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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
How to Be a Villain: Evil Laughs Secret Lairs Master Plans and More
How to Be a Villain
Evil Laughs Secret Lairs Master Plans and More
Hardcover      ISBN: 0811846660
A delightfully evil gift, How to Be a Villain is a step-by-step guide to joining the forces of darkness. Because, though villains may never win, they sure have more fun, hatching master plans for world domination, smoothing their dastardly tights. Neil Zawacki answers all the most urgent questions: Should I go with a black or red theme? Do I invest in an army of winged monkeys or ninja warriors? And just where will I put the evil hideout? Whether readers choose to pursue a career as a Criminal Mastermind, Mad Scientist, Corporate Bastard, or just a Wanna-be Evil Genius, they are sure to find plenty of tips for jumpstarting any evil enterprise. Cheaper than attending the annual bad guy conference and way more fun than being good, How to Be a Villain is guaranteed to elicit deep-throated evil laughs across the land.
The Funny Thing Is...
The Funny Thing Is...
Paperback      ISBN: 0743247639
A new collection of essays by the comedienne and author of My Point . . . And I Do Have One considers such topics as her coffee addiction, her experiences in church, and the devious tactics of salespeople. Reprint. 150,000 first printing.
Lost in the Cosmos: The Last Self-Help Book
Lost in the Cosmos
The Last Self-Help Book
Paperback      ISBN: 0312253990
Walker Percy's mordantly funny and wholly original contribution to the self-help book craze deals with the Western mind's tendency toward heavy abstraction. This favorite of Percy fans continues to charm and beguile readers of all tastes and backgrounds. Lost in the Cosmos invites us to think about how we communicate with our world.
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.
Driving Your Own Karma: Swami Beyondananda's Tour Guide to Enlightenment
Driving Your Own Karma
Swami Beyondananda's Tour Guide to Enlightenment
Paperback      ISBN: 0892812532
Takes a humorous look at consciousness raising with tips on "teaching a dog to heal," "maintaining a car with auto-suggestion techniques" and "understanding the human urge to have sects"
The Hedonism Handbook: Mastering the Lost Arts of Leisure and Pleasure
The Hedonism Handbook
Mastering the Lost Arts of Leisure and Pleasure
Paperback      ISBN: 0306814145
Presents the advantages of a way of life aimed at increasing pleasure and minimizing pain, explains the benefits of enjoying unstressful leisure time, and discusses related historical developments and such topics as virtues and vices.
Brain Droppings
Brain Droppings
Paperback      ISBN: 0786883219
The comedian's best-selling first book of original humor displays his trademark skill at finding the hilariously strange in the ordinary and his unparalleled collection of oxymorons. Reprint. 250,000 first printing.
A Treasury of Royal Scandals: The Shocking True Stories of History's Wickedest, Weirdest, Most Wanton Kings, Queens, Tsars, Popes, and Emperors
A Treasury of Royal Scandals
The Shocking True Stories of History's Wickedest, Weirdest, Most Wanton Kings, Queens, Tsars, Popes, and Emperors
Paperback      ISBN: 0140280243
Profiles the lives and convoluted relations of notorious rulers including Catherine the Great, King George III, and Joanna the Mad.
Sahara Special
Sahara Special
Hardcover      ISBN: 0786807938
Struggling with school and her feelings since her father left, Sahara gets a fresh start with a new and unique teacher who supports her writing talents and the individuality of each of her classmates.