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Fierce Pajamas: An Anthology of Humor Writing from The New Yorker By David Remnick Henry Finder, Fierce Pajamas An Anthology of Humor Writing from The New Dec , Fierce Pajamas is than worth your time, your money and the potential damage to your funny bone The Atlanta Journal Constitution The New Yorker s fine anthology of humor writing can inspire us to collectively bemoan the scarcity of a certain kind of printed comedy the subtle and sophisticated type. Fierce Pajamas An Anthology of Humor Writing from the New Fierce Pajamas is than worth your time, your money and the potential damage to your funny bone The Atlanta Journal Constitution The New Yorker s fine anthology of humor writing can inspire us to collectively bemoan the scarcity of a certain kind of printed comedy the subtle and sophisticated type. Fierce Pajamas An Anthology of Humor Writing from The New Fierce pajamas, according to E B White, refers to those garments worn to bed in this illness ridden plagued world, a world wholly unlike the vivacious livelihoods within the pages of a s issue of Harper s Bazaar It is a lifestyle unattainable, writes White, without vast quantities of Fierce Pajamas PenguinRandomHouse Books Fierce Pajamas is a treasury of laughter from the magazine W H Auden called the best comic magazine in existence About Fierce Pajamas When Harold Ross founded The New Yorker in , he described it as a comic weekly. Fierce Pajamas An Anthology of Humor Writing from the New Dec , Fierce Pajamas An Anthology of Humor Writing from the New Yorker by David Remnick Editor in CHM, EPUB, RTF download e book Welcome to our site, dear reader All content included on our site, such as text, images, digital downloads and other, is the property of it s content suppliers and protected by US and international copyright laws. fierce pajamas Books Fierce Pajamas An Anthology of Humor Writing from the New Yorker by David Remnick Editor , Henry Finder Editor

  • Title: Fierce Pajamas: An Anthology of Humor Writing from The New Yorker
  • Author: David Remnick Henry Finder
  • ISBN: 9780375761270
  • Page: 382
  • Format: Paperback
  • When Harold Ross founded The New Yorker in 1925, he called it a comic weekly And although it has become much than that, it has remained true in its irreverent heart to the founder s description, publishing the most illustrious literary humorists in the modern era among them Robert Benchley, Dorothy Parker, Groucho Marx, James Thurber, S J Perelman, Mike Nichols,When Harold Ross founded The New Yorker in 1925, he called it a comic weekly And although it has become much than that, it has remained true in its irreverent heart to the founder s description, publishing the most illustrious literary humorists in the modern era among them Robert Benchley, Dorothy Parker, Groucho Marx, James Thurber, S J Perelman, Mike Nichols, Woody Allen, Calvin Trillin, Garrison Keillor, Ian Frazier, Roy Blount, Jr Steve Martin, and Christopher Buckley Fierce Pajamas is a treasury of laughter from the magazine W H Auden called the best comic magazine in existence.
    Fierce Pajamas An Anthology of Humor Writing from The New Yorker When Harold Ross founded The New Yorker in he called it a comic weekly And although it has become much than that it has remained true in its irreverent heart to the founder s description publi

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    1. The sort of stuff that would give Oscar Wilde an erection, Fierce Pajamas An Anthology of Humor Writing from The New York collects some of the best short pieces published in this much revered publication through out its long life There are short stories, editorials and satire from E.B White, Woody Allen, Mike Nichols, Groucho Marx, Ogden Nash, James Thurber, Steve Martin, Garrison Keillor, Dorothy Parker, John Lardner, Phyllis McGinley, Jack Handy, and many Filled mostly with clever observation [...]

    2. Humor writing is a tough market Funny means very different things to each one of us So, a good way of doing a humor book is like this build a reader remember learning from well worn readers in grade school of many varied styles and topics.This collection is wide ranging, going back to Dorthy Parker articles from the 1920 s to Steve Martin from a few years ago The array of writers gives it a cocktail party feel breezing from one wry smile to another winking eye.To be sure, this is grown up, savvy [...]

