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The Onion is the world’s leading news publication, offering highly acclaimed, universally revered coverage of breaking national, international, and local news events. Rising from its humble beginnings as a print newspaper in 1756, The Onion now enjoys a daily readership of 4.3 trillion and has grown into the single most powerful and influential organization in human history.

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The Onion has released 13 books over its illustrious 250-year publishing history, including four books of original material. All are available for purchase here.

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Our Dumb Century: The Onion Presents 100 Years Of Headlines From America’s Finest News Source (1999)

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Our Dumb World: The Onion’s Atlas Of The Planet Earth (2007)

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The Onion Book Of Known Knowledge: A Definitive Encyclopaedia Of Existing Information (2012)

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The Trump Leaks: The Onion Exposes the Top Secret Memos, Emails, and Doodles That Could Take Down a President (2017)


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Editor in Chief Chad Nackers

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Deputy Managing Editor Samantha Hungerford

Head Writer Mike Gillis

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