Sense and Nonsensibility by Lawrence Douglas & Alexander George
Lampoons of Learning and Literature

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Two widely published humor columnists and "bad boys" of academia take their wit and wisdom to dazzling new lows in this irreverent send-up of highbrow literary culture.

At last, the thinking person's take on the life of the mind in today's increasingly mindless age. Sense and Nonsensibility pokes fun at everyone from spoof-proof scholars to pompous professors; from anal-retentive authors to plagiarizing poets; from snake-oil therapists to bestselling illiterati.
This singular collection by Professors Lawrence Douglas and Alexander George brings together their most popular pieces, along with many brand-new ones, including:

• The Academy Awards for novels -- with categories for "Best Female Protagonist -- Doomed," "Best Narrator -- Unreliable," and "Best Novel -- Unfinishable by Reader"
• Home Shopping University -- offering the greatest ideas in Western history at rock-bottom prices
I'm Okay, I'm Okay: Accepting Narcissism -- the best in "Self-helplessness books"
The Penis Orations -- Iron Man's answer to The Vagina Monologues
• "Ask the Academic Ethicist" -- their notorious advice column, which has shocked higher education

About Lawrence Douglas & Alexander George

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LAWRENCE DOUGLAS' s writing has appeared in the New York Times Book Review, the Hudson Review, McSweeney's, and the New Yorker, and he is a regular contributor to the Chronicle of Higher Education and the Times Literary Supplement. He teaches at Amherst College and lives in Boston.
Published November 1, 2007 by Touchstone. 192 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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Douglas and George, who also write humor columns for the New Yorker and the New York Times Book Review, propose that the National Book Awards add new awards to rival those of Hollywood, and suggest accolades for ""Best Supporting Character"" and ""Best Female Protagonist-Doomed"" (finalists are E...

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