Spy: The Funny Years

Genre: Nonfiction; Author: Kurt Andersen, Graydon Carter, George Kalogerakis; Publisher: Miramax

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

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.

Originally posted October 27 2006 — 12:00 AM EDT

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