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Read our first Five Books You Should Read

In honour of comedian John Wing’s campus lecture this week (Wednesday Oct 6, 7:00 PM), Leddy Library invited Mr Wing to be the inaugural contributor to Leddy Library’s “Five Books You Should Read series.” Watch this space for future lists.

Five Books You Shouldn’t Read While Drinking Any Liquid (because it will come out your nose) by John Wing

1. The Portable Ring Lardner by Ring Lardner
PS3523.A7 A6 1946 Leddy: Book Collection

“If you want to understand something about small town America between 1900-1925, and you appreciate trying to read something while laughing your head off, this is the book for you.”

2. Play it Again Sam by Woody Allen
PN1997.P5243 W6 – Leddy: Book Collection

“For anyone who has wished to live inside a movie, to say what our heroes say, and perhaps to be a little less pathetic with women, this be the play.”

3. The Devil’s Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce
PS1097 .D4 1943 Leddy: Book Collection

“And you thought reading the dictionary was for wimps and bookworms. You were wrong. So wrong.”

4. Newspaper days by H.L. Menken
PS3525.E43 Z53 – Leddy: Book Collection

“Way back, before the internet, the news was delivered to people in paper form. Often those writing and producing it had to check their facts and make sure they were correct. This is the real Lost World.”

5. Joshua Then And Now by Mordecai Richler
PS8535.I35 J68 – Leddy: Book Collection

“‘The story of Job is NOT just another gambling story with a happy ending.’ For Canadians, Bible scholars, and lovers of comic vengeance, this novel will inspire you, fill you with happiness, and make your cheeks hurt.”


Comedian John Wing presents a lecture entitled “The Art of Stand-up,” Wednesday 6 October 2010, 7.00 pm, Freed-Orman Conference Centre on the University of Windsor Campus.

This event is co-sponsored by the University of Windsor English Department, the Humanities Research Group, the Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences, and Dr. Stephen Pender, Research Leadership Chair, Faculty of Arts & Social Science

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