Disquiet, Please!: More Humor Writing From The New Yorker by New YorkerDisquiet, Please!: More Humor Writing From The New Yorker by New Yorker

Disquiet, Please!: More Humor Writing From The New Yorker

byNew YorkerEditorDavid Remnick, Henry Finder

Paperback | March 9, 2010

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The New Yorker is, of course, a bastion of superb essays, influential investigative journalism, and insightful arts criticism. But for eighty years it’s also been a hoot. Now an uproarious sampling of its funny writings can be found in this collection, by turns satirical and witty, misanthropic and menacing. From the 1920s onward—but with a special focus on the latest generation—here are the humorists who have set the pace and stirred the pot, pulled the leg and pinched the behind of America. The comic lineup includes Christopher Buckley, Ian Frazier, Veronica Geng, Garrison Keillor, Steve Martin, Susan Orlean, Simon Rich, David Sedaris, Calvin Trillin, and many others. If laughter is the best medicine, Disquiet, Please! is truly a wonder drug.
David Remnick is the editor of The New Yorker.Henry Finder is the editorial director of The New Yorker.From the Hardcover edition.
Title:Disquiet, Please!: More Humor Writing From The New YorkerFormat:PaperbackDimensions:544 pages, 9.17 × 6.11 × 1.17 inPublished:March 9, 2010Publisher:Random House Publishing GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0812979974

ISBN - 13:9780812979978


Editorial Reviews

“The laughs start with the title and never stop.”—Entertainment Weekly “Plenty of laugh-out-loud moments.”—Washington Post  “Some names in this collection elicit laughter upon mention—Woody Allen, Dorothy Parker, E. B. White—but meet some new voices—Simon Rich on free-range chicks, Noah Baumbach on his last relationship in the form of Zagat reviews.”—Chicago Tribune, Editor’s Choice  “[Spans] decades of brilliant lunacy. . . . Warning label: Guffaws are a side effect of ingesting Disquiet.”—San Diego Union-Tribune “Stellar indeed. . . . One of the joys of this collection is seeing how the writers approach a seemingly innocuous idea, then stretch it, shake it and bake it into something completely ridiculous and hilarious.”—Toronto Star