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Wigfield: The Can-Do Town That Just May Not
Wigfield
The Can-Do Town That Just May Not
Paperback      ISBN: 078688696x
A hilarious lampoon of a town gone wrong profiles Wigfield, in danger when the government tears down the dam re-opening the salmon run but demolishes Wigfield in the process, until smug, self-important journalist Russell Hokes appears hoping to save the day. Reprint. 50,000 fist printing.
Letters to Wendy's
Letters to Wendy's
Paperback      ISBN: 0970367201
Letters to Wendy’s is an outrageous, tragic, genre-bending novel written over the course of a year on comment cards from the fast-food chain restaurant Wendy’s. Through the letters, the book traces a year in the life and thoughts of an unnamed narrator obsessed not only by Biggies and Frosties, but also by consumerism, pornography, and mortality.
The Beast in Me and Other Animals: A Collection of Pieces and Drawings About Human Beings and Less Alarming Creatures
The Beast in Me and Other Animals
A Collection of Pieces and Drawings About Human Beings and Less Alarming Creatures
Paperback      ISBN: 015610850x
The twentieth-century American artist and writer uses cartoons and stories to parody the shortcomings of modern man
The Pig Day Book
The Pig Day Book
Hardcover      ISBN: 1843170612
Wanda Hickey's Night of Golden Memories: And Other Disasters
Wanda Hickey's Night of Golden Memories
And Other Disasters
Paperback      ISBN: 0385116322
The popular radio announcer uses his whimsical imagination to record the events of his Indiana boyhood
Five-Finger Discount: A Crooked Family History
Five-Finger Discount
A Crooked Family History
Paperback      ISBN: 0375758704
A hilarious memoir chronicles the seedy adventures of a Jersey City family of criminals, bookies, con artists, embezzlers, and mobster-wannabes and the author's dramatic experiences growing up in such an environment. Reader's Guide included. Reprint. 60,000 first printing.
Ken's Guide to the Bible
Ken's Guide to the Bible
Paperback      ISBN: 0922233179
The Bible is a thick, imposing, often unreadable, damnedly religious book. Most people don't have the time or the patience even to attempt reading it. But everyone knows they're supposed to know what's in the world's most widely quoted book. To whom can you turn? Ken Smith, co-author of the best-selling Roadside America books, goes where traditional Bible authorities fear to tread. Ken's Guide to the Bible takes you directly to the Good Book's naughty parts and wastes no time on the stuff you already know. With hammerhead precision and pig-iron wit, this compact volume lays bare all the sex, gore, and lunacy that the Bible has to offer. Read Ken's Guide to the Bible and you'll know more about the Good Book than most televangelists, Christian rockers, and conservative school-board members put together!
Modern Manners: An Etiquette Book for Rude People
Modern Manners
An Etiquette Book for Rude People
Paperback      ISBN: 087113375x
A resource guide to etiquette for the 1990s touches upon everything, from which books to read in bed--in case you die in your sleep--to how to achieve distinction by being outrageous and bizarre
Saints Preserve Us!: Everything You Need to Know About Every Saint You'll Ever Need
Saints Preserve Us!
Everything You Need to Know About Every Saint You'll Ever Need
Paperback      ISBN: 067975038x
A guide to the universe of saints, cross-referenced by birthdays, professions, and ailments, features information on the saints of hemorrhoids, dog bites, public relations, and others. Original. 30,000 first printing. $15,000 ad/promo.
Bunny Bunny: Gilda Radner : A Sort of Love Story
Bunny Bunny
Gilda Radner : A Sort of Love Story
Paperback      ISBN: 1557832765
In a series of funny, tender, and touching dialogues, former Saturday Night Live writer Zweibel recalls his buddy-and-almost-lover friendship with SNL actress Gilda Radner, who died of ovarian cancer. Zweibel claims he "merely scribbled the dialogues playing in my head," and, indeed, these recreated conversations have a neurotic, sarcastic, and vulnerable air of aunthenticity. The actress and writer become fast friends on the SNL set and segue into personal revelation.