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One for the Books

One for the Books

by Joe Queenan

Hardcover, 256 pages, Viking Adult, $24.95, published October 25 2012 | purchase
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  • Joe Queenan

A leading humorist and author of the bestselling Closing Time presents an offbeat analysis of his own eccentric reading style to explain why he avoids acclaimed books, reads several things simultaneously and refuses to lend out his books.

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Bossypants

Bossypants

by Tina Fey

Paperback, 275 pages, Little Brown & Co, $15.99, published January 3 2012 | purchase
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  • Tina Fey

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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How to Be a Woman

How To Be A Woman

by Caitlin Moran

Paperback, 320 pages, HarperCollins, $15.99, published July 17 2012 | purchase
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  • Caitlin Moran

Piecing together common-sense observations with scenes from her own life, a major media personality in the U.K. sheds new light on feminism, discussing the reasons why female rights and empowerment are essential issues for both women and society itself.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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  • The Very Best Totally Wrong Test Answers
  • Richard Benson

Humor writer Richard Benson collects hilariously wrong test answers.NPR Bestseller

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How To Be Black

by Baratunde Thurston

Paperback, 254 pages, HarperCollins, $14.99, published October 30 2012 | purchase
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  • Baratunde Thurston

Drawn from more than 30 years of living and redefining blackness, an editor at The Onion presents this tongue-in-cheek guide to being black that pokes fun at the so-called experts, purists and racists who think they know what black people believe, do, stand for and like.

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Abe Lincoln's Dream

by Lane Smith

Hardcover, 32, Roaring Brook Press, 16.99, published October 16 2012 | purchase
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  • Lane Smith

While on a tour of the White House, a schoolgirl finds herself in the Lincoln bedroom, face-to-face with the great president's ghost. Together they set off across the country to answer Lincoln's concerns about the nation.

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We Killed

We Killed

The Rise of Women in American Comedy

by Yael Kohen

Paperback, 308 pages, St Martins Pr, $16, published October 1 2013 | purchase
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  • The Rise of Women in American Comedy
  • Yael Kohen

Yael Kohen gathered stories from more than 100 different comedians, writers and producers for her oral history of women in comedy. Out of this chorus of voices — including the likes of Joan Rivers and Tina Fey — emerges a depiction of the challenges these women confronted, as well the achievements they've earned in spite of them.

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America Again

America Again

Re-Becoming The Greatness We Never Weren't

by Stephen Colbert

Hardcover, 240 pages, Grand Central Publishing, $28.99, published October 2 2012 | purchase
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  • Re-Becoming The Greatness We Never Weren't
  • Stephen Colbert

The political satirist, comedian and host of The Colbert Report puts his signature humorous spin on health care, the economy and food, promising that this book will single-handedly fix an America that is broken and has lost its way.NPR Bestseller

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The Dangerous Animals Club

The Dangerous Animals Club

by Stephen Tobolowsky

Paperback, 352 pages, Simon & Schuster, $16, published September 17 2013 | purchase
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  • Stephen Tobolowsky

Stephen Tobolowsky — a character actor who has appeared in hundreds of films and TV shows — looks back on his encounters with famous film directors, ghosts and pygmy hippos. In this collection of personal reflections, he explores life's great mysteries and the art of stagecraft, while revealing the highs and lows of playing roles so small that the characters are never named.

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Seriously--I'm Kidding

Seriously ... I'm Kidding

by Ellen DeGeneres

Paperback, 241 pages, Grand Central Publishing, $14.99, published September 25 2012 | purchase
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  • Ellen DeGeneres

The stand-up comedian, television host, bestselling author and actress candidly discusses her personal life and professional career and describes what it was like to become a judge on American Idol.NPR Bestseller

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That Is All

That Is All

by John Hodgman

Paperback, 368 pages, Riverhead Trade, $15, published October 2 2012 | purchase
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  • John Hodgman

Jon Hodgman invents trivia and facts about everything from the occupations of 700 mole men to the anticipated end of human history in 2012.

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Sleepwalk With Me

Sleepwalk With Me

And Other Painfully True Stories

by Mike Birbiglia

Paperback, 191 pages, Simon & Schuster, $14, published August 21 2012 | purchase
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  • And Other Painfully True Stories
  • Mike Birbiglia

The comedian offers a humorous memoir about first love, denial, sleepwalking, and the perils and pitfalls of being himself.

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I Hate Everyone... Starting With Me

I Hate Everyone... Starting With Me

by Joan Rivers

Hardcover, 242 pages, Penguin Group USA, $25.95, published June 5 2012 | purchase
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  • Joan Rivers

The comedienne humorously lashes out at the people, places, and things she loathes, including ugly children, dating rituals, First Ladies, funerals, hypocrites, overrated historical figures, Hollywood, and lousy restaurants.

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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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  • And Other Poems By Cats
  • 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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Go the F- - - To Sleep

Go the F- - - to Sleep

by Adam Mansbach

Hardcover, 32 pages, Akashic, $14.95, published June 14 2011 | purchase
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  • Adam Mansbach

A bedtime book for adults portrays the trials and tribulations of a parent whose little angel just won't nod off.NPR Bestseller

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I Remember Nothing

I Remember Nothing

And Other Reflections

by Nora Ephron

Paperback, 137 pages, Random House Inc, $14, published November 1 2011 | purchase
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  • And Other Reflections
  • Nora Ephron

In a hilarious collection of personal essays, the best-selling author of I Feel Bad About My Neck discusses her career in journalism, divorce, a long-anticipated inheritance with unanticipated results, the evolution of her relationship with her email inbox and more.NPR Bestseller

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I Feel Bad About My Neck

I Feel Bad About My Neck

And Other Thoughts on Being a Woman

by Nora Ephron

Paperback, 137 pages, Vintage, $14, published April 8 2008 | purchase
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  • And Other Thoughts on Being a Woman
  • Nora Ephron

A new collection of witty essays by the author of Wallflower at the Orgy offers a hilarious look at the ups and downs of being a woman of a certain age, discussing the tribulations of maintenance and trying to stop the clock, menopause, empty nests, her experiences of being a White House intern during the JFK years and more.NPR Bestseller

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