BOOKS: Take These Books, Please

First they got their own hit TV shows. Now stand-up comics like Tim Allen and Paul Reiser are writing best sellers too

Have you looked at the best-seller list lately? I mean, it's like browsing through the Sunday TV listings. Couplehood, by Mad About You co-star Paul Reiser, has been in the Top 10 for the past eight weeks. Don't Stand Too Close to a Naked Man, by Home Improvement's Tim Allen, just landed at No. 1. Jerry Seinfeld's SeinLanguage spent five weeks in the top spot last fall and is about to come out in paperback. Dennis Miller, Garry Shandling and Ellen DeGeneres (star of ABC's Ellen) have books in the works too.

The thing about these books -- they're not really...

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