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Disquiet, please! : more humor writing from the New Yorker

Author: David Remnick; Henry Finder
Publisher: New York : Random House, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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A compendium of literary humor from the pages of "The New Yorker" features essays and articles by S.J. Perelman, Dorothy Parker, Calvin Trillin, Garrison Keillor, Steve Martin, David Sedaris, and Ian Frazier.
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Genre/Form: American wit and humor
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Remnick; Henry Finder
ISBN: 9781400068012 1400068010
OCLC Number: 232980296
Description: xvii, 525 p. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Couples. The breaking up of the Winships / James Thurber --
The house of mirth / Peter De Vries --
The Zagat history of my last relationship / Noah Baumbach --
8 simple rules for dating my ex-wife / David Owen --
Audio tour / Patricia Marx --
Share our joy / Larry Doyle --
The flesh is weak. Frigidity in men / E.B. White --
The New Yorker advisor / Roger Angell --
The whore of Mensa / Woody Allen --
Artichoke / Polly Frost --
My sexual fantasies / Jim Windolf --
Aristotle on relationships / Frank Gannon --
Four short crushes / Paul Simms --
Children's hours. Stage fathers / Calvin Trillin --
Shiftless little loafers / Susan Orlean --
Recently discovered childhood letters to Santa / Johnny Carson --
How to lay off your kids / Carina Chocano --
Camp correspondence / Bruce McCall --
College essay / Christopher Buckley --
Inappropriate / Paul Rudnick --
The wisdom of children / Simon Rich --
Hey, look / Simon Rich --
Animal crackers. Coyote v. Acme / Ian Frazier --
What to do about sharks / Bruce McCall --
All I really need to know I learned by having my arms ripped off by a polar bear / Andrew Barlow --
Animals all around us / Jack Handey --
The living dead / David Sedaris --
Talking chimp gives his first press conference / Paul Simms --
My dog is Tom Cruise / Noah Baumbach --
Aesop in the city / Yoni Brenner --
Monkey do / Yoni Brenner --
Animal tales / Simon Rich --
No business like show business. Farewell, my lovely appetizer / S.J. Perelman --
Early morning of a motion picture executive / Thomas Meehan --
Hollywood in the Fifties / Garrison Keillor --
Running through the wall / Frank Gannon --
The envelope, please : a viewer's guide to the Emmys / Jon Stewart --
Theatre-lobby notices / Andy Borowitz --
Review / Patricia Marx --
Studio script notes on The passion / Steve Martin --
Why we strike / Larry Doyle --
Artists and authors. Theory and practice of editing New Yorker articles / Wolcott Gibbs --
Life cycle of a literary genius / E.B. White --
Complete guide for book reviewers / Ruth Suckow --
How to tell a major poet from a minor poet / E.B. White --
The Metterling lists / Woody Allen --
Without whose unfailing encouragement / H.F. Ellis --
Jack Schmidt, arts administrator / Garrison Keillor --
England picks a poet / Ian Frazier --
Settling an old score / Veronica Geng --
Unspoken O'Neill / Henry Alford --
Picasso promoting Lady with a fan / Steve Martin --
Suitable for framing / David Sedaris --
Ideas for paintings / Jack Handey --
The knowledge / Henry Alford --
Song of myself. The little hours / Dorothy Parker --
The early essays / Woody Allen --
I embrace the new candor / George W.S. Trow --
Carbohydrates / Polly Frost --
Shiksa goddess / Wendy Wasserstein --
Lowering my standards / Jack Handey --
Suffering fools gladly / Andy Borowitz --
An announcement / Mark Singer --
Pledge drive / Patricia Marx --
Thin enough / Ian Frazier --
Awake / Jenny Allen --
Real imitations. A visit from Saint Nicholas / James Thurber --
Intruder in the dusk / Peter De Vries --
No Kaddish for Weinstein / Woody Allen --
Rolled in rare Bohemian onyx, then vulcanized by hand / Bruce McCall --
Oldfinger / Frank Cammuso and Hart Seely --
The last catalogue / John Kenney --
The ethicist / Steve Martin --
Under the Provencal deadline / Bruce McCall --
Jewelers' Caesar / Anthony Lance --
Class notes / Ian Frazier --
The Lonely Planet guide to my apartment / Jonathan Stern --
Ask the optimist! / George Saunders --
Testaments and declarations. The diary of a lady / Dorothy Parker --
The secret life of James Thurber / James Thurber --
End of the trail / Garrison Keillor --
My and Ed;s peace proposals / Veronica Geng --
You missed it / George W.S. Trow --
How I'm doing / David Owens --
A prayer / Paul Simms --
My living will / Paul Rudnick --
What I'd say to the Martians / Jack Handey --
This is no game / Jack Handey --
Proclamation / George Saunders --
The great and the good. What, another legend? / Marchall Brickman --
The new York Review of gossip / Marshall Brickman --
The Bloomsbury Group live at the Apollo / Ian Frazier --
Kimberly Solzhenitsyn's calendar / Ian Frazier --
Record roundup / Veronica Geng --
Babe Ruth: my teammate, my lover / Roger Angell --
Donald Rumsfeld orders breakfast at Denny's / Frank Gannon --
What would Jesus test-drive? / Jesse Lichtenstein --
Intelligent design / Paul Rudnick --
Jeeves and W. / Christopher Buckley --
Explanations and advisories. So you're going to New York / Robert Benchley --
A hard day at the office / Peter De Vries --
A look at organized crime / Woody Allen --
The people's shopper / Garrison Keillor --
Seek dwellings for MX / Cathleen Schine --
Side effects / Steve Martin --
Superstring theory for dummies / Zev Borow --
Researchers say / Ian Frazier --
Brainteasers: the aftermath / Don Steinberg --
A survey of the literature / George Saunders --
Your table is ready / John Kenney --
Pre-approved for platinum / Frank Gannon --
May we tell you our specials this evening? / Larry Doyle --
Getting started / Bruce McCall --
I'm afraid I have some bad news / Larry Doyle --
How to operate the shower curtain / Ian Frazier --
Past imperfect. Show dog / Susan Orlean --
The tired chronicles / Betsy Berne --
Paranoid packaging / John Updike --
Conscientious consumption / David Brooks --
The end matter / Louis Menand --
The underminer / Mike Albo and Virginia Heffernan --
Model citizens / Nancy Franklin --
Space case / Anthony Lane --
Personal history. The night the bed fell / James Thurber --
The huntress / Wolcott Gibbs --
One / Peter De Vries --
Disquiet, please, we're turning! / S.J. Perelman --
Confessions of a standup sausage eater / Calvin Trillin --
A Purim story / Adam Gopnik --
In the waiting room / David Sedaris --
Tasteless / David Sedaris.
Other Titles: New Yorker (New York, N.Y. : 1925)
Responsibility: edited by David Remnick and Henry Finder.

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A compendium of literary humor from the pages of "The New Yorker" features essays and articles by S.J. Perelman, Dorothy Parker, Calvin Trillin, Garrison Keillor, Steve Martin, David Sedaris, and Ian Frazier.

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