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The Onion has quickly become the world's most popular humor publication, misinforming half a million readers a week with one-of-a-kind social satire both in print (on newsstands nationwide) and online from its remote office in Madison, Wisconsin.

Witness the march of history as Editor-in-Chief Scott Dikkers and The Onion's award-winning writing staff present the twentieth century like you've never seen it before.

Review:

"Makes its readers teary-eyed with laughter — The Onion gleefully offends, armed with a powerful combination of puerility and intelligence....What the National Lampoon was to the '70s, The Onion may be for the new millennium." Washington Post

Review:

"Genius...the most consistently hilarious spot on the flogged dead horse of American comedy." Esquire

About the Author

Started by two University of Wisconsin undergraduates in 1988, The Onion began as an alternative weekly newspaper in Madison, originally meant to parody both USA Today and the nearby Oshkosh Northwestern newspaper. While some believe The Onion got its name from the slang for a "juicy news story," it was actually named when the two founders were short on cash and eating onion sandwiches. Editor-in-Chief Scott Dikkers worked as a cartoonist during The Onion's first year, then with Pete Haise, the current publisher, bought the paper from its founders. "For a long time we were kind of a Weekly World News parody combined with your usual sophomoric college-humor publication," says Dikkers. " In1995 Dikkers shifted the focus of the paper to a straight news parody and found the voice for which The Onion is known today.

In  1996 The Onion made an unprecedented launch into cyberspace, and www.theonion.com soon became one of the nation's most heavily visited Web sites. The newspaper edition is available in bookstores and newsstands nationwide.

The Onion has been called "surprising and sublime" by the New Yorker and "genius" by the Chicago Tribune. Rolling Stone named Scott Dikkers one of the nation's top-ten favorite writers. The Onion was also featured on Entertainment Weekly's 1998 "It" List of the 100 most talented people in the entertainment industry, and Time magazine ranked Dikkers number 43 in their list of the top 50 movers and shakers in the digital realm.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780609804612
Introduction:
Zweibel, T. Herman
Author:
Zweibel, T. Herman
Introduction:
Zweibel, T. Herman
Author:
Various
Author:
Dikkers, Scott
Author:
Onion Staff
Author:
Onion Editors
Author:
The Onion
Publisher:
Three Rivers Press (CA)
Location:
New York, N.Y. :
Subject:
General
Subject:
American wit and humor
Subject:
Political
Subject:
Newspapers
Subject:
Topic - Political
Subject:
Form - Parodies
Subject:
Headlines
Subject:
Newspapers -- Headlines -- Humor.
Subject:
HUMOR / Parodies
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
19990331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
BandW ILLUSTRATIONS THROUGHOUT
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
10.88x8.46x.52 in. 1.27 lbs.

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Product details 176 pages Three Rivers Press,c1999. - English 9780609804612 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Makes its readers teary-eyed with laughter — The Onion gleefully offends, armed with a powerful combination of puerility and intelligence....What the National Lampoon was to the '70s, The Onion may be for the new millennium."
"Review" by , "Genius...the most consistently hilarious spot on the flogged dead horse of American comedy."
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