Economy of Errors: SatireWire Gives Business the Business Paperback – January 1, 2002
by Andrew Marlatt (Author)
SatireWire is the hysterical award-winning website that ”unites ‘The Onion’ & ‘The Wall Street Journal’ in a marriage of pure lunacy”. Here is a sizzling spoof of the breathless bus. journalism America has grown to distrust. Skewers America’s marketing moguls, double-talking exec., & the sharky venture capitalists who seemed so omnipotent in the 1990s & so out-to-lunch in the 2000s. Showcases Marlatt’s on-the-mark parodies of 9 years of corp. kookiness & the bus. journalists who put their spin on it. Contains laugh-out-loud editorials, news shorts, mock Q & As, & features such as: AT&T Cuts Workforce by 120%; E-toys Meets Expectations: None; Friends Recall Gist of CliffsNotes Founder; & Fed Drops Rates, Acid, at Policy Rave. Illustrations.
Paperback: 183 pages
Publisher: Diane Pub Co (January 1, 2002)
Product Dimensions: 10 x 8.2 x 0.7 inches
Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
From Publishers Weekly
With a humorous take on the business of mistakes, Andrew Marlatt (an editor, writer, designer and technician at SatireWire.com) offers Economy of Errors: SatireWire Gives Business the Business. The book is a compendium of nine issues of the satirical magazine BusinessMonth Weekly. Some of the pieces are indeed funny (e.g., an article titled “Cubists Launch Unnavigable Web Site; Conceptual Realism Dominates Site No One Will Be Able to Use Anyway”); others are just plain corny (e.g., an ad proclaiming, “Business Gifts for Business People: Save Yourself with `Shoot Howard Next!’ Officewear”).
Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information, Inc. –This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
“An uproarious romp through the most ridiculous moments and notions inrecent business history. No chief executive, boardroom chairman or businessguru is safe from Marlatt’s keen eye and lacerating wit. Yes, there will betears rolling down your cheeks when you finish. But they’ll be the products of sidesplitting laughter.”
— Hartford Courant
“A loony collection of business-page parodies. If you enjoy Dilbert andDave Barry, and chuckling at businessmen, reporters and Bill Gates, buy this book. — Montreal Gazette
“My only caveat with this book is that you really shouldn’t read it before bedtime. It’s just too funny, and you won’t be able to stop laughing, which will stop you from getting a good night’s sleep and you’ll just wind up with big bags under your eyes the next morning.” — Toronto Star
“If ‘Dilbert’ helps you get through your business day, Economy of Errors should be good for a few weeks.”
“Economy of Errors is drop-dead funny! Marlatt’s intelligence, wit, and razor-sharp powers of observation kept me screaming with laughter. Do yourself a favor, buy this book. Your view of current events will never be the same.”
–Wendy Northcutt, author of The Darwin Awards and founder of www.DarwinAwards.com
“I loved Suck. I love The Onion. And although Andrew Marlatt chose not to call this book The Suckion, it is that smart and that funny.”
–Kurt Andersen, author of Turn of the Century and founder of Spy and Inside.com
“Hysterically funny. Marlatt’s satire tells you more about what’s happening than the ‘real’ news. I love this book!”
–Jane Bryant Quinn, Newsweek columnist and author of Making the Most of Your Money
“If your idea of a power breakfast is scarfing down a bagel as you synchronize your PDA with the latest orange juice futures, Economy of Errors is not just for you, it’s about you. But for the rest of us, Andrew Marlatt restores our faith in the exquisite oxymoron ‘funny business.'”–Michael J. Rosen, editor of the humor biennial, Mirth of a Nation.
“Simply one of the funniest books I’ve ever read. Economy of Errors takes a Swiftian approach to (surprise!) satirizing the online world, the offline world, and any world in between. The stories are great because they make me lose weight with belly laughter while bringing the sheer magnitude of the events into human focus.”–Jeff “Hemos” Bates, cofounder of Slashdot.org
“With so many hilarious business stories in one book, I can now cancel my subscription to Forbes.”–Andy Borowitz, humorist, The New Yorker and the New York Times –This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.