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Jay Leno's Headlines: Real but Ridiculous Headlines from America's Newspapers (Books I, II, & III) Hardcover – July 27, 1992
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Nearly each has a comment by Mr Leno, and I suspect the comments are what his script writers prepared for him to say live on his show. It is those quips that provide much of the humor in this book, and Jay uses an old comedy trick, "recall," to provide further humor.
The book is sprinkled with head-shot photos of Jay, presumably showing his expression over each headline. At first, it seems to add to the humor, until you realize the editors are just reusing the same 5 or 6 photos.
I found much of the humor amusing - at first. Then the book just bordered on the ridiculous. Towards the middle, I thought, "Yeah, I can see the humor in this," though I'm sure it was much funnier when presented live to the studio audience.
Towards the end, I just kept checking to see how many pages were left. I had read the book over quite a number of evenings and came to the conclusion that this kind of humor is best spread over several years of snippets on live TV.
Therefore, I guess to get the most of this book, you must just read two pages a night until you run out of material.
love this book!!