Programs by Genre - Humor

11:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
State Capitol Building, Senate Committee Room F
Mr. Brandon’s School Bus: What I Heard on the Way to School

Tom Brandon, "2013 Steve Harvey Bus Driver of the Year," reminds us of the wisdom of children and their uncanny ability to teach adults a thing or two. Mr. Brandon's School Bus collects the insightful and often humorous conversations children have had while riding on Brandon's big yellow school bus over the years.

2:45 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.
State Capitol Building, Senate Committee Room F
Three Dashes Bitters

This wild romp presents New Orleans as an eternal city, whose characters exceed the vicissitudes of fortune, functioning instead as a universal canvas upon which individuals must struggle to carve out their existence. Jack Simmons’ novel captures a New Orleans defined only in the individuals we encounter—not the easy stereotypes that make individuality impossible.

3 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.
State Capitol Building, House Chamber
Extraordinary Adventures: A Novel

New York Times bestselling Daniel Wallace and moderator M.O. Walsh discuss Wallace’s “large-hearted and optimistic novel” about Edsel Bronfman who wins a free weekend in Destin, Florida. But there’s a catch: the offer is intended for a couple, and Bronfman has only 79 days to find someone to take with him. Jolted into motion, he sets out to find a companion for his weekend getaway. Open at last to the possibilities of life, Bronfman now believes that anything can happen. And it does.

3:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.
State Capitol Building, Senate Committee Room F
Crazy on the Bayou: Five Seasons of Louisiana Hunting, Fishing, and Feasting

For the Louisiana hunters in Humberto Fontova’s novel, the swamp really is a sportsman's paradise. This cast of Cajun characters lampoons not just the city dwellers who venture into the swamp seeking a duck-hunting adventure like they've seen on TV, but also themselves and the other Louisiana residents they encounter, ensuring that this laugh-out-loud book will have something for everyone, including some delectable recipes!


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