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Humor me : an anthology of funny contemporary writing (plus some great old stuff too) / edited by Ian Frazier.

Publication:
New York : Ecco, c2010.
Format/Description:
Book
xii, 321 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Edition:
1st ed.
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Subjects:
American wit and humor -- 20th century.
American wit and humor -- 21st century.
Summary:
"A literary cavalcade ... featuring more than fifty pieces of the greatest comic writing of our time. The book includes such masters of the form as Roy Blount, Jr., Bruce Jay Friedman, Veronica Geng, Jack Handey, Garrison Keillor, Steve Martin, and Calvin Trillin, as well as work by newer comic stars like Andy Borowitz, Larry Doyle, Simon Rich, George Saunders, and David Sedaris, ... [and] classics by Bret Harte, Elizabeth Bishop, Donald Barthelme, and Mark Twain." -- Dust jacket.
Contents:
Now: Fall fashion report from a local correctional facility / Henry Alford
This old bod / Roger Angell
Salute to John Wayne / Roy Blount, Jr.
Theatre-lobby notices / Andy Borowitz
I loved the garish days / Lynn Caraganis
Gimme no static / Rich Cohen
Hepatitis F / Prudence Crowther
Life without Leann / Larry Doyle
Magical grasp of antiques / Glenn Eichler
What the twister did / Bill Franzen
Lamentations of the father / Ian Frazier
Let's hear it for a beautiful day / Bruce Jay Friedman
Plan 10 from Zone R-3 / Polly Frost
What he told me / Frank Gannon
Cosa Noshtra / Veronica Geng
Gum / Scott Gutterman
What I'd say to the Martians / Jack Handey
Fragging / Larry Heinemann
Around the Horne / Garrison Keillor
Evidently, it was live then / Dan Kennedy
Girl / Jamaica Kincaid
from Glengarry Glen Ross / David Mamet
Third millennium: so far, so good / Steve Martin
Getting along with the Russians / Patricia Marx
La Bamba hot line / Bobbie Ann Mason
Fair warning / Ian Maxtone-Graham
Hitler's secret diary / Bruce McCall
Miracle of the fish plate / Patrick F. McManus
Royal visitor / George Meyer
There shall be no bottom (a bad play for worse actors) / Mark O'Donnell
Naturalist's notes / David Owen
Six days: some rememberings / Grace Paley
I don't talk service no more / Charles Portis
Scarliotti and the sinkhole / Padgett Powell
Play nice / Simon Rich
Adams / George Saunders
Save our bus herds! / Cathleen Schine
Plague of tics / David Sedaris
Wrong Shapiro at the right time / Susan Shapiro
Prayer / Paul Simms
My married life: the whole truth thus far / Mark Singer
How important moments in my life would have been different if I was shot twice in the stomach at close range / Jake Swearingen
Curtain time / Calvin Trillin
I embrace the new candor / George W.S. Trow
Mild "complaint" / John Updike.
Some great old stuff: Muck-a-muck: a modern Indian novel after Cooper (1867) / Bret Harte
1601 (1889) / Mark Twain
Anegdotes from the life of Pushkin (1930s) / Daniil Kharms
History in the balance (1958) / Calvin Tomkins
Bathhouse (1961) / Mikhail Zoshchenko
How to write good (19710 / Michael O'Donoghue
Thailand (1970s) / Donald Barthelme
Ultimate diary (further jottings of a contemporary composer) (1975) / Howard Moss
12 o'clock news (1979) / Elizabeth Bishop.
Contributor:
Frazier, Ian.
ISBN:
9780061728945 (hbk.)
0061728942 (hbk.)
OCLC:
456180334
Publisher Number:
99938457050