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I Feel Bad about My Neck: And Other T...

Nora Ephron

With her disarming, intimate, completely accessible voice, and dry sense of humor, Nora Ephron shares with us her ups and downs in I Feel Bad About My Neck, a candid, hilarious look at women who are getting older and dealing with the ...

Published: Apr 2008

When You Are Engulfed in Flames

David Sedaris

David Sedaris's ability to transform the mortification of everyday life into wildly entertaining art,' (The Christian Science Monitor) is elevated to wilder and more entertaining heights than ever in this remarkable new book. Trying...

Published: Jun 2009

Does This Beach Make Me Look Fat?: Tr...

Lisa Scottoline

The unstoppable, irreverent mother-daughter team presents a new collection of funny stories and true confessions that every woman can relate to. From identity theft to the hazards of bicycling to college reunions and eating on the bea...

Published: Jun 2016

The Man Who Ate Everything

Jeffrey Steingarten

Winner of the Julia Child Book Award A James Beard Book Award Finalist When Jeffrey Steingarten was appointed food critic for Vogue, he systematically set out to overcome his distaste for such things as kimchi, lard, Greek cuisi...

Published: Oct 1998

Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls

David Sedaris

"Sedaris is a remarkably skilled storyteller and savvy essayist....And based, on this latest collection, he's getting only better." ---Los Angeles Times A guy walks into a bar car and...From here the story could take many tu...

Published: Jun 2014

I Was Told There'd Be Cake

Sloane Crosley

Wry, hilarious, and profoundly genuine, this debut collection of literary essays is a celebration of fallibility and haplessness in all their glory. From despoiling an exhibit at the Natural History Museum to provoking the ire of her ...

Published: Apr 2008

Sand in My Bra and Other Misadventure...

Jennifer L. Leo

Button your blouse, here comes a sandstorm of laughs! Travel isn't always what we dream it will be, but oh, the stories that follow. Share in the hilarious, bizarre, and unforgettable misadventures of 29 women whose trips went comi...

Published: Apr 2003

Best. State. Ever.: A Florida Man Def...

Dave Barry

A New York Times bestseller -- a brilliantly funny exploration of the Sunshine State from the man who knows it best: Pulitzer Prize winner Dave Barry.We never know what will happen next in Florida. We know only that, any minute now, s...

Published: Sep 2017

Family - The Ties That Bind...and Gag...

Erma Bombeck

A cherished family reunion sets the stage of Erma Bombeck's predictably hilarious recollections of raising a family. Her conclusion: you can't live with them, you can't live without them...or can you...?

Published: Oct 1988

Teacher Misery: Helicopter Parents, S...

Jane Morris

Teacher Misery perfectly encapsulates the comical misery that has become the teaching profession. Morris' strange, funny, and sometimes unbelievable teaching experiences are told through a collection of short stories, essays and artif...

Published: May 2016

It Must've Been Something I Ate: The ...

Jeffrey Steingarten

In this outrageous and delectable new volume, the Man Who Ate Everything proves that he will do anything to eat everything. That includes going fishing for his own supply of bluefin tuna belly; nearly incinerating his oven in pursuit ...

Published: Oct 2003

Time Flies

Bill Cosby

America's #1 media personality and bestselling author delivers a light-hearted, highly personal yet universally appealing look at the different ages and stages through which we live and learn. A book for every age. HC: Doubleday.

Published: Jan 1988

Uganda Be Kidding Me

Chelsea Handler

Wherever Chelsea Handler travels, one thing is certain: she always ends up in the land of the ridiculous. Now, in this uproarious collection, she sneaks her sharp wit through airport security and delivers her most absurd and hilarious...

Published: Feb 2015

I Hate Everyone...Starting with Me

Joan Rivers

NOW WITH NEW MATERIAL FOR THE PAPERBACK EDITION"How do I love thee? Let me count the ways." —Elizabeth Barrett Browning, 1850"How do I hate thee? How much time do you have?" —Joan Rivers, today, about two-ish J...

Published: Apr 2013

When You Look Like Your Passport Phot...

Erma Bombeck

The popular humorist offers tips and truisms on travel, discussing oddly named food, Asian bus drivers in Germany, plumbing around the world, and more. Reprint. NYT. K.

Published: Nov 1992

Fat Girl Walking: Sex, Food, Love, an...

