The 50 Funniest American Writers: An Anthology from Mark Twain to The Onion
||Library of America
||HUM003000, LCO002000, LIT016000
9781598531732, Related ISBNs: 1598531077, 1598531735, 9781598531077, 9781598531732
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Synopsis: New York Times Bestseller
The creator of The New Yorker’s long running satirical column and “one of the funniest people in America” pays tribute to comedic geniuses both past and present, including Mark Twain, George Saunders, Nora Ephron, and more (CBS Sunday Morning)
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.
Full List of Contributors
H. L. Mencken
S. J. Perelman
E. B. White
Peter De Vries
Hunter S. Thompson
Bruce Jay Friedman
George W. S. Trow
The Onion writers
Roy Blount Jr
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