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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

by Instaread Summaries

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...


Miss Fortune: Fresh Perspectives on Having It All from Someone Who Is Not Okay

by Lauren Weedman

Miss Fortune is so gloriously smart, deeply funny, and nakedly vulnerable, I missed it after I finished the last page the way one misses the best friend you ever had after she goes away. Lauren Weedman tells...


Most of These Stories are Somewhat True

by Jeff Mackwood

”This is a tale of adventure and athletics, of family and friends, of courage and humour... Jeff Mackwood’s lively vignettes form a vivid memoir revealing a sensitive and caring father, husband and son...


The Idle Thoughts of an Idle Fellow: A Book for an Idle Holiday

by Jerome K. Jerome

What readers ask nowadays in a book is that it should improve, instruct, and elevate. This book wouldn’t elevate a cow… All I can suggest is that when you get tired of reading “the best hundred books”,...


Navel Gazing: True Tales of Bodies, Mostly Mine (but also my mom's, which I know sounds weird)

by Michael Ian Black

New York Times bestselling author and stand-up comedian Michael Ian Black delivers a frank and funny memoir about confronting his genetic legacy as he hits his forties.

Whether it’s family history, religion,...


Eulogies and Dead Horses: Adventures and Interesting Situations in the Life of a Traveling Geologist

by Michele Murray

INTRODUCTION

As a geologist, I travel to remote regions of the world. “Eulogies and Dead Horses” is a collection of some of my travel adventures. The stories focus on the beauty that surrounds us during...


The Princess Bride and Philosophy: Inconceivable!

by Richard Greene & Rachel Robison-Greene

The Princess Bride is the 1987 satirical adventure movie that had to wait for the Internet and DVDs to become the most quoted of all cult classics. The Princess Bride and Philosophy is for all those who have...