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"Sublimely funny... This book is a treasure trove of laughter and an ideal gift for anyone who needs to be cheered up or refreshed, which these days means just about everyone you know."
- Nell Minow The Movie Mom


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-- The New York Times


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"Had me laughing out loud."
-- Jack Goodstein, Seattle Post-Intelligencer


"Surprisingly excellent. Anthologies of this sort rarely live up to their claims, but the selections here are a great representation of American humor from the last 100 years."
--Goodreads


"Sublimely funny. . . . This book is a treasure trove of laughter and an ideal gift for anyone who needs to be cheered up or refreshed, which these days means just about everyone you know."
-- Nell Minow, The Movie Mom

"An indispensable book for anyone who likes to laugh. A surprisingly satisfying and consistently funny collection that might be the best American humor anthology on the market." Grade: A.
-- Humor Lit Books Blog

"You NEED this book. It's hilarious fun."
-- R. L. Stine

From the Author

Does being funny get you girls?
Growing up in Ohio, I was convinced that it did. I got this from a source I took to be representative of all women: Playboy centerfolds. Every issue, the Playmate Data Sheet would, with astonishing consistency, indicate that Miss Whenever's turn-on was "a sense of humor." (Turn-off? "Phony people.") I vowed to be a hilarious sincere person who would have sex with lots of naked people named Brandi. 
I accepted this view of humor-as-pheromone despite mountains of real-world evidence to the contrary. At Shaker High, the girls mainly went for jocks whose idea of a witty retort was a wedgie. And if I had looked a little more closely at Playboy's monthly "Party Pics" feature, I might have noticed that the bunnies at Hef's Mansion gravitated towards the laps of people like Lee Majors, the star of "The Six Million Dollar Man" and not, to my knowledge, a founding member of the Algonquin Round Table.
What being funny got me, mostly, was a lot of free time. While the jocks were busy having tantric romps with cheerleaders, I kept myself occupied by reading Mark Twain, Woody Allen, and the many comic geniuses of The National Lampoon. Little did I know then that, over the course of a thousand dateless nights, a Library of America collection was being born. 
So, getting back to my original question: does being funny get you girls? No. It gets you to be the editor of a humor anthology.

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  • File Size: 1270 KB
  • Print Length: 318 pages
  • Publisher: Library of America (October 13, 2011)
  • Publication Date: October 13, 2011
  • Sold by: Penguin Random House Publisher Services
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0064S5R1Y
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