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More Mirth of a NationThe Best Contemporary HumorThis is a great traveling book because "the stories are short and some are absolutely hysterical Out loud laughing Plus it gives some are absolutely hysterical Out loud laughing Plus it gives taste "stories are short and some are absolutely hysterical Out loud laughing Plus it gives a taste various writer s styles I enjoyed about 34 of the short stories and comedic samples found in More Mirth At than 500 ages this anthology of satires arodies and humorous essays acks a lot in It also has an all star cast of contributing authors including Andy Borowitz Ian Frazier Merrill Markoe Steve Martin. More seriously funny writing from American's most trusted humor anthology Witty wise and just lain wonderful the inaugural volume of this biennial MIRTH OF A NATION ENSURED A of a Nation ensured a for the best contemporary humor writing in the country And with this second treasury Michael J Rosen has once again assembled a triumphant salute to one of America's greatest assets its sense of humor More than five dozen acclaimed authors showcase their hilariously inventive works including Paul Rudnick Henry Alford Susan McCarthy Media Person Lewis Grossberger Ian Frazier Richard Bausch Amy ,


And Rick Moranis as well as numerous up and coming humorists It s a mixed bag however While there are some keepers here such as Borowitz s Inaugural Address of President George W Bush and Frank Gannon s Sixteen Magazine Rates the Borowitz s Inaugural Address of President George W Bush and Frank Gannon s Sixteen Magazine Rates the some of the bits really fall as flat as a water balloon Sorry Rick Moranis but your New York Confidential struck us as incomrehensible Published in 2002 this was the second book in what was supposed to be the. Rouse Rosenthal Nell Scovell Andy Borowitz and Ben Greenman just to mention a handful so that the other contributors can justify "Their Feelings That The World Slights ThemBut "feelings that the world slights themBut More Mirth of a Nation includes scads of Unnatural Histories from Randy Cohen Will Durst's Top Top 100 Lists including the top 100 colors foods and body arts and three unabridged albeit rather short chapbooksDavid Bader's How to Meditate Faster Enlightenment for those who keep asking Are we done yetMatt Neuman's 49 Simple Things You Can Do to Save the Earth for instance Make your own honey an. Mirth of a Nation series edited by Michael Rosen former director of Thurber House and ublished by Perennial Unfortunately the series must not have taken off If it had we would have been willing to continue reading it While we can t give it five stars we will recommend to fans of American humor willing to overlook some of its "blemishes and flaws A collection of essayssome funny some kind of lame I enjoyed the fables narrated by Martha "and flaws A collection of essayssome funny some kind of lame I enjoyed the fables narrated by Martha D Share your showerFrancis Heaney's Holy Tango of Poetry which answers the uestion What if Divertimento poets wroteoems whose titles were anagrams of their names ie 'Toilets' by T S EliotAnd there's still The Periodic Table of Rejected Elements meaningless fables Van Gogh's Etch A Sketch drawings a Zagat's survey of existence an international baby naming encyclopedia Aristotle's long lost treatise On Baseball and an unhealthy selection of letters from Dr Science's mailbag And that's just for starters Just remember as one reviewer wrote of the first volume Don't drink milk while readi.