Acres and Pains

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Lyons & Burford, 1995 - Humor - 127 pages
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Perelman's hilarious testament to the "joys" of owning country property, as he transforms from city lazybones to country squire at the family farm, Rising Gorge.

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User Review  - Algernon - Goodreads

If you come across a copy of this gem, don't pass it by. SJ Perelman was an incomparable master of literary humor, often imitated but never equalled. These preposterous tales, inspired by his purchase ... Read full review

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User Review  - Rob Smith - Goodreads

SJ Perelman is my favorite humorist. I love the way he plays with words and sets a scene with eh cleverest turn. This short set is of his families move to the farm life of western Pennsylvania. Though ... Read full review


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About the author (1995)

S. J. Perelman was a prolific humorist and satirist at the New Yorker for almost half a century. His contributions had a surrealistic quality in style and in subject that elicited from Dorothy Parker the judgment that he had "a disciplined eye and a wild mind" and "a magnificent disregard" for his reader. His raillery was aimed at popular fiction, motion pictures, advertising, and similar features of our transient culture. In his preferred form, a short drama, Perelman excelled in the unconventional, the concentrated, the sophisticated in humor.

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