S.J. Perelman





S.J. Perelman

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born
in Brooklyn, New York, The United States
February 01, 1904

died
October 17, 1979

gender
male

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Sidney Joseph Perelman, almost always known as S. J. Perelman, was a Jewish-American humorist, author, and screenwriter. He is best known for his humorous short pieces written over many years for The New Yorker. He also wrote for several other magazines, as well as books, scripts, and screenplays.


Average rating: 3.89 · 1,262 ratings · 155 reviews · 30 distinct works · Similar authors
The Most Of S.J.Perelman
4.34 of 5 stars 4.34 avg rating — 276 ratings — published 1958 — 7 editions
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Westward Ha!
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4.3 of 5 stars 4.30 avg rating — 89 ratings — published 1948 — 3 editions
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Crazy Like a Fox
4.26 of 5 stars 4.26 avg rating — 65 ratings — published 1973
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Best of S J Perelman
4.4 of 5 stars 4.40 avg rating — 68 ratings — published 1947 — 3 editions
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Acres and Pains
4.26 of 5 stars 4.26 avg rating — 54 ratings — published 1972 — 4 editions
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The Last Laugh: The Final W...
3.58 of 5 stars 3.58 avg rating — 50 ratings — published 1981 — 4 editions
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The Swiss Family Perelman: ...
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3.94 of 5 stars 3.94 avg rating — 32 ratings — published 1950 — 5 editions
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The Rising Gorge
3.97 of 5 stars 3.97 avg rating — 33 ratings — published 1942 — 3 editions
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Don't Tread on Me: The Sele...
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4.03 of 5 stars 4.03 avg rating — 35 ratings — published 1987 — 3 editions
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Eastward Ha!
3.63 of 5 stars 3.63 avg rating — 38 ratings — published 1978 — 4 editions
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More books by S.J. Perelman…
“I guess I'm just an old mad scientist at bottom. Give me an underground laboratory, half a dozen atom-smashers, and a beautiful girl in a diaphanous veil waiting to be turned into a chimpanzee, and I care not who writes the nation's laws.”
S.J. Perelman

“The main obligation is to amuse yourself.”
S.J. Perelman

“If, at the close of business each evening, I myself can understand what I've written, I feel the day hasn't been totally wasted.”
S.J. Perelman

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