The Lust Lizard of Melancholy Cove Christopher Moore

The town psychiatrist has decided to switch everybody in Pine Cove, California, from their normal antidepressants to placebos, so naturallywell, to be accurate, artificiallybusiness is booming at t...

Atlanta Nights Travis Tea

The world is full of bad books written by amateurs.

Atlanta Nights is a bad book written by experts.

Nielsen Hayden Atlanta Nights is a book that could only have been produced by an aut...

Politically Correct Bedtime Stories James Finn Garner

Problem was, these stories, many of which found their way into the general social consciousness, reflected the way in which these men lived and saw their world: that is, the stories were sexist, di...

When You Ride Alone You Ride With Bin Laden: What the Government Should Be Telling Us to Help Fight the War on Terrorism Bill Maher

Former Politically Incorrect host Bill Maher, inspired by classic World War II government posters designed to get the average citizen involved in the war effort, has put together a series of biting...

A Futile and Stupid Gesture: How Doug Kenney and National Lampoon Changed Comedy Forever Josh Karp

Comic genius Doug Kenney cofounded National Lampoon, cowrote Animal House and Caddyshack, and changed the face of American comedy before mysteriously falling to his death at the age of 33.

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Riotous Assembly Tom Sharpe

Offering all the qualities of his general bestselling fiction, this is Tom Sharpe's blazing satire of South African apartheid, companion to Indecent Exposure.

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Der Sommer der lachenden Kühe Arto Paasilinna

Er weiß gerade noch, dass er Tavetti Rytkönen heißt und einmal Panzer-Sergeant war, als ihn Taxifahrer Seppo in Helsinki mitten auf der Straße aufgabelt.

Auf die Frage "Wo solls hingehen?...

Lanterns & Lances James Thurber

"I trust that this collection of pieces will prove that I ave not become, at sixty six going on fifty, as one friend of mine gallantly put it, completely lugubrious. Many things, or rather peoplee ...

The Day It Snowed Tortillas / El día que nevó tortilla Joe Hayes

Kids of all ages are always asking Joe Hayes, "How can it snow tortillas?" Well, now theyll know where to find the answerat long last, Joes signature book The Day It Snowed Tortillas is appearing i...

Dave Barry's Complete Guide to Guys Dave Barry

For thousands of years, women have asked themselves: What is the deal with guys, anyway?

The answer, of course, is: virtually nothing.

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In God We Trust: All Others Pay Cash Jean Shepherd

From pop art to the World's Fair, Shepherd's subjects speak with a universal irony and are deeply and unabashedly grounded in American Midwestern life, together rendering a wonderfully nostalgic im...

HELP! A Bear is Eating Me! Mykle Hansen

Trapped in a remote Alaskan forest, pinned under his own SUV, gnawed upon by nature's finest predators, Marv Pushkin -- Corporate Warrior, Positive Thinker, Esquire subscriber -- waits impatiently ...

America (The Book): A Citizen's Guide to Democracy Inaction Jon Stewart

But what is American democracy?

Topics include: Ancient Rome: The First Republicans; The Founding Fathers: Young, Gifted, and White; The Media: Can it Be Stopped?; and more!

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Fool Christopher Moore

as modern masterworks of satiric wit and sublimely twisted genius, prompting Carl Hiassen to declare Christopher Moore "a very sick man, in the very best sense of the word."

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Max Quigley, Technically Not a Bully James Roy

For readers just past Captain Underpants, for those who relish the sort of humor of Louis Sachar and Jack Gantos, here is a hilarious novel by an author who truly gets boys.

In the end, Max w...

The Plague and I Betty MacDonald

Tuberculosis. A terrifying word, as terrifying then as cancer is now. It meant entering a sanatorium for treatment, leaving her family, her children. And what if she did not recover? Hardly the bas...

I Like You: Hospitality Under the Influence Amy Sedaris

A festive gathering for the grieving?

Take a cue from entertaining expert Amy Sedaris and host an unforgettable fete that will have your guests raving.No matter the style or size of the gathe...

Yeah, I Said It Wanda Sykes

Yeah, I Said It ...about President George W.

He's not really a president.

Let's leave that up to Joan and Melissa Rivers." Imbued with her razor-sharp voice, sidesplitting candor, and...

Created in Darkness by Troubled Americans: The Best of McSweeney's Humor Category Dave Eggers

Now more than ever, Americans are troubled by questions. As sweaty modernity thrusts itself upon us, the veil of ignorance that cloaked our nation hangs in tatters, tattered tatters. Our "funny bon...

Parliament of Whores: A Lone Humorist Attempts to Explain the Entire U.S. Government P.J. O'Rourke

J. O'Rourke's savagely funny and national best-seller Parliament of Whores has become a classic in understanding the workings of the American political system.

Parliament of Whores is an exub...