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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

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

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

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

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

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

Maeve in America: Essays by a Girl fr...

Maeve Higgins

"If Tina Fey and David Sedaris had a daughter, she would be Maeve Higgins." —Glamour"Maeve Higgins is hilarious, poignant, conversational, and my favorite Irish import since U2. You're in for a treat." —Phoebe...

Published: Aug 2018

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


Samantha Irby

Smart, edgy, hilarious, and unabashedly raunchy New York Times bestselling author Samantha Irby explodes onto the printed page in her uproarious first collection of essays. Irby laughs her way through tragicomic mishaps, neuroses, a...

Published: Apr 2018

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

Why Not Me?

Mindy Kaling

From the author of the beloved New York Times bestselling book Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? and the creator and star of The Mindy Project comes a collection of essays that are as hilarious and insightful as they are deeply pers...

Published: Sep 2016

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 Remember Nothing: And Other Reflect...

Nora Ephron

Nora Ephron returns with her first book since the astounding success of I Feel Bad About My Neck, taking a hilarious look at the past, the present, and the future, bemoaning the vicissitudes of modern life, and recalling with her sign...

Published: Nov 2011

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

Food: A Love Story

Jim Gaffigan

Have you ever finished a meal that tasted horrible but not noticed until the last bite?  Eaten in your car so you wouldn't have to share with your children? Gotten hungry while watching a dog food commercial? Does the presence of gre...

Published: Oct 2015

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

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

I Can't Date Jesus

Michael Arceneaux

In the style of New York Times bestsellers You Can’t Touch My Hair, Bad Feminist, and I’m Judging You, a timely collection of alternately hysterical and soul‑searching essays about what it is like to grow up as a creative, sensi...

Published: Jul 2018

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

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

Gross Anatomy: A Field Guide to Lovin...

Mara Altman

An honest, funny, neurotic, and totally gross love child of Mindy Kaling and Mary Roach.Mara Altman's volatile and apprehensive relationship with her body has led her to wonder about a lot of stuff over the years. Like, who decided th...

Published: Aug 2019

Navel Gazing: True Tales of Bodies, M...

Michael Ian Black

New York Times bestselling author and stand-up comedian Michael Ian Black (author of A Child's First Book of Trump) delivers a "memorable and funny" (Kirkus Reviews) memoir about confronting his genetic legacy as he hits his...

Published: Aug 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

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
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