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"You NEED this book. It's hilarious fun."
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About the Author
Mark Twain, George Ade, O. Henry Sinclair Lewis, Anita Loos, Ring Lardner, H. L. Mencken, James Thurber, Dorothy Parker, S. J. Perelman, Langston Hughes, Frank Sullivan, E. B. White, Peter De Vries, Terry Southern, Lenny Bruce, Tom Wolfe, Jean Shepherd, Hunter S. Thompson, Woody Allen, Bruce Jay Friedman, Philip Roth, Nora Ephron, Henry Beard, Michael O’Donoghue, George W. S. Trow, Fran Lebowitz, Charles Portis, Donald Barthelme, Veronica Geng, John Hughes, Mark O’Donnell, Garrison Keillor, Bruce McCall, Molly Ivins, Calvin Trillin, Dave Barry, The Onion, Susan Orlean, Roy Blount Jr., George Carlin, Ian Frazier, David Rakoff, Bernie Mac, David Sedaris, Wanda Sykes, Jack Handey, David Owen, George Saunders, Jenny Allen, Sloane Crosley, Larry Wilmore --This text refers to the hardcover edition.
- File size : 1247 KB
- Publication date : October 13, 2011
- Publisher : Library of America (October 13, 2011)
- Word Wise : Enabled
- ASIN : B0064S5R1Y
- Print length : 318 pages
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Language: : English
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #132,361 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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(Having tried standup comedy, I've seen this happen live.)
Many of the stories in this book are hilarious. Some are definitely funny. A few left me with a blank expression.
The best stories are worth the price of the book. The next level pieces add value. The few clunkers (in my estimation) just go with the territory of "humor is subjective."
Still, I rate this book a definite "buy," if only because Andy Borowitz pisses off the worst president in American history on an almost daily basis.
Top reviews from other countries
It quickly became apparent that my idea of humor didn't match that of the editor and maybe 3 of the 50 stories were somewhat funny for me.
Had I looked at the editor's website before making the purchase I would have realized that we weren't a humor match and I would have some some money and a lot of reading time.
Your mileage may vary.