"And Here's The Kicker" | A Boöring Book Club Review
And Here’s The Kicker: Conversations With 21 Top Humor Writers on Their Craft
As discussed in this YouTube video - we will rank and review And Here’s The Kicker to share a few things we learned without reading the book yet!
First, we rank the book based on three factors:
Not often will I say 540 pages is an enjoyable feat…
This book has quite a way of captivating you, however. It may be one of the breeziest reads you will encounter at this length.
Mike Sacks structures each chapter as a transcribed interview with a successful humor writer, making our job nothing more than a dance through dialogue.
A humor writer, as you may imagine, is quick-witted and observant in their response - often to the taste of “respectful smart-ass”.
This read is a pleasant journey into the mind’s of the world’s best.
This book isn’t inherently applicable, (somewhat to my disappointment), yet offers tremendous value to the aspiring writer.
Between each interview chapter, Mike inserts a tangible resource for the writer’s career pursuit. Something along the lines of , “10 Things To Avoid When Submitting a Column to the New York Times”.
These are the most hardcore resources found in the book. While useful, the actual dialogue from each interviewer is more of a quick biography than a “how to” guide.
This book remains important for the writer interested in absorbing successful perspectives.
Literary Value (1*)
Nothing along the lines of literary value here.
Three Interesting People/Shows to Research From This Book:
*for a detailed explanation, check out my video here
Thank you for reading!
Louis J. DiPaolo Jr.