Mirth of a Nation: The Best Contemporary Humor (Mirth of a Nation)

by Michael J. Rosen, Henry Alford, Hart Seely, Rich Cohen, Cathy Crimmins, Prudence Crowther, Michael Feldman, Bill Franzen, Ian Frazier, Frank Gannon, Veronica Geng, Garrison Keillor, Kurt Andersen, Chris Harris, Paul Hellman, David Ives, Jay Jennings, Chris Kelly, Josh Kornbluth, Fran Lebowitz, Franz Lidz, Steve Rushin, Sandra Tsing Loh, David M. Bader, Merrill Markoe, Patricia Marx, Daniel Menaker, Howard Mohr, Mark O'Donnell, P.J. O'Rourke, Samuel Pickering Jr., Daniel Radosh, John Aboud, David Rakoff, Dave Barry, Michael Rubiner, Bill Scheft, David Sedaris, Stephen Sherrill, Paul Tough, Jon Stewart, G.B. Trudeau, John Updike, Colleen Werthmann, Roy Blount Jr., Zev Borow, David Bouchier, Christopher Buckley, Frank Cammuso, Bob Smith

Seriously Funny Writing By Today’s Most Celebrated AuthorsAt last, a premier showcase of fifty-four great literary humorists and masters of the journalistic jab, the social spoof, the parodic proof, the satire, the tirade, and thesend-up.

  • Paperback
  • Pages: 640 pages
  • Average Rating: 3.25 out of 5
  • Published February 2nd 2000 by Harper Paperbacks
  • Original Title: Mirth of a Nation: The Best Contemporary Humor
  • ISBN: 0060953217 (ISBN13: 9780060953218)
  • Edition Language: English
  • Series: Mirth of a Nation

Seriously Funny Writing By Today’s Most Celebrated AuthorsAt last, a premier showcase of fifty-four great literary humorists and masters of the journalistic jab, the social spoof, the parodic proof, the satire, the tirade, and the send-up. Here are those “last laughs” and “wit’s end” pieces everyone turns to first but then loses in back issues of favorite magazines and newspapers, including:Merrill Markoeon Networking with angelsGarry Trudeau on re-retranslating MadonnaDavid Sedaris on reviewing school Christmas PlaysJohn Updike on cross-dressing with J. Edgar HooverAlso included are riotous contributions from Henry Alford, Jon Stewart, and David Ives, as well as millennial maxims by Mark O’Donnell, gardening advice by Mertensia Corydalis, and highlights from Randy Cohen’s savvy “News Quiz.”Brought to you by The Thurber House