Deliriously Happy

and Other Bad Thoughts

by Larry Doyle

On Sale: 11/08/2011

Deliriously Happy

and Other Bad Thoughts

by Larry Doyle

On Sale: 11/08/2011

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About the Book

“No matter the subject, Doyle can be trenchant, funny, esoteric, and unpredictable.”
 —Publishers Weekly

A former writer for The Simpsons and winner of the James Thurber Prize for American Humor, Larry Doyle redefined end-of-school-life angst with his novel I Love You, Beth Cooper and put the alien back in alienation with Go, Mutants! And now he’s Deliriously Happy, bringing readers a compilation of truly hilarious short pieces including favorites from The New Yorker and Esquire as well as all-new, never before published comic gems. Dave Barry did it.  So did Simon Rich, Woody Allen, and Ian Frazier. Now Larry Doyle’s making his mark with an uproarious collection of side-splitting observances about everything from birth to death and beyond. Anyone who loves to laugh will be Deliriously Happy.

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Critical Praise

“Larry Doyle’s nervy, off-the-wall, often naughty, always hilarious essays will make you Deliriously Happy.” - Vanity Fair

“Dark, funny, strange, funny, angst, funny. Sometimes we felt bad for laughing. But we did it anyway.” - Huffington Post, 11 Books You Need to Know About

“Delightful — letter-perfect literature parodies, absurd tabloid-rag quizzes, and a slew of other unlikely stylistic landings stuck.” - Flavorpill

“Doyle’s third book, Deliriously Happy...collects Doyle’s humorous essays from The New Yorker, National Lampoon, Esquire, and elsewhere. His scenarios often feature characters who are in fact deliriously—or delusionally—happy.” - The Onion A.V. Club

“A dizzyingly diverse and consistently hilarious body of short humor pieces originally published in a variety of publications, making a case for the former Simpsons scribe as one of the premier practitioners of the form....An unpredictable, unfailingly intelligent demonstration of a unique wit given free reign.” - Kirkus Reviews

“No matter the subject, Doyle can be trenchant, funny, esoteric, and unpredictable.” - Publishers Weekly

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Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780061966835
  • ISBN 10: 0061966835
  • Imprint: Ecco
  • On Sale: 11/08/2011
  • Pages: 288
  • List Price:18.50 CAD
  • BISAC1 : LITERARY COLLECTIONS / Essays
  • BISAC2 : HUMOR / Topic / Marriage & Family
  • BISAC3 : HUMOR / Topic / Relationships

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