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The Writer’s Almanac for March 14, 2017: Hamburger Heaven

Mar. 14, 2017: birthday: Max Shulman

It’s the birthday of the humorist Max Shulman (books by this author), born in St. Paul, Minnesota (1919). He wrote several books, including Anyone Got a Match? (1964) and Potatoes Are Cheaper (1971). He grew up during the Great Depression, and he said he became a humorist because “I turned early to humor as my branch of writing … [because] life was bitter and I was not.”