The 50 Funniest American Writers

The 50 Funniest American Writers

By Andy Borowitz (Editor)

Library of America, Hardcover, 9781598531077, 461pp.

Publication Date: October 13, 2011

Ever wondered who makes a very funny person laugh? Wonder no more. Brought together in this Library of America collection are America's fifty funniest writers--according to acclaimed writer and comedian Andy Borowitz. Reaching back to Mark Twain and forward to contemporary masters such as David Sedaris, Nora Ephron, Roy Blount Jr., Ian Frazier, Bernie Mac, Wanda Sykes, and George Saunders, "The 50 Funniest American Writers*" is an exclusive Who's Who of the very best American comic writing. Here are Thurber and Perelman, Lenny Bruce and Bruce Jay Friedman, Garrison Keillor, Dave Barry, and Veronica Geng, plus hilarious lesser-known pieces from "The New Yorker," "Esquire," "The Atlantic," "National Lampoon," and "The Onion." Who does "one of the funniest people in America" ("CBS Sunday Morning") read when he needs a laugh?

About the Author
Andy Borowitz is a comedian and satirist whose work appears in The New Yorker "and at his award-winning website, He was the first-ever winner of the National Press Club s award for humor.