Brittany Gibbons

Told through a series of larger-than-life snapshots, a hilarious memoir in essays about love, sex, marriage, motherhood, bikinis, and loving your body, no matter what size you are from the acclaimed blogger and body image advocate.Bri...

Published: Mar 2016

I'll Mature When I'm Dead: Dave Barry...

Dave Barry

I'll Mature When I'm Dead: Dave Barry's Amazing Tales of Adulthood

Published: Apr 2011

Paddle Your Own Canoe: One Man's Fund...

Nick Offerman

When it comes to growing a robust mustache, masticating red meat, building a chair, or wooing a woman, who better to educate you than the always charming, always manly Nick Offerman, best known as Parks and Recreation's Ron Swanson?...

Published: Sep 2014

Half Empty

David Rakoff

In this deeply smart and sneakily poignant collection of essays, the bestselling author of Fraud and Don't Get Too Comfortable makes an inspired case for always assuming the worst—because then you'll never be disappointed. Whether h...

Published: Sep 2011

We Are Never Meeting in Real Life.: E...

Samantha Irby

Sometimes you just have to laugh, even when life is a dumpster fire. With We Are Never Meeting in Real Life., "bitches gotta eat" blogger and comedian Samantha Irby turns the serio-comic essay into an art form.  Whether tal...

Published: May 2017

Twenty Five Mystery Science Theater 3...

Frank Conniff

In 1990, Frank Conniff joined the staff of Mystery Science Theater 3000. First he was hired as a writer, then he was called upon to play TV’s Frank, the bumbling yet lovable Mad Scientist henchman in Deep 13. And then he was given...

Published: Aug 2016

I Drink for a Reason

David Cross

After a decade spent in isolation in the Ugandan jungles thinking about stuff, David Cross has written his first book. Known for roles on the small screen such as "never-nude" Tobias Funke on Arrested Development and the ro...

Published: Aug 2010

The Asylum: A Collage of Couture Remi...

Simon Doonan

After nearly a lifetime spent in the Industry, author and fashion insider Simon Doonan is ready to let you in on a little secret: his peers in this multibillion-dollar industry are just as nutty as the denizens of your local loony bin...

Published: Feb 2015

Crazy Salad and Scribble Scribble: So...

Nora Ephron

Two classic collections of Nora Ephron's uproarious essays—tackling everything from feminism to the media, from politics to beauty products, with her inimitable charm and distinctive wit—now available in one book for the first tim...

Published: Oct 2012

The Princess Diarist

Carrie F. Fisher

The Princess Diarist is Carrie Fisher's intimate, hilarious and revealing recollection of what happened behind the scenes on one of the most famous film sets of all time, the first StarWars movie.   *PEOPLE Magazine Best Book of Fal...

Published: Oct 2017

The Areas of My Expertise

John Hodgman

Hot on the heels of the #1 bestsellers The Onion's Our Dumb Century and Jon Stewart's America comes The Areas of My Expertise, the brilliant and uproarious #15 bestseller (i.e., a runaway phenomenon in its own right-no, seriously)-a l...

Published: Sep 2006

I Just Want to Be Perfect (I Just Wan...

Jen Mann

I Just Want to Be Perfect is the fourth book in the bestselling I Just Want to Pee Alone series. It brings together 37 hilarious and relatable essays that showcase the foibles of ordinary women trying to be perfect. The cult of perfe...

Published: May 2016

Don't Worry, It Gets Worse: One Twent...

Alida Nugent

Alida Nugent graduated college with a degree in one hand and a drink in the other, eager to trade in parties and all-nighters for "the real world." But post-grad wasn't the glam life she imagined. Soon buried under a pile ...

Published: May 2013

A Load of Hooey (Odenkirk Memorial Li...

Bob Odenkirk

Bob Odenkirk is a legend in the comedy-writing world, winning Emmys and acclaim for his work on Saturday Night Live, Mr. Show with Bob and David, and many other seminal TV shows. This book, his first, is a spleen-bruisingly funny omni...

Published: Nov 2017

The Misadventures of Awkward Black Gi...

Issa Rae

In this universally accessible New York Times bestseller named for her wildly popular web series, Issa Rae—"a singular voice with the verve and vivacity of uncorked champagne" (Kirkus Reviews)—waxes humorously on what it...

Published: Feb 2016
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