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Spy: The Funny Years

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Spy: The Funny Years

type:
Book
Current Status:
In Season
author:
Kurt Andersen, Graydon Carter, George Kalogerakis
publisher:
Miramax
genre:
Nonfiction

We gave it a B+

Three of the original editors of the literate, meticulous, and merciless late-’80s mag recount its rise and fall.

Begat
Snarkiness, The Daily Show, The Onion…hell, ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY.

Final Judgment
A jaunty, upbeat peek inside a satiric institution, with classic articles and tales of antagonizing Donald Trump. Still, the authors can be coy about their own office politics in a way Spy never would have tolerated.