Humor Me An Anthology of Funny Contemporary Writing - Plus Some Great Old Stuff Too

ISBN-10: 0061728950
ISBN-13: 9780061728952
Edition: 2011
Authors: Ian Frazier
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Description: Humor Me is a literary cavalcade of contemporary American funnymen-and funnywomen-of the page. Selected by the renowned humor-ist Ian Frazier and featuring more than fifty pieces of the greatest comic writing of our time, the book includes such  More...

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List price: $14.99
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 5/31/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

Humor Me is a literary cavalcade of contemporary American funnymen-and funnywomen-of the page. Selected by the renowned humor-ist Ian Frazier and featuring more than fifty pieces of the greatest comic writing of our time, the book includes such masters of the form as Roy Blount, Jr., Bruce Jay Friedman, Veronica Geng, Jack Handey, Garrison Keillor, Steve Martin, and Calvin Trillin, as well as work by newer comic stars like Andy Borowitz, Larry Doyle, Simon Rich, George Saunders, and David Sedaris. The pieces were published in the past thirty years in such popular magazines as The New Yorker, McSweeney's, The Atlantic, National Lampoon, and Outside. But the book also includes a handful of older comic masterpieces that nobody in need of a laugh should ever be without, among them classics by Bret Harte, Elizabeth Bishop, Donald Barthelme, and Mark Twain.

Writer and broadcaster Ian Frazier was born in Ohio and educated at Harvard University, where he wrote for the Harvard Lampoon. After his graduation he joined The New Yorker staff and frequently contributes to The Atlantic Monthly. His writing collections Dating Your Mom and Coyote V. Acme earned him a Thurber Prize for American Humor. The Great Plains won a 1990 Spur Award for Nonfiction from the Western Writers of America. Frazier has appeared on the National Public Radio Program A Prairie Home Companion and has acted in Smoke and Blue in the Face, both of which are Wayne Wang and Paul Auster films.

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