Keep Scrolling Till You Feel Something: 21 Years of Humor from McSweeney's Internet Tendency

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I am convinced that a thousand years from now, once human civilization has recovered from its impending doom, some future citizen of the world will discover this tome, marvel at its heft and gilded pages, show it to their peers, and declare that they have found one of the more significant finds in literary archaeology. This book is an anthology chronicling the first twenty-one years of the seminal humor website, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, and it is no exaggeration when I say that reading this book is an enterprise in hilarity and a balm for our troubled times.

Keep Scrolling Till You Feel Something: 21 Years of Humor from McSweeney's Internet Tendency By Chris Monks (Editor), Sam Riley (Editor), Jake Tapper (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Chris Monks (Editor), Sam Riley (Editor), Jake Tapper (Foreword by)
$30.00
ISBN: 9781944211721
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Published: McSweeney's - November 5th, 2019

Have I Got a Cartoon for You! by Bob Mankoff

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Bob Mankoff, cartoon and humor editor for Esquire, former New Yorker cartoon editor, and author of the memoir How About Never—Is Never Good For You?, introduces this collection of his favorite Jewish cartoons, Have I Got a Cartoon for You! (MomentBooks, $19.95), by quipping that the People of the Book are also “the People of the Joke.” Exploring how Jewish humorists have drawn on traditions such us Talmudic disputation for material, Mankoff surveys the long tradition of Jewish humor and the cartoon’s place in it and refl ects on how his own Jewish heritage—which included early experiences of Borscht Belt comedians like Jerry Lewis and Buddy Hackett—shaped his career as a cartoonist.

Have I Got a Cartoon for You!: The Moment Magazine Book of Jewish Cartoons By Bob Mankoff (Editor), Roz Chast (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Bob Mankoff (Editor), Roz Chast (Foreword by)
$19.95
ISBN: 9781942134596
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Published: Mandel Vilar Press - September 17th, 2019

Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs? by Caitlin Doughty

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Fabulous mortician extraordinaire and founder of the Order of the Good Death Caitlin Doughty is back with another book, this one specifi cally designed to educate and create a more honest engagement with death. Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs? (W.W. Norton, $25.95) includes answers to more than fifty questions posed to Doughty by her young fans. The kids are great at getting to the heart of any matter, even death, in the most straightforward fashion, hence their no-nonsense queries such as, “why do we turn colors when we die?” and “what happens when the cemetery is full?” Doughty is equally candid in her answers, bringing both her expertise and her engaging writing style to brief and fascinating chapters. The essays are accompanied by wonderfully macabre and quirky drawings by Dianné Ruz, making this book a great library addition for readers of any age.

Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs?: Big Questions from Tiny Mortals About Death By Caitlin Doughty, Dianné Ruz (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Caitlin Doughty, Dianné Ruz (Illustrator)
$25.95
ISBN: 9780393652703
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - September 10th, 2019

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