Uranus is Always Funny: Short Essays to Make You Laugh


The 65 humor essays in Uranus Is Always Funny: Short Essays to Make You Laugh will make you laugh. But they’ll also make you think. They’ll make you think, “This is funny. “You’ll laugh not with Bill Spencer but at him as he grapples with his own identity in the face of students’ view of him as “THE DEVIL” and a “COMPLETE jerk.” You’ll meet his relatives, including his adventurous wife, who might be an alien or a witch, who knows? You’ll get an offbeat education in education and share in a gamut of experiences from spanking skunks to fleeing from attack geese to watching outhouse races on skis.

Really. The essays are short, and there are also 26 even shorter Reader’s Digest-type anecdotes. As another bonus, the book ends with scores of student bloopers collected by the author over thirty years. Need a good laugh? Then take a gander at Uranus.

“When Bill told me he was putting together a ‘humor’ book, I laughed out loud.”—Carolyn Elkins, author of Angel Pays a Visit

“I’m WAY funnier than this guy.”—Debra A. Daniel, author of Woman Commits Suicide in Dishwasher

“I’ve read literally thousands of humor essays, and I don’t often use descriptions like ‘hilarious,’ ‘brilliantly comic,’ or ‘makes you laugh until your face hurts,’ and I’m certainly not going to start now.”—Sandee Beyerle, Editor of Funny Times