By Robert Benchley
Presented in their original form these pieces have not been seen in decades. Hilarious and funny, Benchley is the Master of Nonsense for its own sake and he demonstrates it to the full in The Athletic Benchley.
Available May 24 here. Hardback or paperback, the sophisticated humor of the Algonquin Round Table from its funniest soul will be sure to become a treasure in your library. Reserve a copy starting May 15.
“Benchley has no superior among American writers in subtle humor. He has the pulse of the discriminating readers as few others have.” —Charles Hughes, Founder and Editor DAC News
“When I write a piece, I would rewrite it, then polish it; it took a lot of time and then I’d find out that Benchley did it better fifteen years before.” —James Thurber
“A good, stuffy way to describe Benchley would be to say that ‘he occupies a unique position in American humor’. He occupies nothing of the sort. He is top dog.” —S.J. Perelman
“Way to go. Another generation gets to discover SOB (Sweet Old Bob ).” —Horace Digby, 2005 Winner Robert Benchley Award