Black Friday Sale

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Through Monday, all pre-2015 books and magazines are HALF OFF, and all titles from this year are 25 percent off. See all the discounts on our store site.

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Open Letters: An Open Letter to My Husband’s Pillow
by Tracy Carr (10/19/2005)

Kevin Dolgin Tells You About Places You Should Go In Europe: The Original Singapore Sling
by Kevin Dolgin (10/18/2005)

Doctor Doom for Homecoming King
by Matt Cody (10/17/2005)

Sestina: Domestic Sestina
by Doug Lang (10/17/2005)

Dealing With an Ex-Nazi Neighbor
by Jim Stallard (10/14/2005)

List: Other Places Jimmy Buffett Wasted Away
by Chris Steck (10/13/2005)

List: Subjects of “Light Bulb” Jokes That Will Probably Lead to Boring Punch Lines
by Peter J. Woods (10/13/2005)

List: Five Ill-Fated Store Names
by V. Einstein (10/13/2005)

Interviews With People Who Have Interesting or Unusual Jobs: An Interview With Geoff Fox, Meteorologist
by Suzanne Yeagley (10/13/2005)

Monologue: Dr. Robotnik’s Proposal to His Board of Shareholders
by Mark Alletag (10/12/2005)

List: The Names of the President and the Members of the Presidential Cabinet According to the Etymological Backgrounds of Their First and Last Names, and of Their Middle Names When Available
by Jørgen G. Cleemann (10/12/2005)

B.R. Cohen’s Annals of Science: Vol. IX: Little Charlie Darwin, God Bless Him
by B.R. Cohen (10/11/2005)

Rejection Letters From Xavier’s School Of Exceptional Youth
by Jon Fitch (10/10/2005)

Responsible Spam
by Tom Bartlett (10/10/2005)

Grant Guidelines
by Jerry Polner (10/10/2005)

Sestina: Sestina for the Q Train
by Adam Mazmanian (10/9/2005)

List: If Yosemite Sam’s Curses Were Considered Real Profanity and Were Dubbed Over for Television in the Same Clumsy, Unconvincing Manner as 1980s R-Rated Movies
by Martin Bell (10/7/2005)

List: Ways in Which the Disinterred Corpse of Silent-Film Actor Lon Chaney Would Be a Better Vice President Than Dick Cheney
by Ian Adams (10/7/2005)

Welcome to Texas Motorcycle-Safety School
by Sebastian Gallese (10/7/2005)

Short Essays on Favorite Songs, Inspired by Nick Hornby’s Songbook: “Venus in Furs” by the Velvet Underground
by Erich Kuersten (10/6/2005)

Two Endings for the Story Lemony Snicket Couldn’t Quite Finish
by Alex Casimir, Lemony Snicket and Nalani Daniels (10/6/2005)

List: As Yet Unrecognized by Microsoft Windows
by Adam Chapman (10/5/2005)

List: Fruit-Drink Flavors That Never Took Off
by Ben Weinberg (10/5/2005)

Sestina: We’ll Always Have Paris Hilton
by Brian Howe (10/4/2005)

The New Gallimard Translation of My 250-Word French Essay, Sophomore Year
by Jeff Barnosky (10/3/2005)

The Earlier Epic Battles of Grendel’s Mother
by Eric Silver (10/3/2005)

List: Things You Would Say If You Had a Time Machine and Lots of Financial Problems
by Lynette Cain (9/30/2005)

List: State Songs, If They All Suggested the Apathy of Idaho’s “Here We Have Idaho”
by Craig Robertson (9/30/2005)

List: Ed Harrelson, Teen-Driver’s-Education Instructor
by Sean Carman (9/30/2005)

Monologue: Christopher Walken Attempts to Convince a Harlem T-Shirt Vendor That Scarface Can Be a Religion
by EJ Leonard (9/30/2005)

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