Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead: The Writers and Artists Who Made the National Lampoon Insanely Great - Rick Meyerowitz

Irreverent?  Definitely.  Offensive?  Eh, maybe.  The satirical pages of the National Lampoon captured the lunacy and hypocrisy in American culture and politics in the 1970s and ’80s. DRUNK STONED BRILLIANT DEAD: The Writers and Artists who Made the National Lampoon Insanely Great (Abrams, $40) is a coffee-table-book-sized celebration of many of the best and most memorable stories, comics, photo-essays, fake ads, and other miscellany that left us howling and nodding our heads when they were first published.  It’s all still funny... really funny.  Artist and writer Rick Meyerowitz has organized the contents by the Lampoon’s most legendary editors and regular contributors.  Co-founders Doug Kenney and Henry Beard are remembered here, along with writers like P.J. O’Rourke, Michael O’Donoghue, and Jeff Greenfield.  Classic cartoonists like Charles Rodrigues, Gahan Wilson, and Sam Gross (among others) are represented in their subversive and hilarious glory.

Simple Times - Amy Sedaris

Tired of the same old holiday crafts? Handprint turkeys, popsicle-stick God’s eyes, quaint silhouettes—that stuff is for preschoolers. Step up your DIY game with funny gal Amy Sedaris’s kooky craftiness. Sedaris’s colorful, tonguein- cheek nod to the current economic atmosphere is on full display in her many “crafts” created from found and salvaged materials such as tinfoil, hair, and rotting fruit. From the Crafty Candle Salad to the Crab-Claw Roach Clip to an entire chapter on “fornicrafting,” SIMPLE TIMES (Grand Central, $27.99) will cure your craft blues with hilarious and bizarre projects easily made from everyday household items.

Simple Times: Crafts for Poor People By Amy Sedaris Cover Image
ISBN: 9780446557047
Availability: Special Order—Subject to Availability
Published: Grand Central Publishing - November 1st, 2011