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Jane Scovell
Jane Scovell

Jane Scovell

Agent: Todd Shuster

Jane Scovell is the author of collaborative biographies with, among others, Elizabeth Taylor, Maureen Stapleton, Ginger Rogers, Marilyn Horne, Kitty Dukakis, QVC host Kathy Levine, and Tim Conway. She has also written biographies of Oona O'Neill Chaplin and Samuel Ramey. Her books Elizabeth Takes Off (Putnam), It's Better to Laugh (Atria), Now You Know (Simon & Schuster), What's So Funny? (Howard Books), and Oona: Living in the Shadows (Warner Books) made the New York Times and Los Angeles Times bestseller lists. Her articles have appeared in the Boston Globe, the Sunday New York Times, the New York Times Magazine, Cosmopolitan, Redbook, Travel and Leisure, and Opera News. She is currently at work on a dramatization of A Hell of a Life based on her book with Maureen Stapleton.

What others are saying

"What's so funny? I'll tell you what's so funny! Almost every page of Tim Conway's new book, What's So Funny?." — Mel Brooks

"Tim is not only a good friend but a terrific writer. His book has all the qualities of another Mark Twain. Settle back in a chair and enjoy the writing of Tim Conway. It's worth reading because he mentions me!" — Don Rickles

 by Jane Scovell
What's So Funny? My Hilarious Life
By Jane Scovell | Thorndike Biography, 2015

Six-time Emmy Award-winning funny man Tim Conway, best known for his roles on The Carol Burnett Show, offers a straight-shooting and hilarious bestselling memoir about his life on stage and off as an actor and comedian.