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I feel like many books like this have lots of fluff and after, you're like "yea! I read a book!"
The downside to this book, is that it is very boring and presented in a technical way like you are reading a boring college textbook.
Even if you're not a "long-form" improviser, this book is a must read for anyone actively working in an improv group.
This is a quick read that has a lot of gems of wisdom that can slip past you if your not careful. I've read it 3 times but should have read it maybe 5 or 6 times by now. Read morePublished 4 days ago by lefty
I found a slight tinge of name-dropping throughout the book, "You should try these techniques used by successful people! Read morePublished 8 days ago by James D. Cook
There are better books if your actually interested in learning improv but this book does a fine job and gives a lot of interesting history.Published 12 days ago by Taylor
Great book for a beginner improviser like me. I learned a lot on the subject.Published 13 days ago by Anna D*
I am in an improvisation group, and I have found this book to be quite helpful.Published 1 month ago by Crazy Beader
Book was not in as good condition as stated. There is also an old price sticker of 50 cents on it and I paid way more. Haha! Joke is on me. But that's the truth in comedy. Read morePublished 2 months ago by M. Makowski
Really liked it. Napier's book was, I believe, a response to this. This one is a little softer on the writing.Published 4 months ago by Kira Kearsley
This was required reading for Improv 101 at UCB (I think now they're requiring their manual instead? Read morePublished 4 months ago by Jill
I was given this book as a gift to help me get started in improv comedy. Then I was able to use it for stand-up comedy as well. I love it and it is a classic. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Philip Peredo