Quite Enough of Calvin Trillin: Forty Years of Funny Stuff - Calvin Trillin

Quite Enough of Calvin Trillin: Forty Years of Funny Stuff (Random House, $27) by Calvin Trillin draws from two-score years of Trillin’s incomparably written humor and satire in The New Yorker, the Nation, and his many books. It runs the gamut, touching (of course) on food, economics, the media, science and technology, the literary world, and family matters, among others. All classics, these pieces can be read over and over and always elicit a chuckle. The political poems offer eternal mirth, perhaps best exemplified in the ode to Sarah Palin entitled, “On a Clear Day I Can See Vladivostok.”  The book is sure to provide the levity we will all be craving as the 2012 election season wears on.

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$18.00
ISBN: 9780812982213
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - December 4th, 2012

The 50 Funniest American Writers - Andy Borowitz

Humorist Andy Borowitz has compiled a raucous array of writing in The 50 Funniest American Writers: An Anthology of Humor from Mark Twain to the Onion (Library of America, $27.95).  An asterisk in the title reminds readers that this selection is “according to Andy Borowitz.”  In any case, he has assembled work by some unquestionably funny folks. Pieces by contemporary wits such as George Saunders, Wanda Sykes, and David Sedaris are present, but the editor has also picked samples from writers who aren’t read much anymore, people like Peter DeVries, George Ade, and Anita Loos.  Dorothy Parker, George S. Kaufman, S.J. Perelman, H.L. Mencken, and James Thurber are here (this is the Library of America, after all), making it a literary anthology that will be cherished by everyone in the household.

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$27.95
ISBN: 9781598531077
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Published: Library of America - October 13th, 2011

Hemingway's Boat: Everything He Loved in Life, and Lost - Paul Hendrickson

Hemingway named her Pilar after a shrine in a Spanish village where he’d watched bullfights in his younger days. Pilar represented everything he loved, and she was the only female he was ever faithful to. For the last twenty-seven years of his life Pilar was Hemingway’s Boat (Knopf, $30), and she was no gentlemanly yacht, but a virile powerboat on which he could be cock of the bridge. Hemingway was also a passionate fisherman, hunter of German subs, and composer of prize-winning stories, as well as a failed father to his three scarred sons and wayward husband to his four wives. He brought his own life of early creative promise to a sad and self-destructive end.   “His life, like his boat, beat against so many crosscurrents,” writes Paul Hendrickson, author of the National Book Critics Circle Award-winning Sons of Mississippi in this beautiful and unconventional biography of Hemingway.

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$21.00
ISBN: 9781400075355
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Published: Vintage - July 24th, 2012

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