"How to Talk Dirty and Influence People"

♥ Book Title : How to Talk Dirty and Influence People
♣ Name Author : Lenny Bruce
∞ Launching : 2016-08-02
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9780306825309
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 0306825309
⊕ Number Pages : Total sheet
♮ News id : 5fNJDgAAQBAJ

Summary
"During the course of a career that began in the late 1940s, Lenny Bruce challenged the sanctity of organized religion and other societal and political conventions and widened the boundaries of free speech. Critic Ralph Gleason said, “So many taboos have been lifted and so many comics have rushed through the doors Lenny opened. He utterly changed the world of comedy.” He died in 1966 at the age of 40. His influence on the worlds of comedy, jazz, and satire is incalculable, and How to Talk Dirty and Influence People--now republished to coincide with the 50th anniversary of Lenny Bruce's death--remains a brilliant existential account of his life and the forces that made him the most important and controversial entertainer in history. "Scripts of | Hachette UK | Argument ..."

"The Comedian as Confidence Man"

♥ Book Title : The Comedian as Confidence Man
♣ Name Author : Will Kaufman
∞ Launching : 1997
◊ Info ISBN Link : 0814326579
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 9780814326572
⊕ Number Pages : Total sheet
♮ News id : 0fR3s_TNdUcC

Summary
"In this lively and fascinating analysis of humorists and their work, Will Kaufman breaks new ground with his irony fatigue theory. The Comedian as Confidence Man examines the humorist's internal conflict between the social critic who demands to be taken seriously and the comedian who never can be: the irony fatigue condition. Concentrating on eight American literary and performing comedians from the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries, this study explores the irony fatigue affect that seems to pervade the work of comedians—those particular social observers who are obliged to promise, "Only kidding, folks," even when they may not be; in G. B. Shaw's words, they must "put things in such a way as to make people who would otherwise hang them believe they are joking." If these social observers are obliged to become, in effect, confidence men, with irony as the satiric weapon that both attacks and diverts, then the implications are great for those social critics who above all wish to be heeded. "Scripts of | Wayne State University Press | Argument ..."

"Revel with a Cause"

♥ Book Title : Revel with a Cause
♣ Name Author : Stephen E. Kercher
∞ Launching : 2010-06-15
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9780226431659
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 0226431657
⊕ Number Pages : Total sheet
♮ News id : AzCbfaDZQeIC

Summary
"We live in a time much like the postwar era. A time of arch political conservatism and vast social conformity. A time in which our nation’s leaders question and challenge the patriotism of those who oppose their policies. But before there was Jon Stewart, Al Franken, or Bill Maher, there were Mort Sahl, Stan Freberg, and Lenny Bruce—liberal satirists who, through their wry and scabrous comedic routines, waged war against the political ironies, contradictions, and hypocrisies of their times. Revel with a Cause is their story. Stephen Kercher here provides the first comprehensive look at the satiric humor that flourished in the United States during the 1950s and early 1960s. Focusing on an impressive range of comedy—not just standup comedians of the day but also satirical publications like MAD magazine, improvisational theater groups such asSecond City, the motion picture Dr. Strangelove, and TV shows like That Was the Week That Was—Kercher reminds us that the postwar era saw varieties of comic expression that were more challenging and nonconformist than we commonly remember. His history of these comedic luminaries shows that for a sizeable audience of educated, middle-class Americans who shared such liberal views, the period’s satire was a crucial mode of cultural dissent. For such individuals, satire was a vehicle through which concerns over the suppression of civil liberties, Cold War foreign policies, blind social conformity, and our heated racial crisis could be productively addressed. A vibrant and probing look at some of the most influential comedy of mid-twentieth-century America, Revel with a Cause belongs on the short list of essential books for anyone interested in the relationship between American politics and popular culture. "Scripts of | University of Chicago Press | Argument ..."

