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Maria Semple's 'Today Will Be Different' will make you actually laugh out loud

Confession: While I concede that John Kennedy Toole’s “A Confederacy of Dunces” is remarkable, it’s never made me laugh. Neither has Kingsley Amis’ “Lucky Jim,” nor any other of the many novels that are most lauded for being hilarious. Sure, these works are witty and droll, but rarely do they elicit...
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