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50 Funniest American Writers

ISBN-10: 1598531077
ISBN-13: 9781598531077
Edition: N/A
Authors: Andy Borowitz
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Description: Ever wondered who makes a very funny person laugh? Wonder no more. Brought together in this Library of America collection are America's fifty funniest writers-according to acclaimed writer and comedian Andy Borowitz. Reaching back to Mark Twain and  More...

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Book details

List price: $27.95
Publisher: Library of America, The
Publication date: 10/13/2011
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 504
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.276
Language: English

Ever wondered who makes a very funny person laugh? Wonder no more. Brought together in this Library of America collection are America's fifty funniest writers-according to acclaimed writer and comedian Andy Borowitz. Reaching back to Mark Twain and forward to contemporary masters such as David Sedaris, Roy Blount Jr., Ian Frazier, Bernie Mac, Wanda Sykes, and George Saunders, The 50 Funniest American Writers*is an exclusive Who's Who of the very best American comic writing. Here are Thurber and Perelman, Lenny Bruce and Bruce Jay Friedman, Garrison Keillor and Dave Barry and Veronica Geng, plus hilarious lesser known pieces from The New Yorker, Esquire, The Atlantic, National Lampoon, Salon, and The Onion. Who does "one of the funniest people in America" (CBS Sunday Morning) read when he needs a laugh? Here's Andy Borowitz to tell you.

Andy Borowitz is a comedian and satirist whose work appears in The New Yorker and at his award-winning website, BorowitzReport.com. He was the first-ever winner of the National Press Club's award for humor.

Introduction
A Presidential Candidate
The Lecture Tickets That Were Bought but Never Used
The Ransom of Red Chief
from Babbitt
from Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
On Conversation
Imperial Purple
More Alarms at Night
The Waltz
Farewell, My Lovely Appetizer
Simple Prays a Prayer
The Night the Old Nostalgia Burned Down
Across the Street and into the Grill
The House of Mirth
from The Magic Christian
from How to Talk Dirty and Influence People
The Secret Vice
The Counterfeit Secret Circle Member Gets the Message, or The Asp Strikes Again
The Kentucky Derby Is Decadent and Depraved
A Look at Organized Crime
The Tax Man
Letters to Einstein
A Few Words about Breasts
Our White Heritage
Better Read Than Dead: A Revised Opinion
Your Action Line
In the Morning Post
Curb Carter Policy Discord Effort Threat
Vacation 's8
The Laws of Cartoon Motion
The Tip-Top Club
Rolled in Rare Bohemian Onyx, Then Vulcanized by Hand
Tough as Bob War and Other Stuff
Corrections
Tips for Women: How to Have a Relationship with a Guy
Clinton Deploys Vowels to Bosnia
Shiftless Little Loafers
Gothic Baseball
If I Were in Charge of the Networks
Laws Concerning Food and Drink; Household Principles; Lamentations of the Father
The Writer's Life
from / A in't Scared of You
Buddy, Can You Spare a Tie?
It's So Hard
What I'd Say to the Martians
Your Three Wishes: FAQ
Ask the Optimist!
Awake
The Pony Problem
If Not an Apology, at Least a "My Bad"
Contributors
Sources and Acknowledgments

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