Created in Darkness by Troubled Americans: The Best of McSweeney's Humor Category (Paperback)

By Dave Eggers (Editor)
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Now more than ever, Americans are troubled by questions. As sweaty modernity thrusts itself upon us, the veil of ignorance that cloaked our nation hangs in tatters, tattered tatters. Our "funny bones" are neither fun nor bony. Glum is the new giddy, and the old giddy wasn't too giddy to begin with.

What can be done to stop this relentless march of drabbery? Nothing. But perhaps this book can be used to dull the pain. Included herein:

The Ten Worst Films of All Time, as Reviewed by Ezra Pound over Italian Radio

Unused Audio Commentary by Howard Zinn and Noam Chomsky, Recorded Summer 2002, for "The Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring" DVD (Platinum Series Extended Edition), Part One.

How Important Moments in My Life Would Have Been Different If I Was Shot in the Stomach

My Beard, Reviewed

Circumstances under Which I Would Have Sex with Some of My Fellow Jurors

Words That Would Make Nice Names for Babies, If It Weren't for Their Unsuitable Meanings

As a Porn Movie Titler, I May Lack Promise

Ineffective Ways to Subdue a Jaguar

Eleven Lunch Meats I Have Invented

Four Things I Would Have Said to Sylvia Plath if I Had Been Her Boyfriend

And much, much more, including 20 brilliant new lists . . .

About the Author


Dave Eggers, a former professional stundman, is the editor of McSweeney's and the author of the New York Times bestseller A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius.

Praise For…


"Achieves the sensation of being hit by a hip, humorous train. . . . Breaks mold after mold in hilarious fashion." —The New York Times

Product Details
ISBN: 9781400076857
ISBN-10: 1400076854
Publisher: Vintage Books
Publication Date: June 14th, 2005
Pages: 272
Language: English