How do you make someone suffering from breast cancer laugh? That is the assignment a floundering ad agency in Chicago is given in Joshua Ferris' first novel Then We Came to the End. Making us laugh at bad situations is a trick Ferris pulls off over and over again. There are definitely situations when you are thinking that there is nothing funny about this and then you will find yourself laughing. If you need some comic relief in these bad economic times, try this novel which the New York Times Book Review rated one of the ten best books of 2007. It is definitely in my top ten for 2008.
Then We Came to the End