|«||Saturday June 02, 2012||»|
Al Jaffee's Mad Life by Mary-Lou Weismann, illustrated by Al Jaffee. Biog. Jaffee’s engaging tales of his mad, mad, mad childhood are even stranger than his long tenure as a cartoonist at Mad magazine. A journey through the Jewish bizarre, his life story starts out as a near-typical one of a family of Jewish immigrants, but then takes a series of crazy twists and turns, one of which lands him on a Birthright-shtetl program. The Jewish component to Jaffee’s humor comes into play when he discusses the impetus behind his classic series, “Snappy Answers to Stupid Questions,” “Oppressed people resort to humor,” he says. “They can’t afford to get angry.”
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