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Napalm and Silly Putty Napalm and Silly Putty
By Carlin, George
2002-04 - Hyperion Books
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George Carlin, the thinking person's comic, has made it very clear how successful he is at the transition from stage to page. In the bestselling "Napalm & Silly Putty, " Carlin's characteristically ironic and hilarious take on life shines through. …More

I Was Told There'd Be Cake I Was Told There'd Be Cake
By Crosley, Sloane
2008-04 - Riverhead Books
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Wry, hilarious, and profoundly genuine, this debut collection of literary essays is a celebration of fallibility and haplessness in all their glory. Crosby's strikingly original voice chronicles the struggles and unexpected beauty of modern urban life. …More

I Feel Bad about My Neck: And Other Thoughts on Being a Woman I Feel Bad about My Neck: And Other Thoughts on Being a Woman
By Ephron, Nora
2008-04 - Vintage Books USA
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With her disarming, intimate, and dry sense of humor, Ephron shares her ups and downs in this bestselling look at women who are getting older and dealing with the tribulations of maintenance, menopause, empty nests, and life itself. …More

Bossypants Bossypants
By Fey, Tina
2011-04 - Reagan Arthur Books
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On her way to becoming an award-winning superstar, Tina Fey struggled through some questionable haircuts, some after-school jobs, the rise of nachos as a cultural phenomenon, a normal childhood, a happy marriage and joyful motherhood. Now she can reflect on what she's learned: you're no one until someone calls you bossy. …More

Sh*t My Dad Says Sh*t My Dad Says
By Halpern, Justin
2010-05 - It Books
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In the vein of bestselling humor collections by Chelsea Handler, David Sedaris, and Laurie Notaro, "Sh*t My Dad Says" is a chaotic, hilarious, true portrait of a father-son relationship from a major new comic voice. …More

Are You There, Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea Are You There, Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea
By Handler, Chelsea
2009-12 - Simon Spotlight Entertainment
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In a word: hilarious. . . . These are some of the funniest stories I have ever read and they're also some of the most unexpectedly heartfelt--Laura Zigman, author of "Animal Husbandry." …More

Eating the Dinosaur Eating the Dinosaur
By Klosterman, Chuck
2010-07 - Scribner Book Company
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Whether he's dissecting the boredom of voyeurism, the reason why music fans inevitably hate their favorite band's latest album, or why we love watching can't-miss superstars fail spectacularly, Klosterman remains obsessed with the relationship between expectation, reality, and living history. …More

Bitter Is the New Black: Confessions of a Condescending, Egomaniacal, Self-Centered Smartass, Or, Why You Should Never Carry a Prada Bag to the Bitter Is the New Black: Confessions of a Condescending, Egomaniacal, Self-Centered Smartass, Or, Why You Should Never Carry a Prada Bag to the
By Lancaster, Jen
2006-03 - New American Library
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From a popular blogger comes a hilarious memoir that takes readers from sorority house to penthouse to poorhouse. …More

It Looked Different on the Model: Epic Tales of Impending Shame and Infamy It Looked Different on the Model: Epic Tales of Impending Shame and Infamy
By Notaro, Laurie
2011-07 - Villard Books
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Everyone's favorite Idiot Girl, Laurie Notaro, is just trying to find the right fit, whether it's in the adorable blouse that looks charming on the mannequin but leaves her in a literal bind or in her neighborhood after she's shamefully exposed at a holiday party by delivering a low-quality rendition of "Jingle Bells." …More

Ant Farm: And Other Desperate Situations Ant Farm: And Other Desperate Situations
By Rich, Simon
2007-04 - Random House Trade
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From the former president of "The Harvard Lampoon" comes this collection of brief, imaginative forays into the comic extremes of serious circumstances that explore the hilarious desperation that resides in ordinary life. …More

We're Just Like You, Only Prettier: Confessions of a Tarnished Southern Belle We're Just Like You, Only Prettier: Confessions of a Tarnished Southern Belle
By Rivenbark, Celia
2005-02 - St. Martin's Griffin
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"I thought I was Southern until I read Celia Rivenbark's book...what a funny, smart, and irreverent writer she is!"
- Lee Smith, author of "The Last Girls" …More

Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers
By Roach, Mary
2004-05 - W. W. Norton & Company
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Oddly compelling and often hilarious, Roach visits the good deeds of cadavers over the centuries and tells the engrossing story of our bodies when we are no longer with them. …More

Me Talk Pretty One Day Me Talk Pretty One Day
By Sedaris, David
2001-06 - Back Bay Books
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A recent transplant to Paris, humorist David Sedaris, bestselling author of "Naked", presents a collection of his strongest work yet, including the title story about his hilarious attempt to learn French. A number one national bestseller now in paperback. …More

America: A Citizen's Guide to Democracy Inaction America: A Citizen's Guide to Democracy Inaction
By Stewart, Jon
2006-09 - Warner Books
9780446691864 Check our catalog

2005 Thurber Prize for American Humor Winner

For everyone who was too cheap to buy the hardcover, the #1 "New York Times" bestseller is now in trade paperback with a new introduction and a text corrected by the most reputable college professor the writers could find and afford. …More

Assassination Vacation Assassination Vacation
By Vowell, Sarah
2006-01 - Simon & Schuster
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From Buffalo to Alaska, Washington to Key West, cultural critic and radio commentator Vowell visits locations immortalized and influenced by assassination, reporting as she goes with her trademark blend of wisecracking humor, remarkable honesty, and thought-provoking criticism. …More