I freely admit, no, I proudly admit, that my worldview was largely formed by the wit and wisdom of Mad Magazine. Growing up in the 1970s and 80s, I poured over these books, sharpening my senses of satire, irony and my comic timing. I think these books are compendiums of earlier magazines as the topics and the styles seem more 60s than 70s. To think that I grew up barely an hour from the Catskills, yet I learned of the Borscht Belt from Mad!
Somewhere along the line I lost my original copies, so when I came across these at an estate sale I was thrilled.