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Would It Kill You to Stop Doing That?

Would It Kill You to Stop Doing That?

A Modern Guide to Manners

by Henry Alford

Hardcover, 242 pages, Grand Central Pub, $24.99, published January 3 2012 | purchase
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  • A Modern Guide to Manners
  • Henry Alford

A humorist tackles etiquette and manners for the modern age, providing interviews with civility experts like Judith Martin and Tim Gunn and more unlikely subjects including a former prisoner and an army sergeant.

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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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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 Daily Show With Jon Stewart Presents Earth (The Book)

The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Presents Earth (The Book)

A Visitor's Guide to the Human Race

by Jon Stewart, David Javerbaum, Rory Albanese, Steve Bodow and Josh Lieb

Paperback, 244 pages, Grand Central Pub, $16.99, published October 18 2011 | purchase
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  • The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Presents Earth (The Book)
  • A Visitor's Guide to the Human Race
  • Jon Stewart, David Javerbaum, et al

The authors present a hilarious summation of humanity, in a book with color photos, graphs and charts that applies The Daily Show's trademark wit, irreverence and intelligence to every facet of human existence. Some nudity. By the authors of The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Presents America (The Book).NPR Bestseller

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Thank You Notes

Thank You Notes

by Jimmy Fallon and Writers of Late Night

Paperback, 166 pages, Grand Central Pub, $12, published May 23 2011 | purchase
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  • Jimmy Fallon and Writers of Late Night

The late-night show host and former cast member of Saturday Night Live addresses 200 subjects in need of his undying "gratitude" including Miley Cyrus, Hilary Clinton and a family of slow-walkers impeding his passage on the sidewalk.

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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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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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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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