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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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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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Sleepwalk With Me

Sleepwalk With Me

And Other Painfully True Stories

by Mike Birbiglia

Paperback, 191 pages, Simon & Schuster, $14, published August 21 2012 | purchase
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  • And Other Painfully True Stories
  • Mike Birbiglia

The comedian offers a humorous memoir about first love, denial, sleepwalking, and the perils and pitfalls of being himself.

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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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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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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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  • I Remember Nothing
  • 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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I Feel Bad About My Neck

I Feel Bad About My Neck

And Other Thoughts on Being a Woman

by Nora Ephron

Paperback, 137 pages, Vintage, $14, published April 8 2008 | purchase
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  • I Feel Bad About My Neck
  • And Other Thoughts on Being a Woman
  • Nora Ephron

A new collection of witty essays by the author of Wallflower at the Orgy offers a hilarious look at the ups and downs of being a woman of a certain age, discussing the tribulations of maintenance and trying to stop the clock, menopause, empty nests, her experiences of being a White House intern during the JFK years and more.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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  • F In Exams
  • The Very Best Totally Wrong Test Answers
  • Richard Benson

Humor writer Richard Benson collects hilariously wrong test answers.NPR Bestseller

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Half Empty

Half Empty

by David Rakoff

Paperback, 224 pages, Random House Inc, $14.95, published September 6 2011 | purchase
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The witty David Rakoff defends the notion that you should always assume the worst, because you'll never be disappointed.

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God, No!

God, No!

Signs You May Already Be an Atheist and Other Magical Tales

by Penn Jillette

Paperback, 231 pages, Simon & Schuster, $15, published June 5 2012 | purchase
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  • Signs You May Already Be an Atheist and Other Magical Tales
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The outspoken half of magic duo Penn & Teller presents an atheist reinterpretation of the Ten Commandments, discussing why doubt, skepticism, and wonder should be celebrated and offering humorous stories from his own experiences.

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Babyhood

Babyhood

by Paul Reiser

Paperback, 217 pages, HarperCollins, $14.99, published May 8 2012 | purchase
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  • Paul Reiser

Comedian Paul Reiser discusses the intricacies of welcoming a new member of the family, from the nerve-racking drive to the delivery room to the art of hypnotizing a newborn to sleep.

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Dan Gets a Minivan

Dan Gets a Minivan

Life at the Intersection of Dude and Dad

by Dan Zevin

Hardcover, 217 pages, Simon & Schuster, $24, published May 22 2012 | purchase
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  • Dan Gets a Minivan
  • Life at the Intersection of Dude and Dad
  • Dan Zevin

A stay-at-home father describes the whirlwind that took over his life after his marriage, profiling his daily experiences with his working wife, interfering mom, exuberant young children, under-motivated dog, and prescription for anti-anxiety medications.

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Does This Baby Make Me Look Straight?

Does This Baby Make Me Look Straight?

Confessions of a Gay Dad

by Dan Bucatinsky

Paperback, 245 pages, Simon & Schuster, $14.99, published June 5 2012 | purchase
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  • Does This Baby Make Me Look Straight?
  • Confessions of a Gay Dad
  • Dan Bucatinsky

The co-star of Web Therapy recounts many of the parenting adventures he has shared with his partner, discussing such topics as the loss of his own father, potty-training antics and the ways in which becoming a parent has impacted every aspect of his life.

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Man Made

Man Made

A Stupid Quest for Masculinity

by Joel Stein

Hardcover, 285 pages, Grand Central Publishing, $26.99, published May 15 2012 | purchase
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  • A Stupid Quest for Masculinity
  • Joel Stein

Joel Stein recounts how fatherhood inspired him to attempt haphazard activities designed to further his maturity. He spends a shift with Los Angeles firefighters, engages in three days of basic training with the Marine Corps and fights Ultimate Fighting Championship Hall-of-Famer Randy Couture.

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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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  • I Hate Everyone... Starting With Me
  • 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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Me the People

Me the People

Or, One Man's Selfless Quest to Rewrite the Constitution of the United States of America

by Kevin Bleyer

Hardcover, 317 pages, Random House, $26, published May 29 2012 | purchase
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  • Me the People
  • Or, One Man's Selfless Quest to Rewrite the Constitution of the United States of America
  • Kevin Bleyer

A staff writer for The Daily Show presents an offbeat revision of the U.S. Constitution that reflects 21st-century realities and addresses unresolved questions while delving into ancient Greece's early practices of democracy.

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