New York, N.Y. : Library of America, c2011
xv, 461 p. : ill. ; 20 cm ISBN/ISSN:
9781598531077, 1598531077, Language:
A presidential candidate / The lecture tickets that were bought but never used / The ransom of Red Chief / from Babbitt / from Gentlemen prefer blondes / On conversation / Imperial purple / More alarms at night / The waltz / Farewell, my lovely appetizer / Simple prays a prayer / The night the old nostalgia burned down / Across the street and into the grill / The house of mirth / from The magic Christian / from How to talk dirty and influence people / The secret vice / The counterfeit secret circle member gets the message, or The asp strikes again / The Kentucky Derby is decadent and depraved / A look at organized crime / The tax man / Letters to Einstein /
A few words about breasts / Our white heritage / Better read than dead: a revised opinion / Your action line / In the morning post / Curb Carter policy discord effort threat / Vacation '58 / The laws of cartoon motion / The Tip-Top Club / Rolled in rare Bohemian onyx, then vulcanized by hand / Tough as bob war and other stuff / Corrections / Tips for women: how to have a relationships with a guy / Clinton deploys vowels to Bosnia / Shiftless little loafers / Gothic baseball / If I were in charge of the networks / Laws concerning food and drink ; Household principles ; Lamentations of the father / The writer's life / from I ain't scared of you / Buddy, can you spare a tie? / It's so hard /
What I'd say to the Martians / Your three wishes: F.A.Q. / Ask the optimist! / Awake / The pony problem / If not an apology, at least a "My bad" /
Mark Twain -- George Ade -- O. Henry -- Sinclair Lewis -- Anita Loos -- Ring Lardner -- H.L. Mencken -- James Thurber -- Dorothy Parker -- S.J. Perelman -- Langston Hughes -- Frank Sullivan -- E.B. White -- Peter De Vries -- Terry Southern -- Lenny Bruce -- Tom Wolfe -- Jean Shepherd -- Hunter S. Thompson -- Woody Allen -- Bruce Jay Friedman -- Philip Roth --
Nora Ephron -- Henry Beard, Michael O'Donoghue, George W.S. Trow -- Fran Lebowitz -- Charles Portis -- Donald Barthleme -- Veronica Geng -- John Hughes -- Mark O'Donnell -- Garrision Keillor -- Bruce McCall -- Molly Ivins -- Calvin Trillin -- Dave Barry -- The Onion -- Susan Orlean -- Roy Blount Jr. -- George Carlin -- Ian Frazier -- David Rakoff -- Bernie Mac -- David Sedaris -- Wanda Sykes --
Jack Handey -- David Owen -- George Saunders -- Jenny Allen -- Sloane Crosley -- Larry Wilmore
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