Need laughter? These books scratch that itch

SFC_2020June30My June 30, 2020 book culture column for the San Francisco Chronicle:

I don’t know about you, but I really need to laugh. A big belly laugh, complete with gasping for breath and tears running down my face, would be nice. But I’d settle for a little chuckle. Even a slight upturn of the corners of my mouth. The last several months have been distinctly unfunny, to say the least.

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