David Denby is a film critic for the New Yorker, and author of Great Books. He is not a humorless kill-joy, quite the opposite. He loves wit, righteous indignation and genuine satire. He cherishes spoof, lampoon and burlesque. He gives brilliant and hilarious examples of satire and he encourages the dangerous and challenging basis of humour. His style is cool and clever -- and, in dissecting the history and philosophy of snark, he proves he is a decent man with a mission.