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272 pages (1972); 13.3MB download
Lyle Stuart, Inc.; ISBN: FJ-00001
Relive Mad's Glory Years with a comedic look at the founder of America's irreverant magazine for all generations.
"I learned more about writing from Mad magazine than would be seemly to admit, and Frank Jacobs was my favorite writer in its stable, so it's no surprise his bio of the Great and Powerful Gaines was an instant classic to me. But it's the world beyond—and before—Mad magazine, the dark world of E.C., of pulp, horror, and censorship that made it indelible, and a book not just for Mad fans but for everyone." — Joss Whedon, Avengers director and Buffy the Vampire Slayer creator
"Mad fans will eat it up" - New York Times Book Review.
Frank Jacobs, a MAD writer for many years has observed the lunacies of all of his fellow madmen, especially those of publisher William M. Gaines, whom he regards as "one of the least probable men in the world." Jacobs has written 17 books of humor and satire and for such magazines as Playboy, Sports Illustrated, and Punch.
Loved the first edition, some 30+ years ago! As soon as this is available in DRM-free epub version (Nook) rather than PDF, I'm buying it in a hurry!
*jeep! & God Bless! (Because that would have irritated Gaines at one time!)
Ordered this for use on my Kildle (3rd Gen). Although the file opens without issue, a small code number in the left corner of each page forces the text to be displayed very, very tiny. It is still legible but gives you a headache to read for very… MORE