"Feast of Excess"

♥ Book Title : Feast of Excess
♣ Name Author : George Cotkin
∞ Launching : 2015-11-13
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9780190218492
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 0190218495
⊕ Number Pages : Total sheet
♮ News id : bxCnCgAAQBAJ

Summary
"In 1952, John Cage shocked audiences with 4'33", his compositional ode to the ironic power of silence. From Cage's minimalism to Chris Burden's radical performance art two decades later (in one piece he had himself shot), the post-war American avant-garde shattered the divide between low and high art, between artist and audience. They changed the cultural landscape. Feast of Excess is an engaging and accessible portrait of "The New Sensibility," as it was named by Susan Sontag in 1965. The New Sensibility sought to push culture in extreme directions: either towards stark minimalism or gaudy maximalism. Through vignette profiles of prominent figures-John Cage, Patricia Highsmith, Allen Ginsberg, Andy Warhol, Anne Sexton, John Coltrane, Bob Dylan, Erica Jong, and Thomas Pynchon, to name a few-George Cotkin presents their bold, headline-grabbing performances and places them within the historical moment. This inventive and jaunty narrative captures the excitement of liberation in American culture. The roots of this release, as Cotkin demonstrates, began in the 1950s, boomed in the 1960s, and became the cultural norm by the 1970s. More than a detailed immersion in the history of cultural extremism, Feast of Excess raises provocative questions for our present-day culture. "Scripts of | Oxford University Press | Argument ..."

"Zubi!"

♥ Book Title : Zubi!
♣ Name Author : Danny Ben Israel
∞ Launching : 2011-02-22
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9781101501726
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 1101501723
⊕ Number Pages : Total sheet
♮ News id : eY6JJAuH2PQC

Summary
"How to talk dirty and influence people-in Hebrew! You can study Hebrew for years, but do you really know how to talk like a native speaker? The next book in Plume's foreign language series, Zubi! will make sure you learn all the colorful vernacular words and phrases for a variety of situations,including insulting your neighbor,flirting with the hot guy or girl at the club, and even chatting online-not to mention plenty of Hebrew words that are... well, best not to mention. Accessible and useful to complete novices, intermediate students of Hebrew, or just anyone who enjoys cursing in other languages, this irreverent guide is packed with hilarious examples and stories to acquaint the reader not only with popular terms but how they are used in everyday speech. With clever illustrations, Zubi! covers it all-from essential basics to the hottest new slang-and proves that no language is too sacred. "Scripts of | Penguin | Argument ..."

"The Routledge Dictionary of Modern American Slang and Unconventional English"

♥ Book Title : The Routledge Dictionary of Modern American Slang and Unconventional English
♣ Name Author : Tom Dalzell
∞ Launching : 2009
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9780415371827
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 0415371821
⊕ Number Pages : Total sheet
♮ News id : 5F-YNZRv-VMC

Summary
"Includes words and phrases from United States history and from such current subcultures as technology and the Internet, the media, recent immigrants, and fashion. "Scripts of | Taylor & Francis | Argument ..."

"Performing Live Comedy"

♥ Book Title : Performing Live Comedy
♣ Name Author : Chris Ritchie
∞ Launching : 2013-12-02
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9781408147245
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 1408147246
⊕ Number Pages : Total sheet
♮ News id : 3UApxsmXePMC

Summary
"Comedy is a global multibillion dollar industry and it is also one of the easiest ones to get into. Performing Live Comedy is for anyone who has ever thought about getting up onstage and being funny or for those who have already started. It offers a breakdown of the process of live comedy and provides a basic toolbox for the student and aspirant comedian, covering all aspects of live comedy such as stand-up, music, double acts, ventriloquists and magicians. Gender, sexuality, ethnicity and disability are also covered in this book as well as ethical considerations on what we should or should not joke about. The book breaks down the entire process of live comedy from writing a simple one-liner to creating a complete act, from organising an open spot at the local comedy club to getting into the Edinburgh Festival and running your own venue. Performing Live Comedy is full of advice and original interviews with comedians and writers currently involved in the comedy industry such as Rob Grant (Red Dwarf), Shazia Merza, Henning Wehn, Ed Aczel, Paul Zerdin and Lucy Greaves. "Scripts of | A&C Black | Argument ..."

