Moving from Good to Great: Insights from the World's Funniest People
Sick in the Head is a passion (and persistence) project that began when a 15-year-old Judd Apatow called up comedians and began interviewing them for the newspaper. (The high school newspaper. A fact that may have been omitted from the initial call.)
I've found myself recommending this book to more people in more situations than I anticipated. I've returned to interviews to re-read quotes. The punch of recognition I feel reading about comedians' approaches to their work reminds me how much we can learn from those who master their craft, no matter how far removed that craft is from our daily lives.
Here's what spoke to me. Go on, find what speaks to you. And then share it.