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  • Funny music, sad life

    By Jonathan Kirsch

    May 15, 2013 | 12:01 pm

    On an otherwise unremarkable day in 1938, a chubby but charming student at John Burroughs Junior High in Los Angeles “cracked the code of his comic gift and discovered his life’s work,” as we learn in “Overweight Sensation: The Life and Comedy of Allan Sherman” by Mark Cohen...