"Damn!"

♥ Book Title : Damn!
♣ Name Author : Rob Chirico
∞ Launching : 2014-12-01
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9781939578754
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 1939578752
⊕ Number Pages : Total sheet
♮ News id : jg-eCwAAQBAJ

Summary
"Swearing, cussing, or cursing, out of anger, excitement, or just because, is something most of us do, at least to some degree. Turn on the television or open a magazine, and there it is. Damn! is an insightful and entertaining look at our evolving use of profanity over the last half-century or so, from a time when Gone with the Wind came under fire for using the word "damn" to an age where the f-bomb is dropped in all walks of life. Writer and artist Rob Chirico follows the course of swearing through literature, the media, and music, as well as through our daily lives. From back rooms and barracks to bookshelves and Broadway; and from precedents to presidents, the journey includes such diverse notables as George Carlin, the Simpsons, D. H. Lawrence, Ice T, Barack Obama, Nietzsche, and, of course, Lenny Bruce. If you have ever stopped and wondered WTF has happened to our American tongue, don't get out the bar of soap until you finish Damn! "Scripts of | Pitchstone Publishing (US&CA) | Argument ..."

"Niubi!"

♥ Book Title : Niubi!
♣ Name Author : Eveline Chao
∞ Launching : 2009-11-24
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9781101149300
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 1101149302
⊕ Number Pages : Total sheet
♮ News id : BYctaCJAhGwC

Summary
"How to talk dirty and influence people?in Chinese! You can study Chinese for years, but do you really know how to talk like a native speaker? The next book in Plume?s foreign language slang series, Niubi! will make sure you learn all the colorful vernacular words and phrases used by Chinese people of all ages in a variety of situations, including flirting and dating, wheeling and dealing, and even specific Internet slang?not to mention plenty of Chinese words that are . . . well, best not to mention. Accessible and useful to complete novices (Niubi! newbies), intermediate students of Mandarin Chinese, or just anyone who enjoys cursing in other languages, this irreverent guide is packed with hilarious anecdotes and illustrations, mini cultural lessons, and contextual explanations. So whether you?re planning a trip to Beijing, flirting with an online acquaintance from Shanghai, or just want to start a fight in Chinatown?Niubi! will ensure that nothing you say is lost in translation. "Scripts of | Penguin | Argument ..."

"Confessions of a Raving, Unconfined Nut"

♥ Book Title : Confessions of a Raving, Unconfined Nut
♣ Name Author : Paul Krassner
∞ Launching : 2012-09-01
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9781593764920
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 1593764928
⊕ Number Pages : Total sheet
♮ News id : QmBOHp6sdYcC

Summary
"Uncensored, uncontained, and thoroughly demented, the memoirs of Paul Krassner are back in an updated and expanded edition. Paul Krassner, “father of the underground press” (People magazine), founder of the Realist, political radical, Yippie, and award-winning stand-up satirist, shares his stark raving adventures with the likes of Lenny Bruce, Abbie Hoffman, Norman Mailer, Ken Kesey, Groucho Marx, and Squeaky Fromme, revealing the patriarch of counterculture’s ultimate, intimate, uproarious life on the fringes of society. Whether he’s writing about his friendship with controversial comic Lenny Bruce, introducing Groucho Marx to LSD, his investigation of Scientology, or John Kennedy’s cadaver, no subject is too sacred to be skewered by Krassner. And yet his stories are soulful and philosophical, always authentic to his iconoclastic brand of personal journalism. As Art Spiegelman said, “Krassner is one of the best minds of his generational to be destroyed by madness, starving, hysterical, naked—but mainly hysterical. His true wacky, wackily true autobiography is the definitive book on the sixties.” "Scripts of | Soft Skull Press | Argument ..."