The Rescue of Miss Yaskell and Other Pipe Dreams

This collection of more than a hundred anecdotes and essays from the legendary journalist, New York Times columnist, and author of the bestselling memoir Growing Up offers wise and sharply witty reflections on an extraordinary array of ...

The Rescue of Miss Yaskell and Other Pipe Dreams

The Rescue of Miss Yaskell and Other Pipe Dreams

Humorous essays by the Pulitzer Prize–winning “supreme satirist” (The Washington Post Book World). This collection of more than a hundred anecdotes and essays from the legendary journalist, New York Times columnist, and author of the bestselling memoir Growing Up offers wise and sharply witty reflections on an extraordinary array of topics, ranging from youth, wealth, the media, and the joy of anger to the difference between “dinner” and “supper.” “Russell Baker is the Alka-Seltzer of the American experience. . . . The most effective comic relief available for the agonizing absurdities we encounter every day.” —Houston Chronicle “When it comes to satire of a controlled but effervescent ferocity, nobody can touch Baker.” —The Washington Post Book World

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The Rescue of Miss Yaskell and Other Pipe Dreams
Language: en
Pages: 294
Authors: Russell Baker
Categories: Humor
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-08-05 - Publisher: Diversion Publishing Corp.

Humorous essays by the Pulitzer Prize–winning “supreme satirist” (The Washington Post Book World). This collection of more than a hundred anecdotes and essays from the legendary journalist, New York Times columnist, and author of the bestselling memoir Growing Up offers wise and sharply witty reflections on an extraordinary array of
Encyclopedia of American Humorists
Language: en
Pages: 558
Authors: Steven H. Gale
Categories: Humor
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-04-14 - Publisher: Routledge

First published in 1988, this book contains entries on famous American Humorists. Humor has been present in American literature, from the beginning, and has developed characteristics that reflect the American character, both regional and national. Although American literature was, in the past, treated as inferior to British literature, there has
Russell Baker's Book of American Humor
Language: en
Pages: 598
Authors: Russell Baker
Categories: Humor
Type: BOOK - Published: 1993 - Publisher: W. W. Norton

Divided into sections including "The Human Muddle" and "Family Life," a hilarious treasury of American humor draws on the work of H. L. Mencken, James Thurber, Zora Neale Hurston, Molly Ivins, P. J. O'Rourke, Ring Lardner, and others. 40,000 first printing.
Einstein's Socks, the TMT Factor and Other Connaught Circus Fribblings
Language: en
Pages: 125
Authors: Donald C. Hausrath
Categories: American literature
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Cyclopedia of World Authors
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Pages: 2235
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