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Futile and Stupid Gesture


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Contents Acknowledgments Introduction: Midas at the Marmont 1 Hayley Mills in Pleasantville 2 The Most Perfect WASP 3 Here Is New York 4 You've Got a Weird Mind. You'll Fit in Well Here 5 What Do Women Eat? 6 Hitler Being Difficult 7 Show Biz and Dead Dogs 8 Guns and Sandwiches 9 The Pirates 10 The Cultural Revolution 11 Fuck the Proposal 12 Round Up the Usual Jews 13 Pheasant Shake for Mr. Kenney 14 A Year with No Spring Epilogue Bibliography Index

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Josh Karp is a freelance journalist who writes for a variety of national publications, including The Atlantic Monthly Online, Chicago Sun-Times, Los Angeles Times, Playboy, Premiere, and He lives in Evanston, Illinois.


"[Karp has] written an essential American excavation of comedy that is, of itself, very, very, very, very, very, very funny." --Bill Zehme, author, Lost in the Funhouse: The Life and Mind of Andy Kaufman
"A must-read for the curious, comedy aficionados, and subversively shy teenagers everywhere." --Mark McKinney, actor, Kids in the Hall
"The definitive behind-the-scenes account of the man and publication that all but defined the comedy zeitgeist of the last 35 years." --Rob Siegel, former editor, The Onion
"The definitive profile of Kenney's brilliant comic mind and his too-short life." --Richard Roeper, film critic, Chicago Sun-Times
"Jammed with personalities and capsule histories." --The New York Times
"Karp makes a persuasive case for Kenney to be considered among the key architects of post-World War II humor." --American Way
"The sharpest analysis yet of how success, self-doubt and drugs led one of his generation's wittiest minds down a blind path." --Philadelphia Citypaper

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