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Win Mad magazine book of Frank Jacobs’ best work

This is must-have for fans of Mad magazine. “Mad’s Greatest Writers: Frank Jacobs – Five Decades of His Greatest Works” (E.C. Publications, $30) is a large and engrossing retrospective of some of the satirical magazine’s best stuff.

As “Weird Al” Yankovic writes in his foreword, Jacobs wrote more pieces for Mad than any other writer and is responsible for virtually all of the magazine’s song parodies. The work included in this book spans decades – 1957 to 2003 – and includes classics like “William Shakespeare at the Post Office” and “Alfred’s Poor Almanac.”

If you’d like to win the Frank Jacobs book, send an email to giveaway@newsobserver.com by midnight Sunday (May 8) and include your mailing address. Please put “Jacobs” in the subject line of your email to be included in the random drawing. Only the winner will be notified.

Brooke Cain

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