An Evening with Paula Poundstone
Fresh off the heels of the release of her hilarious new book, THE TOTALLY UNSCIENTIFIC STUDY OF THE SEARCH FOR HUMAN HAPPINESS (Algonquin Books), comedian Paula Poundstone is entertaining audiences across the country, leaving them complaining that their cheeks hurt from laughter and wondering if the random people she talks to are plants. Of course, they never are.
THE TOTALLY UNSCIENTIFIC STUDY OF THE SEARCH FOR HUMAN HAPPINESS climbed to #1 on the Amazon Best Sellers list for Humor CD’s on its first day of release and landed in #1 or in the top-10 in Humor lists in Hardcover, Kindle, Audible and CD in too many categories to mention -- all the while garnering great reviews. Kirkus – one of the most notable review sources – called the book “A deeply revealing memoir in which the pathos doesn't kill the humor… delivers more than it promises.” NY Journal of Books: “For readers who want a break from the current madness in the world and a good dose of Poundstone humor, this book will certainly provide.” Tony and Emmy Award-winner Lily Tomlin described the book as “A remarkable journey. I laughed. I cried. I got another cat.”
Poundstone can be heard regularly on NPR’s #1 show, the weekly comedy news quiz Wait, Wait...Don't Tell Me! When asked about Paula, Wait, Wait host Peter Sagal replied, “Paula Poundstone is the funniest human being I have ever known. Everything she does, thinks, or says is hilarious. She is made of funny. If you chopped her into bits, each piece would be hilarious. (But don’t.) Air becomes funny having been breathed by her.”