Fierce Pajamas

Here’s a way the over-fifty set can easily kill a good half hour: 1. Place your car keys in your right hand. 2. With your left hand, call a friend and confirm a lunch or dinner date. 3. Hang up the phone. 4.

Fierce Pajamas

Author: David Remnick

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1588360679

Page: 528

View: 158

When Harold Ross founded The New Yorker in 1925, he described it as 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 of the modern era—among them Robert Benchley, Dorothy Parker, Groucho Marx, George S. Kaufman, James Thurber, S. J. Perelman, Peter De Vries, Mike Nichols, Marshall Brickman, Woody Allen, Donald Barthelme, Calvin Trillin, George W. S. Trow, Veronica Geng, Garrison Keillor, Ian Frazier, Roy Blount, Jr., Bruce McCall, Steve Martin, Christopher Buckley, and Paul Rudnick. This anthology gathers together, for the first time, the funniest work of more than seventy New Yorker contributors. Parodists take on not only writers like Hemingway and Kerouac, but TV documentaries, Italian cinema, and etiquette books. (Enough have been published, Robert Benchley maintains, “that there should be no danger of toppling over forward into the wrong soup, or getting into arguments as to which elbow belongs on which arm.”) Other 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, tennis, and taxis, and flights of fancy that follow an apparently simple premise to the point of no return, and sometimes well beyond. Here you will find large insights (Woody Allen: “Why does man kill? He kills for food. And not only food: frequently there must be a beverage”) and hard-earned wisdom (Ian Frazier on dating your mom: “Here is a grown, experienced, loving woman—one you do not have to go to a party or a singles bar to meet, one you do not have to go to great lengths to know”). And, not least, a great deal of helpful advice, including Steve Martin’s on memory and middle age: “Bored? Here’s a way the over-fifty set can easily kill a good half hour: 1. Place your car keys in your right hand. 2. With your left hand, call a friend and confirm a lunch or dinner date. 3. Hang up the phone. 4. Now look for your car keys.” A rich selection of humorous verse includes caustic gems by Dorothy Parker, the effortless whimsy of Phyllis McGinley, and Ogden Nash’s unforgettable slapstick prosody, as well as forays by luminaries who ought to have known better, like Robert Graves, Elizabeth Bishop, and W. H. Auden. A wonderful gift for others, or a delightful treat for oneself, Fierce Pajamas is a treasury of laughter from a publication described by Auden as “the best comic magazine in existence.”

The New Yorker

The New Yorker was launched in 1925, and offers reporting, criticism, essays, fiction, poetry, humour, and cartoons.

The New Yorker

Author: Francoise Mouly

Publisher: Penguin (Non-Classics)

ISBN: 9781846144691

Page: 100

View: 790

The New Yorker A Cosmopolitan World The New Yorker was launched in 1925, and offers reporting, criticism, essays, fiction, poetry, humour, and cartoons. At the start, the founding editor Harold Ross declared that the sophisticated magazine was not edited for the old lady in Dubuque'. The New Yorker has published work from such acclaimed writers as John Cheever, Roald Dahl, Alice Munro, Haruki Murakami, Vladimir Nabokov, J. D. Salinger, and Shirley Jackson. From the very first issue, featuring the now iconic monocled dandy Eustace Tilley, The New Yorker's covers have been unique and pointed. The striking and sometimes controversial images from such artists as Peter Arno, William Steig, Saul Steinberg, Jean-Jacques Sempé, and Art Spiegelman remain as resonant as ever.

The New Yorker Book of Baseball Cartoons

This collection of baseball cartoons, which ranges from armchair obsessives to zany managers and beleaguered players, was culled from the pages of The New Yorker by the magazine's cartoon editor, Robert Mankoff, and features an introduction ...

