The 50 funniest American writers : an anthology of humor from Mark Twain to the Onion

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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
Mark Twain
George Ade
O. Henry
Sinclair Lewis
Anita Loos
Ring Lardner
H. L. Mencken
James Thurber
Dorothy Parker
S. J. Perelman
Langston Hughes
Frank Sullivan
E. B. White
Peter De Vries
Terry Southern
Lenny Bruce
Tom Wolfe
Jean Shepherd
Hunter S. Thompson
Douglas Kenney
Henry Beard
Bruce Jay Friedman
Philip Roth
Nora Ephron
Michael O'Donoghue
George W. S. Trow
Fran Lebowitz
Charles Portis
Donald Barthelme
Veronica Geng
John Hughes
Mark O'Donnell
Garrison Keillor
Bruce McCall
Molly Ivins
Calvin Trillin
Dave Barry
The Onion writers
Susan Orlean
Roy Blount Jr
George Carlin
Ian Frazier
David Rakoff
Bernie Mac
David Sedaris
Wanda Sykes
Jack Handey
David Owen
George Saunders
Jenny Allen
Sloane Crosley
Larry Wilmore
A presidential candidate / Mark Twain
The lecture tickets that were bought but never used / George Ade
The ransom of Red Chief / O. Henry
From Babbitt / Sinclair Lewis
From Gentlemen prefer blondes / Anita Loos
On conversation / Ring Lardner
Imperial purple / H.L. Mencken
More alarms at night / James Thurber
The waltz / Dorothy Parker
Farewell, my lovely appetizer / S.J. Perelman
Simple prays a prayer / Langston Hughes
The night the old nostalgia burned down / Frank Sullivan
Across the street and into the grill / E.B. White
The house of mirth / Peter De Vries
From The magic Christian / Terry Southern
From How to talk dirty and influence people / Lenny Bruce
The secret vice / Tom Wolfe
The counterfeit secret circle member gets the message, or The asp strikes again / Jean Shepherd
The Kentucky Derby is decadent and depraved / Hunter S. Thompson
A look at organized crime / Woody Allen
The tax man / Bruce Jay Friedman
Letters to Einstein / Philip Roth
A few words about breasts / Nora Ephron
Our white heritage / Henry Beard, Michael O'Donoghue, George W.S. Trow
Better read than dead : a revised opinion / Fran Lebowitz
Your action line / Charles Portis
In the morning post / Donald Barthleme
Curb Carter policy discord effort threat / Veronica Geng
Vacation '58 / John Hughes
The laws of cartoon motion / Mark O'Donnell
The Tip-Top Club / Garrision Keillor
Rolled in rare Bohemian onyx, then vulcanized by hand / Bruce McCall
Tough as bob war and other stuff / Molly Ivins
Corrections / Calvin Trillin
Tips for women : how to have a relationships with a guy / Dave Barry
Clinton deploys vowels to Bosnia / The Onion
Shiftless little loafers / Susan Orlean
Gothic baseball / Roy Blount Jr.
If I were in charge of the networks / George Carlin
Laws concerning food and drink ; Household principles ; Lamentations of the father / Ian Frazier
The writer's life / David Rakoff
From I ain't scared of you / Bernie Mac
Buddy, can you spare a tie? / David Sedaris
It's so hard / Wanda Sykes
What I'd say to the Martians / Jack Handey
Your three wishes : F.A.Q. / David Owen
Ask the optimist! / George Saunders
Awake / Jenny Allen
The pony problem / Sloane Crosley
If not an apology, at least a "my bad" / Larry Wilmore.

Additional Information
Subjects American wit and humor.
Publisher New York :Library of America :2011
Distributed to the trade in the U.S. by Penguin Group (USA) Inc.,
Other Titles Fifty funniest American writers
Contributors Borowitz, Andy.
Language English
Description xv, 461 pages : illustrations, map ; 20 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 455-461).
ISBN 9781598531077
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