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  Cover Art: You're Not Doing it Right : (tales of Marriage Sex Death and other Humiliations) Black, Michael Ian
You're Not Doing it Right : (tales of Marriage Sex Death and other Humiliations)
"You're not doing it right." Writer/comedian Michael Ian Black has been hearing these five words all his life. And now--on the eve of his fortieth birthday--he is finally beginning to wonder why. As a husband and father living in the suburbs, Michael asks the question so many of us ask ourselves at one point or another: How did I end up here? (And also: If Fat Kevin Federline succumbs to his own wasted potential, what does that mean for the rest of us?)
2012
  Cover Art: Fat is the New 30 : the Sweet Potato Queens' Guide to Coping with (the Crappy Parts) of Life Browne, Jill Conner
Fat is the New 30 : the Sweet Potato Queens' Guide to Coping with (the Crappy Parts) of Life
The Sweet Potato Queens are back and bawdier than ever in Southern belle extraordinaire Jill Conner Browne's ninth edition of the hysterical series. Having experienced pretty much ALL of the crappy parts of life, Browne feels it is her duty to render whatever assistance she can to her fellow sufferers -- and she does so in her own inimitable fashion.
2012
  Cover Art: I Was Told There'd be Cake : Essays Crosley, Sloane
I Was Told There'd be Cake : Essays
Wry, hilarious, and profoundly genuine, this debut collection of literary essays from Sloane Crosley is a celebration of fallibility and haplessness in all their glory. From despoiling an exhibit at the Natural History Museum to provoking the ire of her first boss to siccing the cops on her mysterious neighbor, Crosley can do no right despite the best of intentions -- or perhaps because of them. Together, these essays create a startlingly funny and revealing portrait of a complex and utterly recognizable character who aims for the stars but hits the ceiling, and the inimitable city that has helped shape who she is.
2008
  Cover Art: Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang Handler, Chelsea
Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang
In this new collection of original essays, the #1 bestselling author of "Are You There, Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea" delivers one laugh-out-loud moment after another as she sets her sights on the ridiculous side of childhood, adulthood, and daughterhood.
2010
  Cover Art: That is All Hodgman, John
That is All
The author, The Daily Show's "Resident Expert", minor television celebrity, and deranged millionaire, brings us the third and final installment in his trilogy of Complete World Knowledge. He completes his vision with this new work, the last book in a trilogy of Complete World Knowledge. Like its predecessors, it compiles incredibly handy made-up facts into brief articles, overlong lists, and beguiling narratives on new and familiar themes. It picks up exactly where More Information left off,specifically, at page 596, and finally completes Complete World Knowledge, just in time for the return of Quetzalcoatl and the end of human history in 2012.
2011
  Cover Art: Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (and other Concerns) Kaling, Mindy
Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (and other Concerns)
Kaling shares her observations, fears, and opinions about a wide-ranging list of the topics she thinks about the most. From her favorite types of guys to life in the "The Office" writers' room, her book is full of personal stories and laugh-out-loud philosophies.
2011
  Cover Art: Let's Pretend this Never Happened : (a Mostly True Memoir) Lawson, Jenny
Let's Pretend this Never Happened : (a Mostly True Memoir)
Jenny Lawson realized that the most mortifying moments of our lives - the ones we'd like to pretend never happened - are in fact the ones that define us. In Let's pretend this never happened, Lawson takes readers on a hilarious journey recalling her bizarre upbringing in rural Texas, her devastatingly awkward high school years, and her relationship with her long-suffering husband, Victor.
2012
  Cover Art: This is a Book Martin, Demetri
This is a Book
Featuring narrative essays, short stories, and conceptual pieces (such as "Protagonists' hospital," where doctors treat only the shoulder wounds of Hollywood action heroes) as well as Martin's signature drawings, absurdities, and one-liners, This is a book delivers sharp jokes, colorful characters, and interesting surprises.
2011
  Cover Art: Don't Get Too Comfortable Rakoff, David
Don't Get Too Comfortable
"David Rakoff's bestselling collection of autobiographical essays, Fraud, established him as one of today's funniest and most insightful writers. Now, in Don't Get Too Comfortable, Rakoff moves from the personal to the public, journeying into the land of unchecked plenty that is contemporary America. Rarely have greed, vanity, selfishness, and vapidity been so mercilessly and wittily skewered"--Jacket.
2005
  Cover Art: Roseannearchy : Dispatches from the Nut Farm Roseanne
Roseannearchy : Dispatches from the Nut Farm
A volume of biting essays, recipes, and spiritual revelations by the actress and comedienne exposes the ridiculous in everything from class warfare and feminism to anti-depressants and Kabbalah.
2011
  Cover Art: Me Talk Pretty One Day Sedaris, David
Me Talk Pretty One Day
Sedaris's caustic gift has not deserted him in his fourth book, which mines poignant comedy from his peculiar childhood in North Carolina, his bizarre career path, and his move with his lover to France. Though his anarchic inclination to digress is his glory, Sedaris does have a theme in these reminiscences: the inability of humans to communicate.
2000
  Cover Art: Man Made : a Stupid Quest for Masculinity Stein, Joel
Man Made : a Stupid Quest for Masculinity
Seeking to learn that masculinity is not defined by the size of his muscles but by the size of his heart, Stein confronts his effete nature by doing a 24-hour shift with LA firefighters, going hunting, rebuilding a house, enduring three days of basic training with the Marine Corps, and going into the ring with UFC Hall of Famer Randy Couture.
2012
  Cover Art: Quite Enough of Calvin Trillin : Forty Years of Funny Stuff Trillin, Calvin
Quite Enough of Calvin Trillin : Forty Years of Funny Stuff
For at least forty years, Calvin Trillin has commiteed blatant acts of funniness all over the place.
2011
  Cover Art: Dan Gets a Minivan : Life at the Intersection of Dude and Dad Zevin, Dan
Dan Gets a Minivan : Life at the Intersection of Dude and Dad
Dan Zevin, master of "Seinfeld-ian nothingness" (Time), is trying his best to make the transition from couplehood to familyhood. Acclimating to the adult-oriented lifestyle has never been his strong suit, and this slice-of-midlife story chronicles the whole hilarious journey--from instituting date night to joining Costco; from touring Disneyland to recovering from knee surgery; from losing ambition to gaining perspective. Where it's all heading is anyone's guess, but, for Dan, suburbia's calling--and his minivan has GPS.
2012
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