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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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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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Are You There, Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea
Are You There, Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea
by Chelsea Handler
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Chelsea Handler may not be everyone's cup of vodka. But for those who love her E! talk show, and fans of juicy gossip splashed with liberal doses of alcohol and laughter, Are You There, Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea will shake and stir you.... (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 Braindead Megaphone
The Braindead Megaphone
by George Saunders
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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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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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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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The Book of General Ignorance: Everything You Think You Know Is Wrong
The Book of General Ignorance: Everything You Think You Know Is Wrong
by John Lloyd and John Mitchinson
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This book should be titled "It's Not What You Think." Because practically every answer in the book could begin with that phrase. What a great collection of facts about our world! Find out the truth about all kinds of things, from the first animal in... (read more)

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Shake
Shake
by Carli Davidson
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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
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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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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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Julius Knipl, Real Estate Photographer: Stories
Julius Knipl, Real Estate Photographer: Stories
by Ben Katchor
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I first became aware of Katchor's sublime black and white strips in the pages of Art Spiegelman's Raw magazine. "(His) picture stories speak a sad, beautiful clarity," R.E.M.'s Michael Stipe once remarked. Compiled from strips published in The Forward... (read more)

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Fierce Pajamas: An Anthology of Humor Writing from the New Yorker
Fierce Pajamas: An Anthology of Humor Writing from the New Yorker
by David Remnick
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This makes the perfect gift for those who love a literary hit with their humor. A wonderful wide-ranging selection to read aloud with others or simply snicker at in the privacy of one's own personal reading space.... (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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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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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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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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How to Build a Robot Army: Tips on Defending Planet Earth against Alien Invaders, Ninjas, and Zombies
How to Build a Robot Army: Tips on Defending Planet Earth against Alien Invaders, Ninjas, and Zombies
by Daniel H. Wilson
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Come on, Humans, stop kidding yourselves. You know that the robots are growing in strength. The confrontation is inevitable. You are unprepared! Buy this book or die. You pathetic bag of water.... (read more)

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This Book Will Save Your Life: A Novel
This Book Will Save Your Life: A Novel
by A. M. Homes
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A. M. Homes never fails to deliver an emotionally accurate tale, and here she manages to make it hilarious as well. She has the uncanny ability to lift the curtain and show the absurdities and minutia of life.   Richard Novak's sterile and quiet... (read more)

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Born Standing Up: A Comic's Life
Born Standing Up: A Comic's Life
by Steve Martin
Staff Pick
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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