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This is an auction for FIERCE PYJAMAS: HUMOUR WRITING FROM THE NEW YORKER, edited by David Remnick & Henry Finder.

“A complete delight from beginning to end.”
- New York Times

“Classic humour 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 humour writing can inspire us to collectively bemoan the scarcity of a certain kind of printed comedy: the subtle and sophisticated type."
- Newsday (US)

Amazon.com reviews:

“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’.”

“Remnick, New Yorker editor since 1999, and Finder, the magazine's editorial director, recommend taking this book in small doses. However, New Yorker humour is not for everyone. Do not read this book if you suffer from an irony deficiency, or if you are currently taking any form of remedial English. Side effects include the urge to do literary research (to track down the targets of spoofs) and the discovery of some very funny writers who may be unknown to you.”

497 pages.

Very good condition.

The cost of shipping is $4.95, or $6.95 by tracked mail. If you are on rural delivery and want tracked mail, the shipping cost will be $9.95.

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  • Seller location: Palmerston North, Manawatu, NZ

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