The 50 Funniest American Writers

The 50 Funniest American Writers

An Anthology of Humor From Mark Twain to the Onion

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Penguin Putnam
Ever wondered who makes a very funny person laugh? Wonder no more. Brought together in this Library of America collection are America’s fifty funniest writers—according to acclaimed writer and comedian Andy Borowitz. Reaching back to Mark Twain and forward to contemporary masters such as David Sedaris, Nora Ephron, Roy Blount Jr., Ian Frazier, Bernie Mac, Wanda Sykes, and George Saunders, The 50 Funniest American Writers* is an exclusive Who’s Who of the very best American comic writing. Here are Thurber and Perelman, Lenny Bruce and Bruce Jay Friedman, Garrison Keillor, Dave Barry, and Veronica Geng, plus hilarious lesser-known pieces from The New Yorker, Esquire, The Atlantic, National Lampoon, and The Onion. Who does “one of the funniest people in America” (CBS Sunday Morning) read when he needs a laugh?

Random House, Inc.
Ever wondered who makes a very funny person laugh? Wonder no more. Brought together in this Library of America collection are America’s fifty funniest writers—according to acclaimed writer and comedian Andy Borowitz. Reaching back to Mark Twain and forward to contemporary masters such as David Sedaris, Nora Ephron, Roy Blount Jr., Ian Frazier, Bernie Mac, Wanda Sykes, and George Saunders,The 50 Funniest American Writers* is an exclusive Who’s Who of the very best American comic writing. Here are Thurber and Perelman, Lenny Bruce and Bruce Jay Friedman, Garrison Keillor, Dave Barry, and Veronica Geng, plus hilarious lesser-known pieces from The New Yorker, Esquire, The Atlantic, National Lampoon, andThe Onion. Who does “one of the funniest people in America” (CBS Sunday Morning) read when he needs a laugh?

Baker & Taylor
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.

Baker
& Taylor

An anthology of writings by 50 top-selected comic writers by the award-winning creator of the BorowitzReport.com satirical site incorporates classic writings by such masters as Mark Twain, Garrison Keillor and Dave Barry with lesser-known pieces from leading political magazines and websites. 20,000 first printing.
A collection of American humor includes pieces by Mark Twain, James Thurber, Dorothy Parker, Jean Shepherd, Hunter S. Thompson, Nora Ephron, Dave Barry, George Carlin, David Sedaris, and "The Onion."

Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Library of America, c2011
ISBN: 9781598531077
1598531077
Characteristics: xv, 461 p. : ill. ; 20 cm
Additional Contributors: Borowitz, Andy
Alternative Title: Fifty funniest American writers

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