Fierce Pajamas

Fierce Pajamas

An Anthology of Humor Writing from the New Yorker

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

Modern Library, Paperback, 9780375761270, 528pp.

Publication Date: October 15, 2002

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.

About the Author
David Remnick is a staff writer at The New Yorker. He won the Pulitzer Prize for Lenin s Tomb, his first book, which was selected by The New York Times Book Review as one of the nine Best Books of the Year. He is the author of two other books, including a collection of essays. He lives in New York.

David Remnick is the editor of "The New Yorker." He won the Pulitzer Prize in 1994 for "Lenin's Tomb" and is also the author of "Resurrection "and the "King of the World: Muhammad Ali and the Rise of an American Hero." He lives in New York City with his wife and three children.
Henry Finder is the editorial director of "The New Yorker."

Praise For Fierce Pajamas

“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