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Sick in the Head: Conversations about Life and Comedy
Sick in the Head: Conversations about Life and Comedy
by Judd Apatow
Staff Pick
Judd Apatow's lifelong passion for comedy burns brightly in this new collection of interviews. Many of the best-known comedians working today are represented here: Jon Stewart, Louis C. K., Chris Rock, Jerry Seinfeld. When Apatow was 15, he took a job... (read more)

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Carsick: John Waters Hitchhikes Across America
Carsick: John Waters Hitchhikes Across America
by John Waters
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When cult film icon John Waters decides to hitchhike across the country, expect the unexpected to happen. This blend of fiction and travel memoir features all the wit and dark humor Waters is known for, with a dose of filth thrown in for good measure.... (read more)

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Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (and Other Concerns)
Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (and Other Concerns)
by Mindy Kaling
Staff Pick
Mindy Kaling is hilarious, not in an "lol, I realize this is humorous on an intellectual level" kind of way, but in an "I am actually giggling so hard I'm hitting my nose on the pages of this book, and now I'm that crazy person laughing alone in her room... (read more)

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Rebel without a Crew: Or How a 23-Year-Old Filmmaker with $7,000 Became a Hollywood Player
Rebel without a Crew: Or How a 23-Year-Old Filmmaker with $7,000 Became a Hollywood Player
by Robert Rodriguez
Staff Pick
Robert Rodriguez threw down seven thousand dollars on his debut film El Mariachi, but you only need to spend a fraction of that to get all the insights that he learned. Anybody who's seen his later films (Spy Kids, Once Upon a Time in Mexico) will know... (read more)

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As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of the Princess Bride
As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of the Princess Bride
by Cary Elwes and Joe Layden
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Did you know that Mandy Patinkin will gladly say to whoever may ask, "My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die"? Written by Westley himself, this memoir will tell you everything about the making of The Princess Bride movie. Read it!... (read more)

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Yes Please
Yes Please
by Amy Poehler
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Amy Poehler isn't just a completely hilarious person — she's a smart, hilarious person with a purpose. Fans of her work on Parks and Recreation and Smart Girls at the Party will devour the stories and advice that make up her fabulous first book... (read more)

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The Portlandia Activity Book
The Portlandia Activity Book
by Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein and Jonathan Krisel
Staff Pick
With activities like "How to Crowdfund Your Baby," diagrams such as the "Artisanal Diet Pyramid," and tools for anyone looking to get in touch with their inner Portland (see "Bird Stencils"), The Portlandia Activity Book, like the TV show, will amuse... (read more)

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Not That Kind of Girl: A Young Woman Tells You What She's "Learned"
Not That Kind of Girl: A Young Woman Tells You What She's "Learned"
by Lena Dunham
Staff Pick
Lena Dunham has no filter, and it's hard not to love her for it. Here we get an entire book of her charming blend of unapologetic strangeness and deadpan humor. Fans will find out just how much of her past work is autobiographical, and if you're not a... (read more)

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Is Everyone Hanging Out without Me? (And Other Concerns)
Is Everyone Hanging Out without Me? (And Other Concerns)
by Mindy Kaling
Staff Pick
Mindy Kaling is hilarious, not in an "lol, I realize this is humorous on an intellectual level" kind of way, but in an "I am actually giggling so hard I'm hitting my nose on the pages of this book, and now I'm that crazy person laughing alone in her room... (read more)

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The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Presents Earth (the Book): A Visitor's Guide to the Human Race
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Presents Earth (the Book): A Visitor's Guide to the Human Race
by Jon Stewart
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You already know from the title whether you want this book. If you love The Daily Show, Jon Stewart, and their first book, America (the Book), then prepare yourself for a hilarious, tear-stained laugh-fest that will send neighbors running with alarm... (read more)

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Art of Dramatic Writing: Its Basis in the Creative Interpretation of Human Motives
Art of Dramatic Writing: Its Basis in the Creative Interpretation of Human Motives
by Lajos Egri
Staff Pick
If you begged me to give you the title of one "how-to" book on the topic of screenwriting and wouldn't give up until I told you, then it would have to be this classic introduction to the craft. Often used as a textbook in screenwriting classes, Lajos... (read more)

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The Portlandia Cookbook: Cook Like a Local
The Portlandia Cookbook: Cook Like a Local
by Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein and Jonathan Krisel
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I'd assumed that buying The Portlandia Cookbook for its recipes would be like reading Playboy for the articles, but Brownstein and Armisen's latest book is the real thing: a collection of delicious, inventive recipes inspired by local restaurants and... (read more)

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I Capture the Castle
I Capture the Castle
by Dodie Smith
Staff Pick
An utter delight. This enchanting tale has long been a favorite of mine. It has just been reissued to coincide with the soon to be released movie version. Set in 1930s England, this story of young love beguiles with moated castles, moonlight swims, high... (read more)

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A Kim Jong-Il Production: The Extraordinary True Story of a Kidnapped Filmmaker, His Star Actress, and a Young Dictator's Rise to Power
A Kim Jong-Il Production: The Extraordinary True Story of a Kidnapped Filmmaker, His Star Actress, and a Young Dictator's Rise to Power
by Paul Fischer
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Just when you thought the news about North Korea and the movies couldn't get any weirder, here comes Paul Fischer's spectacular account of the real-life kidnappings of South Korea's biggest film stars by the late Supreme Leader Kim Jong-Il. The central... (read more)

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Conquest of the Useless: Reflections from the Making of Fitzcarraldo
Conquest of the Useless: Reflections from the Making of Fitzcarraldo
by Werner Herzog
Staff Pick
Much like the man himself, Werner Herzog's journal from the filming of Fitzcarraldo is hallucinatory and horrific, lovely and poetic all at once. This is a book about madness and obsession, about depth and illusion, about a place where nothing is as it... (read more)

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Bossypants
Bossypants
by Tina Fey
Staff Pick
Readers sometimes lower the bar when it comes to the quality of celebrity memoirs, but, in this case, we can all breathe a sigh of relief. Tina Fey is a legitimately talented writer, and the stories from her personal life are just as zany and... (read more)

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Conquest of the Useless: Reflections from the Making of Fitzcarraldo
Conquest of the Useless: Reflections from the Making of Fitzcarraldo
by Werner Herzog
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Much like the man himself, Werner Herzog's journal from the filming of Fitzcarraldo is hallucinatory and horrific, lovely and poetic all at once. This is a book about madness and obsession, about depth and illusion, about a place where nothing is as it... (read more)

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Which Lie Did I Tell?: More Adventures in the Screen Trade
Which Lie Did I Tell?: More Adventures in the Screen Trade
by William Goldman
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"Nobody knows anything." William Goldman has given us these three simple words to sum up the backroom chatter and deal making that goes on between studio executives trying to figure out why one movie becomes a hit and another tanks. Of course there is no... (read more)

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Adventures in the Screen Trade
Adventures in the Screen Trade
by William Goldman
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"Nobody knows anything." William Goldman has given us these three simple words to sum up the backroom chatter and deal making that goes on between studio executives trying to figure out why one movie becomes a hit and another tanks. Of course there is no... (read more)

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The Dude and the Zen Master
The Dude and the Zen Master
by Jeff Bridges and Bernie Glassman
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Jeff Bridges and American Zen master Bernie Glassman get together to shoot the breeze about Buddhism, bowling, acting, and, last but not least, that great American bodhisattva, The Dude. As charming as it is enlightening, this book abides.... (read more)

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