Never Shake Hands with a War Criminal

Never Shake Hands with a War Criminal

By Barry Crimmins

Seven Stories Press, Hardcover, 9781583226605, 224pp.

Publication Date: November 2, 2004


Never Shake Hands with a War Criminal is a personal and political history told with acid humor and a loving heart. Barry Crimmins, a writer and commentator on Air America Radio, travels from a skeptical childhood in frozen upstate New York, through the founding of the Boston comedy scene, to a career as a satirist and activist. No villain is spared; no hero is forgotten. Crimmins also cuts a hilarious swath through our political tormentors, in the spirit of Mark Twain, Will Rogers, and Lenny Bruce.

About the Author
Barry Crimmins grew up in Skaneateles, N.Y. (an Indian name meaning small lake surrounded by fascists). In his time he has worked with many comedy greats, near greats and ingrates, including a stint writing for Dennis Miller.