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The Big Book of New American Humor: The Best of the Past 25 Years

The Big Book of New American Humor The Best of the Past Years Cartoons short stories movie strips oneliners humor from all genres fill this overstuffed book Organized by subject these hilarious entries feature a veritable who s who of American humor with sel

  • Title: The Big Book of New American Humor: The Best of the Past 25 Years
  • Author: William Novak Moshe Waldoks
  • ISBN: 9780060965518
  • Page: 173
  • Format: Paperback
  • Cartoons, short stories, movie strips, oneliners humor from all genres fill this overstuffed book Organized by subject, these hilarious entries feature a veritable who s who of American humor with selections from people such as Woody Allen, Garrison Keillor, Nora Ephron and Illustrated.

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    1 thought on “The Big Book of New American Humor: The Best of the Past 25 Years

    1. This has been my 'bathroom reader' for the past couple of months - I picked it up at Goodwill because I figured it couldn't go wrong. It's got lots of famous names (Dave Barry, Bette Midler, Billy Crystal, George Carlin)! It's got scripts from prominent TV sitcoms! It's got long form works, cartoons, and short jokes. It's also got a laugh density of about 1 laugh per 15 pages. A lot of the text in here just doesn't work on paper - for example the Mary Tyler Moore Episode 'Chuckles Bites the Dust [...]

    2. The stories and jokes compiled in this volume are, of course, mostly outrageously hilarious (even if at times quite salacious), having been written by some of the greatest American humorists and comedians of the last half of the last century. As a compilation, however, it isn't quite up to the task. It should either have been more comprehensive or pared down to essentials.

    3. Too much New Yorker-type crap (and odd that they said being "amusing" was the kiss of death in the introduction--since that's what that stuff is). Still, they had a couple TV scripts--and Stephen Wright and Mad magazine. A lot of the marginal jokes were unfunny. But a good variety of stuff--and I liked the Fran Lebowitz thing. And P J O'Rourke was good too.

    4. Out of print and SO worth tracking down. I think my copy was accidentally permanently borrowed from my high school library. Last time I browsed through it I found a page from a math test I failed in 10th grade. Obviously, I was carrying around the wrong book.

    5. The worst thing a collection of humor can be is boring. This extremely dated collection is a struggle to get through as a whole. There are a few bits here and there worth reading, but the majority is just a rehash of tired jokes and premises that were a yawn even back in 1980 when this was published. There are even a few television sitcom transcripts, which, without the benefit of seeing the actors' performance, loses most of its appeal. This one is a pass, even for a thrift store or yard sale f [...]

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