Judd Apatow, the creator of movies like ‘Knocked-up’ and ’40 Year Old Virgin’ – who is also a stand-up comic, explores what makes the comedians funny through interviewing many of the all time greats including Steve Martin, Jerry Seinfeld, Stephen Colbert, Adam Sandler, Chris Rock and Jay Leno. The book is a compendium of sixty such interviews – some done when Apatow was still in high school, and some after he became a successful director. Sick in the Head is not a funny book. If you are looking for clever interactions with comedic geniuses , there are few of those. However, the book does tell you a bit about comedians you have admired. Why they turned to comedy, and how they honed their craft.
Read, if you are a comedy nerd and want to know more about your heroes.
A story of mid-life crisis, corporate politics, love , lust , ruin and resurrection.. The Jasmine Bloom by Author Rajat Narula , a strong recommendation if you want to taste something different than the usual romance!!
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Final View: I read this book from cover to cover and thoroughly enjoyed it. If you feel you need a break from regular romances, then pick this forbidden affair so you know the ramifications of threading the most disapproved path.
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There is still hope for Indian best-selling authors! After the likes of Ravinder Pal Singh and Preeti Shenoy, Anuja Chauhan is a breath of fresh air. The writing is simple, uncomplicated, but airy and light at the same time. Her use of humor is spot-on – haven’t had so many laugh-out-loud moments in a long time. Zoya Solanki is a low level account executive in a big advertising company, working on a big campaign that involves cricketers – when she discovers her magical powers. Whenever she has breakfast with them, the Indian team wins. How this turns her life topsy-turvy in a cricket-crazy nation that gives her the status of a goddess. This story intertwines with her now-on, now-off relationship with the Indian captain. The premise itself is interesting and the writing is superb – even the Hinglish doesn’t sound cliché and works well. The dialogues and the writing are very organic and flow beautifully. The book has its flaws – the romance between Zoya and Nikhil goes through a misunderstanding routine that is a bit boring and the cricket gets to be a bit much towards the end (even for me). But overall, an enjoyable book indeed.