Andy Borowitz's books include Who Moved My Soap?: The CEO's Guide to Surviving in Prison, The Trillionaire Next Door: The Greedy Investor's Guide to Day Trading, Governor Arnold: A Photodiary of His First 100 Days in Office, and The Borowitz Report: The Big Book of Shockers. His Web site, Borowitzreport.com, has won five About.com Political Dot-Comedy Awards. He has been contributing humor pieces to The New Yorker since 1998.
"Short and Simple - No Big Secrets"
In this subversively funny memoir, the acclaimed New Yorker humorist and Canadian expat Bruce McCall tells what it was like to grow up in Simcoe, Toronto, and Windsor, Ontario, crammed into shabby and close quarters with a family that was dysfunctional before the word had even been invented. Bruce McCall’s father was an inaccessible tyrant. His mother drank to blunt the effect of her husband’s rages and to dodge the duties of taking care of six children.
"Interesting angry outlook"
"Not Wise" by George Packer; "Choke Artist" by Lauren Collins; "Through the Roof" by James Surowiecki; "Memento Mori" by David Sedaris; "Rummy in Love" by Bruce McCall; "Once in a Lifetime" by Jhumpa Lahiri; and "Chosing Sides" by Anthony Lane.
"On Trial" by Orhan Pamuk; "Cyber City" by Daniel Radosh; "The Baghdad Daily Bugle" by Bruce McCall; "The Inheritance" by Ken Auletta; "Becoming Mary Poppins" by Caitlin Flanagan; and "Beasts and Beauties" by David Denby.
"Political Porn" by David Remnick; "The Enron Example" by Alec Wilkinson; "Real Insiders" by Jeffrey Goldberg; "Camp Correspondence" by Bruce McCall; "Ashes" by Cristina Henriquez; "When in Rome" by Nancy Franklin; and "On Your Toes" by John Lahr.
"Veep Doo-Doo" by Hendrik Hertzberg; "Locals" by Ben McGrath; "Green Gold" by Jack Turner; "Official New 7 Wonders of the World Ballot" by Bruce McCall; "Political Science" by Michael Specter; and "Telling Tales" by Anthony Lane.
"Homelands", by David Remnick; "Cheat, Pray, Love", by James Surowiecki; "Barney's Great Adventure", by Jeffrey Toobin; "Strange Stones", by Peter Hessler; "Looking Forward to Your Check", by Bruce McCall; "Survivors", by David Denby.
"Count 'Em" by Hendrik Hertzberg; "Consulat D'Influence" by Dan Baum; "Asbestos, Inc." by James Surowiecki; "Drawing the Line" by Jeffrey Toobin; "A Memo from the Vatican" by Paul Rudnick; "A Mind in Connemara" by Fintan O'Toole; "Boom and Doom" by John Lahr; "Metal Mania" by Nancy Franklin; and "Candid Cameras" by David Denby.
"Floor War" by Hendrik Hertzberg; "Waling" by Ben McGrath; "Up in the Air" by Seymour Hersh; "Getting Started" by Bruce McCall; "Darwin in the Dock" by Margaret Talbot; "Company Men" by David Denby.