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Late Night Comedy Monologues through the Ages

Live From the Beginning of Time:

Late Night Comedy Monologues Through the Ages

Imagine since the beginning of time, late-night talk show hosts walked the earth while commenting on the day’s events.

Author Ben Alper looks at history through the delightfully distorted lens of these evening comedic commentators.

Their monologues crack wise about then-current events—From 2,000,000 BC when Homo Erectus first rose up on two legs and cried, “I have extra sandals for sale,” to 1892 AD when Lizzie Borden introduced America to anger management.

What historical figures are saying:

“I laughed until I conquered.”

Atilla the Hun

“If I’ve read anything funnier, it escapes me.”

Harry Houdini

“My comedy is Divine, but Ben Alper’s is Da Bomb.”

Dante Alighieri

“Speak softly and carry a big shtick.”

Theodore Roosevelt

Thank You for Not Talking aims squarely at the funny bone. This book goes beyond the facts and analysis about introverts to focus on more crucial questions like why is it so hard to make eye contact with the UPS delivery person?


Are you an introvert? Read this book while recovering from a group hug.


Do you know an introvert? This is the perfect gift for friends who need something to read at noisy parties.


Are you an extrovert? Read this funny book because you know what it’s like to endure a blind date with someone who talks nonstop about anything, usually an ungrateful ex.

What the Critics are Saying:

"Thank You for Not Talking answers the nagging question:
'Who are introverts and why don't they do the wave at sporting events.'"


"Superbly written.  No American author better captures the angst of being asked, 'So what'd ya do for a living?'"

William Nervosa, author of The Elements of Guile


"Thank You for Not Talking is required reading for anyone who's ever considered fleeing a noisy gathering through a bathroom window."

Dell Harris, author of Guess Who's Leaving for Dinner

Thank You for Not Talking

A Laughable Look at Introverts

Thank  you for not talking
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