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More seriously funny writing from American's most trusted humor anthology Witty, wise, and just plain wonderful, the inaugural volume of this biennial, Mirth of a Nation, ensured a place for the best contemporary humor writing in the country. And with this second treasury, Michael J. Rosen has once again assembled a triumphant salute to one of America's greatest assets: ...more
Paperback, 592 pages
Published November 12th 2002 by Harper Perennial (first published November 1st 2002)
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Nuthouse Magazine
Sep 25, 2010 rated it really liked it
At more than 500 pages, this anthology of satires, parodies and humorous essays packs a lot in. It also has an all-star cast of contributing authors including Andy Borowitz, Ian Frazier, Merrill Markoe, Steve Martin and Rick Moranis - as well as numerous up-and-coming humorists. It's a mixed bag, however. While there are some keepers here - such as Borowitz's "Inaugural Address of President George W. Bush" and Frank Gannon's "Sixteen Magazine Rates the Presidents" - some of the bits really fall ...more
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Sep 10, 2013 rated it it was ok
A collection of essays...some funny, some kind of lame. I enjoyed the fables narrated by Martha Plimpton.
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Jul 02, 2009 rated it it was amazing
This is a great traveling book because the stories are short and some are absolutely hysterical. Out loud laughing. Plus it gives a taste of various writer's styles.
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I enjoyed about 3/4 of the short stories and comedic samples found in More Mirth.
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Rosen's Website should provide all this and more. It's http://www.fidosopher.com.
Nonetheless: Michael J. Rosen is an American author and illustrator with over 120 books of fiction, nonfiction, humor, picture books, poetry, and more. With a strong interest in nature and animals, reflecting his animal behavior degree from Ohio State University, Rosen resides within a peaceful crease of Central Ohio
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