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"Sacks (coauthor of Sex: Our Bodies, Our Junk) offers 54 short humor pieces, including 25 written in collaboration with fellow humor writers Todd Levin, Scott Jacobson, Bob Powers, Jason Roeder, Scott Rothman, Will Tracy, Ted Travelstead, and Teddy Wayne. The essays, many of which were published in McSweeney's and the New Yorker, is a selection of contemporary social satires, such as signs a college is not very prestigious ('Marching band uses only handclaps') and a bridegroom on Twitter ('Attempting to fist-bump rabbi'). The essays include icebreakers to avoid ('This party reminds me of 9/11'); a director's commentary on the DVD rerelease of a 1990 bar mitzvah video; and a rejection letter to Anne Frank: 'Unfortunately, we receive so many unsolicited teenage diaries composed in European attics that it is impossible to publish each one.' Highlighting this often hilarious book are Yu's many illustrations, such as the inclusion of Pynchon's muted post horn, and Sancton's 10 drawings depicting 'Everyday Tantric Positions' as well as an eight-page pantomime comic strip from Esquire about frustrating Ikea assembly instructions. (Mar. 15)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright PWyxz LLC)

Synopsis:

Ever accidentally sent a mass email to your office describing your not-safe-for-work fantasy kingdom? Or been confused about the ground rules at a cuddle party? Looking to rent an overpriced room in the Hamptons from a codependent sociopath with a checkered past (and a hot tub)? No? Well . . . huh. Your Wildest Dreams, Within Reason collects Mike Sackss unique humor pieces — Craigslist ads, lesser-known tantric positions, letters to famous authors, lists, jokes, and the occasional illustration — into one handsome volume. Originally published in The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, Esquire, and McSweeneys, among other venerable publications, Sacks' writing is original and sharp, yet broadly funny. Whether its a groom tweeting his wedding in real time, or a publisher offering editorial suggestions for The Diary of Anne Frank, Sacks' work tangles contemporary social satire with his absurdist sensibilities.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781935639022
Author:
Sacks, Mike
Publisher:
Tin House Books
Subject:
Form - Anecdotes
Subject:
American wit and humor
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Humor-Anthologies
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20110331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
200
Dimensions:
7.75 x 5 in

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Sacks (coauthor of Sex: Our Bodies, Our Junk) offers 54 short humor pieces, including 25 written in collaboration with fellow humor writers Todd Levin, Scott Jacobson, Bob Powers, Jason Roeder, Scott Rothman, Will Tracy, Ted Travelstead, and Teddy Wayne. The essays, many of which were published in McSweeney's and the New Yorker, is a selection of contemporary social satires, such as signs a college is not very prestigious ('Marching band uses only handclaps') and a bridegroom on Twitter ('Attempting to fist-bump rabbi'). The essays include icebreakers to avoid ('This party reminds me of 9/11'); a director's commentary on the DVD rerelease of a 1990 bar mitzvah video; and a rejection letter to Anne Frank: 'Unfortunately, we receive so many unsolicited teenage diaries composed in European attics that it is impossible to publish each one.' Highlighting this often hilarious book are Yu's many illustrations, such as the inclusion of Pynchon's muted post horn, and Sancton's 10 drawings depicting 'Everyday Tantric Positions' as well as an eight-page pantomime comic strip from Esquire about frustrating Ikea assembly instructions. (Mar. 15)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright PWyxz LLC)
"Synopsis" by ,
Ever accidentally sent a mass email to your office describing your not-safe-for-work fantasy kingdom? Or been confused about the ground rules at a cuddle party? Looking to rent an overpriced room in the Hamptons from a codependent sociopath with a checkered past (and a hot tub)? No? Well . . . huh. Your Wildest Dreams, Within Reason collects Mike Sackss unique humor pieces — Craigslist ads, lesser-known tantric positions, letters to famous authors, lists, jokes, and the occasional illustration — into one handsome volume. Originally published in The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, Esquire, and McSweeneys, among other venerable publications, Sacks' writing is original and sharp, yet broadly funny. Whether its a groom tweeting his wedding in real time, or a publisher offering editorial suggestions for The Diary of Anne Frank, Sacks' work tangles contemporary social satire with his absurdist sensibilities.
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