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Saturday, March 27, 2021

Humorist S.J. Perelman on Being Funny in Person

If people expect me to be funny, they are in for a rude shock. I figure my job ends when I leave the typewriter and get out of the swivel chair. People make a mistake when they confuse a writer with a performer.

S.J. Perelman, in People, Books & Book People, edited by David W. McCullough, 1981 

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