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Hyperbole and a Half: Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things That Happened
Hyperbole and a Half: Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things That Happened
by Allie Brosh
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Local author Allie Brosh uses MS Paint and her inspired prose to create hilarious and poignant stories and essays. Whether she's discussing her dogs, depression, hot sauce, or her childhood, Brosh is insightful and darkly comic. Half original material... (read more)

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Me Talk Pretty One Day
Me Talk Pretty One Day
by David Sedaris
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Completely autobiographical and, as always, hilarious, Me Talk Pretty One Day is my favorite of all the David Sedaris collections. The first half of the book focuses on his childhood in North Carolina and his very unusual family; the second half details... (read more)

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The Serpent of Venice
The Serpent of Venice
by Christopher Moore
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Venice, a long time ago. Three prominent Venetians await their most loathsome and foul dinner guest, the erstwhile envoy from the Queen of Britain: the rascal-Fool Pocket. This trio of cunning plotters—the merchant, Antonio; the senator... (read more)

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Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim
Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim
by David Sedaris
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One of these days I'll find the time to construct an actual review of Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim, but until I do let these words stand as my pledge: You will not regret purchasing this book. Further: You're unlikely to find more pure... (read more)

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The Noble Hustle: Poker, Beef Jerky, and Death
The Noble Hustle: Poker, Beef Jerky, and Death
by Colson Whitehead
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COLSON WHITEHEAD is the New York Times bestselling author of Zone One, Sag Harbor, The Intuitionist, John Henry Days, Apex Hides the Hurt, and The Colossus of New York, a collection of essays. A recipient of a Whiting Writers' Award and a MacArthur... (read more)

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This Is Where I Leave You
This Is Where I Leave You
by Jonathan Tropper
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When Judd's father dies, he joins his family for a week to observe shivah. Meanwhile, in the face of his wife's affair and a divorce on his horizon, he discovers his wife is pregnant. This doesn't much sound like a funny book, but it truly is. Tropper... (read more)

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Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal
Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal
by Christopher Moore
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Christopher Moore's Lamb is an utterly hilarious take on the story of Jesus. Told from the perspective of Jesus' smart-ass best friend, Biff, it is irreverent without being disrespectful. Lamb, or any of Moore's books, would be perfect for someone who... (read more)

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The Casual Vacancy
The Casual Vacancy
by J. K. Rowling
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J. K. Rowling's new book is a little like Harry Potter — if Hagrid never came to collect Harry and instead the novel focused on the dysfunctions of the Dursleys and all their neighbors. That being said, The Casual Vacancy still possesses Rowling's... (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
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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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Bin Laden's Bald Spot: And Other Stories
Bin Laden's Bald Spot: And Other Stories
by Brian Doyle
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I'm not normally a fan of short-story collections — in fact, I hate them. They're too insignificant, too shallow, too constrained. Yet, it seems that anything Brian Doyle writes is instantly able to hook me. Here you have the quirkiest collection of... (read more)

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The Outsorcerer's Apprentice
The Outsorcerer's Apprentice
by Tom Holt
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A happy workforce, it is said, is a productive workforce. Mmmm. Try telling that to an army of belligerent goblins. Or the Big Bad Wolf. Or a professional dragons layer. Who is looking after their well-being? Who gives a damn about their... (read more)

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Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk: A Modest Bestiary
Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk: A Modest Bestiary
by David Sedaris
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Sedaris diverges from his usual essays to give us a book of fables. Like all good fables and fairy tales, they're pretty gruesome and horrifying, and there's most always a moral to be found. These include a healthy dose of charm and wit, though. Ian... (read more)

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Go the F**k to Sleep
Go the F**k to Sleep
by Adam Mansbach
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Riotous and perfectly apt, Go the F**k to Sleep is destined to become the rallying cry for parents across the nation. We nod. We guffaw. We stream tears of glee as we pump fists in the air, whisper-shouting, "Yes — been there!" This book speaks the... (read more)

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Auntie Mame: An Irreverent Escapade
Auntie Mame: An Irreverent Escapade
by Patrick Dennis
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Wildly successful when it was first published in 1955, Patrick Dennis Auntie Mame sold over two million copies and stayed put on the New York Times bestseller list for 112 weeks. It was made into a play, a Broadway as well as a Hollywood musical, and a... (read more)

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The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid: A Memoir
The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid: A Memoir
by Bill Bryson
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Bill Bryson has tackled the Appalachian Trail, troublesome words, Captain James Cook, and repatriation. After the entertaining (and just slightly ambitious) Short History of Nearly Everything, he turns the spotlight back on himself. "This is a book about... (read more)

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The Monkey Wrench Gang (P.S.)
The Monkey Wrench Gang (P.S.)
by Edward Abbey
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He's often compared to Thoreau, and one of his mottos was taken from Emerson: "resist much, obey little." While Abbey has much in common with the forefathers of environmental conservation, he certainly took it a few giant steps further. Abbey and his... (read more)

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Wake Up, Sir!: A Novel
Wake Up, Sir!: A Novel
by Jonathan Ames
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Wake Up, Sir! is a brilliant work of fiction that just happens to be laugh-out-loud funny, to boot (though it also has a stirring underlying sadness). Jonathan Ames is a daring and deeply honest writer whose work abounds with tender and heartbreaking... (read more)

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Born Standing Up: A Comic's Life
Born Standing Up: A Comic's Life
by Steve Martin
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At times uproarious, often sentimental, and always laced with the wit and charm we've come to expect from Steve Martin, this is a warm and enjoyable portrait of his life in stand-up from childhood to his last show in 1981.... (read more)

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Then We Came to the End: A Novel
Then We Came to the End: A Novel
by Joshua Ferris
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Then We Came to the End tells the story of an ad agency in decline, circa 2001. "We had a toy client, a car client, a long-distance carrier and a pet store," readers are told. We. Ferris uses the first person plural to present the agency's collective... (read more)

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Love Is Not Constantly Wondering If You Are Making the Biggest Mistake of Your Life
Love Is Not Constantly Wondering If You Are Making the Biggest Mistake of Your Life
by Anonymous
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Everyone has the relationship they look back on and wonder what the hell they were thinking dating and/or staying with this person for so long. This memoir perfectly captures the feelings that come years after that relationship has ended. You knew the... (read more)

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