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Never Shake Hands with a War Criminal

by Barry Crimmins

Never Shake Hands with a War Criminal is a personal and political history told with acid humor and a loving heart. Barry Crimmins, a writer and commentator on Air America Radio, travels from a skeptical childhood...


One Hand Jerking: Reports From an Investigative Journalist

by Paul Krassner, Harry Shearer & Lewis Black

Counterculture legend Paul Krassner gazes on the fires of pop culture, politics and celebrity and returns unscathed to help us make sense of our senseless world, with an introduction by Lewis Black (The Daily...


Beating Around the Bush

by Art Buchwald & Garry Trudeau

Pulitzer Prize–winning Washington Post columnist Art Buchwald returns undaunted to examine the ridiculous people and preposterous events that we call our daily reality. Collected from his columns, with a foreword...


Confessions of a Key West Cabby

by Michael Suib, Joe Forte & Nancy Butler-Ross

This collection of columns about the author's experience driving a cab in Key West, Florida originally appeared in the Key West Citizen and the Miami Herald. These short essays are humorous and insightful about...


Stella Artois Presents Ten Years of the Walrus Laughs

by Pasha Malla, Jacob Pacey & Rebecca Addelman

Stella Artois Presents Ten Years of The Walrus Laughs. The Walrus magazine ten-year anniversary series kicks off with six of the funniest, wittiest examples of gut-busting hilarity from our pages and The Walrus...


The Unleavened Truth

by Darryl A. Forman

Sit down and have a cup of coffee (and eat something...you're looking a little thin), because oy VEY does humorist Darryl A. Forman have something to tell you. Join Darryl in this rollicking collection of essays...


Wit and Wisdom from Poor Richard's Almanack

by Benjamin Franklin & Dave Barry

Franklin’s Autobiography is one of the most famous works in American literature. He started it as a private collection of anecdotes for his son, but soon it was transformed into a work of history, both personal...


Nothin' But Good Times Ahead

by Molly Ivins

She's back.  Molly Ivins, our most perceptive, outrageously funny political commentator, has given us an uproarious new book.

In Nothin' But Good Times Ahead, Ivins proved that no one has a steadier gaze or...


Molly Ivins Can't Say That, Can She?

by Molly Ivins

Whether she's writing about redneck politics in her native Texas or the discreet charms of Bushwazee, Molly Ivins in never less than devastatingly honest—and hilarious.  Our toughest, funniest, and savviest...


The Geek Handbook: Practical Skills and Advice for the Likeable Modern Geek

by Alex Langley

And the GEEKS shall inherit the earth!

Although it may not be good for their pasty white skin, Geeks these days are enjoying a moment in the sun. From Pop Culture to High-Tech Everything, Geeks rule and everybody...


Ant Farm: And Other Desperate Situations

by Simon Rich

In Ant Farm, former Harvard Lampoon president Simon Rich finds humor in some very surprising places. Armed with a sharp eye for the absurd and an overwhelming sense of doom, Rich explores the ridiculousness...


Dave Barry's Only Travel Guide You'll Ever Need

by Dave Barry

TAKE YOUR TRAVEL TIPS FROM DAVE BARRY,

A GUY WHO IS REALLY GONE!

Complete with maps, histories, quaint local facts (France's National Underwear Changing Day is March 12), song lyrics, helpful hints on how to get...


Queenan Country

by Joe Queenan

In this hilarious romp through England, one of America's preeminent humorists seeks the answer to an eternal question: What makes the Brits tick?

One semitropical Fourth of July, Joe Queenan's English wife suggested...


Lizard Tales: The Wit and Wisdom of Ron Shirley

by Ron Shirley

The star of TruTV's hit show, Lizard Lick Towing, shares stories of life as a small-town repo man, as well as the "Ron-isms" and "Ron-osophy" he is known for.

Crazier than a sack of rabid weasels?

Country as cornflakes?...


My Heart Is an Idiot

by Davy Rothbart

Davy Rothbart is looking for love in all the wrong places. Constantly. He falls helplessly in love with pretty much every girl he meets—and rarely is the feeling reciprocated. Time after time, he hops in a...


Electrified Sheep

by Alex Boese

"Perfect summertime reading—preferably with a friend nearby who can be constantly interrupted with unsettling facts.” —Daily Mail (UK )

Benjamin Franklin was a pioneering scientist, leader of the Enlightenment,...


Balsamic Dreams

by Joe Queenan

The author of the bestselling Red Lobster, White Trash, and the Blue Lagoon takes aim at the boomer generation in a hilarious work of social commentary.

It's become fashionable to vilify baby boomers. Professional...


True Believers

by Joe Queenan

Bestselling author Queenan explores the world of sports fans in an attempt to understand the inexplicable: What does anyone get out of it?

For Yankee, Cowboy, and Laker fans the answer is fairly clear: the return...


Talk Show

by Dick Cavett

The legendary talk show host's humorous reminiscences and pointed commentary on the great figures he has known, and culture and politics today

For years, Dick Cavett played host to the nation's most famous personalities...


The Onion Presents A Book of Jean's Own!

by Jean Teasdale

A few words from the author and eponymous columnist behind The Onion's column, “A Room of Jean's Own,” Jean Teasdale:

Hi Jeanketeers and Jeanketeers-to-be!! As The Onion's very own Humor and Human-Interest...