Thinking About It Only Makes It Worse: And Other Lessons from Modern Life

By David Mitchell

What's fallacious with calling a burglar courageous? Why are humans so f***ing hung up approximately swearing? Why do the asterisks in that sentence make it ok? Why achieve this many of us are looking to cease people doing issues, and the way can they be stopped from preventing them? Why is each movie and television programme a sequel or a remake? Why are we so reliant on perpetual diversion that somebody has created chocolate toothpaste? Is there whatever to be performed in regards to the Internet?

These and lots of different questions difficulty David Mitchell as he delights us with a journey of the absurdities of recent existence - from Ryanair to Downton Abbey, activities day to smoking, nuclear guns to cell etiquette, UKIP to hotdogs made up of cats. humorous, provocative and shot via with fresh quantities of universal sense,Thinking approximately It purely Makes It Worse celebrates and commiserates at the nation of items in our no longer totally excellent nation.

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Friars Club Private Joke File: More Than 2,000 Very Naughty Jokes from the Grand Masters of Comedy

Rated XF (for X-tra Funny), this colossal number of off-color jokes, tales, and anecdotes comes directly from the kings and queens of blue humor: The Friars Club.

within the culture of the bestselling Friars membership Encyclopedia and Bible (315,000 copies sold), this brand-new, huge selection of laugh-out-loud, hide-it-from-the-kids humor gains greater than 2,000 saucy jokes and tales grouped thematically into such different types as Marriage, medication, outdated Age, teenagers, and (of path) intercourse. a lot of the fabric is attributed to recognized and renowned comedians, together with Richard Belzer, Gilbert Gottfried, Susie Essman, and Penn Jillette. As an advantage, interviews with a large choice of stand-up comedians identified for his or her naughtiness— together with Mario Cantone, Judy Gold, Jeffrey Ross, Lisa Lampanelli, and plenty of more—are sprinkled throughout.

Sitting down with The Friars membership deepest funny story File is like having a front-row seat at considered one of their notorious Roasts. even if looking for an outstanding ice-breaker or perusing it conceal to hide, this no-holds-barred compilation will preserve readers giggling and blushing for a protracted, lengthy time.

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Helen and Troy's Epic Road Quest

By A. Lee Martinez

Witness the epic conflict of the cyclops!

Visit the endangered dragon look after! Please, no slaying.

Solve the secret of The secret Cottage, when you dare!

Buy a few knick knacks from The Fates! they may come in useful later.

On a highway journey throughout an enchanted the USA, Helen and Troy will become aware of all this and extra. If the curse put upon them by means of an old god does not kill them or the pack of reluctant orc assassins do not trap as much as them, Helen and Troy may succeed in the top their trip in a single piece, the place they could simply prove destroying the area. Or a minimum of a country or two.

A minotaur lady, an all-American boy, a three-legged puppy, and a vintage automobile are at the street to experience, the place each go out ends up in event. whether or not they love it or now not.

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How to Talk to a Widower: A Novel (Bantam Discovery)

By Jonathan Tropper

"Beautifully crafted", "Fantastically funny." "Compulsively readable." Jonathan Tropper has earned wild acclaim—-and comparisons to Nick Hornby and Tom Perrotta—for his biting humor and insightful portrayals of households in challenge and males behaving badly. Now the acclaimed writer of The booklet of Joe and Everything Changes tackles love, lust, and misplaced within the suburbs—in a gorgeous novel that's by means of turns heartfelt and riotously funny.

Doug Parker is a widower at age twenty-nine, and in his quiet suburban city, that makes him whatever of a celebrity—the item of sympathy, interest, and, occasionally, unbridled hope. yet Doug has different issues on his brain. First there is his 16 year-old stepson, Russ: a once-sweet child who now could be moving into more and more critical hassle each day. Then there are Doug's sisters: his bossy dual, Clair, who is simply left he husband and moved in with Doug, decided to awaken him from his Grieving stupor. And Debbie, who is engaged to Doug's ex-best pal and manically made up our minds to tug off the right marriage ceremony at any cost.

Soon Doug's complete is in his face. And while he begins dipping his feet into the shark-infested waters of the second-time round courting scene, it is not lengthy sooner than his new lifestyles is spinning hopelessly uncontrolled, slicing a harrowing and sometimes hilarious swath of sexual missteps and escalating chaos around the suburban landscape.

From the Hardcover edition.

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1,001 Facts that Will Scare the S#*t Out of You: The Ultimate Bathroom Reader

By Cary McNeal

Fact: Chocolate includes the alkaloid theobromine, which in excessive doses might be poisonous to people, and in even small quantities can kill canines, parrots, horses, and cats.
This implies that regardless of its identify, the Kit-Kat sweet bar isn't a advised snack on your kitty-cat. i ponder what percentage cats have died due to this confusion.

Fact: the main germ-laden position in your rest room is not the seat or maybe the bowl--it's the handle.
The answer: do not flush. allow the following man fear approximately it.

There are "just the facts"--and then there are only the evidence that would frighten the bejeezus out of you. and due to this little gem a WC booklet, you will by no means examine the realm a similar means back, with out, er, dry heaving a bit bit.

From the sneaky fish that may swim up our genitals to the E. coli micro organism lurking within the very water we drink, stressful phenomena are all over the place we flip. academic, wonderful, and undeniably scary, this publication is not certain to assist you, um, visit the lavatory, yet it really is bound to make some time there more...informed.

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Ricky Ricotta's Mighty Robot vs. The Mutant Mosquitoes From Mercury (Book 2)

By Dav Pilkey, Dan Santat

From Dav Pilkey, writer of Captain Underpants, and acclaimed artist Dan Santat, an out-of-this-world friendship experience with all-new full-color illustrations!

Ricky Ricotta could be a small mouse, yet he has a truly substantial pal -- an immense flying robotic! And whilst an evil, outerspace villain named Mr. Mosquito invades Earth with a military of Mutant Mosquitoes from Mercury, Ricky and his robotic comprehend precisely what to do! younger readers will cheer as Ricky's robotic battles the undesirable men. And whilst Ricky unearths a really wonderful means to play a trick on Mr. Mosquito, it really is simple to determine that even a bit mouse could be a large hero!

Originally released in 2000, this variation positive factors brand-new full-color illustrations and mini-comics throughout!

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National Geographic Tales of the Weird: Unbelievable True Stories

By David Braun

While a farmer in Spain captured a two-headed snake in 2002, scientists desired to research it. while National Geographic day-by-day News released a narrative in regards to the discovery, humans desired to learn all approximately it. greater than one million humans clicked at the website and stored coming again for extra unbelievably real tales. a web sensation was once born.
Since then, greater than a hundred million members have clicked on tales prepare via David Braun and his crack crew of editors for National Geographic day-by-day News. And readers can't get adequate information regarding the usually bizarre, occasionally incredible issues being chanced on by way of scientists each day--incredible flying sharks, the unusual intercourse lives of geese, mind-controlling fungus that turns ants into zombies, and the darkest planet within the universe.
This reader good points the main wildly renowned, quite bizarre, and absolutely actual tales from nationwide Geographic's Daily News website offered in a compact, fact-filled reader. will probably be vital for enthusiasts of Braun's site and for fanatics of "fun fact" books just like the Uncle Johns toilet Reader sequence. The thousands of lovers who stick to David Braun's National Geographic day-by-day News might be extremely joyful with this extraordinary reader full of their favorites from the web site. the preferred ones are all right here awarded in a full of life, attractive structure that's wonderful for the brain and simple at the pockets.

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