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Jim is a former writer for the The Daily Show With Jon Stewart. During his four years there, he won an Emmy and a Peabody Award. They are now available for sale. He grew up in the small college town of Claremont, California and "earned" his degree in Art History from the University of California at Berkeley. Following that, he moved to San Francisco where he and his high-school friend Barry Lank formed the comedy team of Lank and Earl, debuting at the legendary Holy City Zoo. Over the next ten years they gained a reputation as “comics’ comics” for their unique and offbeat humor, appeared in a variety of stage and television shows, and saved no money to speak of. After leaving The Daily Show, Jim went on to become a founding writer and performer for Air America Radio. His work there included writing for Al Franken, Rachel Maddow, Sam Seder, Janeane Garofalo and Randi Rhodes. But he is best known for writing and performing the top-rated morning comedy segments Rapture Watch, War on Brains, Mourning Remembrance, Sammy the Stem Cell and others for the Morning Sedition show starring Marc Maron and Mark Riley. Returning to California, Jim continued working on the Marc Maron Show at Air America’s Los Angeles affiliate KTLK AM 1150. Then a lot of other crap happened that Jim would rather not talk about. Really. Recently, he's written and performed on various podcasts with Andrea Martin, Patton Oswalt, Jeff Garlin, Robert Smigel, Rick Overton, Paul F. Tompkins, Paul Provenza, Greg Proops, Neal Brennan, Tom Kenny and Carlos Alazraqui. Jim's band, The Clutter Family, is about to release their 2nd CD, "Freak IT!" VINTAGE GUITAR MAGAZINE describes the band as, "Seriously talented folk/rock musicians who work from way beyond the edge." "Best compared to Barenaked Ladies." And INNOCENT WORDS MAGAZINE called their 1st CD, "Brilliant." "Pop strong enough to quench the thirstiest of music fans." For more information, buy an encyclopedia. Or visit www.JimEarl.Com
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 276 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (December 9, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 146792038X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1467920384
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.6 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.9 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,408,777 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Jim Earl is one of the funniest men on the planet. If you have a weak heart don't read this book because he may end up writing your obituary and he won't be kind. He reads these from time to time on the Jimmy Dore Show and that's fun to hear because he ad libs a bit. Just remember it's Mourning Remembrance not Mourning Steve!
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I always made it a point in my life never to trust a guy with two first names, but Jim Earl has blown that notion into the netherworld. Mourning Remembrance is chock full of hilarious turns of phrase, socio-cultural insights and scathing satire. It's worth the price if only for the obit for "Frank Perdue, Chicken Choker."
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This is witty, outrageous book makes me howl laughing. "Mourning Remembrance" is one of the funniest books I have ever read.

Earl's obit for Frank Perdue alone is worth the price of admission.

If you smirk at irreverence and have a dark sense of humor, do yourself a favor and click ORDER.
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How many times have you gone to a funeral and wished you could burst out laughing... well here's you chance! I first bought this book because I thought Jim needed food, but then I realized he was just skinny and I read the book.... it's really funny. If you have a dark sense of humor and love puns, word play and laughing at absurd endings... buy this book. If you're a relative of one of the people he remembers, I recommend not buying this book.
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Better than the Bible.
Earl can really turn a phrase. The book is irreverent without being smug, funny without being overly cruel. Often, the rather weird facts he's dug up about his subjects end up being jokes that wrote themselves. Each piece is relatively short, so this is a book that can have a happy home on the night table next to your bed or on the back of your toilet.
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You need this book. It radiates humor. It is the Huckleberry Finn of fake obituary books. It's loaded with facts that will stay with you, like the fact that Glen Bell, founder of Taco Bell "opened his first Taco Bell in 1962 using nothing more than some secondhand e coli and absolutely no concept of what real Mexican food tastes like." The jokes are tightly constructed and no two are alike (with some exceptions that are meticulously footnoted). Buy it. Read it. Carry it around with you. Turn to it during moments of uncertainty.
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If you like mocking the dead (and who doesn't), then this is the book for you! Perfect for almost any occasion, "Mourning Remembrance" takes you back to some of the finest moments from Jim Earl's days on "Morning Sedition", and also keeps it current with some hilarious new Obits for such luminaries as Osama Bin Laden and the Segway scooter guy. A must-read for the sick, evil jerk in your life (or in your mirror). Makes an excellent stocking stuffer!
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If you have been missing a good laugh reading the obituaries, look no further. The intelligence and dark wit of Jim Earl is both thought provoking and naughtily funny. This book stays in my bathroom because, as my Grandmaw used to say, laughter is the best laxative.
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