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Funny Ladies by Liza Donnelly

Funny Ladies

Funny Ladies by Liza Donnelly
Oct 03, 2005 | 217 Pages
  • Hardcover $32.99

    Oct 03, 2005 | 217 Pages

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“Every year there’s a new New Yorker cartoon anthology, of course, but this one is more than that – it is also a history. Donnelly has been a cartoonist for the magazine for 26 years, and she has a deep knowledge of the work of all her colleagues….There are more than 70 cartoons and many more anecdotes, most as rollicking as the art they celebrate. This is the perfect present for the female New Yorker reader on your gift list.”
– Chicago Sun-Times
“[A] bonanza for those looking for raw material to analyze society’s changing attitudes toward women and humor as reflected in the most high-brow of magazines…. As history Funny Ladies is essential.”
– Publishers Weekly

“From Helen Hokinson to Roz Chast, some of The New Yorker’s cleverest and most original cartoonists have been women. Liza Donnelly dusts off the archives and brings the famous and the forgotten back into the light. Next time someone tells you women aren’t funny, give them this book and watch them try not to laugh!”
Katha Pollitt, Nation Columnist

“A long overdue examination of the contributions of women artists to The New Yorker cartoon tradition by one of its talented practitioners.”
Robert Mankoff, Cartoon Editor, The New Yorker

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