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The most memorable New Yorker strips from the 1920s through the 1990s offers readers a visual tour of the sophisticated humor that has made the magazine, and its cartoon art, legendary.
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This 75th anniversary collection pulls together a variety of cartoonists ranging from James Thurber and his ever-battling sexes to Bruce Eric Kaplan and his modern urbans. Readers who are put off by The New Yorker's reputation for stodginess may be pleasantly surprised: a city lot offers Extreme Parking, and one of George Booth's crotchety old ladies urges a silent ogler to "Whistle, you dumb bastard!" There are plenty of sight gags and silly puns (a worried buffalo complains about his cell phone's roaming charges), but don't expect to get through without picking up on a literary reference or two. Roz Chast revisits Eloise at the Plaza hotel at the age of 46 and chronicles the Dialogues of Plato over what to have for lunch. And of course no New Yorker collection would be complete without the sly ghoulishness of Charles Addams. The perfect book for anyone who has ever flipped through a copy of The New Yorker just for the cartoons. --Ali DavisAbout the Author:
BOB MANKOFF became The New Yorker's cartoon editor in 1997. He is also the founder and president of The Cartoon Bank, a division of The New Yorker, which maintains the internet's only searchable cartoon archive. He has published four collections of his own work and has edited five other New Yorker cartoon collections, most recently The New Yorkers 75th Anniversary Cartoon Collection.
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