“Humor is the antidote to overthinking. It’s a way of saying that life is paradoxical. Humor contains contradictions; it does not resolve them but revels in them. It says that the right way to exist among the contradictions, paradoxes, and absurdities of life is to cope with them through laughter.”
— Bob Mankoff, How About Never: Is Never Good For You?
Bob Mankoff is the cartoon editor of the New Yorker, and this memoir is a fascinating, funny read about how he became a cartoonist, and about the world of New Yorker cartoons. I love New Yorker cartoons — how about you? I also love paradoxes.