The New Yorker Book of Baseball Cartoons

Author: Robert Mankoff

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118342046

Page: 144

View: 553

A loving look at the old ball game, from the cartoonists at The New Yorker America's national pastime engages fans and fanatics across the country and around the world. Across the magazine's eight decades, the artists at The New Yorker have captured the emotional essence of the game, and The New Yorker Book of Baseball Cartoons, Second Edition brings an all-star lineup of cartooning greats together in one delightful collection. Collects over 100 drawings that present a playful view of the all-American sport Includes an introduction by Michael Crawford Features classic cartoons by New Yorker legends from Charles Addams to Jack Ziegler Selected by Robert Mankoff, acclaimed cartoonist and cartoon editor of The New Yorker, The New Yorker Book of Baseball Cartoons is a home run for baseball fans of all ages.

School Days

This remarkable collection of 100 black-and-white cartoons from the illustrious archives of The New Yorker celebrates all varieties of teachers, from the unsung and under-appreciated to the arrogant and out-of-touch—not to mention their ...

School Days

Author: Robert Mankoff

Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing

ISBN: 0740792024

Page: 112

View: 493

The cartoons focus on a delightful array of familiar situations and characters, including teachers (from the underappreciated to the overrated), students (from the overachievers to the slackers), and parents (from the demanding to the uninterested). Such New Yorker greats as Charles Barsotti, William Hamilton, Roz Chast, and many others examine education from every perspective with the insightful wit that is the signature of the magazine's cartoons.

Nothing But You

Gathers over thirty short stories of love and romance by such authors as Isaac Bashevis Singer, Jamaica Kincaid, Mavis Gallant, and Michael Chabon

Nothing But You

Author: Roger Angell

Publisher: Modern Library (Paperback)

ISBN: 0375751505

Page: 471

View: 146

Gathers over thirty short stories of love and romance by such authors as Isaac Bashevis Singer, Jamaica Kincaid, Mavis Gallant, and Michael Chabon

The Complete Cartoons of the New Yorker

Showcases the work of hundreds of artists who have contributed to the magazine throughout its eighty-year history, in a richly illustrated volume containing 2,500 black-and-white cartoons by Peter Arno, Charles Addams, Jack Ziegler, Roz ...

The Complete Cartoons of the New Yorker

Author: Robert Mankoff

Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal Pub

ISBN: 9781579126209

Page: 669

View: 100

Showcases the work of hundreds of artists who have contributed to the magazine throughout its eighty-year history, in a richly illustrated volume containing 2,500 black-and-white cartoons by Peter Arno, Charles Addams, Jack Ziegler, Roz Chast, and other notables, along with essays on the evolution of the magazine's humor and style, and a fully searchable DVD-ROM. Reprint. 40,000 first printing.

The Fragile Earth

The Fragile Earth tells the story of climate change—its past, present, and future—taking readers from Greenland to the Great Plains, and into both laboratories and rain forests.

The Fragile Earth

Author: David Remnick

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0063017563

Page: 560

View: 396

A New York Times New & Noteworthy Book One of the Daily Beast’s 5 Essential Books to Read Before the Election A collection of the New Yorker’s groundbreaking reporting from the front lines of climate change—including writing from Bill McKibben, Elizabeth Kolbert, Ian Frazier, Kathryn Schulz, and more Just one year after climatologist James Hansen first came before a Senate committee and testified that the Earth was now warmer than it had ever been in recorded history, thanks to humankind’s heedless consumption of fossil fuels, New Yorker writer Bill McKibben published a deeply reported and considered piece on climate change and what it could mean for the planet. At the time, the piece was to some speculative to the point of alarmist; read now, McKibben’s work is heroically prescient. Since then, the New Yorker has devoted enormous attention to climate change, describing the causes of the crisis, the political and ecological conditions we now find ourselves in, and the scenarios and solutions we face. The Fragile Earth tells the story of climate change—its past, present, and future—taking readers from Greenland to the Great Plains, and into both laboratories and rain forests. It features some of the best writing on global warming from the last three decades, including Bill McKibben’s seminal essay “The End of Nature,” the first piece to popularize both the science and politics of climate change for a general audience, and the Pulitzer Prize–winning work of Elizabeth Kolbert, as well as Kathryn Schulz, Dexter Filkins, Jonathan Franzen, Ian Frazier, Eric Klinenberg, and others. The result, in its range, depth, and passion, promises to bring light, and sometimes heat, to the great emergency of our age.

