Mere Anarchy

Mere Anarchy

Book - 2007
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Random House, Inc.
“I am greatly relieved that the universe is finally explainable. I was beginning to think it was me.”–Woody Allen

Here, in his first collection since his three hilarious classics Getting Even, Without Feathers, and Side Effects, Woody Allen has managed to write a book that not only answers the most profound questions of human existence but is the perfect size to place under any short table leg to prevent wobbling.

“I awoke Friday, and because the universe is expanding it took me longer than usual to find my robe,” he explains in a piece on physics called “Strung Out.” In other flights of inspirational sanity we are introduced to a cast of characters only Allen could imagine: Jasper Nutmeat, Flanders Mealworm, and the independent film mogul E. Coli Biggs, just to name a few. Whether he is writing about art, sex, food, or crime (“Pugh has been a policeman as far back as he can remember. His father was a notorious bank robber, and the only way Pugh could get to spend time with him was to apprehend him”) he is explosively funny.

In “This Nib for Hire,” a Hollywood bigwig comes across an author’s book in a little country store and describes it in a way that aptly captures this magnificent volume: “Actually,” the producer says, “I’d never seen a book remaindered in the kindling section before.”

Baker & Taylor
A new collection of eighteen stories, including eight never-before-published pieces, features the author's inimitable reflections on everything from nanny tell-alls and film camp to clothes that smell like twice-cooked pork, in such works as "Nanny Dearest," "Sam You Made the Pants Too Fragrant," "Calisthenics, Poison Ivy, Final Cut," and "How Deadly Your Taste Buds, My Sweet." 75,000 first printing.

Baker
& Taylor

A new collection of eighteen stories, including eight never-before-published pieces, features the author's reflections on everything from nanny tell-alls and film camp to clothes that smell like twice-cooked pork.

Publisher: New York : Random House, 2007
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781400066414
1400066417
Branch Call Number: FICTION ALLEN
Characteristics: 160 p. ; 22 cm

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