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by David Remnick,Henry Finder

Download Disquiet, Please!: More Humor Writing from The New Yorker ePub
  • ISBN 1400068010
  • ISBN13 978-1400068012
  • Language English
  • Author David Remnick,Henry Finder
  • Publisher Random House (November 18, 2008)
  • Pages 544
  • Formats mobi lrf txt docx
  • Category Humour
  • Subcategory Humor
  • Size ePub 1275 kb
  • Size Fb2 1148 kb
  • Rating: 4.2
  • Votes: 609

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. In fact, when Harold Ross founded the legendary magazine in 1925, he called it “a comic weekly,” and while it has grown into much more, it has also remained true to its original mission. Now an uproarious sampling of its funny writings can be found in a hilarious new collection, one as satirical and witty, misanthropic and menacing, as the first, Fierce Pajamas. From the 1920s onward–but with a special focus on the latest generation–here are the humorists who set the pace and stirred the pot, pulled the leg and pinched the behind of America. S. J. Perelman unearths the furious letters of a foreign correspondent in India to the laundry he insists on using in Paris (“Who charges six francs to wash a cummerbund?!”). Woody Allen recalls the “Whore of Mensa,” who excites her customers by reading Proust (or, if you want, two girls will explain Noam Chomsky). Steve Martin’s pill bottle warns us of side effects ranging from hair that smells of burning tires to teeth receiving radio broadcasts. Andy Borowitz provides his version of theater-lobby notices (“In Act III, there is full frontal nudity, but not involving the actor you would like to see naked”). David Owen’s rules for dating his ex-wife start out magnanimous and swiftly disintegrate into sarcasm, self-loathing, and rage, and Noah Baumbach unfolds a history of his last relationship in the form of Zagat reviews.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.

Much better than the first book. This collection features more contemporary writers, some who currently contribute to The New Yorker. 5 people found this helpful.

Series: Modern Library (Paperback). Paperback: 544 pages. Much better than the first book.

Much better than the first book.

Your first collection of humor writings from the magazine, Fierce Pajamas, was published in November, 2001, just two months after September 11th. Now your second collection has arrived in bookstores on the heels of an economic recession. It would appear that you have a knack for timing these collections right when the country is most in need of laughter. Either that or every time you decide to publish a new humor anthology, you cause a catastrophe. What do you think of these coincidences?

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The New Yorker is, of course, a bastion of superb essays, influential investigative journalism, and insightful arts .

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. In fact, when Harold Ross founded the legendary magazine in 1925, he called it a comic weekly, and while it has grown into much more, it has also remained true to its original mission. From the 1920s onward–but with a special focus on the latest generation–here are the humorists who set the pace and stirred the pot, pulled the leg and pinched the behind of America.

David Remnick, Henry Finder. Random House Publishing Group, 18 нояб. The New Yorker is, of course, a bastion of superb essays, influential investigative journalism, and insightful arts criticism.

Disquiet, Please! book. Some of the pieces were a bit too wacky for my taste and a few others rambled off-topic, but there are some delicious nuggets to be found.

Автор: Finder Henry, Remnick David Название: Disquiet, Please! . Contains David Remnick& writings

Автор: Finder Henry, Remnick David Название: Disquiet, Please! . Contains David Remnick& writings. This book covers topics such as the Sopranos; about Solzhenitsyn returning to Russia after nearly 20 years in exile, about Vaclav Havel stepping down after 13 years as the president of Czechoslovakia; on the reign of Vladimir Putin, on the failure of democracy in Mubarak& Egypt; and on Katharine Graham.

More Humor Writing from The New Yorker. About Disquiet, Please! 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

More Humor Writing from The New Yorker. Category: Humor Literary Collections. 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.

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Ishnjurus
Found sections to be really vulgar (word not used much anymore, but appropriates). Gratuitous vulgarity is totally unnecessary.
Whiteflame
Some of these were very funny. Some were not. Maybe it was me, I'm only a sporadic reader of the New Yorker, and I know it has always had its own style.
Ranenast
Pretty much standard, sometimes dated humor - the short, one-liner style nuggets are still funny, even in 2016
DABY
This was a gift for my professor brother. He thinks it’s great.
Elastic Skunk
It wasn't as amusing as I would have hoped.
Sharpbringer
Great fun.
Doomblade
Much better than the first book. This collection features more contemporary writers, some who currently contribute to The New Yorker.
Obviously what you find funny is very subjective, but I found the hit-to-miss ratio here was only about 1 out 4. It's nice and thick though so through law of averages there are some gems.