Fry, William Finley, Jr.

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FRY, William Finley, Jr.

FRY, William Finley, Jr. Also writes as Will Finley. American, b. 1924. Genres: Poetry, Food and Wine, History, Literary criticism and history, Psychiatry, Sciences, Cartoons, Humor/Satire. Career: Stanford University, CA, Associate Clinical Professor, 1959-, now Emeritus. International Gelotology Institute, Nevada City, CA, Director; Mental Research Institute, Palo Alto, CA, Director of Education, 1962-67, Board of Directors, 1975-83; American Conservatory Theatre, San Francisco, Summer Institute, Comedy Consultant, 1969; Workshop Library of Humor, Washington, DC, Board of Directors, 1965-97; American Psychiatric Association, Life Fellow; International Society of Humor Studies; International Journal of Humor Research, Editorial Board; Humor in Life and Letters, publication series, Wayne State University Press, Detroit, MI, Advisory Editor; Spanish Academy of Humor; with artist Mark Briggs, author of series of weekly cartoon, 1977-80; Love of the Grape, weekly newspaper column, 1971-82. Publications: Sweet Madness: A Study of Humor, 1963; (with M. Allen) Make 'Em Laugh: Life Studies of Comedy Writers, 1976, as Life Studies of Comedy Writers: Creating Humor, 1998; (with W. Salameh) Handbook of Humor and Therapy, 1987; Advances in Humor and Psychotherapy, 1993; The Seasons (poems), 1999; (with W. Salameh) Humor and Wellness in Clinical Intervention, 2001. Author of chapters, articles, and reviews. Address: 156 Grove St, Nevada City, CA 95959, U.S.A. Online address: [email protected]