Henry Beard attended Harvard University and was a member of the Harvard Lampoon. He went on to found the National Lampoon with Douglas Kenney and served as its editor during the magazines heyday in the 1970s. Christopher Cerf is an executive producer of Between the Lions, the literacy education series his company, Sirius Thinking, Ltd., created for PBS. A charter contributing editor of the National Lampoon, Cerf co-edited the celebrated newspaper parody Not The New York Times.
Be afraid: Henry Beard and Christopher Cerfs Encyclopedia
Paranoiaca is deadly to the humour averse * Vanity Fair *
An amusing and cruelly accurate cultural critique Beard and Cerf gleefully fan the flames of our paranoia * The Wall Street Journal *
The writing is witty and verbose, almost Monty Python-ish, but the science is good enough that hypochondriacs should be shielded from this book at all costs * The Daily Beast *