    3. Fierce pajamas, according to E B White, refers to those garments worn to bed in this illness ridden plagued world, a world wholly unlike the vivacious livelihoods within the pages of a 1930s issue of Harper s Bazaar It is a lifestyle unattainable, writes White, without vast quantities of quinine on top of delirium Vogue is the good life, to make no mention of those portrayed within The New Yorker.What was considered early in its life as the quintessential American humour magazine, The New Yorker [...]

    4. Talk about a mixed bag Any collection of humor is going to be received differently, but a collection of humor from across decades, some by professional writers, some by actors and some by outright nutjobs is going to have its pieces of genius and its utter flops Because this is an anthology of humor, the subject matter is all over the place Communication with the dead, miscommunication in the household, a real life affair with a literary character, an interview with a man who can only speak in c [...]

    5. This is a good sample of many great humorists, some of whom did their best work in the New Yorker It runs the gamut from classics like E.B White, James Thurber, Robert Benchley, Dorothy Parker, and S.J Perelman to recent works from Jack Handey yes, he is a real person , Garrison Keillor, Woody Allen, Steve Martin, and even Noah Baumbach who has had a phantom career writing humor for the Shouts and Murmurs column in the New Yorker.In Fierce Pajamas I have also discovered the key to reading humor [...]

    6. Such a delight, such a fiercely enjoyable delight I suggest that everyone have at least one copy of this at their homes, for laughter and mirth is always in short supply in our moribund lives these days and this volume does one of the best jobs a book has done to liven your mood There are some outright classics, some you ve read elsewhere, some you ve seen adapted as a film and other such gems herein Go on, help yourself to generous dollops of wit and humour collected from the myriad editions of [...]

    7. Most of the pieces are pretty good Jack Handy has an especially Handy licious one A few are too dull to finish.Don t try to read this book cover to cover, unless you really, really like New Yorker humor I made it about 2 3 through over the course of a month before giving up.I think this is best suited for a bathroom book or a breakfast book when a couple of pieces are read at a time I checked this out from the library and did not have enough time to take it slowly.

    8. This was a wedding present to me from C, and I read it throughout our honeymoon I felt like a person of timeless, wood barreled taste and class, going back and reading pieces by James Thurber and E.B White Good stuff from the magazine s literary days is it me, or are 77% of their articles now about Chanel

    9. Contains very funny pieces by Steve Martin, James Thurber and Groucho Marx unfortunately, it also has some dated stuff and I was unable to relate Worth checking out of the ilbrary, which is where I stumbled upon it.

    10. Provides little than inner Huh, that s funny laughs Some of it gets pretty hilarious, but most of it in particular, a piece where a man can speak only in clich s has already been done to death, diluting the humor a bit Thinking man s funny, I guess.

    11. This collection of New Yorker humor pieces is priceless The essays from the 30 s and 40 s are still hilarious and represent the work of some terrific writers Jack Handy has a modern piece that totally cracked me up Check this out.

    12. Some of the pieces make me laugh out loud, others leave me smiling and a few have caused me to scratch my head and wonder what I ve missed.

    13. I listened to the CD version of this book while I was driving back from Grand Marais Some of the pieces in here made me laugh aloud Hassidic Tales, with a Guide to their Interpretation by Woody Allen, In the New Canada, Living is a Way of Life by Bruce McColl, and Writing Is Easy by Steve Martin The one that made me laugh so hard I almost crashed a liability of listening while driving was Glengarry Glen Plaid by Frank Cammusa and Hart Seely, wherein a phone rep abuses a would be buyer Woody Alle [...]

    14. Reading Fierce Pajamas felt like being out at a bar with Charles Bukowski, Hemingway, and Dorothy Parker but everyone is drinking mocktails, sober as the proverbial judge This is a long collection of short humor pieces from the New Yorker that doesn t happen to be particularly funny Many of the older pieces are so dated that the modern reader has no idea what people, places, and incidents they refer too, and many others are maddeningly New Yorker centric The few classic pieces here, such as The [...]

