The 50 Funniest American Writers: An Anthology from Mark Twain to The Onion


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Author: Borowitz, Andy

Color: Red

Edition: Illustrated

Format: Illustrated

Number Of Pages: 504

EAN: 9781598531077

Release Date: 13-10-2011

Languages: English

Item Condition: UsedGood

Binding: Hardcover

Details: Product Description The creator of The New Yorker’s long running satirical column “The Borowitz Report”, and “one of the funniest people in America” (CBS Sunday Morning) gives you The 50 Funniest American Writers*   Library of America’s collection of hilarious stories, essays, and articles is an exclusive Who’s Who of the very best American comic writing. Classic pieces of American humor appear here, such as “The Ransom of Red Chief” by O. Henry and a selection from Anita Loos’ Gentlemen Prefer Blondes.   Contemporary writing is well represented, with entries from comedic geniuses like David Sedaris, Larry Willmore, Roy Blount Jr., Sloane Crosby, Bernie Mac, Wanda Sykes, and George Saunders plus laugh-out-loud lesser-known pieces from The New Yorker, Esquire, The Atlantic, National Lampoon, and The Onion.   *according to Andy Borowitz Full List of Contributors 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 Douglas Kenney Henry Beard Bruce Jay Friedman Philip Roth Nora Ephron 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 writers 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 Review "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 About the Author Andy Borowitz is a writer and a comedian whose work appears in The New Yorker and at his satirical website,, which has millions of readers around the world. The author of six books, he is the first-ever winner of the National Press Club's humor award and a two-time finalist for the Thurber Prize for American Humor. He has been called a "Swiftian satirist" ( The Wall Street Journal), and "America's satire king" ( The Daily Beast). Contributions by: 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

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