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McSweeney's has a consumer rating of 3.33 stars from 3 reviews indicating that most customers are generally satisfied with their purchases. McSweeney's ranks 44th among Funny sites.

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Top Positive Review

“If you've read A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius...”

T N.
5/1/09

If you've read A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius (written by Dave Eggers) or any books in the annual series of the Best American Nonrequired Reading (edited by Dave Eggers) and thought they were funny, then McSweeney's is the website for you. McSweeney's is actually a publishing house founded by Eggers, who has his hands in starting all sorts of things, including Valencia 826, the pretty neat organization that started in San Francisco, which has also spread to other cities, to help write children and adolescents develop their abilities in writing. McSweeneys.net is the on-line complement of McSweeney's print Quarterly Concern Journal, and you can get all the laughs without paying $15 per journal, which is a bit outrageous. Different writers are featured, but all the writing generally falls within what could be described as hilariously confusing performance art in writing form. Think the New Yorker's Shouts and Murmurs times a hundred. I'll admit that I don't always get it, but it almost doesn't matter. What matters is that it's got you rolling on the floor laughing even if you can't explain it to your friend.

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Top Critical Review

“Membership is a Waste of Money”

Jim M.
2/6/21

Membership does not let you access any additional content. No support, Help does not open. No contact information for support. I read this on another site but bought a membership anyway. A total rip off.

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tn1
265 reviews
1,752 helpful votes
May 1st, 2009

If you've read A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius (written by Dave Eggers) or any books in the annual series of the Best American Nonrequired Reading (edited by Dave Eggers) and thought they were funny, then McSweeney's is the website for you. McSweeney's is actually a publishing house founded by Eggers, who has his hands in starting all sorts of things, including Valencia 826, the pretty neat organization that started in San Francisco, which has also spread to other cities, to help write children and adolescents develop their abilities in writing.

McSweeneys.net is the on-line complement of McSweeney's print Quarterly Concern Journal, and you can get all the laughs without paying $15 per journal, which is a bit outrageous. Different writers are featured, but all the writing generally falls within what could be described as hilariously confusing performance art in writing form. Think the New Yorker's Shouts and Murmurs times a hundred. I'll admit that I don't always get it, but it almost doesn't matter. What matters is that it's got you rolling on the floor laughing even if you can't explain it to your friend.

jimm829
3 reviews
1 helpful vote
February 6th, 2021

Membership does not let you access any additional content. No support, Help does not open. No contact information for support. I read this on another site but bought a membership anyway. A total rip off.

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audreys
30 reviews
211 helpful votes
June 15th, 2008

Entertaining half-truth, half-fiction literary pieces about a wide range of topics - Founded by Dave Eggers (author of A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius), McSweeney's is a San Francisco-based organization that publishes a journal, McSweeney's Quarterly Concern, which highlights works of up-and-coming authors. A comparable alternative to the print edition, their site's archives houses an entertaining assortment of creative, witty, and sometimes sarcastic, literary pieces. Among them are:

Conversations My Parents Must Have Had While Planning to Raise a Child:
http://www.mcsweeneys.net/2008/4/28statsky.html

Ernest Hemingway Blogs About the Top Teams in College Basketball:
http://www.mcsweeneys.net/2008/3/20weaver.html

LinkedIn Invitation Email Copy Revised:
http://www.mcsweeneys.net/2007/11/28kennedy.html

There are even book reviews, and interviews with people who have held interesting or unusual jobs:
http://www.mcsweeneys.net/links/unusualjobs/

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