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Sunday, November 30, 2008

BOOK

Disquiet, Please!

Edited by

David Remnick

and Henry Finder

Random House

$30

BASIC STORY:

The editors of the New Yorker present a second collection of humorous pieces from its pages, featuring writers from 1920s wit Dorothy Parker to post-millennial upstart Simon Rich.

SAMPLE GRAB:

"1934/Listen, you fat hockey puck, if I don't get what I want for Christmas I hope you get fleas in your beard and your lead reindeer gets a hernia./Donald Rickles"

-- From the 2000 bit "Recently Discovered Childhood Letters to Santa," by Johnny Carson


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