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Who Cut the Cheese?: A Cultural History of the Fart

by Jim Dawson

We've told you HOW TO SHIT IN THE WOODS. We've taken you UP SHIT CREEK. Now, we dare to ask the eternal question...WHO CUT THE CHEESE? Which is to say, what exactly is a fart? Why do we do it? Why do we hide...


Dave Barry Is Not Taking This Sitting Down!

by Dave Barry

Pulitzer Prize-winning humorist Dave Barry is a pretty amiable guy. But lately, he’s been getting a little worked up. What could make a mild-mannered man of words so hot under the collar? Well, a lot of things–like...


Train Tracks

by Michael Savage

In time for the holidays, a celebration of family, home, and tradition by the #1 New York Times bestselling author and superstar media personality

"Train Tracks contains stories of ordinary American men and women,...


Dave Barry Is from Mars and Venus

by Dave Barry

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, bestselling author, and Wheel of Fortune contestant Dave Barry exposes the shattering truth. Whether he's splashing with the U.S. sychronized swim team ("Picture a bunch of...


Gray's Anatomy

by Spalding Gray

In middle age Spalding Gray has entered "the Bermuda Triangle of Health," that place where the body begins to break down in alarming and humiliating ways. His immediate problem is an eye complaint that could...


Dave Barry Turns Fifty

by Dave Barry

From the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist comes a celebration of the aging process. Not just Dave's, but that of the whole Baby Boom Generation--those millions of us who set a standard for whining self-absorption...


It Takes Balls: Dating Single Moms and Other Confessions from an Unprepared Single Dad

by Josh Wolf

Josh Wolf--one of the stars and writers of Chelsea Lately and After Lately--delivers a hilarious collection of essays that reminds us all what it takes to conquer fatherhood without sacrificing manhood. Struggling...


Rest in Pieces: The Curious Fates of Famous Corpses

by Bess Lovejoy

IN THE LONG RUN, WE’RE ALL DEAD.

But for some of the most influential figures in history, death marked the start of a new adventure.

The famous deceased have been stolen, burned, sold, pickled, frozen, stuffed,...


5 Very Good Reasons to Punch a Dolphin in the Mouth (And Other Useful Guides)

by The Oatmeal & Matthew Inman

In Matthew Inman's New York Times best selling 5 Very Good Reasons to Punch a Dolphin in the Mouth (And Other Useful Guides), samurai sword-wielding kittens and hamsters that love .50-caliber machine guns commingle...


Public Apology: In Which a Man Grapples With a Lifetime of Regret, One Incident at a Time

by Dave Bry

Dave Bry is sorry. Very sorry. He's sorry to Wendy Metzger for singing the last verse of "Stairway to Heaven" into her ear while slow dancing in junior high school. He's sorry to Judy and Michael Gailhouse for...


Hymns of Home

by Bill Bunn

A selection of twenty-nine insightful, creative essays, alive with superb and tender detail. Hymns of Home focuses on family and life in a way that references the questions we ask and are asked as parents, the...


Clear Lower Deck

by Roger Paine

Do you know where the expression "grog" comes from? Or what happened when the admiral's parrot was seasick? Or why a gun-toting generalissimo in the Philippines distributed medals from a shoebox? Or have you...


236 Pounds of Class Vice President

by Jason Mulgrew

When Jason Mulgrew enrolls in a private high school in an exciting new neighborhood (North Philly, murder center of the city), he finds himlf displaced into a world of privilege and strict standards. His classmates,...


Zeus Grants Stupid Wishes: A No-Bullshit Guide to World Mythology

by Cory O'Brien & Sarah E. Melville

Get this:

Cronus liked to eat babies.

Narcissus probably should have just learned to masturbate.

Odin got construction discounts with bestiality.

Isis had bad taste in jewelry.

Ganesh was the very definition of an...


Pigeon in a Crosswalk: Tales of Anxiety and Accidental Glamour

by Jack Gray

From television producer Jack Gray comes a generational account of finding one’s way at work, at home, and even across the street.

There are a lot of unforgettable characters in these pages: a loveable if...


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...


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...