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The McSweeney's Joke Book of Book Jokes (Vintage)

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Publisher Comments:

As John Hodgman says in this book's introduction, “We all know that books are funny. First, they are made of paste and cloth, which is funny, as is the fact that people still buy and read them.” With that in mind, the McSweeney's Joke Book of Book Jokes collects the best book-related humor from the humor-laden archives of McSweeney's Internet Tendency. Open it and be regaled by such sketches, lists, letters, and spoofs as:

Postcards from James Joyce to his Brother Stan

Winnie-the-Pooh is My Coworker

Ikea Product or Lord of the Rings Character?

Popular Children's Fairy Tales Reimagined Using Members of My Family

The Very Unauthorized Biography of Steven Seagal

Chuck Norris Erotica

John Updike, Television Writer

Jane Eyre Runs for President

Cormac McCarthy Writes to the Editor of the Santa Fe New Mexican

Holden Caulfield Gives the Commencement Speech to a High School

Letters from Odysseus's College Roommate

And many dozens more.

Synopsis:

From the demented minds who produced "Created in Darkness by Troubled Americans" and "Mountain Man Dance Moves" comes a new collection of literary, literate, literal humor--sketches, lists, letters, and spoofs, all jumbled into a salad of zany pseudo-intellectualism.

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About the Author

McSweeney's is a small group that sells taxidermy equipment and also produces books, a literary quarterly, and The Believer, a monthly review. Based in San Francisco, McSweeney's is also home to 826 Valencia, a nonprofit educational center for Bay Area youth.

John Hodgman has been published in the The Paris Review, The New York Times Magazine, and McSweeney's Quarterly Concern. He has also contributed to Public Radio International's This American Life, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's Wiretap and Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. Hodgman's book, The Areas of My Expertise, was published in 2005. Hodgman has recently had much exposure personifying a PC in Apple's "Get a Mac" advertising campaign.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307387332
Author:
Mcsweeneys
Publisher:
Vintage Books USA
Editor:
McSweeney's Books
Editor:
McSweeney's
Author:
McSweeney's
Author:
By the Editors of McSweeney's Introduction by John Hodgman
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literature
Subject:
Books
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Form - Jokes & Riddles
Subject:
General Humor
Subject:
Humor - Jokes
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage
Publication Date:
20080431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
7.94x5.26x.68 in. .54 lbs.

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