Just Added!!! (in association with Book Soup in West Hollywood, because the DWP is shutting down their neighborhood's power that night!)
In Clothing Optional, Alan Zweibel offers a collection of laugh-out-loud personal narratives, essays, short fiction, dialogues, and even a few whimsical drawings. Zweibel first made a name for himself as one of the original writers for Saturday Night Live, but his career's humble beginnings included creating one-liners for Catskill comedians at seven dollars a pop. That experience is only one of the hysterically inspired anecdotes ("Comic Dialogue") in this quirky compilation.
"Humor writer, author, playwright. But enough about me. Alan Zweibel's book made me laugh out loud!"
- Steve Martin
"If you're only going to read one book this year, well, you're a moron and this is definitely not the book for you. If, however, you're depressed, agitated, bitter, horny, bi-polar, a layabout, or a pathological liar, then, like me, you have much in common with the depraved soul who wrote these stories and owe it to yourself and whatever loved ones you probably don't have, to read it."
- Larry David
"Alan Zweibel is the funniest writer in the world. He might be even funnier when he's naked, but I'm afraid to find out."
- Dave Barry
"I've known Alan Zweibel since 1975, and I've always had this sneaking suspicion that he might possess a sense of humor. After reading CLOTHING OPTIONAL, I'm almost sure he does." - Rob Reiner
"So funny, so smart. I can't wait to re-read Alan's book with the TV off." - Martin Short