Joseph "Joe" Queenan (born November 3, 1950) is an American journalist, critic, and essayist.
A self-professed "clown" and negative-styled humorist, Queenan is a native of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He has written for such publications as Spy Magazine, TV Guide, Movieline, The Guardian, The American Spectator, The Weekly Standard, and The New York Times Book Review. He is also a self-admitted "pathetic" columnist for The Wall Street Journal and a self-described "full-time son of a bitch."
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- Balsamic Dreams: A Short But Self-Important History of the Baby Boomer Generation, a critique of the Baby Boomers generation
- Red Lobster, White Trash, and the Blue Lagoon: Joe Queenan's America, a tour of low-brow American pop culture
- Imperial Caddy: The Rise of Dan Quayle in America and the Decline and Fall of Practically Everything Else, a scathing view of Dan Quayle
- Closing Time, a memoir of Queenan's own abusive, alcoholic father and his bleak working-class upbringing in East Falls. Closing Time was included in The New York Times' list 100 Notable Books of 2009.
- If You're Talking to me Your Career Must be in Trouble: Movies, Mayhem, and Malice
- The Unkindest Cut: How a Hatchet-Man Critic Made His Own $7,000 Movie and Put It All on His Credit Card
- My Goodness: A Cynic's Short-Lived Search for Sainthood
- Malcontents: The Best Bitter, Cynical, and Satirical Writing in the World
- Queenan Country: A Reluctant Anglophile's Pilgrimage to the Mother Country
- True Believers: The Tragic Inner Life of Sports Fans
- Confessions of a Cineplex Heckler: Celluloid Tirades and Escapades
- One for the Books" (2012)
- Joe Queenan profile, The Guardian website; accessed September 5, 2014.
- The Weekly Standard website; accessed September 5, 2014.
- "100 Notable Books of 2009". The New York Times. Retrieved 12 March 2012.