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Fierce Pajamas: An Anthology of Humor Writing from The New Yorker (2001)

by David Remnick (Editor), Henry Finder (Editor), The New Yorker

Other authors: Woody Allen (Contributor), Martin Amis (Contributor), Roger Angell (Contributor), Michael J. Arlen (Contributor), W. H. Auden (Contributor)73 more, Donald Barthelme (Contributor), Noah Baumbach (Contributor), Ludwig Bemelmans (Contributor), Robert Benchley (Contributor), Elizabeth Bishop (Contributor), Roy Blount, Jr. (Contributor), Andy Borowitz (Contributor), Marshall Brickman (Contributor), David Brooks (Contributor), Christopher Buckley (Contributor), Frank Cammuso (Contributor), Clarence Day (Contributor), Peter De Vries (Contributor), Larry Doyle (Contributor), H. F. Ellis (Contributor), F. Scott Fitzgerald (Contributor), Nancy Franklin (Contributor), Bill Franzen (Contributor), Ian Frazier (Contributor), Bruce Jay Friedman (Contributor), Polly Frost (Contributor), Frank Gannon (Contributor), Veronica Geng (Contributor), Michael Gerber (Contributor), Wolcott Gibbs (Contributor), Adam Gopnik (Contributor), Robert Graves (Contributor), Scott Gutterman (Contributor), Donald Hall (Contributor), Philip Hamburger (Contributor), Jack Handey (Contributor), L. Rust Hills (Contributor), George S. Kaufman (Contributor), Garrison Keillor (Contributor), Anthony Lane (Contributor), John Lardner (Contributor), Don Marquis (Contributor), Steve Martin (Contributor), Groucho Marx (Contributor), Bruce McCall (Contributor), Phyllis McGinley (Contributor), Charles McGrath (Contributor), Thomas Meehan (Contributor), Daniel Menaker (Contributor), Louis Menand (Contributor), Howard Moss (Contributor), Vladimir Nabokov (Contributor), Ogden Nash (Contributor), Mike Nichols (Contributor), Susan Orlean (Contributor), David Owen (Contributor), Dorothy Parker (Contributor), S. J. Perelman (Contributor), Leonard Q. Ross (Contributor), Paul Rudnick (Contributor), Catherine Schine (Contributor), Jonathan Schwarz (Contributor), Hart Seely (Contributor), William Shawn (Contributor), Upton Sinclair (Contributor), Mark Singer (Contributor), Susan Sontag (Contributor), Ruth Suckow (Contributor), Frank Sullivan (Contributor), James Thurber (Contributor), Calvin Trillin (Contributor), George W. S. Trow (Contributor), John Updike (Contributor), Lisa Walker (Contributor), E. B. White (Contributor), William White (Contributor), Chet Williamson (Contributor), Alexander Woollcott (Contributor)

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This is is humor with an edge - not goofball slapstick. Some stories were laugh-out-loud hilarious; but in others I struggled to find any amusement at all. Most of the really clever ones were written before 1950 and many of the authors have written much funnier stuff. One notable exception is Steve Martin's hilarious and all-too-true "Changes in the Memory After Fifty". Well worth a read, but one for dipping into, not reading all in one sitting. ( )
  Jawin | Aug 31, 2008 |
It is dusk in the Laurentians. I am in ski togs. I feel warm and safe, knowing that the most dangerous pitfall for skiers is color, knowing that although a touch of brilliance against the snow is effective, too much of it is the sure sign of the amateur. ( )
  DameMuriel | Mar 31, 2008 |
From AudioFile: THE NEW YORKER started life as a humor magazine and became much, much more. The unique and influential style of urbane, satiric jocularity it pioneered persists into the new century as the magazine continues to publish the nation's wittiest scribes. This joyous anthology presents characteristic representations of the old, new, and in-between. Members of the Algonquin Round Table are here, as well as James Thurber, E.B. White, Ogden Nash, Groucho Marx, and S.J. Perelman. On the contemporary side, we have Garrison Keillor and Steve Martin, among others. There are a few classics, such as Thurber's archetypal "Secret Life of Walter Mitty" and Woody Allen's "The Kugelmass Episode," in which a horny NYU prof magically slips between the sheets with Emma Bovary. Six fine pros divide the reading chores; their interpretations range from just above par to terrific. An essential album for anyone interested in the development of American humor in the 1900s. Y.R. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2002, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine
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  mmckay | Oct 6, 2007 |
This is one of the best humor anthologies EVAH!!! ( )
  bookishbunny | Mar 20, 2007 |
An excellent compilation. ( )
  JBD1 | Jan 11, 2006 |
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Remnick, DavidEditorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Finder, HenryEditormain authorall editionsconfirmed
The New Yorkermain authorall editionsconfirmed
Allen, WoodyContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Amis, MartinContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Angell, RogerContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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Auden, W. H.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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Baumbach, NoahContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Bemelmans, LudwigContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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Bishop, ElizabethContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Blount, Roy, Jr.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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When Harold Ross founded The New Yorker in 1925, he called it a “comic weekly.” And although it has become much more 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.”

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"This audio gathers together, for the first time, the funniest work of more than thirty New Yorker contributors. Pieces offer perspectives on the heights of fame, the depths of social embarrassment, and the ups and downs of love and sex. Such well-loved sketches as Thurber's 'The secret life of Walter Mitty' take their place alongside light-hearted essays on food, film, and flights of fancy that follow an apparently simple premise to the point of no return, and sometimes well beyond"--Container.… (more)

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