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Labor Day, 1969. Two recent college graduates move to New York to edit a new magazine called . Over the next decade, Henry Beard and Doug Kenney, along with a loose amalgamation of fellow satirists including Michael O'Donoghue and P. J. O'Rourke, popularized a smart, caustic, ironic brand of humor that has become the dominant voice of American comedy.

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Ellin Stein has contributed arts features and criticism to publications including the New York Times, The Times (of London), the Guardian, the London Telegraph, and Variety and is a former reporter for People and InStyle magazines. She currently lives in London, where she teaches screenwriting at Goldsmiths College, University of London.

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9780393350241
Author:
Stein, Ellin
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Subject:
Essays
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Sociology-Media
Publication Date:
20141231
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TRADE PAPER
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English
Pages:
464
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20.96 x 13.97 mm

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