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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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