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Disquiet, Please!
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The New Yorker is, of course, a bastion of superb essays, influential investigative journalism, and insightful arts criticism. But for eighty years it's also been a hoot. Now an uproarious sampling of its funny writings can be found in this collection, by turns satirical and witty, misanthropic and menacing. From the 1920s onward--but with a special focus on the latest generation--here are the humorists who have set the pace and stirred the pot, pulled the leg and pinched the behind of America. The comic lineup includes Christopher Buckley, Ian Frazier, Veronica Geng, Garrison Keillor, Steve Martin, Susan Orlean, Simon Rich, David Sedaris, Calvin Trillin, and many others. If laughter is the best medicine, Disquiet, Please! is truly a wonder drug.
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"Meanwhile, off in a remote "willage" in Normandy, David Sedaris is drowning a mouse ("This was for the best, whether the mouse realized it or not")." "Plus asides fancies, rebukes, and musings from Patty Marx, Calvin Trillin, Bruce McCall, Garrison Keillor, Veronica Geng, Ian Frazier, Roy Blount, Jr., and many others." "If laughter is the best medicine, Disquiet, Please is truly a wonder drug.""

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David Remnick is the editor of The New Yorker. Henry Finder is the editorial director of The New Yorker. i>From the Hardcover edition.

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This anthology follows the 2001 publication of Fierce Pajamas, the first collection of humorous pieces from The New Yorker. Familiar humorists from earlier generations, such as E.B. White, S.J. Perelman, and James Thurber, are joined by more contemporary writers like Calvin Trillin, Garrison Keillor, and Steve Martin. The emphasis, however, is on newcomers of the past few years, including such notables as Yoni Brenner and Larry Doyle. Remnick and Finder, editor and editorial director, respectively, of The New Yorker, use 14 categories to group the pieces, which are generally tongue-in-cheek or full of parody and make you smile, chuckle, or laugh out loud. Not all may be to your taste, but there is enough variety to have wide appeal. With takeoffs on Aesop's fables, Donald Rumsfeld, how to operate a cell phone, and, dear to librarians' hearts, how to cite materials, this title will be a good addition to your collection. Recommended especially for public libraries.-Gina Kaiser, Univ. of the Sciences in Philadelphia Lib. Copyright 2008 Reed Business Information.

"The laughs start with the title and never stop."--Entertainment Weekly "Plenty of laugh-out-loud moments."--Washington Post "Some names in this collection elicit laughter upon mention--Woody Allen, Dorothy Parker, E. B. White--but meet some new voices--Simon Rich on free-range chicks, Noah Baumbach on his last relationship in the form of Zagat reviews."--Chicago Tribune, Editor's Choice "[Spans] decades of brilliant lunacy. . . . Warning label: Guffaws are a side effect of ingesting Disquiet."--San Diego Union-Tribune "Stellar indeed. . . . One of the joys of this collection is seeing how the writers approach a seemingly innocuous idea, then stretch it, shake it and bake it into something completely ridiculous and hilarious."--Toronto Star The laughs start with the title and never stop. "Entertainment Weekly" Plenty of laugh-out-loud moments. "Washington Post" Some names in this collection elicit laughter upon mention Woody Allen, Dorothy Parker, E. B. White but meet some new voices Simon Rich on free-range chicks, Noah Baumbach on his last relationship in the form of Zagat reviews. "Chicago Tribune, " Editor s Choice [Spans] decades of brilliant lunacy. . . . Warning label: Guffaws are a side effect of ingesting Disquiet. "San Diego Union-Tribune" Stellar indeed. . . . One of the joys of this collection is seeing how the writers approach a seemingly innocuous idea, then stretch it, shake it and bake it into something completely ridiculous and hilarious. "Toronto Star""

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