Josh Wolk
October 27, 2006 AT 04:00 AM EDT

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.

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