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A Massive Swelling: Celebrity Re-Examined As a Grotesque, Crippling Disease and Other Cultural Revelations

by Cintra Wilson

Whether you lust after it, loathe it, or feign apathy toward it, fame is in your face. Cintra Wilson gets to the heart of our humiliating fascination with celebrity and all its preposterous trappings in these...


The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo

by Amy Schumer

“Amy’s got your back. She’s in your corner. She’s an honesty bomb. And she’s coming for you.

—Actress Tilda Swinton and Trainwreck co-star

The Emmy Award-winning comedian, actress, writer, and...


Just Make Me A Sammich: Absurd observations from a wild mind

by Don Ake

Funny stories, hillarous commentaries, bizzare observations.  You will be forced to laugh out loud whether you want to or not.  Your ribs will hurt. You will remember these stories because they are simple,...


The Problem with Me: And Other Essays About Making Trouble in China Today

by Han Han

Satirical essays from China’s most popular young troublemaker about growing up millennial and causing social and political scandal today.

Han Han is the most influential (and provocative) young person in China,...


Undeniably Indiana: Hoosiers Tell the Story of Their Wacky and Wonderful State

by Indiana University Press & Nelson Price

In this first crowdsourced book about Indiana, ordinary Hoosiers from all corners of the state share the eclectic, wonderful, and sometimes wacky stories that are undeniably Indiana. These true tales highlight...


Housebroken: Admissions of an Untidy Life

by Laurie Notaro

#1 New York Times bestselling author Laurie Notaro isn’t exactly a domestic goddess—unless that means she fully embraces her genetic hoarding predisposition, sneaks peeks at her husband’s daily journal,...


Shrunk: And Other Stories

by Oliver Black, Mark McCrum & Laura Bamber

Oliver Black is a brilliant, acerbic humorist with David Sedaris’s eye for absurdity and Jenny Lawson’s knack of unlocking the hilarious side of anxiety and depression. Irreverent and sometimes shocking,...


The Way I See It: The Musings of a Black Woman in the Rainbow Nation

by Lerato Tshabalala

Lerato Tshabalala first came to our attention in 2011 with her 'Urban Miss' column in the Sunday Times, and since then she has by turns entertained, exasperated, amused and confounded her fans and critics alike....


How to Ruin Everything: Essays

by George Watsky

New York Times Bestseller

"Funny, subversive, and able to excavate such brutally honest sentences that you find yourself nodding your head in wonder and recognition."

—Lin-Manuel Miranda, composer and...


The Wonder Trail: True Stories from Los Angeles to the End of the World

by Steve Hely

Steve Hely, writer for The Office and American Dad!, and recipient of the Thurber Prize for American Humor, presents a travel book about his journey through Central and South America. Part travel book, part...


Live Fast Die Hot

by Jenny Mollen

*NOW A NEW YORK TIMES HUMOR BESTSELLER

By the bestselling author, an outrageous collection of personal stories about motherhood, responsibility, and other potential disasters

Jenny Mollen is a writer and actress...


Laughter

by Henri Louis Bergson

This vintage book contains a collection of essays by Henri Bergson. Within these thee essays, Bergson explores laughter, especially that which is caused by a comedian.He goes on to discuss the categories of...


Black Man, White House

by D. L. Hughley

From legendary comedian D.L. Hughley comes a bitingly funny send-up of the Obama years, as “told” by the key political players on both sides of the aisle.

What do the Clintons, Republicans, fellow Democrats,...


Nasty, Brutish, and Short: Lessons and Laughs from an Overseas Officer

by Todd Millick

This collection of irreverent essays about life overseas is a funny and endearing jaunt to a dozen countries, from England to Egypt, and Afghanistan to Haiti, as a former overseas officer speaks his mind about...


The World According to Star Wars

by Cass R. Sunstein

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

#1 Washington Post Bestseller 

There’s Santa Claus, Shakespeare, Mickey Mouse, the Bible, and then there’s Star Wars. Nothing quite compares to sitting down with a young child...


Summary of Not That Kind of Girl: by Lena Dunham | Includes Analysis

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Summary of Not That Kind of Girl by Lena Dunham | Includes Analysis

 

Preview:

Chapters 1-4

 

Take My Virginity (No, Really, Take It)

Dunham did not come close to having sex until her sophomore year of college....


Dave Hill Doesn't Live Here Anymore

by Dave Hill

With his signature matter-of-fact humor, comedian and musician Dave Hill explores his increasingly close relationship with his recently widowed father in a series of painfully funny essays you will want to read...


Dutch Treat, Senior Dating and Other Stories

by mary ann fuller young & Martin simpson

This short book is a collection of ecletic stories about connection and love, where and how to find it.  Above all, the tone is optimistic.

Author Fuller Young investigates dating sites and treats the reader...


Dear County Agent Guy: Calf Pulling, Husband Training, and Other Curious Dispatches from a Midwestern Dairy Farmer

by Jerry Nelson

A funny, warm, and winning collection of stories about life on a South Dakota dairy farm, from a writer whose voice Garrison Keillor described as coming from “the true heart of the Midwest.”


Treat 'Em Rough - Letters From Jack The Kaiser Killer

by Ring Lardner

This early work by Ring Lardner was originally published in 1918 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introduction. 'Treat 'Em Rough' is a selection of short stories written in letter form. Ring Lardner...