Hosting the National Book Awards for the second year, New Yorker humorist Andy Borowitz pointed out the overwhelming number of women nominees, while calling this "the year of the man" and cracking wise that the male nominees were "finally making in-roads into this female-dominated industry." At least for one evening the industry can laugh and put aside questions about gender equity and even the future of print ("we're here to celebrate the book," Borowitz said with mock solemnity, "and its bastard cousin the e-book") and raise a toast to books, authors, and reading.