The 50 Funniest American Writers*: An Anthology of Humor from Mark Twain to The Onion

By Andy Borowitz

Ever puzzled who makes a truly humorous individual snigger? ask yourself not more. introduced jointly during this Library of the USA assortment are America’s fifty funniest writers—according to acclaimed author and comic Andy Borowitz. attaining again to Mark Twain and ahead to modern masters reminiscent of David Sedaris, Nora Ephron, Roy Blount Jr., Ian Frazier, Bernie Mac, Wanda Sykes, and George Saunders, The 50 Funniest American Writers* is an particular Who’s Who of some of the best American comedian writing. listed here are Thurber and Perelman, Lenny Bruce and Bruce Jay Friedman, Garrison Keillor, Dave Barry, and Veronica Geng, plus hilarious lesser-known items from The New Yorker, Esquire, The Atlantic, National Lampoon, and The Onion. Who does “one of the funniest humans in the United States” (CBS Sunday Morning) learn whilst he wishes amusing?

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