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Here, in his first collection since his three hilarious classics Getting Even, Without Feathers, and Side Effects, Woody Allen has managed to write a book that not only answers the most profound questions of human existence but is also the perfect size to place under any short table leg to prevent wobbling.

In hysterical flights of inspirational sanity we are introduced to a cast of characters only Allen could imagine: Jasper Nutmeat, Flanders Mealworm, and the independent film mogul E. Coli Biggs, just to name a few. Whether he is writing about art, sex, food, or crime, he is explosively funny. In “This Nib for Hire,” a Hollywood bigwig comes across an authors book in a little country store and describes it in a way that aptly captures this magnificent volume: “Actually,” the producer says, “Id never seen a book remaindered in the kindling section before.”

Praise for Mere Anarchy:

INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER

“The stories in Mere Anarchy deliver the same joys and foibles that have been with its author from the start.”

-Janet Maslin, The New York Times

“Uproarious . . . In each story the ornate and the vulgate slam together and make it rain polysyllabic absurdity.”

-The Wall Street Journal

“Nostalgically enjoyable . . . The stories in Mere Anarchy deliver the same joys and foibles that have been with its author from the start.”

-The New York Times

“Brilliant neurotica . . . unfailingly entertaining . . . [an] obsessive and seriously funny book.”

-Los Angeles Times Book Review

“Like the Carnegies one-pound sandwiches, Allens literary slapstick is . . . comedy on wry.”

-USA Today

Synopsis:

In his first collection since his three hilarious classics, "Getting Even, Without Feathers," and "Side Effects," Allen has managed to write a book that not only answers the most profound questions of human existence but is explosively funny as well.

Synopsis:

I am greatly relieved that the universe is finally explainable. I was beginning to think it was me.-Woody Allen

Here, in his first collection since his three hilarious classics Getting Even, Without Feathers, and Side Effects, Woody Allen has managed to write a book that not only answers the most profound questions of human existence but is the perfect size to place under any short table leg to prevent wobbling.

I awoke Friday, and because the universe is expanding it took me longer than usual to find my robe, he explains in a piece on physics called Strung Out. In other flights of inspirational sanity we are introduced to a cast of characters only Allen could imagine: Jasper Nutmeat, Flanders Mealworm, and the independent film mogul E. Coli Biggs, just to name a few. Whether he is writing about art, sex, food, or crime (Pugh has been a policeman as far back as he can remember. His father was a notorious bank robber, and the only way Pugh could get to spend time with him was to apprehend him) he is explosively funny.

In This Nib for Hire, a Hollywood bigwig comes across an author's book in a little country store and describes it in a way that aptly captures this magnificent volume: Actually, the producer says, I'd never seen a book remaindered in the kindling section before.

From the Hardcover edition.

About the Author

Woody Allens prolific career as a comic, writer, and filmmaker has now spanned more than five decades. He writes frequently for The New Yorker and is the author of Without Feathers, Getting Even, and Side Effects, among other books.

From the Hardcover edition.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780812979503
Author:
Allen, Woody
Publisher:
Random House Trade
Subject:
Form - Essays
Subject:
Short Stories (single author)
Subject:
Humorous
Subject:
Humorous fiction
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
humor;short stories;fiction;essays;american;21st century;woody allen;non-fiction;usa;american literature
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20081031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
8 x 5.2 x .5 in .375 lb

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Fiction and Poetry » Literature » A to Z

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Product details 176 pages Random House Trade - English 9780812979503 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , In his first collection since his three hilarious classics, "Getting Even, Without Feathers," and "Side Effects," Allen has managed to write a book that not only answers the most profound questions of human existence but is explosively funny as well.
"Synopsis" by , I am greatly relieved that the universe is finally explainable. I was beginning to think it was me.-Woody Allen

Here, in his first collection since his three hilarious classics Getting Even, Without Feathers, and Side Effects, Woody Allen has managed to write a book that not only answers the most profound questions of human existence but is the perfect size to place under any short table leg to prevent wobbling.

I awoke Friday, and because the universe is expanding it took me longer than usual to find my robe, he explains in a piece on physics called Strung Out. In other flights of inspirational sanity we are introduced to a cast of characters only Allen could imagine: Jasper Nutmeat, Flanders Mealworm, and the independent film mogul E. Coli Biggs, just to name a few. Whether he is writing about art, sex, food, or crime (Pugh has been a policeman as far back as he can remember. His father was a notorious bank robber, and the only way Pugh could get to spend time with him was to apprehend him) he is explosively funny.

In This Nib for Hire, a Hollywood bigwig comes across an author's book in a little country store and describes it in a way that aptly captures this magnificent volume: Actually, the producer says, I'd never seen a book remaindered in the kindling section before.

From the Hardcover edition.

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