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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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Clown Girl: A Novel
Clown Girl: A Novel
by Monica Drake
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A famous author once said, "Characters to me, the ones I write, aren't persuasive till I can postulate what they do for a living." In her full-length debut, Monica Drake postulates into life a young woman named Nita, otherwise known as Sniffles, a... (read more)

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Stuff White People Like: A Definitive Guide to the Unique Taste of Millions
Stuff White People Like: A Definitive Guide to the Unique Taste of Millions
by Christian Lander
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Have you ever wondered what white people are all about? From modern furniture to Oscar parties to self-deprecating humor, hardwood floors, irony, and knowing what's best for poor people, the white race is finally demystified thanks to Christian Lander's... (read more)

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I Remember Nothing: And Other Reflections (Vintage)
I Remember Nothing: And Other Reflections (Vintage)
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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The Portlandia Activity Book
The Portlandia Activity Book
by Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein and Jonathan Krisel
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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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We Thought You Would Be Prettier: True Tales of the Dorkiest Girl Alive
We Thought You Would Be Prettier: True Tales of the Dorkiest Girl Alive
by Laurie Notaro
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Laurie Notaro is so funny it is scary. So funny, in fact, you'll wet your pants while reading the biting, hilarious essays in We Thought You Would Be Prettier. Or maybe that's just me. Move over David Sedaris, Augusten Burroughs, and even George Carlin ... (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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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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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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Fool
Fool
by Christopher Moore
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I giggled a lot while reading Fool, Moore's take on King Lear. It's bawdy, silly, and smart. A perfect read for book nerds with a sense of humor.... (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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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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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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An Idiot Girl's Christmas: True Tales from the Top of the Naughty List
An Idiot Girl's Christmas: True Tales from the Top of the Naughty List
by Laurie Notaro
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Sedaris's Holidays on Ice crossed with Carlin's When Will Jesus Bring the Pork Chops? — Notaro's slim and satisfying volume of acerbic, witty holiday observations will have you guffawing in your eggnog.... (read more)

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Bossypants
Bossypants
by Tina Fey
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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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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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Backyard Ballistics
Backyard Ballistics
by William Gurstelle
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As tempting as it sounds to spend the afternoon with the two digital puppies wrestling under Lara Croft's wife-beater, nothing is really more entertaining than plain ol' throwing rocks at stuff. Or, better still, shooting said rocks out of a homemade... (read more)

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I Like You: Hospitality Under the Influence
I Like You: Hospitality Under the Influence
by Amy Sedaris
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A tongue-in-cheek pastiche of recipes and advice for host and guest alike, I Like You will embolden readers to take on any entertaining challenge, be it hosting children, a rich uncle, or a crew of lumberjacks.... (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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