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The 50 funniest American writers* : an anthology of humor from Mark Twain to the Onion, *according to Andy Borowitz

Label
The 50 funniest American writers* : an anthology of humor from Mark Twain to the Onion
Title
The 50 funniest American writers*
Title remainder
an anthology of humor from Mark Twain to the Onion
Statement of responsibility
*according to Andy Borowitz
Title variation
Fifty funniest American writers
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Reaching back to Mark Twain and forward to contemporary masters such as David Sedaris, Roy Blount, and Bernie Mac, this book is an exclusive collection of the very best American comic writing
Cataloging source
BTCTA
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
humor satires etc
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
The 50 funniest American writers* : an anthology of humor from Mark Twain to the Onion, *according to Andy Borowitz
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Contents
  • from Gentlemen prefer blondes
  • Anita Loos
  • On conversation
  • Ring Lardner
  • Imperial purple
  • H.L. Mencken
  • More alarms at night
  • James Thurber
  • The waltz
  • Dorothy Parker
  • A presidential candidate
  • Farewell, my lovely appetizer
  • S.J. Perelman
  • Simple prays a prayer
  • Langston Hughes
  • The night the old nostalgia burned down
  • Frank Sullivan
  • Across the street and into the grill
  • E.B. White
  • The house of mirth
  • Peter De Vries
  • Mark Twain
  • from The magic Christian
  • Terry Southern
  • from How to talk dirty and influence people
  • Lenny Bruce
  • The secret vice
  • Tom Wolfe
  • The counterfeit secret circle member gets the message, or The asp strikes again
  • The Kentucky Derby is decadent and depraved
  • Hunter S. Thompson
  • A look at organized crime
  • The lecture tickets that were bought but never used
  • Woody Allen
  • The tax man
  • Bruce Jay Friedman
  • Letters to Einstein
  • Philip Roth --
  • George Ade
  • The ransom of Red Chief
  • O. Henry
  • from Babbitt
  • Sinclair Lewis
  • In the morning post
  • Donald Barthleme
  • Curb Carter policy discord effort threat
  • Veronica Geng
  • Vacation '58
  • John Hughes
  • The laws of cartoon motion
  • Mark O'Donnell
  • The Tip-Top Club
  • Garrision Keillor
  • A few words about breasts
  • Rolled in rare Bohemian onyx, then vulcanized by hand
  • Bruce McCall
  • Tough as bob war and other stuff
  • Molly Ivins
  • Corrections
  • Calvin Trillin
  • Tips for women: how to have a relationships with a guy
  • Dave Barry
  • Clinton deploys vowels to Bosnia
  • The Onion
  • Nora Ephron
  • Shiftless little loafers
  • Susan Orlean
  • Gothic baseball
  • Roy Blount Jr.
  • If I were in charge of the networks
  • George Carlin
  • Laws concerning foor and drink
  • Household principles
  • Lamentations of the father
  • Ian Frazier
  • Our white heritage
  • The writer's life
  • David Rakoff
  • from I ain't scared of you
  • Bernie Mac
  • Buddy, can you spare a tie?
  • David Sedaris
  • It's so hard
  • Wanda Sykes --
  • Henry Beard, Michael O'Donoghue, George W.S. Trow
  • Better read than dead: a revised opinion
  • Fran Lebowitz
  • Your action line
  • Charles Portis
  • The pony problem
  • Sloane Crosley
  • If not an apology, at least a "My bad"
  • Larry Wilmore
  • What I'd say to the Martians
  • Jack Handey
  • Your three wishes: F.A.Q.
  • David Owen
  • Ask the optimist!
  • George Saunders
  • Awake
  • Jenny Allen
Control code
ocn701019596
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
xv, 461 p.
Isbn
9781598531077
Lccn
2011928952
Other physical details
ill.

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