You're Not Doing It Right: Tales of Marriage, Sex, Death, and Other Humiliations

By Michael Ian Black

From the comic who introduced you Stella and The State, Michael Ian Black promises a suite of irreverent essays that say the types of items you’re afraid to confess. the following he's: bare, uncovered, a bit cold, and understandably shriveled.

FINALLY, Michael Ian Black—suburban husband, father, and intensely recognized comedian—ponders the query such a lot of folks ask ourselves: How did I turn out right here? With deadpan wit and unforeseen candor, Michael offers a darkly funny-because-it’s-true tackle his formative years, marriage, little ones, and occupation.

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Did I Ever Tell You How Lucky You Are? (Classic Seuss)

By Dr. Seuss

Dr. Seuss’s irrepressible optimism is entrance and heart in Did I Ever inform you How fortunate you're?
“When you think that issues are undesirable,
when you are feeling bitter and blue,
when you begin to get mad . . .
you may still do what I do!”
So starts the great suggestion of the clever outdated guy within the desolate tract of Drize. This vintage e-book presents the proper antidote for readers of every age who're feeling a piece down within the dumps. because of Dr. Seuss’s trademark rhymes and signature illustrations, readers will, for sure, become aware of simply how fortunate they honestly are.

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Dog Butts and Love. And Stuff Like That. And Cats. (Jim Benton cartoons)

By Jim Benton

Bestselling cartoonist Jim Benton of it really is chuffed Bunny and costly Dumb Diary repute has additionally been posting whimsical, dry-humored, and at-times nasty cartoons on, the place greater than a 3rd of the top-100 cartoons at the "Cartoons" subreddit are his. Now, for the 1st time, those cartoons were amassed right into a unmarried e-book. From wry observations in regards to the absurdities of lifestyles and acerbic reviews to poetic musings, from cats and canine to people, and from one type to a different, this compendium will astound readers because it exposes them to the breadth of Benton's likely inexhaustible expertise for humor.

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Funny Papers (The Funny Papers Trilogy, Book 1)

By Tom De Haven

Publication one of many humorous Papers Trilogy, De Haven’s spectacular journey of twentieth-century the US, Funny Papers chronicles sketch icon Derby Dugan's beginnings within the rough-and-tumble international of yellow journalism in turn-of-the-century long island, whilst Hearst and Pulitzer owned tabloid the United States. The aptly named Georgie Wreckage, a comic strip artist for Pulitzer's day-by-day international, rockets to status because the author of what turns into a highly profitable sketch franchise.

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The Book of Useless Information

By Noel Botham

What you could so cavalierly name lifeless details may perhaps end up priceless to another person. even so, possibly no longer. yet to The dead info Society, any incontrovertible fact that passes its gasp-inducing, not-a-lot-of-people-know-that try benefits inclusion during this interesting yet eventually lifeless book...

 Did you recognize (or do you care)...

• That fish scales are used to make lipstick?
• Why geared up crime debts for ten percentage of the United States’s annual income?
• The identify of the 1st CD pressed within the United States?
• The final yr that may be written upside-down or correct side-up and seem the same?
• The shortest functionality ever nominated for an Oscar®?
• How a lot Elvis weighed on the time of his death?
• What the fits in a deck of playing cards represent?
• what number zone Pounders could be made up of one cow?
• How attention-grabbing dead info can be?

The publication of lifeless Information solutions those teasers and is filled with proof and figures that might captivate you—and an individual who stocks your pleasure within the pursuit of unnecessary knowledge.

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Geek Love: A Novel

By Katherine Dunn

Geek Love is the tale of the Binewskis, a carny relations whose mater- and paterfamilias set out–with assistance from amphetamine, arsenic, and radioisotopes–to breed their very own express of human oddities. There’s Arturo the Aquaboy, who has flippers for limbs and a megalomaniac ambition helpful of Genghis Khan . . . Iphy and Elly, the lissome Siamese twins . . . albino hunchback Oly, and the outwardly common Chick, whose mysterious presents make him the family’s so much precious–and dangerous–asset.

As the Binewskis take their act around the backwaters of the united states, inspiring fanatical devotion and murderous revulsion; as its participants behavior their very own Machiavellian model of sibling rivalry, Geek Love throws its sulfurous gentle on our notions of the freakish and the traditional, the attractive and the gruesome, the holy and the obscene. relations values will not be a similar.

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Jennifer, Gwyneth & Me: The Pursuit of Happiness, One Celebrity at a Time

By Rachel Bertsche

For enthusiasts of The Happiness Project and The 12 months of residing Biblically comes a pointed examine our fascination with celebrities, as one lady strives to remake herself within the photo of her favourite stars.
What girl hasn’t visible photos of Jennifer Aniston, Gwyneth Paltrow, or Beyoncé and needed she had their outfits, their abs, their probably wonderful lives? For Rachel Bertsche, those celebrities are the epitome of perfection—self-assured and easily cool. but in recent times, among juggling her occupation, her marriage, and her dream of turning into a mom, Bertsche feels whatever yet positioned together.
In Jennifer, Gwyneth & Me, Bertsche embarks on a quest to emulate her Hollywood position models—while sticking to a budget—to see in the event that they quite carry the keys to happiness. whereas attempting to liberate the celebs’ secrets and techniques, from Sarah Jessica Parker’s dresser to Julia Roberts’s experience of calm to—maybe one day—Jessica Alba’s stylish being pregnant, Bertsche learns helpful classes. A toned physique doesn’t come effortless or affordable, averting social media can do wonders on your peace of brain, and self belief is the foremost to pulling off any outfit. yet can she immerse herself within the A-list way of life and nonetheless remain precise to herself? and may her pursuit of perfection particularly result in happiness?

Praise for Jennifer, Gwyneth & Me
“If you’ve ever had a celeb lady weigh down, stick Jennifer, Gwyneth & Me on your seashore bag. Bertsche is your people.”—Associated Press
“[A] super-fun social experiment.”PureWow
“Bertsche ups the ante. . . . The well-researched info on big name tradition offers meals for thought.”Booklist
“What makes Jennifer, Gwyneth & Me paintings is Bertsche’s honesty. . . . [She] is humorous, artistic and, extra importantly, manages to stick sane.”Boston Herald
“An exciting memoir a few woman’s try and version her lifestyles on these of stars.”Tampa Bay Times
“A precious narrative.”The Boston Globe
“Bertsche blends parts equivalent to Julie & Julia and The Happiness Project during this ‘self-improvement journey.’ . . . the method not just offers Bertsche with fruitful writing fodder but in addition activates readers to ascertain their outlook on perfection, self-acceptance, and meaning to be one’s best possible self.”Publishers Weekly
Praise for Rachel Bertsche’s MWF looking BFF
“Written with verve, perception, and humor . . . Bertsche writes cleverly, yet now not glibly, in regards to the demanding situations younger ladies face today.”Chicago Tribune
“[A] captivating, humorous chronicle.”People

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