Being a model senior citizen at the age of 30-something, I have to admit to a crush on Bob Newhart. I own the first season of his show (the one where he’s a psychologist) and “Bus Driver’s School” is on my iPod. I read his book I Shouldn’t Even Be Doing This, a bit worried that I’d be disappointed in my pal, Bob. But I wasn’t. I recommend the book if you’re at all familiar with his career.
Short excerpt: “I’m not a fan of books that examine humor in a scientific fashion… I feel like comedy is that tribe in Africa who doesn’t want their pictures taken because they believe a photograph steals part of their soul. The closer you get to understanding humor, the more you begin to lose your sense of humor.”