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Vertigo Park And Other Tall Tales

Author : Mark o'Donnell
ISBN : 9780307829177
Genre : Humor
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A hilarious and wickedly original collection of pieces and cartoons by one of America’s funniest writers. The title story (as sweeping as any novel but without the annoying length, more glamorous than a miniseries but without commercial interruption) follows a tragic (not to give anything away) love triangle (an idealistic screen goddess and her two unshakable lovers—who happen to become the last two presidents of the United States) through decades of (imaginary) American history. Here is some of what you’ll find: in “Marred Bliss,” the fractured puns of a love quadrangle (“Maybe you’d rather ram off with her! She’s been trying to reduce you since she got here”)…in “Diary of a Fan,” the diarist’s deepest thoughts (“I saw Sigourney Weaver on the street today. I pity her”)…in “The Whom of Kaboom,” a perilous cruise with Jack the Hipper, sculptor of the famous Venus de Mylar…and in “A Tall Tale,” a meeting with America’s tallest tall-tale hero, Johnny Business, whose wealth requires three strong men just to conceive of. Gasp for air, and then browse the high school yearbook of the planets, learn about electricity from electricity itself, and discover Emily Dickinson, advertising copywriter. Vertigo Park is the latest from the wild workshop of Mark O’Donnell—a hands-on volume for students of laughter everywhere.

Chip Kidd

Author : Véronique Vienne
ISBN : 1856693309
Genre : Book jackets
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Chip Kidd is best known for his book jacket designs, which have been credited with spawning a revolution in the art of the book cover in the US. Master of the graphic non-sequitur, Kidd has designed covers for books by authors such as John Updike, Dean Koontz, Michael Crichton, Peter Carey and William Boyd that engage the reader's intelligence as well as imagination. This illustrated volume presents an appraisal of his oeuvre.

The Best Novels Of The Nineties

Author : Linda Parent Lesher
ISBN : 9781476603896
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This reader’s guide provides uniquely organized and up-to-date information on the most important and enjoyable contemporary English-language novels. Offering critically substantiated reading recommendations, careful cross-referencing, and extensive indexing, this book is appropriate for both the weekend reader looking for the best new mystery and the full-time graduate student hoping to survey the latest in magical realism. More than 1,000 titles are included, each entry citing major reviews and giving a brief description for each book.


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Smart. Funny. Fearless."It's pretty safe to say that Spy was the most influential magazine of the 1980s. It might have remade New York's cultural landscape; it definitely changed the whole tone of magazine journalism. It was cruel, brilliant, beautifully written and perfectly designed, and feared by all. There's no magazine I know of that's so continually referenced, held up as a benchmark, and whose demise is so lamented" --Dave Eggers. "It's a piece of garbage" --Donald Trump.

Ex Libris

Author : Anne Fadiman
ISBN : 9781429929424
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Anne Fadiman is--by her own admission--the sort of person who learned about sex from her father's copy of Fanny Hill, whose husband buys her 19 pounds of dusty books for her birthday, and who once found herself poring over her roommate's 1974 Toyota Corolla manual because it was the only written material in the apartment that she had not read at least twice. This witty collection of essays recounts a lifelong love affair with books and language. For Fadiman, as for many passionate readers, the books she loves have become chapters in her own life story. Writing with remarkable grace, she revives the tradition of the well-crafted personal essay, moving easily from anecdotes about Coleridge and Orwell to tales of her own pathologically literary family. As someone who played at blocks with her father's 22-volume set of Trollope ("My Ancestral Castles") and who only really considered herself married when she and her husband had merged collections ("Marrying Libraries"), she is exquisitely well equipped to expand upon the art of inscriptions, the perverse pleasures of compulsive proof-reading, the allure of long words, and the satisfactions of reading out loud. There is even a foray into pure literary gluttony--Charles Lamb liked buttered muffin crumbs between the leaves, and Fadiman knows of more than one reader who literally consumes page corners. Perfectly balanced between humor and erudition, Ex Libris establishes Fadiman as one of our finest contemporary essayists.

Getting Over Homer

Author : Mark o'Donnell
ISBN : 9780307801647
Genre : Fiction
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"Wise and forgiving . . . tough-minded and tender-hearted" (The New York Times), this delicious "coming of middle age" novel takes a lyrical, winsome, and genuinely side-splitting look at the heartbreak, aging, the search for home, and the madness of love between two mismatched men. "A stylish mix of humorous irony and realistic detail."--San Francisco Examiner & Chronicle. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Humana Festival

Author : Bigelow Michael Dixon
ISBN : 1575252260
Genre : Drama
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Author : Briton Hadden
ISBN : UOM:39015025852883
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The New York Times Magazine

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105016638079
Genre : Arts
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Let Nothing You Dismay

Author : Mark O'Donnell
ISBN : 037570096X
Genre : Fiction
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Recently fired from his teaching job and on the verge of eviction, Tad Leary embarks on an all-day, seven-party spree across Manhattan, exploring the city's social hierarchies along the way. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.

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