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Bossypants

by Tina Fey

Paperback, 275 pages, Little Brown & Co, $15.99, published January 3 2012 | purchase
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The breakout star of Saturday Night Live and 30 Rock gives a humorous account of her life, as well as behind-the-scenes stories from her hit shows.NPR Bestseller

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Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns)

Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns)

by Mindy Kaling

Paperback, 222 pages, Three Rivers Press, $14, published September 18 2012 | purchase
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  • Mindy Kaling

The writer and actor best known for her role on The Office shares observations on everything from favorite male archetypes and her hatred of dieting to her relationship with her mother and the haphazard creative process of The Office's writers' room.NPR Bestseller

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F in Exams

F In Exams

The Very Best Totally Wrong Test Answers

by Richard Benson

Paperback, 128 pages, Chronicle Books, $9.95, published February 23 2011 | purchase
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Humor writer Richard Benson collects hilariously wrong test answers.NPR Bestseller

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If It's Not One Thing, It's Your Mother

If It's Not One Thing, It's Your Mother

by Julia Sweeney

Hardcover, 246 pages, Simon & Schuster, $26, published April 2 2013 | purchase
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  • Julia Sweeney

The Broadway actress and early-1990s cast member of Saturday Night Live shares parenting misadventures, from her poignant decision to adopt as a single woman to her efforts to explain the birds and the bees to her precocious 8-year-old.

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Everything Is Perfect When You're a Liar

Everything Is Perfect When You're A Liar

by Kelly Oxford

Paperback, 317 pages, HarperCollins, $15.99, published January 21 2014 | purchase
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  • Kelly Oxford

In no time, Kelly Oxford went from being a housewife and mother of three to a Twitter and Internet celebrity known for her trademark blend of wit and self-deprecation. Her book is a series of outrageous vignettes about her life so far.

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We Learn Nothing

We Learn Nothing

Essays and Cartoons

by Tim Kreider

Paperback, 240 pages, Simon & Schuster, $16, published April 9 2013 | purchase
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  • Essays and Cartoons
  • Tim Kreider

New York Times political cartoonist and writer Tim Kreider presents a collection of his most popular essays and drawings about life and government hypocrisy. We Learn Nothing asks big questions about human-sized problems: What if you survive a brush with death and it doesn't change you? Why do we fall in love with people we don't even like? How do you react when someone you've known for years unexpectedly changes genders?

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Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls

Let's Explore Diabetes With Owls

by David Sedaris

Hardcover, 275 pages, Little Brown & Co, $27, published April 23 2013 | purchase
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  • David Sedaris

A collection of essays by the humorist traces his offbeat travel experiences, which involve surreal encounters with everything from French dentistry and Australian kookaburras to Beijing squat toilets and a wilderness Costco in North Carolina.NPR Bestseller

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Attempting Normal

Attempting Normal

by Marc Maron

Hardcover, 210 pages, Spiegel & Grau, $15, published April 30 2013 | purchase
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I Could Pee on This

I Could Pee On This

And Other Poems By Cats

by Francesco Marciuliano

Hardcover, 111 pages, Chronicle Books, $12.95, published August 15 2012 | purchase
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  • Francesco Marciuliano

Francesco Marciuliano, author of the comic strip Sally Forth, gives voice to the thoughts and feelings of cats in this collection of poems attributed to felines.NPR Bestseller

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Dad Is Fat

Dad Is Fat

by Jim Gaffigan

Hardcover, 274 pages, Random House Inc, $25, published May 7 2013 | purchase
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  • Jim Gaffigan

The comedian shares his misadventures as an unlikely father of five, including his formative years in a large Irish-Catholic family, his middle-of-the-night diaper-changing foibles and his struggles to lull tyrannical tots to sleep.NPR Bestseller

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Tiny Confessions

Tiny Confessions

The Secret Thoughts of Dogs, Cats, and Everything

by Christopher Rozzi

Hardcover, 88 pages, Penguin Group USA, $14, published May 7 2013 | purchase
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  • The Secret Thoughts of Dogs, Cats, and Everything
  • Christopher Rozzi

An artist and comedian presents his full-color portraits of house pets depicting their deepest, most secret inner thoughts as made popular on websites including Flavorwire, Laughing Squid, Fab.com and Etsy.

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Lizz Free or Die

Lizz Free Or Die

Essays

by Lizz Winstead

Paperback, 323 pages, Penguin Group USA, $16, published May 7 2013 | purchase
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  • Lizz Winstead

In a collection of autobiographical essays, The Daily Show co-creator Lizz Winstead vividly recounts how she fought to find her own voice, both as a comedian and as a woman, and how humor became her most powerful weapon in confronting life's challenges.

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