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political satirist Barry Crimmins

Barry on Book TV Oct 16 Friday, October 14, 2005

On Sunday, October 16 at 1:00 am and at 11:00 am

Political Satire in America
Kurt Vonnegut, Paul Krassner, Barry Crimmins, Art Buchwald, Lewis Lapham, Sarah Jones

Description: From New York City, a panel discussion on political satire in America. The panelists share samples of their work and collectively answer audience questions. Taking part are: Kurt Vonnegut, author of "A Man Without a Country"; Paul Krassner, author of "One Hand Jerking"; Barry Crimmins, author of "Never Shake Hands with a War Criminal"; and Art Buchwald, author of "Beating Around the Bush." Harper's magazine editor Lewis Lapham reads an essay on subject of satire. The discussion is moderated by playwright and poet Sarah Jones.

Author Bio: Kurt Vonnegut is the author of many books, including "Slaughterhouse-Five," "Cat's Cradle," and "God Bless You, Dr. Kevorkian." Paul Krassner, who worked with Lenny Bruce and Abbie Hoffman and founded The Realist magazine, is the author of "Confessions of a Raving, Unconfined Nut" and "Impolite Interviews." Barry Crimmins, a former writer for Dennis Miller and currently working with Air America Radio, is the founder of The Ding Ho and Stitches, two well-known comedy clubs in Boston. Art Buchwald, who was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Outstanding Commentary in 1982, is the author of over thirty books, including "We'll Laugh Again" and "Leaving Home." Lewis Lapham's latest book is "Gag Rule: On the Suppression of Dissent and Stifling of Democracy." For more information on these authors, visit

Publisher: Seven Stories Press 140 Watts Street New York, NY 10013