Mirth Of A Nation

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Michael J. Rosen

Narrated By: Tony Roberts

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers

Date: January 2006

Duration: 5 hours 39 minutes

Summary:

Perfect for commuter train rides, rush-hour gridlock, Pilates work-outs, or any time when levity might add to the very quality of life. With inimitable contributions by Merrill Markoe, Dave Barry, Garry Trudeau and Bruce McCall, you have a triumphant salute to one of America's greatest assets: its sense of humor.
A salvo of hilarity from that loose canon of American humor that Mirth of a Nation editor Michael J. Rosen has culled from some 1200 pages of brilliantly original works by our best contemporary humorists. This action-packed compilation of highlights (FYI, we have no intention of mentioning 'the funnybone' and how these CDs are sure to tickle it) includes Bobbie Ann Mason's stint at the La Bamba hotline, David Rakoff's insights on families, Andy Borowitz's memoir of Emily Dickinson (basically, she was a drunken jerk), and Michael Feldman's helpful (re)locating of the Midwest.
Performed by Tony Roberts, Susie Essman, with guest performances by Stephen Collins, Michael Feldman, Cynthia Kaplan, Martha Plimpton, David Rakoff, M. Sweeney Lawless, Sandra Tsing Loh, and Mark O'Donnell.

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  • Anonymous

    I was looking forward to this book. The two by Bill Bryson about Paris were funny. But it was all down hill from there. The humor was not only not funny, it was at times just about repulsive - I'm not prudish, but the one on Emily Dickinson was offensive. I sent it back early - no need to be so mentally insulted.