By Woody Allen
A humor vintage via one of many funniest writers at the present time, unwanted effects is a deal with for all those that recognize his paintings and people simply researching how talented he's. incorporated listed below are such classics as REMEMBERING NEEDLEMAN, THE KUGELMASS EPISODE, a brand new sory known as CONFESSIONS OF A BUGLAR, and extra.
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