Cut to the Monkey is the story of a filmmaker’s journey through Hollywood—revealing how the experts find the funny in any project—by an editor who has worked with some of the funniest people in the business. The book offers techniques from Nygard’s essential bag of tricks. It’s like an editor’s cookbook, as well as a practical guide on how to prosper as an editor in the film business.

The book also features contributions about writing, creating, and editing comedy from some of the biggest names in the comedy business, including Judd Apatow (Girls, The 40-Year-Old Virgin), Alec Berg (Silicon Valley, Barry), Sacha Baron Cohen (Borat, Who Is America?), Mike Binder (Black or White, The Comedy Store), Larry David (Seinfeld, Curb Your Enthusiasm), Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Seinfeld, Veep), David Mandel (Veep, The White House Plumbers), Jeff Schaffer (The League, Dave), Krista Vernoff (Shameless, Grey’s Anatomy), and others.

Cut to the Monkey is being published by Applause Books November 15, 2021.

We are all doing relationships wrong. That is what Roger Nygard discovered after meeting and interrogating dozens of psychologists and relationship specialists such as Pat Allen, Robin Baker, Stephanie Coontz, William Doherty, John and Julie Gottman, Matt Ridley, Christopher Ryan, Bonnie Eaker Weil, and others. It turns out there are simple changes anyone can easily make that lead to far greater relationship happiness.

Every generation seems to make the same mistakes over and over. We aren’t taught in school how to have good relationships. We are sent into the world to figure out this complex formula on our own, through trial and error, a bumpy process causing emotional damage to ourselves and others. The Truth About Marriage is a funny yet serious examination of the problems all those in relationships face, and a guide with specific steps from the experts that anybody can utilize to enjoy healthier, happier, more successful relationships and marriages.

The Truth About Marriage is published by Micro Publishing Media.