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Is Sex Necessary?: Or Why You Feel the Way You Do

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Publisher Comments:

"[Is Sex Necessary?] stands as a rave conjunction of singular talents, a fusion bred of close professional quarters."
— John Updike, from his Foreword

The first book of prose published by either James Thurber or E. B. White, Is Sex Necessary? combines the humor and genius of both authors to examine those great mysteries of life — romance, love, and marriage. A masterpiece of drollery, this 75th Anniversary Edition stands the test of time with its sidesplitting spoof of men, women, and psychologists; more than fifty funny illustrations by Thurber; and a new foreword by John Updike.

Review:

"If this book isn't a minor classic — and one uses the term 'minor' only because it is gorgeously funny and not quite ponderous enough to become major — well, one doesn't know what book is. Let's compromise and just call it classic." Will Cuppy, New York Herald Tribune

Review:

"One of the silliest books in years, and perfectly lovely. It left this reviewer weak, partially paralyzed, with a writhen face streaming with tears." Saturday Review of Literature

Synopsis:

This 1929 classic, which was the first book for each master humorist, remains timelessly funny.

Synopsis:

The classic send-up of sex manuals and how-to books — and one of the funniest books ever written.

About the Author

James Thurber (1894–1961) created some thirty volumes of humor, fiction, children's books, cartoons, and essays in just about as many years. A founding member of the New Yorker staff, Thurber wrote and illustrated such enduring books as The Thurber Carnival and My Life and Hard Times, which have appeared in countless editions and dozens of languages throughout the world.

E. B. White (1899–1985) began his career as a contributor to The New Yorker in 1925, joining the staff in 1927. He is widely known as the author of two children's classics, Charlotte's Web and Stuart Little, as well as one of the finest essayists of the twentieth century, many of which are collected in Essays of E. B. White and Writings from "The New Yorker" 1927–1976.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780060733148
Subtitle:
Or Why You Feel the Way You Do
Introduction:
White, E. B.
Introduction by:
White, E. B.
Introduction:
White, E. B.
Author:
White, E. B.
Author:
White
Author:
Thurber, James
Author:
be
Author:
by James Thurber and E. B White
Publisher:
Harper Perennial
Subject:
General
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Sex
Subject:
Humor
Subject:
Topic - Adult
Subject:
General Humor
Subject:
Sex -- Humor.
Subject:
Humor : General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
75th anniversary ed.
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Publication Date:
November 2004
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
7.84x5.78x.51 in. .36 lbs.

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Product details 208 pages Perennial - English 9780060733148 Reviews:
"Review" by , "If this book isn't a minor classic — and one uses the term 'minor' only because it is gorgeously funny and not quite ponderous enough to become major — well, one doesn't know what book is. Let's compromise and just call it classic."
"Review" by , "One of the silliest books in years, and perfectly lovely. It left this reviewer weak, partially paralyzed, with a writhen face streaming with tears."
"Synopsis" by , This 1929 classic, which was the first book for each master humorist, remains timelessly funny.
"Synopsis" by , The classic send-up of sex manuals and how-to books — and one of the funniest books ever written.
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