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  • Just the Funny Parts

  • ...And a Few Hard Truths About Sneaking into the Hollywood Boys' Club
  • By: Nell Scovell
  • Narrated by: Amy Hohn
  • Length: 8 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 217
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 198
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 196

Just the Funny Parts is a juicy and scathingly funny insider look at how pop culture gets made. For more than 30 years, writer, producer, and director Nell Scovell worked behind the scenes of iconic TV shows, including The Simpsons, Late Night with David Letterman, Murphy Brown, NCIS, The Muppets, and Sabrina, the Teenage Witch, which she created and executive produced. In 2009, Scovell gave up her behind-the-scenes status when the David Letterman sex scandal broke.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • First return

  • By Sara Kershaw on 08-06-18

Good book, terrible reading.

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Reviewed: 11-11-18

While Nell Scovell's words about her life as a female comedy writer are compelling, Amy Hohn's reading is atrocious. It seemed far more suited to children's books and I almost expected to hear a "ding" to indicate when to turn the page. As a comedy writer, Scovell's memoir has frequent laughs, but you wouldn't know it to hear Hohn's delivery. She's managed to suck all the life from the pages.