The McSweeney's Joke Book of Book Jokes
As John Hodgman says in this book's introduction, “We all know that books are funny. First, they are made of paste and cloth, which is funny, as is the fact that people still buy and read them.” With that in mind, the McSweeney's Joke Book of Book Jokes collects the best book-related humor from the humor-laden archives of McSweeney's Internet Tendency. Open it and be regaled by such sketches, lists, letters, and spoofs as:
Postcards from James Joyce to his Brother Stan
Winnie-the-Pooh is My Coworker
Ikea Product or Lord of the Rings Character?
Popular Children's Fairy Tales Reimagined Using Members of My Family
The Very Unauthorized Biography of Steven Seagal
Chuck Norris Erotica
John Updike, Television Writer
Jane Eyre Runs for President
Cormac McCarthy Writes to the Editor of the Santa Fe New Mexican
Holden Caulfield Gives the Commencement Speech to a High School
Letters from Odysseus's College Roommate
And many dozens more.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Review: The McSweeney's Joke Book of Book JokesUser Review - Steve - Goodreads
There are certain types of people who will enjoy the hell out of this book. Those people are clearly better than everyone else. This collection of hilarious writings takes a variety of styles. Some ... Read full review
Review: The McSweeney's Joke Book of Book JokesUser Review - Special K - Goodreads
Selections of literary humour from McSweeney's quarterly. Ranging from the very geeky to the über snobby, its the sort of book that is best paged through, not read cover to cover. I give it three ... Read full review