    15. I didn t understand 80% of the humor and if I weren t marooned in the wilds without interet, I might never have soldiered through the tome But then what humor I did get was so rip roariously funny, it was well worth the reading Particular jewels that stick with me are 1 Love Trouble is my Business a brilliant short story in which Reagan and read Proust are in every single sentence must be read to be believed 2 Tennis Personalities an opinion piece with an opinion I endorse, and 3 To my Valentine [...]

    16. Definitely not a cover to cover read but well worth picking up a few times a month Ian Fraizer, Jack Handey, Steve Martin and many other fantastic humorists are here who you would otherwise probably not read unless you have a subscription to The New Yorker and the time to read every issue Paul Rudnick s Teen Times has headline gems like Cancer Shut Up and Sweatshops Can t They Make Our Clothes Without Touching Them and Jack Handey s Thank You for Stopping is another selection of many that make t [...]

    17. Ugh I made it about halfway through, thinking surely there must be something funny just around the corner, but it turned into an awful slog through pretentious, unfunny garbage Maybe it has something to do with the lack of diversity in authors out of 138 pieces only 18 are written by women Don t know the numbers on authors of color but I d guess they re abysmal as well There were a few saving graces E.B White s beautiful writing, Geng s Love Trouble is my Business, Gerber Schwartz s What we talk [...]

    18. I doubt readers will love every selection, but am certain they will find at least a few entries to love in this collection Some of the stories are dated and others seem aimed at specific audiences, but if you enjoy reading The New Yorker, you ll love it Many of the authors will be comfortably familiar A few choices I had read before and remembered, but it was still fun reading them again I fell in love again with Mitty.

    19. This is a long, mixed bag, but there are a few gems that make it worth picking up and plodding along through from time to time The Rather Difficult Case of Mr K A P L A N Annoy Kaufman, Inc It s Fun to Be Fooled Are We Losing the Novel Race and Insert Flap A and Throw Away are a few of the pieces that stood out for me, but I have to admit that A Note on the Type was quite possibly my most favorite part I was so charmed by it I read it twice.

    20. Giving up on this Those of you who know me know how much I hate doing that, but this was really of a sample this, read that book than a sit down and devour book A lot of the humor simply wasn t relatable, being from the 30 s and all However, got a few good chuckles in, and my does one look stylish when one reads the New Yorker in any of its forms 2 1 2 stars, really.

    21. This anthology includes a story in which Emily Dickinson keys a car Nuf said Also Steve Martin teaches us how to overcome writer s block Woody Allen imagines a hassled affair with Emma Bovary What if Mamet was forced to write blurbs for a catalog of comfortable clothing When I m blue, this collection can take my sad song and make it better.

    22. Perhaps one of the best humor anthologies I have ever experienced My former husband would read it to me before bed, and it would keep me up laughing It s been years since I last picked it up and I am still laughing

    23. I like the idea, but some of the New Yorker humor is a bit high brow for my tastes That said, some of the pieces were very funny it just was not consistent I will certainly try collections from the New Yorker, though unabridged audiobook

    24. When I was little, I would attempt to read my dad s James Thurber anthology mostly I liked the illustrations but the humor was always way over my head Now I love it Short stories and quick reads seems to be all I have time for right now, so this is perfect.

    25. On a range of topics and dating back to the 20 s, this has some classics that I ve read or heard dozens of times and a ton of things that I ve never seen Some pieces are obviously better than others, but the majority are great and all are at least interesting.

    26. I enjoy opening this book to a random page and reading whatever I find Almost always bring out a good chortle.

    27. Love the S.J Perleman stuff, and Steve Martin and Woody Allen and Ian Frazier and all the writers Kaufmann, Benchley, et al.

    28. What was funny about this book is that it is ostensibly humorous yet got me to crack a smile only once No actual laughter occurred.

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