Award-winning actor and activist Marlo Thomas is also an author whose sixth book is a memoir combined with her personal investigation into "funny": what makes people laugh, and what makes some people want to make other people laugh. As the daughter of Danny Thomas, she grew up in a household where comedians were frequent visitors; she knew laughter up close and personal, and she understands the role it plays off-stage, helping people to survive. She includes illuminating interviews with dozens of comedians, including Chris Rock, Tina Fey, Robin Williams, and Jerry Seinfeld, about the sources and purposes of their humor.
Genre: Biography + Autobiography
Subgenre: Personal Memoirs, Entertainment + Performing Arts