There's more good than bad here. That's why it is a compendium. Woody parodies several types of genres. Most succeed, some don't. Read morePublished 2 months ago by babyboomerlarry
Too pretentious, not at all as good as prior books such as "SIde Effects". It just was not funny- badPublished 4 months ago by Richard L.S. Girard
In my opinion he still didn't surpass "Without Feathers" which I think is his funniest book.
But Woody is Woody so it's still a good, entertaining reading experience.
Unexpectedly more sophisticated humor than his earlier books.
Very very funny in some places.
All the stories are classy.
Must for allen fans.
As a life-long fan of the young Woody Allen, especially his three early collections of humor pieces, his early films, and his scarce but amazing stand-up comedy, I admit I started... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Zorro
Short stories but there is no connection between them and the style is repetitive among them. Given up reading half through the book.Published 15 months ago by ms
A truly mature literary style and a humour gem by one of the foremost intellectual in contemporary universal culture...as relevant as his cinematic masterpiecesPublished 22 months ago by Jose
This is definitely what you'd expect from Woody Allen: eighteen amusing fictional essays. You could also call pieces or shorts -- mostly parodies, mostly from The New Yorker. Read morePublished on January 14, 2012 by Annette Hall