Paul Ryan Magazine
By James Folta and Andrew Lipstein
With Washington in the thrall of a cabal of idiots and crooks, Paul Ryan is an armada of judgments, jabs, and jokes in the one vehicle politicians fear most: a parody magazine.
Welcome to Paul Ryan, the unofficial magazine of the Speaker of the House, brought to you by the team behind The Neu Jorker.
More than 192 pages about Paul Ryan, this is also a parody about magazines. We're satirizing every glossy you find in your mailbox, at your doctor's office, at CVS: Muscle mags. Tabloids. Sports Illustrated. In-flight magazines and alumni magazines and High Times, Vanity Fair, Boys' Life, TV Guide, Architectural Digest, The New Yorker.
Co-author James Folta says, “Paul Ryan is the disease that made this [Washington] nightmare possible. Trump is, and always will be, a dark anomaly and a mistake. But Ryan is the fever. He left the gate unlocked with his cold triangulations towards power and a bastardized conservative wish list of fiscal goodies. Money is merit, after all. Never forget that Ryan’s favorite book is a dumpy work of fiction about industrialists overthrowing the government. His eyes roll back in his head as he fixates on the rivers of capital sloshing about.”
Contributors' credits include The New Yorker, The Onion, McSweeney's, ClickHole, Letterman, Colbert, MTV, VICE, MAD Magazine, The Paris Review, a National Book Foundation 5 Under 35, Reductress, GQ, Esquire and more.
Press coverage includes the A.V. Club, Mashable, The Daily Dot, Paste (feature, excerpt), PopSugar, The Washington Post, Splitsider, P*O*T*U*S on Sirius XM, Slate's Political Gabfest, Paper, Inside Hook, and more.
About the Authors
James Folta on Points in Case – Writer, comedian, and managing editor of Points in Case. He performs at the UCB Theatre and co-hosts a monthly reading series called “An Evening of Humorous Readings.” He is also an illustrator and designer. His writing has been published by The New Yorker, McSweeney's, The American Bystander, National Lampoon, Cafe.com, Funny or Die, Esquire, and more.
Andrew Lipstein – Andrew lives in Brooklyn. He is the Head of Editorial at Meural, an art tech startup. He founded & runs 0s&1s, a digital bookstore & literary playground, featured in The Guardian, O, The Oprah Magazine, the Chicago Tribune, the Los Angeles Review of Books, Poets & Writers & more. His writing has appeared in the Los Angeles Review of Books, The Millions, VICE, McSweeney's, The Rumpus, Electric Literature and more. He's a dumbphone apologist, as recognized by TIME. He graduated from Haverford College with a bachelor's in mathematics.
More Magazine Details
- Paperback: 192 pages
- Publisher: 0s&1s Reads (November 2, 2017)
- Language: English