Russell Baker's Book of American Humor Author:Russell Baker Russell Baker is not only a very funny wirter, but a writer who recognizes and appreciates the humor in others. He has put together an indispensable collection of the best and funniest writing of our time. Baker shows us that humor is funny when it sneaks up on you and takes you by surprise. He has peppered his book with the best of his generati... more »on, from Robert Benchley and Langston Hughes, to Molly Ivins, Fran Lebowitz, Larry King, and Art Buchwald. There are plenty of classic humorists who have somehow withstood the test of time, delighting people in every generation with their unique angle of vision.
Also included are Mark Twain, Ambrose Bierce, Ring Lardner, Benjamin Franklin, Abraham Lincoln, and O. Henry, as well as Erma Bombeck, Nora Ephron, Fanny Flagg, P. J. O'Rourke, Mike Royko, and Tom Wolfe.« less
Packed with essays and stories from what may be considered humorists. Some are humorous. I tend to be very conservative and found enough that I did not appreciate to keep me from getting very far in the book. But that is not to say it won't appeal to some others.