JOHN
SWARTZWELDER

There is a lot about these novels to recommend. They’re close to the writing of humorists like Jack Handey, Woody Allen, and even S. J. Perelman.
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Frankly, Swartzwelder writes the funniest books I've read in a long, long time. It's my opinion that John Swartzwelder is the funniest working writer today.
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Books that everyone should check out.
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The writer of so many of the best Simpsons episodes offers a delightfully ridiculous literary trip.
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John Swartzwelder is one of the greatest comedy minds of all time. He is the comedy writer whose words makes the best comedy writers in the world laugh out loud.
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Swartzwelder is clearly inspired by his career as a television writer, using a very sharp three act structure.
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They're all really funny ... Swartzwelder's humor translates well to the narrative form. 
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The greatest writer in the English language in any form.
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John Swartzwelder

John Swartzwelder is an American comedy writer and novelist, also known for his work on the The Simpsons. Born in Seattle, Washington, Swartzwelder began his career working in advertising. He was later hired as a writer for Lorne Michael’s hit sketch comedy show Saturday Night Live, which ultimately led him joining the original writing team of The Simpsons in 1989.

Swartzwelder worked on The Simpsons as a writer and producer until 2003, and later contributed to The Simpsons Movie. He is credited with writing the largest number of Simpsons episodes by a large margin, 59 full episodes, with credited contributions to hundreds of episodes in all. The vast majority of his episodes were written for the first 10 season of the show, considered the “golden age” of Simpsons comedy.

After his retirement from The Simpsons, Swartzwelder began a career as a writer of comedy novels debuting with The Time Machine Did It, the first in his acclaimed Detective Frank Burly series. He has authored and published over a dozen books. His most recent book, The Squirrel Who Saved Practically Everybody, is an original standalone story.

JohnSwartzwelder.com is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program where Amazon will pay us a commission for linking to products on Amazon.com and affiliated sites. The Simpsons is owned by Disney and Swartzwelder’s episodes are available on DVD and streaming on Disney Plus. Copyright and publishing rights for Swartzwelder’s books are owned by John Swartzwelder.