- Author: James Patterson
After a car accident kills his family, Jamie Grimm ends up in a wheelchair, living with less-than-pleasant relatives. Yet despite these setbacks, he determines to win the Ronkonkoma Funniest Kid Comic competition. Plenty of jokes for standup (or, rather, sit-down) comedy. Humorous, with over 175 black and white illustrations. There's a reason James Patterson is a best selling author.