From School Library Journal
Adult/High School–This collection of lists takes on advertisements, unicorns, grocery items, German tourism advice, and much more in a witty and irreverent satire on our obsession with popular culture. The many lists include Rides Found at a Psychiatry-themed Amusement Park (guilt-a-whirl), Signs Your Unicorn Is Cheating on You, and Anecdotal Leads for News Stories Reporting the End of the World. Droll, ironic, and often laugh-out-loud funny, McSweeney's
offers a hilarious odyssey-by-lists through books, movies, TV, politics, celebrities, and other aspects of modern life. Teens will appreciate the wide-ranging social satire and find the lists entertaining and often quotable.–Susanne Bardelson, Kitsap Regional Library, WA
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About the Author
McSweeney's is a small group that sells taxidermy equipment and also produces books, a literary quarterly, and The Believer
, a monthly review. Based in San Francisco, McSweeney's is also home to 826 Valencia, a nonprofit educational center for Bay Area youth.