The Borowitz Report: The Big Book of Shockers

The Borowitz Report: The Big Book of Shockers

by Andy Borowitz
     
 

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Prepare to be shocked.

From the man The Wall Street Journal hailed as a "Swiftean satirist" comes the most shocking book ever written!

The Borowitz Report: The Big Book of Shockers, by award-winning fake journalist Andy Borowitz, contains page after page of "news stories" too hot, too controversial, too -- yes, shocking -- for the

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Prepare to be shocked.

From the man The Wall Street Journal hailed as a "Swiftean satirist" comes the most shocking book ever written!

The Borowitz Report: The Big Book of Shockers, by award-winning fake journalist Andy Borowitz, contains page after page of "news stories" too hot, too controversial, too -- yes, shocking -- for the mainstream press to handle. Sample the groundbreaking reporting from the news organization whose motto is "Give us thirty minutes -- we'll waste it."

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Publishers Weekly
Humorist Borowitz (Who Moved My Soap?; Governor Arnold) skewers the usual suspects in this amusing collection of short satirical pieces from his eponymous Web site. He adopts the classic humor format of the fake newspaper article, in which the earnest, literal-minded style of mainstream journalism plays straight man to the satirical content. Subjects include vague terror alerts ("U.S. Issues List of 5,000 Bad Things That Might Happen Someday"), politics ("Poll: Soccer Moms Feel Taken for Granted by NASCAR Dads"), corporate hypocrisy ("Philip Morris Changes Name to Altria; Changes Name of Cigarettes to `Health Stix' "), science ("Increasingly, Aliens Are Creating Half-Assed Crop Circles"), over-exposed celebrities ("David Blaine to Go 44 Days Without Publicity Boldest Stunt Yet for Master Magician") and, of course, President George W. Bush ("Bush Wins Nobel War Prize"; "Cheney, Briefly Assuming Bush's Duties, Says He Enjoyed the Downtime"). An ongoing blog imagines North Korean dictator Kim Jong-II writing in the voice of a laid-back frat-boy obsessed with amassing fissionable material. A few bits are a little broad ("Queen Elizabeth Caught Smoking Pot"), but almost all the pieces are as funny as a decent Tonight Show monologue, while many attain the level of inspired Onion spoof. B&w photos throughout. Agent, Mort Janklow. (Oct.) Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780743262774
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster
Publication date:
09/28/2004
Edition description:
Original
Pages:
112
Sales rank:
1,410,292
Product dimensions:
7.22(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.28(d)

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