LOVE IS THE PUNCH LINE
By: Kathleen Jones
comedian Josh Steinberg, the
“Jewish Comedy King” and
formerly the star of his own
popular TV series, finds him-
self struggling to keep his
career alive, playing seedier
and seedier clubs. Plump,
balding, and plain-looking, he
has never had much luck
with women. That is, until
Josh meets Holly Brannigan
while performing his stand-up act in a club. Holly, an
attractive, intelligent, and divorced 50-year-old busi-
nesswoman, becomes instantly smitten with Josh and
even finds his unconventional looks wildly sexy.
***** Goodreads Review by Stella Knights: “Brilliantly
humorous, fun romance! I just loved the comical, romantic ride
this story took me on.”
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Josh Steinberg‟s mission in life was to make other people
laugh, but these days, he could barely make himself smile.
“Good evening, everyone,” Josh said, starting his act in a
halting voice, his eyes sweeping the half-empty, dimly lit room.
Holy shit, what a dive. The Yahoo Comedy Club in Toronto? Never
heard of it before. God, why does Greg keep lining up these crappy gigs?
And how did I end up with an agent who knows nothing about the comedy
business? Serves me right for hiring someone who used to be a roadie with a
Josh smiled at the half-drunken faces before him, then
launched into his routine—the usual shtick about his hopeless
Out of the corner of his eye, Josh spied a woman seated
alone at a table in the corner, her chestnut hair styled in a chin-
length bob that perfectly framed her delicately pretty face.
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Length: 268 Pages
Heat Level: PG-13
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Kathleen Jones is a former book editor and technical writer. She graduated from the University of
Toronto with a degree in English literature and completed Ryerson University‟s Certificate in Publishing
program. Kathleen writes for a number of popular book blogs, including Romance Junkies and the
blogs of Jane Friedman and British novelist Tony Riches. She also contributes monthly book reviews to
Goodreads. Kathleen lives in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Love Is the Punch Line is Kathleen‟s first novel.