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  - Stephen - Goodreads

Hilarious, rueful account of a city slicker who moves to Bucks County PA to jump into rural life. A little like A Year in Provence but much much funnier. Perelman is in danger of being forgotten as ... Read full review

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User Review  - Tony - Goodreads

ACRES AND PAINS. (1999). SJ Perelman. ****. This is another focused collection of humorous essays from Perelman that originally appeared in THE NEW YORKER. The theme of these short pieces is Perelman ... Read full review


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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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