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The onion ad nauseam. Vol. 13, Complete news archives
Siegel, Robert, 1971-
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Three Rivers Press, [2002]

Physical Description:
264 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
General Note:
"America's finiest news source"--Cover.
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Onion (Madison, Wis.)
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PN6231.N63 O5 2002 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area-Oversize

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The first installment of an ambitious new series, this book features everything published during The Onion's thirteenth year: every news story, opinion piece, news in brief, horoscope . . . every last damn word that appeared between October 2000 and October 2001.

The Onion Ad Nauseam: Complete News Archives features loads of material no longer available online or anywhere else. Look for a new volume every year.

Author Notes

The Onion is the world's most popular humor publication. Its first book, Our Dumb Century , was a New York Times #1 bestseller and winner of the Thurber Prize for American Humor.

The Onion can be found at and on newsstands nationwide.

Reviews 2

Publisher's Weekly Review

The Onion, a satirical newspaper known for wrapping its cultural commentary and loony anecdotes in the language of a suburban daily, offers a fourth compilation (after last year's Dispatches from the Tenth Circle) comprising all its stories from October 2000 to October 2001. Something like a USA Today written by stoned, TV-addled teenagers (albeit very smart ones), each issue features a set of short news stories, an informational graphic or two and an op-ed, among other things. The headlines are often so funny in and of themselves that they get traded at cocktail parties in lieu of actual conversation: "First Grade Teacher Apprehends Urinator"; "Asian Man Has Thing For Asian Women"; "Nepotism Passed Off As Synergy." The Onion might be formulaic but the formula works. There are more hard laughs to be found in a weekly edition than in an average sit-com, a standard late night monologue and a typical Adam Sandler vehicle combined. b&w illustrations. (Sept. 24) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

School Library Journal Review

Adult/High School-This is part of a projected annual series. Published weekly in print and on the Web, The Onion is a sort of collegiate Mad Magazine that is by turns brilliant, dumb, profound, gross, hilarious, and thought-provoking. Its writers, willing to offend anyone, often demonstrate a remarkable lack of respect for accepted societal norms as well as for any variety of political correctness. Even slow news weeks yield journalistic gems, but The Onion really peaks when covering major events. Ad Nauseam offers outstanding and extensive satirical commentary on stories such as Election 2000 and 9/11 from October, 2000-October, 2001, covered in The Onion's 13th year. Mimicking the clichs of the news business in both a literary and a visual sense, The Onion exploits and exposes habitual cultural mind-sets. The parodies of opinion pieces, "man in the street" interviews, and other such journalistic traditions can show students how to spot the tricks of the trade and to be more discriminating in judging the quality of news. Obviously, while the outrageous nature of some of this material is guaranteed to appeal to many teens, the often-graphic language and pictures render it more appropriate for a sophisticated audience.-Christine C. Menefee, Fairfax County Public Library, VA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.