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Last Laughs: Cartoons About Aging, Retirement...and the Great Beyond

3.21 of 5 stars 3.21  ·  rating details  ·  14 ratings  ·  5 reviews
At long last, here are cartoons about the truly important issues. Featuring twenty-six of The New Yorker's most talented cartoonists, Last Laughs is a provocative and exhilarating collection that will amuse, inspire, and occasionally unnerve everyone obsessed with the perennially compelling topics of old age, retirement, and, yes, death.

Longtime New Yorker cartoonist Mor
ebook, 224 pages
Published June 30th 2008 by Scribner (first published October 30th 2007)
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Though not especially mood-lightening, Death has has a long history of black humour associated with it. Parodies of the black-cowled figure remain in abundance, as do the steps leading up to His Eminent Arrival (Just take a look at the garish joke books and tacky birthday cards aimed at the 40+ and 50+ crowds). So upon the release of Last Laughs, a compilation of mostly-unpublished cartoons poking fun at retirement, illness, death, and the afterlife edited by The New Yorker's Mort Gerberg, there ...more
Krishna Kumar
A book of cartoons on aging, retirement and death by different artists. Reasonable good set, considering the sombre subject. The compiler of the cartoons also added several pages of Q&A from the cartoonists, some of which were interesting, but perhaps could have been avoided to have more cartoons instead. Anyway, it is a quick fun read. So no harm done.
The cartoons were great but I especially enjoyed the self-written biographies at the end of the book. The contributors were asked to answer 8 questions, one of which was "What words of wisdom do you have?" Funny people can be very wise.
collection of strips from New Yorker artists highlighting aging, retirement and death
Carrie F.
I'd hope to read this once a year--great cartoons.
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