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Getting Even: Allen, Woody

Getting Even

Allen, Woody

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ISBN 10: 0394473485 / ISBN 13: 9780394473482
Published by Random House, New York, 1971
Condition: Near Fine+ Hardcover
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1st Edition/1st Printing. SIGNED by Woody Allen on a bookplate affixed to front end page (signature only). Very light page age-toning. $5.95 price present on DJ flap; light sunning to spine and rubbing at spine ends; mylar protected. Woody's first collection of prose. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 028362

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Bibliographic Details

Title: Getting Even

Publisher: Random House, New York

Publication Date: 1971

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Near Fine+

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: 1st Edition

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Synopsis:

The popular humorist contributes to the current flood of literature on the Mafia, mysticism, the Third Reich, and the twenties

Review:

After three decades of prodigious film work (and some unfortunate tabloid adventures as well), it's easy to forget that Woody Allen began his career as one heck of a great comedy writer. Getting Even, a collection of his late '60s magazine pieces, offers a look into Allen's bag of shtick, back when it was new. From the supposed memoirs of Hitler's barber: "Then, in January of 1945, a plot by several generals to shave Hitler's moustache in his sleep failed when von Stauffenberg, in the darkness of Hitler's bedroom, shaved off one of the Führer's eyebrows instead..."

Even though the idea of writing jokes about old Adolf--or addled rabbis, or Maatjes herring--isn't nearly as fresh as it used to be, Getting Even still delivers plenty of laughs. At his best, Woody can achieve a level of transcendent craziness that no other writer can match. If you're looking for a book to dip into at random, or a gift for someone who's seen Sleeper 13 times, Getting Even is a dead lock.

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