Today, December 8, is the birthday of one of my favorite humorists, James Thurber.
Born in 1894, this funny, dark, and slightly surreal, American writer and cartoonist started out at the top, with drawings published in the New Yorker, thanks to his friend E.B. White, who was a writer at the magazine. Thurber was born in Ohio, 119 years ago today.
His story, "The Strange Life of Walter Mitty" is now a new film.