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

Borowitz, Andy (Added Author).

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  • 2 of 3 copies available at NC Cardinal.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Eden Library 817 F (Text) 31554009582213 Adult Nonfiction Available -
Reidsville Library 817 F (Text) 31554009582221 Adult Nonfiction Available -
Walkertown Branch 817.008 B (Text) 0112519640448 Adult Nonfiction Checked out 02/01/2020

Record details

  • ISBN: 1598531077
  • ISBN: 9781598531077
  • Physical Description: xv, 461 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
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  • Publisher: New York : Library of America, [2011]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 455-461).
Formatted Contents Note: A presidential candidate / Mark Twain -- Lecture tickets that were bought but never used / George Ade -- Ransom of Red Chief / O. Henry -- From Babbitt / Sinclair Lewis -- From Gentlemen prefer blondes / Anita Loos -- On conversation / Ring Lardner -- Imperial purple / H.L. Mencken -- More alarms at night / James Thurber -- Waltz / Dorothy Parker -- Farewell, my lovely appetizer / S.J. Perelman -- Simple prays a prayer / Langston Hughes -- Night the old nostalgia burned down / Frank Sullivan -- Across the street and into the grill / E.B. White -- House of mirth / Peter De Vries -- From The magic Christian / Terry Southern -- From How to talk dirty and influence people / Lenny Bruce -- Secret vice / Tom Wolfe -- Counterfeit secret circle member gets the message, or The asp strikes again / Jean Shepherd -- Kentucky Derby is decadent and depraved / Hunter S. Thompson -- A look at organized crime / Woody Allen -- Tax man / Bruce Jay Friedman -- Letters to Einstein / Philip Roth -- A few words about breasts / Nora Ephron -- Our white heritage / Henry Beard, Michael O'Donoghue, George W.S. Trow -- Better read than dead : a revised opinion / Fran Lebowitz -- Your action line / Charles Portis -- In the morning post / Donald Barthleme -- Curb Carter policy discord effort threat / Veronica Geng -- Vacation '58 / John Hughes -- Laws of cartoon motion / Mark O'Donnell -- Tip-Top Club / Garrision Keillor -- 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 -- Shiftless little loafers / Susan Orlean -- Gothic baseball / Roy Blount Jr. -- If I were in charge of the networks / George Carlin -- Laws concerning food and drink ; Household principles ; Lamentations of the father / Ian Frazier -- 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 -- 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 -- Pony problem / Sloane Crosley -- If not an apology, at least a "my bad" / Larry Wilmore.
Summary, etc.: 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.
Subject: American wit and humor
Genre: Humor.
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