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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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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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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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  • Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns)
  • 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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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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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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My Heart Is an Idiot

My Heart Is an Idiot

by Davy Rothbart

Paperback, 307 pages, St Martins Pr, $16, published September 3 2013 | purchase
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  • Davy Rothbart

The creator of Found magazine discusses his frequent failings at love and his many cross-country journeys.

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Quite Enough of Calvin Trillin

Quite Enough Of Calvin Trillin

Forty Years Of Funny Stuff

by Calvin Trillin

Paperback, 340 pages, Random House Inc, $17, published December 4 2012 | purchase
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  • Forty Years Of Funny Stuff
  • Calvin Trillin

A lighthearted collection of author-selected excerpts from his best-selling memoirs, satires and novels includes entries ranging from descriptions of untraditional holiday celebrations to observations about literary pop culture, in a volume that is complemented by a previously unseen piece.

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Social Q's

Social Q's

How to Survive the Quirks, Quandaries and Quagmires of Today

by Philip Galanes

Paperback, 258 pages, Simon & Schuster, $14, published November 27 2012 | purchase
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  • How to Survive the Quirks, Quandaries and Quagmires of Today
  • Philip Galanes

A series of whimsical, briskly paced essays by the popular New York Times "Social Q's" columnist provides modern advice on navigating today's murky moral waters, sharing recommendations for such everyday situations as texting on the bus to splitting a dinner check. By the author of Emma's Table.

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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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Drop Dead Healthy

Drop Dead Healthy

One Man's Humble Quest for Bodily Perfection

by A.J. Jacobs

Paperback, 402 pages, Simon & Schuster, $16, published November 13 2012 | purchase
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  • One Man's Humble Quest for Bodily Perfection
  • A.J. Jacobs

In Drop Dead Healthy, author A.J. Jacobs attempts to become the healthiest man in the world. Structuring his life around a deluge of diets and fitness regimens that often contradict each other, he experiences the logical conclusion of our culture's health obsessions. NPR Bestseller

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I Didn't Ask To Be Born

I Didn't Ask to Be Born

But I'm Glad I Was

by Bill Cosby

Paperback, 195 pages, Center Street, $14.99, published November 20 2012 | purchase
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  • But I'm Glad I Was
  • Bill Cosby

The legendary entertainer and funnyman provides insights on life including how to handle a teenage daughter who refuses to clean her room and a discussion of his antique Bible collection.

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Portlandia

Portlandia

A Guide for Visitors

by Karey Dornetto, Fred Armisen, Carrie Brownstein, Jonathan Krisel and Bill Oakley

Paperback, 192 pages, Grand Central Publishing, $16.99, published November 13 2012 | purchase
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  • Portlandia
  • A Guide for Visitors
  • Karey Dornetto, Fred Armisen, et al

In a travel guide format similar to those by Fodor's or Lonely Planet, this companion to the quirky hit comedy show on IFC describes the humorous stores, restaurants and other landmarks as well as the unique residents who populate the city.

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Fiction Ruined My Family

Fiction Ruined My Family

by Jeanne Darst

Paperback, 303 pages, Riverhead Trade, $16, published November 6 2012 | purchase
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  • Fiction Ruined My Family
  • Jeanne Darst

A deeply funny and bittersweet memoir of having grown up in an eccentric family of faded wealth and gentility in which the father's failed dreams of being a writer put the family in the poor-house, drove the mother to weepy alcoholism and provided author Jeanne Darst with a highly unusual approach to life — and a wicked sense of humor.

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Man Seeks God

Man Seeks God

My Flirtations With the Divine

by Eric Weiner

Paperback, 349 pages, Twelve , $14.99, published November 6 2012 | purchase
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  • My Flirtations With the Divine
  • Eric Weiner

After a health scare, an atheist travels the world searching for an experience of the divine, from meditating with Tibetan lamas in Nepal and unblocking his chi in China, to studying the Kabbalah in Israel.

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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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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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  • How To Be A Woman
  • 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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How To Be Black

by Baratunde Thurston

Paperback, 254 pages, HarperCollins, $14.99, published October 30 2012 | purchase
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  • How To Be Black
  • 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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  • Abe Lincoln's Dream
  • 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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