Mirth of a nation : the best contemporary humor

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[New York] : Perennial, [2000].
1st ed.
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xv, 619 pages ; 21 cm.
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Seriously Funny Writing By Today's Most Celebrated Authors

At last, a premier showcase of fifty-four great literary humorists and masters of the journalistic jab, the social spoof, the parodic proof, the satire, the tirade, and the send-up. Here are those "last laughs" and "wit's end" pieces everyone turns to first but then loses in back issues of favorite magazines and newspapers, including:

Merrill Markoeon Networking with angels Garry Trudeau on re-retranslating Madonna David Sedaris on reviewing school Christmas Plays John Updike on cross-dressing with J. Edgar Hoover

Also included are riotous contributions from Henry Alford, Jon Stewart, and David Ives, as well as millennial maxims by Mark O'Donnell, gardening advice by Mertensia Corydalis, and highlights from Randy Cohen's savvy "News Quiz."

Brought to you by The Thurber House

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Includes index.
APA Citation (style guide)

Rosen, M. J. (2000). Mirth of a nation: the best contemporary humor. [New York]: Perennial.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Rosen, Michael J., 1954-. 2000. Mirth of a Nation: The Best Contemporary Humor. [New York]: Perennial.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Rosen, Michael J., 1954-, Mirth of a Nation: The Best Contemporary Humor. [New York]: Perennial, 2000.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Rosen, Michael J. Mirth of a Nation: The Best Contemporary Humor. [New York]: Perennial, 2000. Print.

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