Santa Lives!: Five Conclusive Arguments for the Existence of Santa Claus

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Penguin, Oct 25, 2005 - Humor - 112 pages
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Does Santa Claus actually exist? In this hilarious book, this age-old question is addressed and the answer might surprise you. Guess what it is. 
 
Using many of the same arguments-and even some of the same words-employed by people much smarter than he to answer other, even harder questions, Weiner offers a brilliant step-by-step analysis that is as full of insight as it is insightful. His investigation touches on a myriad of topics, including the existence of napkins, the differences between birthday cake and fruitcake, and whether Santa is American. 

So, does Santa Claus exist? 

Read this unbelievably intelligent (and unbelievably funny) book to find out. Otherwise, no one would ever guess.
 

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User Review  - JasonDW - LibraryThing

A charmingly amusing book positing five philosophical arguments for the existence of Santa Claus. As a student of philosophy, I was greatly amused by the author's knowledge and skewering of various schools of philosophical thought. Read full review

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User Review  - meitel1551 - LibraryThing

I really would not recommend this book. It basically argues 5 different ways for the existence of Santa Claus. It is absolutly absurd and a very tough book to get through. It is written very ... Read full review

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About the author (2005)

Ellis Weiner was an editor of National Lampoon and a columnist for Spy. He has written humor pieces for many publications, including The New Yorker, The Paris Review, the New York Times Magazine, Air & Space, and Modern Humorist. He is the author of Santa Lives!, The Big Jewish Book for Jews, Yiddish with Dick and Jane (with Barbara Davilman), The Joy of WorryDecade of the Year, Letters From Cicely, and The Northern Exposure Cookbook, and is the coauthor (with Sydney Biddle Barrows) of Mayflower Manners.

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