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One Nation, Extra Cheese: Your Guide to the Bestest Country Ever
     

One Nation, Extra Cheese: Your Guide to the Bestest Country Ever

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by Humorist Modern
 
To many visitors, America seems like a frightening and bewildering place, filled with gun-toting yahoos, self-obsessed celebrities and really, really fat people. Modern Humorist’s One Nation, Extra Cheese: Your Guide to the Bestest Country Ever reinforces these stereotypes, and gives you some brand new ones to enjoy.

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To many visitors, America seems like a frightening and bewildering place, filled with gun-toting yahoos, self-obsessed celebrities and really, really fat people. Modern Humorist’s One Nation, Extra Cheese: Your Guide to the Bestest Country Ever reinforces these stereotypes, and gives you some brand new ones to enjoy.

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Publishers Weekly
In this thin book of jokes about the American way of life-its food, people, leisure activities, etc.-the writers of Modern Humorist (John Aboud, Patrick Broderick, Michael Colton, Martha Keavney and others) use the conventions of a travel guidebook to say something about the strangeness and contradiction that is America. Unfortunately, they don't have much to report. Using pie charts, info-graphics, and bullet-points to underscore their gags, they tell us that America is violent, New York is full of Jews and Southern California is polluted. While a satirical publication such as the Onion uses a staid format to deliver jokes slyly, even subversively, the writers of Modern Humorist use the travel brochure template to place air quotes around their own material, effectively distancing themselves with a tone of faux-naivete. At its best, the humor of Modern Humorist exhibits a clever resilience; at its worst it feels patronizing. (Sept.) Copyright 2003 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780609809792
Publisher:
Crown Publishing Group
Publication date:
08/27/2002
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.64(h) x 0.39(d)

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One Nation, Extra Cheese: Your Guide to the Bestest Country Ever 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A quick read, but a very funny book and well worth the ten bucks. The illustrations, especially in the drugs and alcohol section, are priceless. But I would have liked to see more jokes about my home state! (Pennsylvania)