Synopses & Reviews
The Dreaded Feast
will act as a balm for the millions of people who face Christmastime with a mixture of dread and obligation. Whether it's the last-minute shopping, the unappealing office party, or the prospect of more than 24 hours with family, it's never easy. The anthology, which includes fiction, nonfiction, and poetry on these and many more related subjects, deflates the notion of the perfect holiday season, and allows the reader to commiserate and bask in the glow of a little dark, neurotic, and unflinchingly honest humor.
The star roster of contributors includes Jonathan Ames, Dave Barry, Robert Benchley, Charles Bukowski, Augusten Burroughs, Billy Collins, Greg Kotis, Lewis Lapham, Jay McInerney, Fiona Maazel, George Plimpton, David Rakoff, David Sedaris, Charles Simic, Hunter S. Thompson, James Thurber, Calvin Trillin, and John Waters.
About the Author
Michele Clarke heads The Content Supply Co., a media company in New York City. Although she previously worked at The Paris Review
, she has primarily worked in advertising and entertainment.
Taylor Plimpton is a New York-based freelance writer and editor, who previously was an editor at Men's Journal magazine, where he wrote book reviews, travel articles and various features.
P.J. O’Rourke is America's leading political satirist and the bestselling author of 12 books.