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Just a beautiful, almost-new-looking book!
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Pages are clean - w/ no observed creasing or marking.
Faint blemish (perhaps original) noted at an early page bottom.
Small pinhole noted on lower portion of p. 55/56 (again, perhaps original in nature).
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NEW YORKER contributing cartoonist Matthew Diffee solicited thirty of his colleagues for their submissions to the magazine that never made the cut - either because their topics were considered too risque, or the panels just too silly or weird.
He has selected dozens of these lost gems ("the cream of the crap") to form this volume of the humorous (sometimes hilarious) but unwanted.
Each cartoonist's work is preceded by a hand-written, tongue-in-cheek questionnaire that Diffee had all complete. Humorous insights into the slightly off-kilter workings of the minds of these current single-panel-gag masters.
Not a book for the easily offended - as these cartoonists have few, if any, sacred cows. (Thank goodness!)
That said, there's little doubt you'll be saying "That's just SO wrong!" as you stifle a grin, or struggle to keep yourself from laughing out loud at some of these edgier cartoons.
Sure to be a welcome gift to those who appreciate humor that isn't always mainstream.