The Big New Yorker Book of Cats

Presents an anthology of long-form essays, short humor pieces, poems, stories, and cartoons culled from the archives of The New Yorker and commemorating the enduring relationship between people and cats.

The Big New Yorker Book of Cats

Author: The New Yorker Magazine

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9780679644774

Page: 329

View: 460

Presents an anthology of long-form essays, short humor pieces, poems, stories, and cartoons culled from the archives of The New Yorker and commemorating the enduring relationship between people and cats.

Reporting

Here is Remnick on Don DeLillo, Philip Roth and The Sopranos; and here he is writing about Solzhenitsyn returning to Russia after nearly 20 years in exile, or on the failure of democracy in Mubarak’s Egypt.

Reporting

Author: David Remnick

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 0330471295

Page:

View: 268

David Remnick is a man much praised for his powers of observation, description and analysis, and Reporting contains his very best pieces from his first fifteen years as editor of The New Yorker. Here is Remnick on Don DeLillo, Philip Roth and The Sopranos; and here he is writing about Solzhenitsyn returning to Russia after nearly 20 years in exile, or on the failure of democracy in Mubarak’s Egypt. Without doubt one of America's most gifted and widely read journalists, Remnick's style combines compassion, empathy, exuberance and humour, and in Reporting he brings the written word to life, describing the world with extraordinary vividness and exceptional depth.

The Big New Yorker Book of Dogs

This copious collection, beautifully illustrated, features articles, fiction, humor, poems, cartoons, cover art, drafts, and drawings from the magazine’s archives.

The Big New Yorker Book of Dogs

Author: The New Yorker Magazine

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0679644768

Page: 416

View: 152

Only The New Yorker could fetch such an unbelievable roster of talent on the subject of man’s best friend. This copious collection, beautifully illustrated, features articles, fiction, humor, poems, cartoons, cover art, drafts, and drawings from the magazine’s archives. The roster of contributors includes John Cheever, Susan Orlean, Roddy Doyle, Ian Frazier, Arthur Miller, John Updike, Roald Dahl, E. B. White, A. J. Liebling, Alexandra Fuller, Jerome Groopman, Jeffrey Toobin, T. Coraghessan Boyle, Ogden Nash, Donald Barthelme, Jonathan Lethem, Mark Strand, Anne Sexton, and Cathleen Schine. Complete with a Foreword by Malcolm Gladwell and a new essay by Adam Gopnik on the immortal canines of James Thurber, this gorgeous keepsake is a gift to dog lovers everywhere from the greatest magazine in the world.

The Only Game in Town

Features contributions by leading sports and literary writers, from Roger Angell's assessment of the famous pitching duel between Ron Darling and Frank Viola to David Owen's views on Tiger Wood's legacy.

The Only Game in Town

Author: David Remnick

Publisher: Modern Library

ISBN: 9780812979985

Page: 492

View: 287

Features contributions by leading sports and literary writers, from Roger Angell's assessment of the famous pitching duel between Ron Darling and Frank Viola to David Owen's views on Tiger Wood's legacy.

Steinberg at the New Yorker

A tribute to the illustrated works of The New Yorker's Saul Steinberg explores his range of modernist work, in a volume that includes reproductions of each of his 130 covers as well as numerous examples of his interior drawings and ...

Steinberg at the New Yorker

Author: Joel Smith

Publisher: Harry N Abrams Incorporated

ISBN:

Page: 239

View: 876

A tribute to the illustrated works of The New Yorker's Saul Steinberg explores his range of modernist work, in a volume that includes reproductions of each of his 130 covers as well as numerous examples of his interior drawings and portfolios. 25,000 first printing.

George Steiner at The New Yorker

Collects fifty-three signature pieces as originally published between 1967 and 1997, in a wide-ranging anthology that shares the influential author's perspectives on such topics as paganism, the literature of the gulag, and the history of ...

George Steiner at The New Yorker

Author: George Steiner

Publisher: New Directions Publishing

ISBN: 0811217043

Page: 344

View: 286

Collects fifty-three signature pieces as originally published between 1967 and 1997, in a wide-ranging anthology that shares the influential author's perspectives on such topics as paganism, the literature of the gulag, and the history of chess. Original.

