life lessons learned, often the hard way. I recommend both of these books to anyone who has any interest in comedy, television, or biographies of interesting people.
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