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"A complete delight from beginning to end."
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David Remnick is editor of The New Yorker.

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Not consistently humorous 10 Mar. 2009
By Paul Schmitt - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
While the essays in the first part of this book by Thurber, Woody Allen and David Owen, to name just a few, were witty, at some point the writing lost some of the humor and began to be labored. Dated pieces from the 1920's lost their effect when the names are no longer in the consciousness today. These older essays reminded me of when I watched an old Milton Berle show and wondered why it had seemed funny fifty years ago. Still,David Owen's 8 Simple Rules for Dating My Ex-Wife brought a grin (and I don't have an ex-wife). I also liked the contemporary Donald Rumsfield Orders Breakfast at Denny's by Frank Gannon. But, about two-thirds of the way through this, I was glad I had got it from the library and not put my money out for this. I finished it as a testament to my determination.
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Not as Good as Its Predecessor 12 Dec. 2012
By M. De Sapio - Published on Amazon.com
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"Disquiet Please" is substantially less successful than the book to which it forms a sequel, "Fierce Pajamas". That's because the earlier book had a heavy dose of classic pieces from such masters of humor as S.J. Perelman and James Thurber, while "Disquiet Please" focuses on contemporary stuff, most of which only serves to demonstrate the sad devolution of taste in humor and language in the past few decades. I hasten to add that I am in my late 20's and thus immune to accusations of fogeyism. (Or am I?) With few exceptions, the pieces published since 2000 are written with a middle school vocabulary and are mired in crude sex jokes and profanity; what's worse, they aren't funny. That said, there are some diamonds hidden among the scrap metal: Ian Frazier's and Veronica Geng's contributions are priceless as always; among the modern pieces, Noah Baumbach's "Van Gogh in AOL" (imagining the famous artist transported to the Computer Age) brought a knowing chuckle; and there are enough classics scattered here and there (Peter DeVries' parodies are particular favorites of mine) to keep me happy. So, while it can't match the first book in consistency of quality, "Disquiet, Please" still provides delight.
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Very funny! 18 Sept. 2009
By Alex Cox - Published on Amazon.com
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This is a great book. It's very similar to the previous New Yorker humor compilation, "Fierce Pajamas," except that it includes much more material by more contemporary humorists. As much as I love James Thurber and Dorothy Parker, the contemporary humorists resonate more with me. Quite a funny book.
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Hit and miss 13 Feb. 2011
By BF - Published on Amazon.com
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Obviously what you find funny is very subjective, but I found the hit-to-miss ratio here was only about 1 out 4. It's nice and thick though so through law of averages there are some gems.
Diisquiet, Please 27 Feb. 2009
By Bernice Jacks - Published on Amazon.com
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I bought this book as a gift for my husband...and ultimately, for myself. We both are very happy with the contents and the variety of literary people contributing to this anthology.
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