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Fierce pajamas : selections from an anthology of humor writing from the New Yorker

Author: David Remnick; Henry Finder
Publisher: New York : Random House Audio, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : English
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"This audio gathers together, for the first time, the funniest work of more than thirty New Yorker contributors. Pieces offer perspectives on the heights of fame, the depths of social embarrassment, and the ups and downs of love and sex. Such well-loved sketches as Thurber's 'The secret life of Walter Mitty' take their place alongside light-hearted essays on food, film, and flights of fancy that follow an apparently  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Audiobooks
Material Type: Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: David Remnick; Henry Finder
ISBN: 0375419950 9780375419959
OCLC Number: 48475993
Notes: Compact discs (DDD).
"Unabridged selections."
Performer(s): Read by Byron Jennings, Julie Halston, Michael Goz, Patrick Frederic, Chris Gannon and Faith Prince.
Description: 5 sound discs : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: Compact discs.
Contents: Disc 4. Eine kleine Mothmusik (concluded) --
Annoy Kaufman, Inc. / George S. Kaufman --
Yma dream / Thomas Meehan --
Hearing from Wayne / Bill Franzen --
He didn't go to Canada / Garrison Keillor --
It's fun to be fooled ... It's more fun to know / Robert Benchley --
Insert flap "A" ... and throw away / S.J. Perelman --
Teaching poetry writing to singles / Veronica Geng --
A reading list for young writers (beginning) / Ian Frazier. Disc 5. A reading list for young writers (concluded) --
Take it from me / Nancy Franklin --
Changes in the memory after fifty / Steve Martin --
Thank you for stopping / Jack Handey --
What happened to my money / David Owen --
Thoughts on radio-televese / John Lardner --
Listening to Bourbon --
Louis Menand --
Look back in hunger / Anthony Lane --
Critic / E.B. White --
Rhyme of an involuntary violet / Dorothy Parker --
Fulfilment / Dorothy Parker --
Bohemia / Dorothy Parker --
Mother's home again! / Don Marquis --
Melancholy reflections after a lost argument / Phyllis McGinley --
Incident in the afternoon / Phyllis McGinley --
To my valentine / Odgen Nash --
The invitation says from five to seven / Odgen Nash --
Christmas in Qatar / Calvin Trillin. Disc 1. Dusk in fierce pajamas / E.B. White --
Save my seat / Mike Nichols --
Hassidic tales, with a guide to their interpretation by the noted scholar / Woody Allen --
The ultimate diary / Howard Moss --
Who's who in the cast / Marshall Brickman --
In the New Canada, living is a way of life / Bruce McCall --
Startdate 12:00 12:00 12:00 / Christopher Buckley --
Glengarrey Glen plaid / Frank Cammusa and Hart Seely --
Teen Times / Paul Rudnick --
Press agents I have known / Groucho Marx --
The greatest man in the world (beginning) / James Thurber. Disc 2. The greatest man in the world (concluded) --
We are still married / Garrison Keillor --
My life: a series of privately funded performance-art pieces / Susan Orlean --
The A-list E-list / David Brooks --
Mr. Preble gets rid of his wife / James Thurber --
The Kugelmass Episode / Woody Allen --
Life without Leann / Larry Doyle --
Here's a really great idea / David Owen. Disc 3. The cliche expert tells all / Frank Sullivan --
Are we losing the novel race? / Michael J. Arlen --
Roland Magruder, freelance writer / Calvin Trillin --
In the dough / Roger Angell --
Selections from the Allen notebooks / Woody Allen --
Writing is easy! / Steve Martin --
Emily Dickinson, jerk of Amherst / Andy Borowitz --
The secret life of Walter Mitty / James Thurber --
Eine kleine Mothmusik (beginning) / S.J. Perelman.
Other Titles: New Yorker.
Responsibility: edited by David Remnick and Henry Finder.

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"This audio gathers together, for the first time, the funniest work of more than thirty New Yorker contributors. Pieces offer perspectives on the heights of fame, the depths of social embarrassment, and the ups and downs of love and sex. Such well-loved sketches as Thurber's 'The secret life of Walter Mitty' take their place alongside light-hearted essays on food, film, and flights of fancy that follow an apparently simple premise to the point of no return, and sometimes well beyond"--Container.

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