Funny Papers is a novel of the fast-changing 90s. Inventors are frenetically creative. New media is upending the old rules of business. Sexual promiscuity runs rampant. Immigration is a hot issue. The novel mixes fictional characters with historically real people of the period, like Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst.
You are confused now. “Pulitzer?” you say. “Hearst? In the 90s?”
Oh, wait, did you think I meant the nineteen nineties?