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Your Caption Has Been Selected

More Than Anyone Could Possibly Want to Know About The New Yorker Cartoon Caption Contest

Author: Lawrence Wood, Foreword by Bob Mankoff

Your Caption Has Been Selected

Your Caption Has Been Selected

$33.00

About This Book

A behind-the-scenes look at The New Yorker cartoon caption contest, its history, how it's judged, and the secrets to writing a winning caption

Every week, thousands...

Page Count
288
On Sale
06/04/2024

Book Details

A behind-the-scenes look at The New Yorker cartoon caption contest, its history, how it's judged, and the secrets to writing a winning caption

Every week, thousands of people enter The New Yorker cartoon caption contest in hopes of seeing their name and caption in print. But only one person has made it to the finalists’ round an astounding fifteen times and won eight contests: Lawrence Wood, also known as the Ken Jennings of caption writing.

What's Wood's secret? What makes a caption good or bad? How do you beat the crowd? And most important, what makes a caption funny?

Packed with 175 of the magazine's best cartoons and featuring a foreword by Bob Mankoff, former cartoon editor of The New Yorker and creator of the caption contest, Your Caption Has Been Selected takes you behind the scenes to learn about the contest’s history, the way it’s judged, and what it has to say about humor, creativity, and good writing. Lawrence reveals his own captioning process and shows readers how to generate the perfect string of words to get a laugh. Informative, funny, and just a little vulgar, this book will delight anyone who doesn't have a personal vendetta against the author.

Imprint Publisher

St. Martin's Press

ISBN

9781250333407

In The News

"An appealing book about a surprisingly difficult task: writing a good cartoon caption. Entertaining . . . throughout, the author is charmingly eccentric and pleasing." —Kirkus Reviews

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Your Caption Has Been Selected

Your Caption Has Been Selected

$33.00