Tucson Festival of Books

Joel H. Cohen

Sheryl Wachtel

Shenitzer Development

Joel H. Cohen, a longtime writer for “The Simpsons," “Saturday Night Live” and “Suddenly Susan,” has carved his literary niche through a blend of wit and profound insight. With a keen eye for the intricacies of human behavior and a pen dipped in humor, Cohen's writing has consistently struck a chord with readers, effortlessly navigating the realms of satire and social commentary. His latest published works can be enjoyed with his new book “The Occasionally Accurate Annals of Football” which Cohen cowrote with American sports commentartor and radio peronality Dan Patrick. Cohen’s work is a mirror to our contemporary world, challenging societal norms while inviting introspection, all while keeping us laughing through the pages.

Awards: Three Emmys, Three Writers Guild Awards, One Peabody Award (shared with colleagues)

Scheduled events:
Fun With Football
Celebrated sports commentator Dan Patrick and comedy writer Joel H. Cohen teamed up with some of America’s greatest comedy writers to tell you everything and nothing about America’s favorite sport! In "The Occasionally Accurate Annals of Football" they discuss 'the NFL's greatest players, plays, scandals, and screw-ups (plus stuff we totally made up.)'

Integrated Learning Center Room 120 (Seats 300, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 9, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Integrated Learning Center (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Joel Cohen, Dan Patrick
Moderator: Brett Fera
A Pen Dipped in Humor
Joel H. Cohen, a writer for The Simpsons and Saturday Night Live, blends wit and insight in his new book, "The Occasionally Accurate Annals of Football." Jack Allison and Kate Shapiro are debut authors with "Kill the Rich," a satire thriller. All three authors have a gift for making us smile.

Koffler Room 216 (Seats 89, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 9, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - UA BookStore Tent (on Mall) (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Jack Allison, Joel Cohen, Kate Shapiro
Moderator: Elliot Glicksman

The Occasionally Accurate Annals of Football
The NFL's Greatest Players, Plays, Scandals, and Screw-Ups (Plus Stuff We Totally Made Up)
BenBella Books
September 2023
ISBN 9781637743683
240 pages
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