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Brain Droppings
Brain Droppings
Paperback      ISBN: 0786883219

With hundreds of sold-out concert dates each year, over 20 albums, two Grammys, two Cable ACE awards, and more HBO specials that anyone else, George Carlin is more popular than ever. Now Carlin's New York Times bestselling book comes to paperback. Filled with thoughts, musings, questions, lists, beliefs, curiosities, monologues, assertions, assumptions, and other delicious verbal ordeals, Brain Droppings is drop-dead funny.

The Partly Cloudy Patriot
The Partly Cloudy Patriot
Hardcover      ISBN: 0743223527

From the author who Nick Hornby calls smart, funny, soulful, and even educational--a smart, funny, soulful, and even educational collection of first-person experiences about life in America. Vowell captures the hilarious and moving things that happen when she confronts history.

The Evasion-English Dictionary
The Evasion-English Dictionary
Paperback      ISBN: 0971865973

Maggie Balistreri takes dead aim at the Like, whatever' faction of English speakers . . . clear-minded grammar wins out in the end. Bravo.-Garrison Keillor This scathingly funny dictionary of euphemisms translates the, like, banalities of contemporary speech.

Dracula Was a Lawyer
Dracula Was a Lawyer
Paperback      ISBN: 1573247189

We are all fascinated by the legal system and the people behind it. With Dracula Was a Lawyer, trivia experts Erin Barrett and Jack Mingo explore lawyers we love to hate (until we need one ), the pitfalls in our legal system, celebrity lawyers, and more. This compendium puts lawyers and legal history on trial and exposes over 500 outrageous oddities from the wild world of law.

Barrel Fever: Stories and Essays
Barrel Fever
Stories and Essays
Paperback      ISBN: 0316779423
In David Sedaris's world, no one is safe and no cow is sacred. Sedaris's collection of essays and stories is a rollicking tour through the national Zeitgeist: a do-it-yourself suburban dad saves money by performing home surgery; a man who is loved too much flees the heavyweight champion of the world; a teenage suicide tries to incite a lynch mob at her funeral; a bitter Santa abuses the elves. With a perfect eye and a voice infused with as much empathy as wit, Sedaris writes stories and essays that target the soulful ridiculousness of our behavior. Barrel Fever is like a blind date with modern life, and anything can happen.
Getting Even
Getting Even
Hardcover      ISBN: 0394473485

The popular humorist contributes to the current flood of literature on the Mafia, mysticism, the Third Reich, and the twenties

Biggest Riddle Book in the World
Biggest Riddle Book in the World
Paperback      ISBN: 0806988843

How do you keep a rhinoceros from charging? Take away his credit cards. Over 2,000 riddles of all kinds, from simple to complex, for all ages. Written by a children's librarian, this is one riddle book that should be in both the adult and children's collections.--Library Journal. A real bonanza for riddle fans. A great boost for budding comedians.--School Library Journal. A massive collection. Index is helpful in finding specific zingers.--Horn Book.

The Onion Ad Nauseam: Fanfare for the Area Man: Complete News Archives
The Onion Ad Nauseam
Fanfare for the Area Man: Complete News Archives
Paperback      ISBN: 1400054559

All The News That's Fit to Reprint

The latest book in the New York Times bestselling Onion Ad Nauseam series includes every news story, opinion piece, news-in-brief, horoscope...yes, every last word that appeared in The Onion between October 2002 and October 2003. Here they are at last: all the issues of The Onion that you missed because you had a life to live. And each page takes 0.0 seconds to load

Fanfare for the Area Man: The Onion Ad Nauseam Complete News Archives, Volume 15 is packed with material no longer available online or anywhere else.

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Me Talk Pretty One Day
Me Talk Pretty One Day
Hardcover      ISBN: 0316777722

A new collection from David Sedaris is cause for jubilation. His recent move to Paris has inspired hilarious pieces, including Me Talk Pretty One Day, about his attempts to learn French. His family is another inspiration. You Cant Kill the Rooster is a portrait of his brother who talks incessant hip-hop slang to his bewildered father. And no one hones a finer fury in response to such modern annoyances as restaurant meals presented in ludicrous towers and cashiers with 6-inch fingernails. Compared by The New Yorker to Twain and Hawthorne, Sedaris has become one of our best-loved authors. Sedaris is an amazing reader whose appearances draw hundreds, and his performancesincluding a jaw-dropping impression of Billie Holiday singing I wish I were an Oscar Meyer weinerare unforgettable. Sedariss essays on living in Paris are some of the funniest hes ever written. At last, someone even meaner than the French The sort of blithely sophisticated, loopy humour that might have resulted if Dorothy Parker and James Thurber had had a love child. Entertainment Weekly on Barrel Fever Sidesplitting Not one of the essays in this new collection failed to crack me up; frequently I was helpless. The New York Times Book Review on Naked

Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim
Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim
Hardcover      ISBN: 0316143464
David Sedaris plays in the snow with his sisters. He goes on vacation with his family. He gets a job selling drinks. He attends his brother's wedding. He mops his sister's floor. He gives directions to a lost traveler. He eats a hamburger. He has his blood sugar tested. It all sounds so normal, doesn't it? In his newest collection of essays, David Sedaris lifts the corner of ordinary life, revealing the absurdity teeming below its surface. His world is alive with obscure desires and hidden motives -- a world where forgiveness is automatic and an argument can be the highest form of love. Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim is another unforgettable collection from one of the wittiest and most original writers at work today.