But a closer parallel can be found in Ed Ruscha's tongue-in-cheek books from the early 1960's, in which he collected equally deadpan photographs of such Southern California icons as palm trees, parking lots and swimming pools.
This was a tongue-in-cheek self-help book which suggested ways in which love affairs in the post-World War I era could be successfully conducted.
He wrote that John Girdner was "a prolific writer on medical and social subjects," and more important, the author of "a tongue-in-cheek book, 'Newyorkitis,' satirizing the provincialism of life in New York City."
A droll, tongue-in-cheek book and a zippy score.
To go along with the video, the tongue-in-cheek book The Authorized Al was also released.
This tongue-in-cheek book written by the 1992 graduate of Stanford University, however, does offer a lot of good advice for someone leaving home for the first time, even tips on how not to overpack.
In his informative and tongue-in-cheek book, Sons of the Profits, Seattle historian William C. Speidel pointed out some of Yesler's negative aspects.
Chuck Klosterman wrote a tongue-in-cheek book on his experiences in the rock scene in North Dakota in the book Fargo Rock City.
Miss Moats began her writing career in 1933 when she was commissioned to write No Nice Girl Swears, a somewhat tongue-in-cheek book of etiquette.
Later he wrote a tongue-in-cheek book about his adventure in farming which found few buyers and was remaindered and pulped.