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1 books of Anita Loos, Bernie Mac, Bruce Jay Friedman, Bruce McCall, Calvin Trillin, Charles Portis, Dave Barry, David Owen, David Rakoff, David Sedaris, Donald Barthelme, Dorothy Parker, Douglas Kenney, Elwyn Brooks White, Fran Lebowitz, Frank Sullivan, Garrison Keillor, George Ade, George Carlin, George Saunders, George William Swift Trow, Henry Beard, Henry Louis Mencken, Hunter Stockton Thompson, Ian Frazier, Jack Handey, James Thurber, Jean Shepherd, Jenny Allen, John Hughes, Langston Hughes, Larry Wilmore, Lenny Bruce, Mark O'Donnell, Mark Twain, Michael O'Donoghue, Molly Ivins, Nora Ephron, Peter De Vries, Philip R Andy Borowitz

Ever wondered who makes a very funny person laugh? Wonder no more. Brought together in this Library of America collection are America’s fifty funniest writers—according to acclaimed writer and comedian Andy Borowitz. Reaching back to Mark Twain and forward to contemporary masters such as David Sedaris, Nora Ephron, Roy Blount Jr., Ian Frazier, Bernie Mac, Wanda Sykes, and George Saunders, The 50 Funniest American Writers* is an exclusive Who’s Who of the very best American comic writing. Here are Thurber and Perelman, Lenny Bruce and Bruce Jay Friedman, Garrison Keillor, Dave Barry, and Veronica Geng, plus hilarious lesser-­known pieces from The New Yorker, Esquire, The Atlantic, National Lampoon, and The Onion. Who does “one of the funniest people in America” (CBS Sunday Morning) read when he needs a laugh? Here’s Andy Borowitz to tell you. First published in hardcover in October 2011, The 50 Funniest American Writers* became the #1 humor book in the country and a New York Times . . .

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