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Alphabetter Juice

Alphabetter Juice

Or, the Joy of Text

by Roy Blount Jr.

Paperback, 283 pages, Farrar Straus & Giroux, $15, published May 8 2012 | purchase
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  • Roy Blount Jr.

The NPR panelist and humorist presents a second helping of dexterous and lighthearted vocabulary factoids, fripperies, and phenomena compiled to raise awareness about the relationship between words and their various definitions.

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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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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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Bossypants

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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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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Stuff Parisians Like

Stuff Parisians Like

Discovering the Quoi in the Je Ne Sais Quoi

by Olivier Magny

Paperback, 277 pages, Penguin Group USA, $15, published July 5 2011 | purchase
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  • Discovering the Quoi in the Je Ne Sais Quoi
  • Olivier Magny

A wine connoisseur, teacher and Parisian explains how to fit in and be truly cool in the City of Lights including walking with a folded copy of the newspaper Le Monde under your arm and always ordering a San Pellegrino. Original. 40,000 first printing.

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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'm Over All That

I'm Over All That

And Other Confessions

by Shirley MacLaine

Paperback, 218 pages, Pocket Books, $15, published April 3 2012 | purchase
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Tough Sh*t

Tough Sh*t

Life Advice From A Fat, Lazy Slob Who Did Good

by Kevin Smith

Hardcover, 263 pages, Penguin Group USA, $25, published March 20 2012 | purchase
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The producer of Clerks and the Oscar-winning Good Will Hunting distills his no-holds-barred advice as culled from his successful career of rule-breaking, sharing observations on such topics as what can be learned from the character Ferris Bueller, the highs and lows of overeating and how to manage judgmental people.

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The Ten, Make That Nine, Habits of Very Organized People. Make That Ten.

The Ten, Make That Nine, Habits Of Very Organized People. Make That Ten.

The Tweets Of Steve Martin

by Steve Martin

Paperback, 105 pages, Grand Central Pub, $15.99, published February 21 2012 | purchase
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Collects the best, funniest Twitter messages of comedian, movie star and best-selling author Steve Martin — and hilarious responses from followers.

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The Sisters Brothers

The Sisters Brothers

by Patrick deWitt

Hardcover, 328 pages, Harpercollins, $24.99, published April 26 2011 | purchase
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  • Patrick deWitt

Set against the backdrop of the California Gold Rush, this darkly comic novel follows the misadventures of the fabled Sisters brothers, two hired guns who, under the order of the mysterious Commodore, try to kill Hermann Kermit Warm, a man who gives them a run for their money.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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