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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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The creator of Found magazine discusses his frequent failings at love and his many cross-country journeys.

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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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Turn Around Bright Eyes

Turn Around Bright Eyes

The Rituals of Love & Karaoke

by Rob Sheffield

Hardcover, 275 pages, It Books, $25.99, published August 6 2013 | purchase
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After his wife's death, a Rolling Stone writer finds solace in music. Embracing his past and looking to his future, he find the courage to begin again ... by singing off-key in front of strangers.

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Self-Inflicted Wounds

Self-Inflicted Wounds

Heartwarming Tales of Epic Humiliation

by Aisha Tyler

Hardcover, 231 pages, HarperCollins, $24.99, published July 9 2013 | purchase
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  • Heartwarming Tales of Epic Humiliation
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The co-host of The Talk and the creator of the top-ranked podcast Girl on Guy presents a hilarious collection of candid personal essays about the spectacular mistakes she has made in her life and what those epic fails have taught her.

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

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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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Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls

Let's Explore Diabetes With Owls

by David Sedaris

Hardcover, 275 pages, Little Brown & Co, $27, published April 23 2013 | purchase
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A collection of essays by the humorist traces his offbeat travel experiences, which involve surreal encounters with everything from French dentistry and Australian kookaburras to Beijing squat toilets and a wilderness Costco in North Carolina.NPR Bestseller

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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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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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Dad Is Fat

Dad Is Fat

by Jim Gaffigan

Hardcover, 274 pages, Random House Inc, $25, published May 7 2013 | purchase
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  • Jim Gaffigan

The comedian shares his misadventures as an unlikely father of five, including his formative years in a large Irish-Catholic family, his middle-of-the-night diaper-changing foibles and his struggles to lull tyrannical tots to sleep.NPR Bestseller

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Beautifully Unique Sparkleponies

Beautifully Unique Sparkleponies

On Myths, Morons, Free Speech, Football, and Assorted Absurdities

by Chris Kluwe

Hardcover, 261 pages, Little Brown & Co, $27, published June 25 2013 | purchase
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  • On Myths, Morons, Free Speech, Football, and Assorted Absurdities
  • Chris Kluwe

This collection of personal essays from the punter for the Minnesota Vikings, best known for a searing letter written to a Maryland politician defending free speech that went viral, discusses religion, guns, the Pope, in-helmet cameras and his children.

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The Joker

The Joker

by Andrew Hudgins

Hardcover, 325 pages, Simon & Schuster, $25, published June 11 2013 | purchase
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  • Andrew Hudgins

An award-winning poet and compulsive joke teller shares a personal account that remembers the jokes that educated him about history, religion and family, from revelatory sex jokes that informed his adolescence and racial jokes that estranged his relatives to the jokes he has used to court and romance his wife.

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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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  • Lizz Winstead

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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Tiny Confessions

Tiny Confessions

The Secret Thoughts of Dogs, Cats, and Everything

by Christopher Rozzi

Hardcover, 88 pages, Penguin Group USA, $14, published May 7 2013 | purchase
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  • The Secret Thoughts of Dogs, Cats, and Everything
  • Christopher Rozzi

An artist and comedian presents his full-color portraits of house pets depicting their deepest, most secret inner thoughts as made popular on websites including Flavorwire, Laughing Squid, Fab.com and Etsy.

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Attempting Normal

Attempting Normal

by Marc Maron

Hardcover, 210 pages, Spiegel & Grau, $15, published April 30 2013 | purchase
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