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    Mirth of a Nation The Best Contemporary Humor

    ISBN-10: 0060953217
    ISBN-13: 9780060953218
    Edition: 2000
    Author(s): Michael J. Rosen
    Description: Seriously Funny Writing By Today's Most Celebrated Authors At last, a premier showcase of fifty-four great literary humorists and masters of the journalistic jab, the social spoof, the parodic proof, the satire, the tirade, and the send-up. Here  More...
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    Copyright Year: 2000
    Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
    Publication Date: 2/2/2000
    Binding: Paperback
    Pages: 640
    Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 1.00" tall
    Weight: 1.408
    Language: English

    Seriously Funny Writing By Today's Most Celebrated Authors At last, a premier showcase of fifty-four great literary humorists and masters of the journalistic jab, the social spoof, the parodic proof, the satire, the tirade, and the send-up. Here are those "last laughs" and "wit's end" pieces everyone turns to first but then loses in back issues of favorite magazines and newspapers, including: Merrill Markoeon Networking with angels Garry Trudeau on re-retranslating Madonna David Sedaris on reviewing school Christmas Plays John Updike on cross-dressing with J. Edgar Hoover Also included are riotous contributions from Henry Alford, Jon Stewart, and David Ives, as well as millennial maxims by Mark O'Donnell, gardening advice by Mertensia Corydalis, and highlights from Randy Cohen's savvy "News Quiz." Brought to you by The Thurber House

    "You'll Never Groom Dogs in This Town Again!"
    Cafe Manhattan
    The Young Man and the Sea
    How to Be Difficult
    The Yanni Files
    A Prayer for Bill Clinton
    Independence Day
    Parlez-Vous Francais?
    An Aesthetically Challenged American in Paris (Part II)
    You Could Look Me Up ... Sometime
    I Go to Golf School
    A Graceland for Adolf
    Upcoming House Votes
    Let's Hear It for Cheerleaders
    Lapses of Photographic Memories
    A Year-Round Tan for the Asking
    The Bane of Every Vacation: Souvenirs
    Memo from Coach
    As I Was Saying to Henry Kissinger...
    Away from It All
    Give One for the Team
    God, Help Me!
    Autumn of the Matriarch
    Future Schlock
    What We Told the Kids
    Un Caballo in Maschera
    The Midwest: Where Is It?
    Come Stay with Us
    Desert Surprise: Saddam Picks Bill
    Return Saddam's Limo ... Now!
    Laws Concerning Food and Drink; Household Principles; Lamentations of the Father
    Flowers of Evil: Ask Charles Baudelaire
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    Long Day's Journey into Abs
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    Me and My Delusions
    Eating the Desk
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    The Hidden Life of Rocks
    Degas, C'est Moi
    You Say Tomato, I Say Tomorrow
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    More Mergers
    Rejected Polls
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    Driving Mr. Crazy
    Red Diaper Baby
    Jumpin' Jiminy
    Space Travel Food
    Piscopo Agonistes
    The Way of the Ear
    Eleventh-Hour Bride
    I Network with Angels
    Phone Hex
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    How and Why Book of Magnets
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    Bad Numbers
    Sunken Treasure
    One Guy's TV
    After This Word from Motel 3
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    Gambling in the Schools
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    My Genetic Memories
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    Christmas Freud
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