Cheap laffs: the art of the novelty item

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H.N. Abrams, 2004 - Antiques & Collectibles - 126 pages
3 Reviews
Sharply designed, jam-packed with illustrations, and written with a touch of irony, this book celebrates such novelty items as joy buzzers, the whoopee cushion, and fake worms.

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Review: Cheap Laffs: The Art of the Novelty Item

User Review  - Stewart Tame - Goodreads

Fun book! Gives a brief history of novelty items in the US followed with photos, presumably items from Newgarden's collection. A fascinating read and the written descriptions accompanying each photo are often hilarious. Read full review

Review: Cheap Laffs: The Art of the Novelty Item

User Review  - William Fitzgerald - Goodreads

All the simple pleasures, the jokes and toys that used to make childhood interesting. Read full review

Contents

Section 1
5
Section 2
15
Section 3
23

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About the author (2004)

Mark Newgarden is an acclaimed cartoonist and creator of the book We All Die Alone, the co-author (with Paul Karasik) of How to Read Nancy, and the co-author (along with his partner, Megan Montague Cash) of Houghton Mifflin's bestselling Bow Wow series of children's books. He lives in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

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