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Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead: The Writers and Artists Who Made the National Lampoon So Insanely Great

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From its first issue in April, 1970, the National Lampoon blazed like a comet, defining comedy as we know it today. To create Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead, former Lampoon illustrator Rick Meyerowitz selected the funniest material from the magazine and sought out the survivors of its first electrifying decade to gather their most revealing and outrageous stories. The result is a mind-boggling tour through the early days of an institution whose alumni left their fingerprints all over popular culture: Animal House, Caddyshack, Saturday Night Live, Ghostbusters, SCTV, Spinal Tap, In Living Color, Ren & Stimpy, The Simpsons — even Sesame Street counts a few Lampooners among its ranks. Long before there was The Onion and Comedy Central news shows, there was the National Lampoon, setting the bar in comedy impossibly high!

Review:

"The other night I started laughing so hard I had to leave the room....And then I realized that I hadn't laughed so hard in 35 years, since I was a teenager, reading National Lampoon." The Wall Street Journal

Review:

"If you grew up with the Lampoon, this book is a trip down memory lane like no other; if not, it will demonstrate that the much maligned '70s could produce humor that has never been surpassed." Vanity Fair

Review:

"Meyerowitz delivers more than he promises [in his introduction]. The alumni reminiscences he commissioned, taken together, paint a vivid picture of a tight-knit family of twenty-something humorists at the dawn of their careers." Newsweek

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"Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead is a coffee-table book-big, colorful, and fun to flip through. But it also serves as an important reminder: Where would American humor be without the National Lampoon?" The New Yorker

Review:

"With page after page of exquisitely reproduced articles and illustrations, DSBD is a satiric cornucopia....You're gonna need a bigger stocking for this one!" NationalEnquirer.com

Synopsis:

From its first issue in April, 1970, the National Lampoon blazed like a comet, defining comedy as it is known today. To create Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead, former Lampoon illustrator Meyerowitz selected the funniest material from the magazine and its most revealing and outrageous stories.

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About the Author

Rick Meyerowitz was a prolific contributor to the National Lampoon for 15 years, during which time he created the iconic Animal House movie poster. With Maira Kalman, he made the “New Yorkistan” cover of the New Yorker, the bestselling cover in that magazines history. He lives in New York City.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780810988484
Subtitle:
The Writers and Artists Who Made the National Lampoon So Insanely Great
Author:
Meyerowitz, Rick
Publisher:
ABRAMS
Subject:
General
Subject:
General Humor
Subject:
Media Studies - Print Media
Subject:
Journalists -- United States.
Subject:
United States Intellectual life.
Subject:
Humor : General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardcover w/Dust Jacket
Publication Date:
20100931
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
12.00 x 9.50 in

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Product details 320 pages ABRAMS - English 9780810988484 Reviews:
"Review" by , "The other night I started laughing so hard I had to leave the room....And then I realized that I hadn't laughed so hard in 35 years, since I was a teenager, reading National Lampoon."
"Review" by , "If you grew up with the Lampoon, this book is a trip down memory lane like no other; if not, it will demonstrate that the much maligned '70s could produce humor that has never been surpassed."
"Review" by , "Meyerowitz delivers more than he promises [in his introduction]. The alumni reminiscences he commissioned, taken together, paint a vivid picture of a tight-knit family of twenty-something humorists at the dawn of their careers."
"Review" by , "Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead is a coffee-table book-big, colorful, and fun to flip through. But it also serves as an important reminder: Where would American humor be without the National Lampoon?"
"Review" by , "With page after page of exquisitely reproduced articles and illustrations, DSBD is a satiric cornucopia....You're gonna need a bigger stocking for this one!"
"Synopsis" by , From its first issue in April, 1970, the National Lampoon blazed like a comet, defining comedy as it is known today. To create Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead, former Lampoon illustrator Meyerowitz selected the funniest material from the magazine and its most revealing and outrageous stories.
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