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Paperback Love Trouble: New and Collected Work Book

ISBN: 0395945577

ISBN13: 9780395945575

Love Trouble: New and Collected Work

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In this collection of satirical pieces and short humorous fiction, Veronica Geng turns up hilarities large and small in government-speak, gender relations, academia, the mass media, love lives, restaurants, airplanes, and baseball fans. "Often," Ian Frazier writes in his introduction, "her writing was the purest satire, in the sense that its preferred outcome would be for its object to fall down dead." Always attuned to the way things sound, Geng...

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One of the 20th century's funniest writers

Like Ian Frazier, Harry Shearer, or Bruce Cameron, Veronica Geng had a smooth and easy way of taking on the most insane voices of the 1980s. "Satire" seems too small a word for the wealth of literate and gut-busting funny pieces in this book, which gathers up the bulk of her magazine writing. She perfected the art of topical New Yorker-style humor pieces, usually based on news clippings, and used her huge library of artistic and literary references to great effect. This book belongs on the shelf of everyone who likes to see the great and good get their balloons popped with style and verve. Hilarious stuff.

Veronice Geng, vintage, kapow!

Veronica Geng's prose is one of the 20th Century's greatest pleasures. If you've never read Miss Geng's work before, this collection will serve as your birthday present to yourself for the next 10 years. It is an utter delight.
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