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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 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 with a cracked out Tyrannosaur...


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...


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...


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...