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Troop 142

Troop 142

by Mike Dawson

Paperback, 268 pages, Secret Acres, $20, published October 3 2011 | purchase
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  • Mike Dawson

A group of campers and counselors at a week-long scout retreat in the woods of New Jersey discover the truths between boys and men and growing out of adolescence.

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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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The 50 Funniest American Writers

The 50 Funniest American Writers

An Anthology of Humor from Mark Twain to the Onion

by Andy Borowitz

Hardcover, 461 pages, Penguin Group, $27.95, published October 13 2011 | purchase
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  • An Anthology of Humor from Mark Twain to the Onion
  • Andy Borowitz

This comedy anthology incorporates classic works by such masters as Mark Twain, Garrison Keillor and Dave Barry with lesser-known pieces from leading political magazines and websites.

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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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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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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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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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How to Raise Your Adult Children

How to Raise Your Adult Children

Because Big Kids Have Even Bigger Problems

by Gail Parent and Susan Ende

Hardcover, 288 pages, Penguin Group USA, $25.95, published August 5 2010 | purchase
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Many books teach you how to handle your children after they graduate from diapers, but none tells you how to proceed once they graduate from high school. Comedy writer Gail Parent and noted psychotherapist Susan Ende combine their wit and expertise to give advice with an edge, answering questions relating to money, the college years, living arrangements, work, dating, family rituals, marriage, in-laws, grandchildren, divorce, and aging and illness.

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The New New Rules

The New New Rules

A Funny Look at How Everybody But Me Has Their Head Up Their Ass

by Bill Maher

Hardcover, 354 pages, Penguin Group USA, $26.95, published November 14 2011 | purchase
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  • A Funny Look at How Everybody But Me Has Their Head Up Their Ass
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From best-selling author and host of HBO's Real Time, Bill Maher's new book of political riffs serves up a savagely funny set of rules for preserving sanity in an insane world.

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Holidays in Heck

Holidays in Heck

by P. J. O'Rourke

Hardcover, 265 pages, Atlantic Monthly Press, $24, published November 1 2011 | purchase
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  • P. J. O'Rourke

A follow-up to Holidays in Hell, P.J. O'Rourke's latest book collects classic travel pieces written throughout the author's post-retirement years, a period marked by his haphazard journeys with and without family to places like China, Kyrgyzstan and America.

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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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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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