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CivilWarLand in Bad Decline: Stories and a Novella
CivilWarLand in Bad Decline: Stories and a Novella
by George Saunders
Staff Pick
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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Shake
Shake
by Carli Davidson
Staff Pick
It's said that when dogs take wagging to a full body shudder, they become refreshed and ready to begin again. Carli Davidson's delightful assortment of canines photographed while caught in the act reminds us once again why we love these critters so.... (read more)

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I Remember Nothing: And Other Reflections
I Remember Nothing: And Other Reflections
by Nora Ephron
Staff Pick
The essays in Ephron's charming collection range from the very relatable (vignettes covering everything from egg yolks to Thomas Friedman) to the delightful and personal (as in "Journalism: A Love Story," which recounts her post-college days in a largely... (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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Cake Wrecks: When Professional Cakes Go Hilariously Wrong
Cake Wrecks: When Professional Cakes Go Hilariously Wrong
by Jen Yates
Staff Pick
In this day and age, any book that can make me laugh out loud earns top o' the list. Some of the pictures in this book are hilarious in themselves, but Yates adds captions with humor ranging from subtle to over-the-top. Keep Cake Wrecks handy for when... (read more)

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Make Love the Bruce Campbell Way
Make Love the Bruce Campbell Way
by Bruce Campbell
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Evil Dead star Bruce ("Hail to the king, baby!") Campbell follows his memoir, If Chins Could Kill, with a hilarious "autobiographical novel" about the B-movie king's unexpected starring role in an A-list production directed by Mike Nichols, co-starring... (read more)

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The Sexy Book of Sexy Sex
The Sexy Book of Sexy Sex
by Kristin Schaal and Rich Blomquist
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The Sexy Book of Sexy Sex is nothing short of awesomely awesome. It's a hilarious pastiche of sex how-to (and how-not-to), erotic tales, charts, graphs, and more. There's even some slash fiction that will forever sully your dear memories of ALF and the... (read more)

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When Will Jesus Bring the Pork Chops?
When Will Jesus Bring the Pork Chops?
by George Carlin
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Curmudgeons and humor lovers, rejoice! Legendary comedian Carlin is back with even more outrageous, controversial observations and criticisms on everything from politics to the Ten Commandments.... (read more)

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The Areas of My Expertise
The Areas of My Expertise
by John Hodgman
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Which state is known for its mustaches? How much should you tip a lullaby singer? Hodgman is a genius. Who knew that complete world knowledge could be so hysterically funny?... (read more)

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The Most of Nora Ephron
The Most of Nora Ephron
by Nora Ephron
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Nora Ephron is beloved for her delightful, witty, honest writing. Her latest book, a celebration of her work and life, contains excerpts from novels, screenplays, journalism, and her thoughts about aging and dying. On Nora's What I Will Miss List... (read more)

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The Fuck-Up
The Fuck-Up
by Arthur Nersesian
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Break-ups, bad jobs, and sad literary aspirations add up to make one gritty, funny New York comedy.... (read more)

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The Whatchamacallit: Those Everyday Objects You Just Can't Name (and Things You Think You Know About, But Don't)
The Whatchamacallit: Those Everyday Objects You Just Can't Name (and Things You Think You Know About, But Don't)
by Danny Danziger and Mark McCrum
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No, it's not a candy bar. Authors Danny Danziger and Mark McCrum describe "whatchamacallits" as "those everyday objects you just can't name and things you think you know about, but don't." Even if you think you have a good vocabulary, there are millions... (read more)

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When You Are Engulfed in Flames
When You Are Engulfed in Flames
by David Sedaris
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Always a delight, never a disappointment, David Sedaris has come out with his finest offering yet. He has a deft touch, moving between sarcasm and sadness or, in this collection, between redneck babysitters and quitting smoking.... (read more)

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The Truth: With Jokes
The Truth: With Jokes
by Al Franken
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Still disgruntled over Election 2004? Let the irrepressible Al Franken salve your wounds with his sharp-edged commentary and piercing humor. Fans of Lies need this book now more than ever!... (read more)

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Our Dumb World
Our Dumb World
by The Onion
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The folks at the Onion are up to their usual shenanigans, this time bringing us an informative and wildly inaccurate atlas that fans will love.... (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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Where's My Jetpack?: A Guide to the Amazing Science Fiction Future That Never Arrived
Where's My Jetpack?: A Guide to the Amazing Science Fiction Future That Never Arrived
by Daniel H. Wilson and Richard Horne
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If you are like me, the Roomba just does not cut it when what I expect is the domestic help of the robot maid featured on The Jetsons. In this highly entertaining look at futuristic inventions once envisioned, but never fully realized, Daniel Wilson... (read more)

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The Toon Treasury of Classic Children's Comics
The Toon Treasury of Classic Children's Comics
by Art Spiegelman and Francoise Mouly
Staff Pick
This is one of my favorite books of the year! It is bursting with over 300 pages of full-color goofy, silly, weird, and wacky comic strips for kids, from the 1930s through the 1960s. Rediscover Pogo, Uncle Wiggly, Donald Duck, Dennis the Menace, and... (read more)

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Simple Times: Crafts for Poor People
Simple Times: Crafts for Poor People
by Amy Sedaris
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Very few people could pull off a book like this, but, rest assured, Amy Sedaris has. Featuring craft projects for crab-claw roach clips, countless pompon-related items, and everything in between, this hilarious book is a perfect gift for the DIYer with a... (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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