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A Wry Writer's Recommended Reading

Oct 26, 2010 10:16 AM | 0 comments

Jon Glaser is an actor, writer and comedian whose offbeat sensibilities have blazed new trails in the alternative comedy world. As well as writing for the cult hit Human Giant, he spent five years as a writer and actor on Late Night with Conan O’Brien. Glaser got his start in TV by writing for the wildly influential (and sadly short-lived) Dana Carvey Show, which also launched the careers of Steve Carrel and Stephen Colbert.


Glaser is the creator and star of Delocated on Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim lineup. The show mostly shoots in Manhattan, but he lives in Park Slope. Check out this Brooklyn writer’s favorite books for kids and adults:


Books for Kids:


Ox-Cart Man by Donald Hall

Frog and Toad are Friends by Arnold Lobel

Caps for Sale by Esphyr Slobodkina

The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats

Katy and the Big Snow by Virginia Lee Burton


Books for Adults:


Our Band Could Be Your Life by Michael Azzerad

Ballad of the Whiskey Robber by Julian Rubinstein                                    

Fraud by David Rakoff

Get Your War On by David Rees

World’s End by T. Coraghessan Boyle

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