The New Yorker Book of Literary Cartoons

Here is a cornucopia of 104 dead-on drawings and eye-opening ruminations on all things bookish, writerly, and readerly, courtesy of The New Yorker's renowned stable of cartoonists, including Charles Barsotti, Roz Chast, Ed Koren, J.B. ...

The New Yorker Book of Literary Cartoons

Author: Bob Mankoff

Publisher: Washington Square Press

ISBN: 9780671035587

Page: 112

View: 259

Here is a cornucopia of 104 dead-on drawings and eye-opening ruminations on all things bookish, writerly, and readerly, courtesy of The New Yorker's renowned stable of cartoonists, including Charles Barsotti, Roz Chast, Ed Koren, J.B. Handelsman, Jack Ziegler, and Victoria Roberts. In the bestselling tradition of such classics as The New Yorker Book of Lawyer Cartoons and The New Yorker Book of Cat Cartoons, this collection of literary laughs is manna straight from bookworm heaven.

The New Yorker Book of Teacher Cartoons

The riotous world of the classroom, captured by the cartoonists at The New Yorker The New Yorker Book of Teacher Cartoons, Second Edition is a hilarious compilation of cartoons that capture the joy, terror, excitement, anxiety, fun, and ...

The New Yorker Book of Teacher Cartoons

Author: Robert Mankoff

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118362357

Page: 160

View: 805

The riotous world of the classroom, captured by the cartoonistsat The New Yorker The New Yorker Book of Teacher Cartoons, Second Editionis a hilarious compilation of cartoons that capture the joy,terror, excitement, anxiety, fun, and bedlam that teachersexperience every day, as seen through the eyes of The NewYorker's best-loved cartoonists. A wonderful collection from some of the best and brightestartists in the world, The New Yorker Book of TeacherCartoons takes a wry look into the classroom—at thestudents, at their devoted and demanding parents, and, especially,at the teachers in the thick of things. Includes more than 100 hilarious cartoons Updated edition reflects recent changes in the world ofeducation Features an introduction by Lee Lorenz Compiled by Robert Mankoff, cartoon editor of The NewYorker and creator of more than eight hundred cartoonspublished in the magazine, The New Yorker Book of TeacherCartoons is a perfect gift for teachers, and an encyclopedia oflaughs for us all.

Wonderful Town

The best New Yorker short fiction set in Manhattan celebrates the Big Apple through the words of J. D. Salinger, Lorrie Moore, John Updike, Philip Roth, Woody Allen, Jamaica Kincaid, John Cheever, and Bernard Malamud.

Wonderful Town

Author: David Remnick

Publisher: Modern Library (Paperback)

ISBN: 9780375757525

Page: 508

View: 259

The best New Yorker short fiction set in Manhattan celebrates the Big Apple through the words of J. D. Salinger, Lorrie Moore, John Updike, Philip Roth, Woody Allen, Jamaica Kincaid, John Cheever, and Bernard Malamud. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.

Here at the New Yorker

For over sixty years Brendan Gill has been a contented inmate of the singular institution known as The New Yorker.

Here at the New Yorker

Author: Brendan Gill

Publisher: New York : Random House

ISBN:

Page: 406

View: 319

For over sixty years Brendan Gill has been a contented inmate of the singular institution known as The New Yorker. This affectionate account of the magazine, long known as a home for congenital unemployables, is a celebration of its wards and attendants - William Shawn, Harold Ross's gentle and courtly successor as editor; the incorrigible mischief-maker James Thurber; the two Whites, Katherine and E.B.; John O'Hara, "master of the fancied slight"; and, among a hundred others, Peter Arno, Saul Steinberg, Edmund Wilson, Lewis Mumford, and Pauline Kael. Brendan Gill has known them all, and by virtue of his virtually total recall, keen eye, and impeccable prose, his diverting portraits of these eccentrics in rage and repose are amply supplied with both dimples and warts. Here at The New Yorkernow updated with a new introduction detailing the reigns of Robert Gottlieb and Tina Brown - is a delightful tour of New York's most glorious madhouse.