You want to laugh yourself to death?
Here's an idea.
Lock yourself in a room with a pile of Dan Jenkins novels and a pile of Tim Dorsey novels. Alternate titles from each. Chortle ad infinitum ...
Perhaps the next most humorous thing would be to go Friday to R.J. Julia Booksellers in Madison. Dorsey, clad in one of his signature tropical shirts, will read from and sign the latest in his series of novels starring Serge A. Storms, "The Riptide Ultra-Glide."
In the book, the usual lunatic parade indigenous to the state of Florida is in full assault mode, and the delightfully homicidal Storms, along with sidekick Coleman, will somehow triumph.
- RICK KOSTER
Tim Dorsey, 7 p.m. Friday, R.J. Julia Booksellers, 768 Boston Post Road, Madison; free; (203) 245-3959, rjjulia.com.