Best to Laugh: "Poignant and laugh-out-loud funny"

By Rosemary Herbert
Star Tribune

Landvik_Best coverA good comic needs to be acquainted with the anatomy of human emotions, and this means not just knowing how to find and tickle the funny bone but how to locate and pull the heartstrings. In her novel about a Minnesota woman in pursuit of a career as a stand-up comic in Hollywood, Lorna Landvik proves that she can do both. Drawing on her own experience as a comic and sometime-resident of the same quirky Hollywood building in which she places her protagonist, Landvik delivers an account that feels so real it reads like a memoir.

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