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The Benchley Roundup: The Best of Robert Benchley

The Benchley Roundup: The Best of Robert Benchley

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From the late teens to the Forties, humorist Robert Benchley delighted millions of readers with his pieces in periodicals like Life, Vanity Fair, and The New Yorker. Arguably the most influential American humorist of the twentieth century, Benchley's offhand style left an indelible mark on the American comic tradition. Benchley's son Nathaniel collected the pieces "which seem to stand up best over the years" to create this definitive one-volume collection.

"It took me fifteen years to discover that I had no talent for writing, but I couldn't give it up because by then I was too famous."—Robert Benchley

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