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

* According to Andy Borowitz

 
“Does being funny get you girls?”: A message from Andy Borowitz
 
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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?

Andy Borowitz is a writer and a comedian whose work appears in The New Yorker and at his satirical website, BorowitzReport.com, 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).

*This volume is not a part of the Library of America series, and its design specifications differ from those of series titles. Click here for details.

Also of interest:
American Wits: An Anthology of Light Verse
H. L. Mencken: Prejudices: The Complete Series (boxed set)
James Thurber: Writings and Drawings
Mark Twain: Collected Tales, Sketches, Speeches, & Essays 1852–1890

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