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Yes Please
Yes Please
by Amy Poehler
Staff Pick
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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Funny Girl
Funny Girl
by Nick Hornby
Staff Pick
Hornby's latest is a hilarious and insightful look into the early television business that perfectly evokes 1960s London. As usual, his dialogue is sharp and bright and will take even the most cynical reader on an entertaining journey up the television... (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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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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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 Braindead Megaphone
The Braindead Megaphone
by George Saunders
Staff Pick
Braindead Megaphone is a wonderful collection of essays, containing everything from an exploration of the insane cultural edifice that is modern-day Dubai to a condemnation of the infuriating state of contemporary media (and the consequently dumbed-down... (read more)

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This Is Where I Leave You
This Is Where I Leave You
by Jonathan Tropper
Staff Pick
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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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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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
Staff Pick
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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My Drunk Kitchen: A Guide to Eating, Drinking, and Going with Your Gut
My Drunk Kitchen: A Guide to Eating, Drinking, and Going with Your Gut
by Hannah Hart
Staff Pick
If you aren't in love with Hannah Hart yet, I suggest you browse this book. Then go watch the hours of drunken cooking, punning, and hilarity. Then come back and buy this book because you know she'll do great things with the money. My Drunk Kitchen is... (read more)

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Home Land
Home Land
by Sam Lipsyte
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A caustic and hilarious story about Lewis Miner, a man afflicted by a terrible high school experience and blessed with an acid tongue that takes no prisoners. Lipsyte's sentences are creations of absolute wonder and terrific angst.... (read more)

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Auntie Mame: An Irreverent Escapade
Auntie Mame: An Irreverent Escapade
by Patrick Dennis
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By the time they made the movie musical, the book had gone out of print. Which was a shame. The original novel, a true comic classic, really was the best of the lot. Not only are the comic descriptions hilarious, but when they made the many adaptations... (read more)

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I Was Told There'd Be Cake
I Was Told There'd Be Cake
by Sloane Crosley
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Funny, charming, and self-effacing, Sloane Crosley's essays will resonate with you, whether or not you grew up playing Oregon Trail on the computer or have ever locked yourself out of your house — twice in the same day. Crosley's voice is uniquely... (read more)

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CivilWarLand in Bad Decline: Stories and a Novella
CivilWarLand in Bad Decline: Stories and a Novella
by George Saunders
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Taking its title from its opening story, set dystopically enough in a Civil War historical reenactment park, George Saunders's first book still sweeps my legs out from under me. Twain and Vonnegut are heavyweights named as his predecessors, but Saunders... (read more)

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Cruddy
Cruddy
by Lynda Barry
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Cartoonist Lynda Barry proves to be a formidable writer with this novel of teen alienation. Shocking, outlandish violence is balanced by lyrical, insightful prose. Cruddy is a homicidal road story, a coming-of-age tale, and a meditation on adolescence... (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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Allegedly, The Noble Hustle is about poker. Actually, it is a hilarious, insightful, and lovingly nihilistic look at creative anguish, the struggle of being alive, and the inevitable failure of caring too much about how things turn out. That said, it'll... (read more)

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I Love Dick
I Love Dick
by Chris Kraus
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Is it a stalking case? A feminist performance-art project? An art scandal? A memoir? Or epistolary novel? I Love Dick, Chris Kraus's artful obsession with theorist Dick Hebdige, shatters about every category (and interpersonal boundary) out there in... (read more)

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Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: The Classic Regency Romance -- Now with Ultraviolent Zombie Mayhem!
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: The Classic Regency Romance -- Now with Ultraviolent Zombie Mayhem!
by Seth Grahame-Smith and Jane Austen
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In Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, Seth Grahame-Smith has paired Austen’s sublime language with the visceral, flesh-eating menace of the "dreadfuls." England was never this lively. We get sword fights, romance, a zombie plague, and, as a bonus... (read more)

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Regretsy: Where DIY Meets WTF
Regretsy: Where DIY Meets WTF
by April Winchell
Staff Pick
Whether or not you're a member of the DIY community, Regretsy will make you cackle right out of your chair. Based on the popular blog, Winchell's snarky commentary on Etsy's most preposterous crafts (chicken poncho? hummingbird feeder hat?) has acquired... (read more)

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