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

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

By David Remnick (Editor), Henry Finder (Editor)

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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.”
David Remnick is the editor of The New Yorker.

Henry Finder is the editorial director of The New Yorker.
Product Details ISBN: 9780375761270
ISBN-10: 0375761276
Publisher: Modern Library
Publication Date: October 15th, 2002
Pages: 528
Language: English
Series: Modern Library (Paperback)
“A complete delight from beginning to end.” —The New York Times

“Classic humor writing from a fantasy slumber party of writers.” —Vanity Fair

“Quite simply among the greatest stuff like this ever written . . . There is comic brilliance in these pages. . . . [Fierce Pajamas] is more than worth your time, your money and the potential damage to your funny bone.” —The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

The New Yorker’s fine anthology of humor writing can inspire us to collectively bemoan the scarcity of a certain kind of printed comedy: the subtle and sophisticated type." —Newsday