Before Animal House

How can you not want a book that caused its Wall Street Journal reviewer to,

…laugh so hard I had to leave the room. My daughter was trying to study, and I could see she was getting alarmed. … You hear people say things like “I laughed so hard I cried” and “I nearly fell out of my chair,” but I had gone well beyond the crying stage by the time my metabolism began to return to equilibrium. And then I realized that I hadn’t laughed so hard in 35 years, since I was a teenager, reading National Lampoon.

The book, about the National Lampoon, Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead, rose to #75 on Amazon sales rankings after the review appeared. It was also featured two weeks ago on NPRs All Things Considered. It was not reviewed prepub and was ordered by less than half the libraries we checked.

Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead: The Writers and Artists Who Made the National Lampoon Insanely Great
Rick Meyerowitz
Retail Price: $40.00
Hardcover: 320 pages
Publisher: Abrams – (2010-09-01)
ISBN / EAN: 0810988488 / 9780810988484

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