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"I recently humiliated myself in the prestigious Pump Room restaurant by laughing out loud, to the point of tears, while reading The Stench of Honolulu. Jack Handey is the funniest writer in America. And his funny is a very particular, sublime, kind of funny-it builds and builds and is related to his supreme control of language. It is witty, minimal, subversive and also strangely sweet. Read this book, and you will feel better, period."
--George Saunders, New York Times bestselling author of Tenth of December, to the New York Post.

"A clever, absurd and fantastical adventure that could only have sprung from the hilarious-slash-lunatic mind of Jack Handey."
--Jimmy Fallon

"This book is a joy. I laughed out loud on every page. Jack Handey is hilarious, brilliant, and original--a law unto himself."
--Ian Frazier, author of Travels in Siberia

"I don't remember Honolulu being remotely this disgusting."
--Judd Apatow

About the Author

Jack Handey's bestselling books include the Deep Thoughts series, What I'd Say to the Martians and Other Veiled Threats, and Fuzzy Memories. Jack's writing for Saturday Night Live is known worldwide. He has won two Emmy Awards and a Writers Guild of America Award, and his humor has been published in The New Yorker, Playboy, and National Lampoon. Jack's quotations recently appeared in his own line of American Greetings cards. For more information, you can visit www.DeepThoughtsbyJackHandey.com.
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing; First Edition edition (July 16, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1455522384
  • ISBN-13: 978-1455522385
  • Product Dimensions: 5.8 x 1 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (231 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #275,207 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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41 of 49 people found the following review helpful By Mark Eremite VINE VOICE on July 20, 2013
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Step One: Realize that this book was written by Jack Handey, the man responsible for the hilarious series of Deep Thoughts that were hits on both SNL as well as bookstores. The man also wrote some of SNL's best sketches (some of which can be found in his other book, a collection of essays called What I'd Say to the Martians). If you know about the Deep Thoughts and dislike them, then what the heck are you doing on this page? You go now.

Step Two: Still with me? Good. Here's the plot. It follows an unnamed narrator (basically the speaker of all of the Deep Thoughts: a guy with a best friend named Don, a wife named Marta, and a penchant for funny cowboy dances) as he travels to Hawaii(i) to find a Golden Monkey. Hawaii(i), in the novel, is a fetid, disgusting place filled with vicious pirates and natives and an absurdly helpful Tourism Board. The story is full of slapstick, puns, violence, and incredibly silly jokes. If you like your humor to have brows of the highest variety, then you go now.

Step Three: Have you ever read any of John Swartzwelder's books? He's the guy that has, so far, written the largest number (and many would argue, the most consistently funny) Simpsons episodes. He has a series
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33 of 39 people found the following review helpful By montel delicioso on July 16, 2013
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Easily one of the funniest books I have ever read in my life. It's short, the typeface almost looks like a Hardy Boys novel, and there are jokes on just about every single line. There was not a single page without at least one or two laugh-out-loud moments throughout me the entire book, which is amazing. It's almost like a book-length Deep Thought. Incredible.
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31 of 39 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on July 16, 2013
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You know how sometimes when you read a book that changes your life so much that it goes all the way around so that it turns out to be the same life so that you wonder if you really read the book at all? Or that maybe your life is the book that you are reading? Or that maybe the book is reading you? This could be one of those times. Or it could be time for lunch.
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23 of 30 people found the following review helpful By Carmen on July 16, 2013
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This silly social and literary parody is a rich success and a fun read. It's not really sophisticated humor, just silly. Do not hesitate to get a copy then lend it to everyone this summer, if you want to raise the level of comedy. Very subversively funny. The timing and content of humor is a perfect balance, clearly the prose of someone with real wit. But not necessarily an avid reader.
OK here's the problem, though I give the book five stars. 240 pages in large print = 140 pages of fewer in normal print. The book is too expense in all formats. Author or publisher, please drop the price to $9.99. Then I'll buy copies for friends and leave a copy in the guest bedroom and take a copy to the beach house. This is a very funny novel to be shared.
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16 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on July 22, 2013
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A must read (unless you hate laughing). Oh, 12 more words are required to post, so let me tell you an incredible secret about the
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By M.Y. on January 2, 2014
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takes you on a wild and completely misunderstood ride through an under appreciated paradise into a mental fog of incomprehension that is so funny I read the whole book without putting it down. Jack has you rooting for the under dog and wishing he didn't remind you so much of yourself. well cheer up bucko, Jack's got your back...or Jim-o or Ted-o or Susie-o. anyway figure out what rooting means and do some for Jack Handy. He needs it, believe me. BOY!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Jim Price on October 30, 2014
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When I saw this book advertised I wondered if it would be anything like Mr. Handey's "Deep Thoughts" books. I am pleased to report that this entire book is basically a series of Deep Thoughts cobbled together to form a hilarious story.

"I have to admit, the ruins were impressive. But like so many civilizations, they forgot the one rule that might have saved them: don’t let vines grow all over you."
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By K on November 14, 2013
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This is pretty much a book-length Deep Thought. If that appeals to you, then get this book, you will not regret it and will laugh at every page. If you found Deep Thoughts to be more inane than funny, then 1) I question your sense of humor, but regardless 2) you will think the same of the book. Or even if you like Deep Thoughts but quickly tire of them, the book might not be for you either.

Personally I loved it, and will occasionally start laughing to myself remembering a particular passage. That said, I could also at this moment recite a couple dozen Deep Thoughts from memory, so a book like this is targeted right at my sense of humor.
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