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What Would MacGyver Do?: True Stories of Improvised Genius in Everyday Life

by Brendan Vaughan

A clever collection of true stories celebrating real-life ?MacGyverisms?

For anyone who?s ever wished they could channel 1980s action-adventure icon Angus MacGyver?a secret agent known for relying on his brains,...


Faking It: How to Seem Like a Better Person Without Actually ImprovingYourself

by From the Writers of Collegehumor.com

The prevaricating pros who helped students glide through seven years of college in The CollegeHumor Guide to College are back to show post-grads how to turn life into an "Easy A" by, well, faking it. From sounding...


X-Treme Latin: All the Latin You Need to Know for Survival in the 21st Century

by Henry Beard

In staff meetings and singles bars, on freeways and fairways, there are aggravating people lurking everywhere these days. But bestselling humorist Henry Beard has the perfect comeback for all prickly situations,...


Stick to Drawing Comics, Monkey Brain!: Cartoonist Explains Cloning, Blouse Monsters, Voting Machines, Romance, Monkey Gods, How to Avoid Being Mistak

by Scott Adams

Everyone knows Scott Adams, the creator of Dilbert, as the king of workplace humor. His insights into the crazy world of business have long been on display in his hugely popular comic strip and bestselling books...


It's Not News, It's Fark: How Mass Media Tries to Pass Off Crap As News

by Drew Curtis

A hilarious exposé on the media gone awry, from the creator of the wildly popular Fark.com

Have you ever noticed certain patterns in the news you see and read each day? Perhaps it's the blatant fear-mongering...


Bad Austen: The Worst Stories Jane Never Wrote

by Jennifer Lawler & Peter Archer

Imagine Mansfield Park set on the Jersey Shore. Or Mr. Darcy heading up the Starship Enterprise. Or Emma Woodhouse traveling through time to indulge her matchmaking.

If you think that sounds like bad Austen,...


The Snark Handbook: Clichés Edition: Overused Buzzwords, Hackneyed Phrases, and Other Misuses of the English Language

by Lawrence Dorfman

CLICHÉ: noun

Etymology: French, literally, printer's stereotype, from past participle of clichÉr, to stereotype, of imitative origin

Date: 1892

1 : a trite phrase or expression; also : the idea expressed by it...


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

Engage using #manrepeller.

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 provide...


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...


Dave Gorman's Googlewhack Adventure

by Dave Gorman

More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA


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 gives readers a fighting chance at outsmarting their not-so-smart brains.

A mix of popular psychology and trivia, You Are Now Less Dumb is grounded in the...


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...