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Product Details

  • Series: Vintage
  • Paperback: 347 pages
  • Publisher: Vintage (June 26, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0307387348
  • ISBN-13: 978-0307387349
  • Product Dimensions: 0.7 x 5.2 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #866,623 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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“Only McSweeney’s could combine politics and theater in such a strange, amusing way.” —Los Angeles Times
 
“Pokes fun at all manner of political persuasion, often in a tone reminiscent of Mad magazine—that is, mangled lyrics—but minus a tune to follow. . . . Jolly good fun.” —Leonard Kniffel, Booklist

About the Author

McSweeney’s is a publishing company based in San Francisco. As well as running the daily humor website McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, McSweeney’s publishes McSweeney’s Quarterly Concern, the Believer, Lucky Peach, Wholphin, Grantland Quarterly, and an ever-growing selection of books under various imprints.

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Jenny Shank grew up in Denver, Colorado, and earned degrees from the University of Notre Dame and the University of Colorado. She is the author of the novel THE RINGER, to be published by The Permanent Press in March 2011. Her stories, essays, and reviews have appeared in many publications, including Prairie Schooner, Alaska Quarterly Review, McSweeney's Internet Tendency, The Onion, Poets & Writers, Bust, Michigan Quarterly Review, Rocky Mountain News, Dallas Morning News, and Boulder Daily Camera. One of her stories was nominated for a Pushcart Prize, and another was listed among the "Notable Essays of the Year" in the Best American Essays. For six years Jenny Shank was the Denver/Boulder Editor of The Onion A.V. Club, and she is currently the Books & Writers Editor of NewWest.Net/Books, which was named "Best Literary Blog" in the Westword Best of Denver issue. She lives in Boulder, Colorado with her husband, daughter, and son.

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Barbra Tarkenton on October 13, 2012
Format: Paperback
The McSweeney's Book of Politics and Musicals is a rock-solid collection that would not look out of place in either handsomely-appointed library or gas-station bathroom: this sucker has RANGE. I laughed repeatedly. I did not cry, but I was not expecting to.
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This book made me smile almost continuously. There are some very amusing, if brief bits that satirize everything in need of satirizing. Alas, the material is relevant to a particular time and set of events. Read it now before the humor turns into farce!
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