Several short humor stories by some of the leading authors. Good for a quick read when you don't have the time to read through an entire novel.
A treasury of humorous short stories and excerpts, including work by H.L. Mencken, Damon Runyon, P.G. Wodehouse, Robert Benchley, George S. Kaufman, Groucho Marx, James Thurber, E. B. White, Evelyn Waugh, S. J. Perelman, Eudora Welty, John Cheever, Saul Bellow, Kingsley Amis, Kurt Vonnegut Jr., Joseph Heller, Jean Kerr, Truman Capote, Terry Southern, Art Buchwald, Kenneth Tynan, Tom Wolfe, Philip Roth, Woody Allen, Dan Greenburg, Marshall Brickman, Nora Ephron, Garrison Keillor, Fran Leibowitz, and many more.
Disappointing. Very few laughs here, and several items that were decidedly tasteless. So much of humor is topical that these backward glances are seldom rewarding. Ian Frazier's piece on dating your own mother is a fair example of what I mean; it's both ridiculous and tasteless - so how can it be funny?