Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Laugh, When You Feel Like Crying

The multi-talented Marc Acito was on NPR All Things Considered today, talking about what we can learn from the world of opera during our troubled times:

Have a listen to what Marc has to say (and sing), and please click “recommend,” leave a comment, or e-mail it to your friends from the site. Authors need "Job Security,” too. And while you're at it, buy a copy of How I Paid For College and Attack of the Theater People, because we can all use a laugh right about now.

Also, run--don't walk--to your local library and request a copy of any P.G. Wodehouse novel (go online if you have that option, they're available on tape and digitally) for the ultimate getaway from life as we know it. Douglas Adams called Wodehouse the greatest comic writer ever, and if you need a wallow in shallow comedy, there are 96 novels, so you can laugh for a long time.

More on Wodehouse later--not only was he the creator of Jeeves and Wooster, he invented the "situation comedy." Generations of television watchers salute you, Plum.

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