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“Larry Doyle’s nervy, off-the-wall, often naughty, always hilarious essays will make you Deliriously Happy.” (Vanity Fair)

“Dark, funny, strange, funny, angst, funny. Sometimes we felt bad for laughing. But we did it anyway.” (Huffington Post, 11 Books You Need to Know About)

“Delightful — letter-perfect literature parodies, absurd tabloid-rag quizzes, and a slew of other unlikely stylistic landings stuck.” (Flavorpill)

“Doyle’s third book, Deliriously Happy...collects Doyle’s humorous essays from The New Yorker, National Lampoon, Esquire, and elsewhere. His scenarios often feature characters who are in fact deliriously—or delusionally—happy.” (The Onion A.V. Club)

“A dizzyingly diverse and consistently hilarious body of short humor pieces originally published in a variety of publications, making a case for the former Simpsons scribe as one of the premier practitioners of the form....An unpredictable, unfailingly intelligent demonstration of a unique wit given free reign.” (Kirkus)

“No matter the subject, Doyle can be trenchant, funny, esoteric, and unpredictable.” (Publishers Weekly)

From the Back Cover

Do you like dogs? Babies? Baby dogs? Have you ever eaten ice cream or had love troubles? Wish there were dirty parts in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, then this is the book for you.

It’s all here: This impressively consecutive collection of funny writing by Larry Doyle, the winner of the 2008 Thurber Prize for American Humor, a former writer for The Simpsons, and the author of I Love You, Beth Cooper, brings together an astonishing range of subjects under the umbrella of hilarious—an umbrella that is your free gift if you order right now.

Too late. But you can still take home this enormously entertaining read, featuring writing from the New Yorker, Esquire, and National Lampoon, along with never-before-seen pieces only available in this exclusive offer. Here’s what other happy customers had to say:

“[Doyle] is, as his credits suggest, wickedly funny.” —New York Times Book Review

“If Earth ever needs an Interplanetary Humor Ambassador, Larry Doyle’s the guy.”—Washington Post

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Ecco (November 8, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0061966835
  • ISBN-13: 978-0061966835
  • Product Dimensions: 5.3 x 0.6 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 2.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,151,102 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Larry Doyle was born on planet earth. He is a primate. Further mostly accurate information can be found at larrydoyle.com.

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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By M. Ullman on June 2, 2013
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I am thankful I got this book from the library and didn't waste money on it. So unfunny. I kept reading in disbelief, thinking it would get better, but no. Finally gave up in disgust. I kept wondering who could possibly find any of it funny.
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7 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Mark Wukas on November 25, 2011
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Larry Doyle has been making me laugh for 34 years. This book is filled with sad, droll and biting humor; its best pieces will leave readers wondering whether to laugh or cry, which is the mark of comedic genius.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Joe Kellen Jester on January 13, 2014
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If you are a fan of Fierce Pajamas, Disquiet Please, any New Yorker humorists, or just humor in general, you will love this book. This is the kind of book you can't read when others are sleeping. Many laughs, snorts, and various vigorous exhalations through the nose. Love it and have recommended to many.
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1 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Jeffery M Siperly on March 2, 2012
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'273 pages. I gave it 50 pages last night and even that was 49 1/2 pages too many. Didn't laugh externally/internally once. Figured that was a sign to cut my losses.
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1 of 4 people found the following review helpful By blackforest on February 28, 2012
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I loved the duplex movie but this one is not good at all. No idea what happened to him to come out with this one.
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