My Favorite Funny Story

Everyone has a funny story, an anecdote they like to whip out when it’s time to amuse. Here are some of the reminiscences, self-mythologizations, and gags spun by some of the 20th century’s most significant figures. Inside are the tales told by everyone from Pope John XXIII to Groucho Marx, John F. Kennedy to Yogi Berra, Albert Einstein to John Lennon. With about two hundred lively bits of humor, accompanied by dozens of Al Kilgore’s great caricatures, there’s a laugh any time you need one.Bill Adler was a genius of the book field, creating best sellers ranging from The Kennedy Wit to Who Killed the Robbins Family?

Al Kilgore was a lifelong cartoonist and caricaturist best known for his “Rocky & Bullwinkle” comic strip.

Bridge Mix: The Bridge Cartoons of Charles M. Schulz (color edition)

From the mind of Charles M. Schulz, the world’s most beloved cartoonist, comes these funny looks at the game of Bridge. The game, the culture, and the very human foibles of those who play it all come under his masterful attention, with over sixty cartoons in full color.
Charles Schulz was a player of various types of bridge over the years, and he included it in his famous comic strip. In the late 1950s, he set out to launch a new strip just about bridge and the people who played it. While the plan for the strip (called “It’s Only a Game”) eventually expanded to include other games and leisure activities, Schulz still made sure to include at least one cartoon each week about bridge, and those are all collected here, in this one volume, in color!

  • Paperback : 72 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 1949996174
  • ISBN-13 : 978-1949996173
  • Dimensions : 5 x 8 inches

Webster’s Poker Book

Cartoonist H.T. Webster may be best known for his decades of chronicling the adventures of the “Timid Soul” Casper Milquetoast, but he repeatedly chronicled in cartoon form the foibles of players of card games, most notably poker and bridge. Here we have fifty of his poker cartoons, matched with some light writings on the game by pulp writer George F. Worts and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and Algonquin Round Table member Marc Connelly, a guide to the rules by game expert R. F. Foster, and a foreword by noted Chicago chronicler George Ade.

  • Paperback : 127 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 1949996298
  • ISBN-13 : 978-1949996296
  • Dimensions : 6 x 0.32 x 8 inches

Around the Parish

From the pages of The (Catholic) Advocate, the newspaper of the Archdiocese of Newark and the Diocese of Paterson, New Jersey, come these cartoons giving a gently joyous look at the people of the church – the nuns, priests, and parishioners who give life to the institution and bring the institution into their lives. Most of the cartoons are drawn by National Cartoonist Society award-winner Frank Evers (Father, Dear Father!; Jeremiah the Friar.) This collection originally published in a small edition in 1955, Includes cartoons with spot color. (The series would continue in the paper until 1962.)

  • Paperback : 83 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 194999628X
  • ISBN-13 : 978-1949996289
  • Item Weight : 5.3 ounces
  • Dimensions : 5.5 x 0.2 x 7.5 inches

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Grab It!

by Sol Weinstein and Howard Albrecht

Marty Mulvane is a small-town boy with dreams of a literary career and a lust for bigger things… and also women. New York of the 1970s seems just the place to fulfill all of his desires, but Manhattan women and big-tme publishing both take him down paths he never expected. When opportunity presents itself, what can he do but… Grab It!?

Weinstein and Albrecht’s final novel together is their first new work in decades.

  • Paperback : 196 pages, 6″x9″
  • ISBN-10 : 1949996166
  • ISBN-13 : 978-1949996166

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Bon Bon Voyage

by Bill O’Malley

From the golden era of American travel comes these cartoons about the cruising life, about life both aboard ship and at the locations that the travel to. All from the talented pen of Bill O’Malley, whose acclaimed books about two little nuns set of a craze. This 1958 classic, out of print for more than half a century, is finally available again!

  • Paperback : 96 pages, 5.25″x8″
  • ISBN-10 : 1949996158
  • ISBN-13 : 978-1949996159

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Angels Everywhere!

drawn by Don Cornelius, written by Margaret Carroll and Jerry McCue

Sister Veronica and Sister Celeste are nuns off to see the world. in the 1950s, they were the stars of a trilogy of cartoon booklets. Out of print for half a century, Angels Abroad, Angels on Campus, and The Angels and the City are now collected into one volume for the first time!

Paperback : 239 pages, 6″ x 9″
ISBN-10 : 1949996220
ISBN-13 : 978-1949996227

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Alley Whoops!

From the creator of The Little Friar, Golden Age great Hal Sherman, comes this original set of cartoons about the most respectable sport you can play between sips of beer, bowling! Over 100 original gag cartoons in this volume that first appeared in 1962, brought back to print after half a century of being unavailable.

  • Paperback: 127 pages
  • ISBN-10: 194999614X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1949996142
  • Product Dimensions: 6.2 x 0.3 x 6.2 inches

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The Assassin: An American Life

This final novel from the acclaimed Robert Mayer is a tale of the horrors of Nazi Germany, the wonders of the American Dream, the tragedies of the American reality, the joys of love, and the magic and the imperfections of human memory.It’s the story of Jewish immigrant Exit Maisel (thank Ellis Island for the name) who finds his place in America as a soldier, an ambassador, and teacher, serving presidents from FDR through Obama and beyond.

  • Paperback: 237 pages
  • ISBN-10: 1949996115
  • ISBN-13: 978-1949996111

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You Don’t See These Sights on the Regular Tours

In the midst of the cold war, a committee of cartoonists came together under a pet program of President Eisenhoweer. Their goal was to help Americans’ relationships with the people of the rest of the world. The enemy was the stereotype of “the Ugly American.” So most of the top names from the nation’s funny pages chipped in on this effort to both dispel this stereotype and to encourage Americans not to live down to it, with a series of gag cartoons saying “Americans don’t do these things!” but also “Americans: don’t do these things!”

Here are cartoons by the famed creators of Peanuts, Dennis the Menace, Li’l Abner, Beetle Bailey, Hagar the Horrible, Blondie, Steve Canyon, and many more, narrated in this new edition by patriotic comic book superguy Mister U.S.Cartoonists: Chic Young, Milton Caniff, Charles Schulz, Mort Walker, Hank Ketcham, Al Capp, Scott Roberts, Otto Soglow, Jimmy Hatlo, Alfred Andriola, Dik Browne, Rube Goldberg, Roy Crane, Bernard Lansky, Bob Lubbers, Gus Edson, Irwin Hasen, Ernie Bushmiller, Mel Casson, Stan Drake, Harry Devlin, Dick Cavalli.

  • List price: $7.99
  • Paperback: 100 pages
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1949996042
  • ISBN-13: 978-1949996043
  • Product Dimensions: 5.3 x 0.3 x 7.4 inches