Hear the One About ... Me?

The latest in comedian memoirs

With the season for mindless tomes upon us, a clutch of books by comedians offer memories and quips in equal measure. Before you head to the beach, here's a sampler. -By Jeremy Caplan

LEWIS BLACK

The Daily Show commentator riffs on his suburban upbringing:

"I was raised in Silver Spring, Maryland ... We were too lazy to govern ourselves. Our town motto was 'I'd like to vote, but I don't feel like driving.'"

PHYLLIS DILLER

Writing with biographer Richard Buskin, the comic recounts her rise to the top:

"I've been told my tan is too dark, my hair is too light...

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