Writers Laughing: A Jacke Wilson Gallery

Peace on earth, good will to all…and a photo gallery of great writers caught in the act of laughing.  Happy holidays!

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Top Ten Writers Laughing: The Very Best!

Okay, we already looked at numbers 10 through 6. Let’s take a look at the top five from our very popular Writers Laughing series. Away we go!

Number 5: Kurt Vonnegut and John Irving

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Number 4: Samuel Beckett

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Number 3: Flannery O’Connor

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Number 2: George Orwell (this was close – he was overtaken on the final day!)

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And the number 1 Writers Laughing are…

Jean-Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir!

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Congratulations, winners! Now everyone, let’s all try to make laughter part of our day today. Come on! We can do it!

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Writers Laughing: Kurt Vonnegut and John Irving

Here’s a reminder that life has moments of joy as well as sorrow.

 

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What a great picture. Why do I think that Vonnegut must have said something funny (unexpected and acerbic and witty), and Irving started laughing uncontrollably, and finally Vonnegut joined in because Irving’s laughter was infectious…

Have a great day, everyone! Onward and upward!