The Best of the Best American Humor: The Funniest Cartoons, Columns, and Essays from The Funny Times Newspaper Paperback – July 23, 2002
by Funny Times Editors (Author)
“Many magazines are informative, insightful, even important, but only one is absolutely essential to understanding the human condition in this postmodern era. That magazine is, of course, The Funny Times.”
— Washington Post
And now . . . the funniest cartoons and stories that you’ll ever read, all in one book.
Including stories by:
Dave Barry, Stephanie Brush, Cathy Crimmins, Allen Ginsberg, Spalding Gray, Molly Ivins, Garrison Keillor, P. J. O’Rourke, Rita Rudner, Hunter S. Thompson, Bailey White . . . and many more!
Lynda Barry, Lloyd Dangle, Jules Feiffer, Bill Griffith, Matt Groening, Peter Hannan, Nicole Hollander, Carol Lay, Nina Paley, Dan Perkins (Tom Tomorrow), Ted Rall, Tom Toles . . . and lots more!
The Funny Times is a monthly publication containing bits of humor from a variety of magazines and newspapers across the country. With a circulation of about 60,000 subscribers, The Funny Times is certain to earn some favorable attention from this new book. Editors Lesser and Wolpert have compiled their best finds from the last 15 years into this collection that features essays, columns, and cartoons from such well-known voices as George Burns, P.J. O’Rourke, Jules Feiffer, Dave Barry, Harry Shearer, Matt Groening, and numerous others. Subject matter such as dating, marriage, politics, religion, and popular culture represent common ground familiar enough to appeal to a wide audience (though perhaps more so to those on the left side of the political scale). Other pieces seem to be aimed at narrow niches of readers with specific experiences or perspectives, making the humor somewhat inaccessible (not funny) to those outside the target audience. Nevertheless, some of the more popular humorists of recent years are represented here. Gavin Quinn
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Paperback: 192 pages
Publisher: Three Rivers Press; 1st edition (July 23, 2002)
Product Dimensions: 10.8 x 8.4 x 0.5 inches
Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces