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Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead

The Writers and Artists Who Made the National Lampoon So Insanely Great

by Rick Meyerowitz

Hardcover, 319 pages, Harry N Abrams Inc, List Price: $40 |

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Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead
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The Writers and Artists Who Made the National Lampoon So Insanely Great
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Rick Meyerowitz

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From its first issue in April, 1970, the National Lampoon blazed like a comet, defining comedy as we know it today. To create this collection, former Lampoon illustrator Rick Meyerowitz selected the funniest material from the magazine and sought out the survivors of its first electrifying decade to gather their most revealing and outrageous stories. The result is a mind-boggling tour through the early days of an institution whose alumni left their fingerprints all over popular culture. Long before there was The Onion and Comedy Central news shows, there was the National Lampoon, setting the bar in comedy impossibly high.—From publisher description.

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