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England My England: Anglophilia Explained

by Mark Dery

Downton Abbey has brought out the Anglophile in American fans of the hit TV series. But Anglophilia has a long history in America. Why are some native-born residents of our Shining City Upon a Hill, where All...


Hollywood Said No!: Orphaned Film Scripts, Bastard Scenes, and Abandoned Darlings from the Creators of Mr. Show

by David Cross, Bob Odenkirk & Brian Posehn

Bob Odenkirk and David Cross, creators of HBO's classic sketch comedy show Mr. Show, present to you this collection of never-before-seen scripts and ideas that Hollywood couldn't find the gumption to green-light....


Man Repeller: Seeking Love. Finding Overalls.

by Leandra Medine

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Silk parachute pants. A gold lamé jumpsuit. Ankle boots with fringe. Were these fashion-forward items sending men running in the opposite direction? Maybe, but Leandra Medine never...


Hot. Passionate. and Illegal?: Why (Almost) Everything You Thought About Latinos Just May Be True

by Penguin Putnam

From Dancing With the Stars finalist Cristian de la Fuente comes a tongue-in-cheek guide to understanding Latino culture-now in paperback.

As a contestant on Dancing with the Stars, international star and...


The Joke and Its Relation to the Unconscious

by Sigmund Freud & Joyce Crick

Why do we laugh? The answer, argued Freud in this groundbreaking study of humor, is that jokes, like dreams, satisfy our unconscious desires. The Joke and Its Relation to the Unconscious explains how jokes...


The True Stella Awards

by Randy Cassingham

Gathered from the popular website www.StellaAwards.com, The True Stella Awards is an outrageous collection of America’s most frivolous lawsuits 

Named for Stella Liebeck, the woman who won a multimillion-dollar...


Only Joking: What's So Funny About Making People Laugh?

by Jimmy Carr

Britain’s hottest young comedian presents a seriously funny, up-close look at joking matters—from the social origins of laughter, to the art and craft of humor, to why we can never remember the punch line—featuring...


More Letters from a Nut

by Ted L. Nancy

Seinfeld.  For more than 33 million viewers, the Emmy Award-winning television show has become a Thursday night ritual.  Now, even though the show has ended, Jerry Seinfeld's distinct brand of humor can...


Not Your Mother's Book . . . On Dogs

by Kathleene Baker, Dahlynn McKowen & Ken McKowen

Each title in the Not Your Mother's Book series contains approximately 60 real-life stories dedicated to a unique theme, drawn from the passion and experience of dozens of writers in a whimsical and entertaining...


You Are Now Less Dumb: How to Conquer Mob Mentality, How to Buy Happiness, and Allthe Other Ways to Outsmart Yourself

by David McRaney

The author of the bestselling You Are Not So Smart shares more discoveries about self-delusion and irrational thinking, and gives readers a fighting chance at outsmarting their not-so-smart brains

David McRaney’s...


Coming Clean: The Best and Worst of DailyConfession.com

by Greg Fox

DailyConfession.com was created as an outlet where people could confess their sins and unburden their souls in complete anonymity, as well as receive honest, compassionate responses from fellow Web users. As...


Death by Petticoat: American History Myths Debunked

by Mary Theobald & The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation

Every day stories from American history that are not true are repeated in museums and classrooms across the country. Some are outright fabrications; others contain a kernel of truth that has been embellished...


S Is for Stupid: An Encyclopedia of Stupidity

by Leland Gregory

From absurd 911 calls to presidential philosophizing and foolish felons, Leland Gregory generates the best laughs by exposing the worst of human nature. Collectively, his humor collections have sold more than...


'Twas the Night Before Christmas 21st Century Edition

by Bruce Kluger & David Slavin

In Kluger and Slavin's rendition, Christmas is no longer a time of sparkling snow globes and neighborly good will, but rather a celebration of profits, bonuses, and cutthroat competition--complete with disgruntled...


You Betcha!: The Witless Wisdom of Sarah Palin

by Leland Gregory

Alaskan governor Sarah Palin launched onto the national political scene in 2008 when she was unexpectedly chosen as John McCain's running mate. Soon after, her oratory foibles, shaky stance on political policy,...


The 20-teens guide 2 Y The world sucks

by Paolo dii Nerma

This book is nothing else but a series of brief collections of humoristic views about what the author thinks about the world. It talks about humanity in general, and then touches politics, power, psychology,...


Mirth of a Nation: The Best Contemporary Humor

by Michael J. Rosen

A salvo of hilarity from that loose canon of American humor that Mirth of a Nation editor Michael J. Rosen has culled from some 1200 pages of brilliantly original works by our best contemporary humorists. This...


Shut Up, You're Welcome: Thoughts on Life, Death, and Other Inconveniences

by Annie Choi

From the author of Happy Birthday or Whatever, an outright hilarious and heartfelt collection of personal essays about everything from underwear to musical theater.

ANNIE CHOI HATES MUSICAL THEATER. SHE THINKS...


Lipshtick

by Gwen Macsai

Get comfy, pull up a pan of blondies, and settle in for some girlfriend talk. Get the lowdown on who's low and how's down, whose long-standing but unspoken conflict with her mother is contributing to her sexual...


Night Terrors: Sex, Dating, Puberty, and Other Alarming Things

by Ashley Cardiff

From getting kicked out of Bible study to metaphysics with strippers—a misanthrope's wickedly witty observations about the ridiculous, raunchy, and frequently disturbing impulses that propel human existence....