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The Magical Adventures of a Single Life
That was the social experiment Kristen McGuiness—single, living in LA, and entering her thirties newly sober—embarked upon. McGuiness thought facing her struggle with alcoholism would be the hardest part, with love coming easily afterwards. It didn’t. Rethinking her previous dating strategy—have a one-night stand with one of her friends and...
John S. Hall
Like many self-help books, Daily Negations can be kept by the toilet and read each morning or evening, depending on your personal habits. Or it could be kept by the bed, or incorporated into one’s daily prayer or meditation routine.
The book serves at least two functions. First, Daily Negations will show people who have a negative outlook on life that they are not alone....
Earth is the mental asylum of the universe and humans are the incurable inmates. Now the asylum is being shut down! Everyone Says That at the End of the World
traces the adventures of a ghost-haunted slacker couple expecting their first child, an outrageously arrogant television actor seeking redemption and a prophetic hermit crab on a cross-country quest as they struggle to survive the final four days of life on Earth.
When his bicycle is intentionally run off the road by a neighbor's SUV, something snaps in Bob Coffin. Modern suburban life has been getting him down and this is the last straw. To avoid following in his own father’s missteps, Bob is suddenly desperate to reconnect with his wife and his distant, distracted children. And he's looking for any guidance he can get.
Get Your War On
The Definitive Account of the War on Terror, 2001-2008
Introduction by Matt Taibbi
In the aftermath of 9/11, when experts and citizens rallied behind President George W. Bush and his worldwide “War on Terror,” a scrappy internet comic called “bullshit” on the whole undertaking and never looked back.
It’s taken years for conventional wisdom to catch up to...
Girls Will Be Boys Will Be Girls Be…
Jacinta Bunnell & Irit Reinheimer
The antithesis of the “Dick and Jane” coloring book, Girls Will be Boys Will be Girls is a funny and provocative deconstruction of traditional gender roles. 32 original illustrations with captions like “Calvin, baking is fun and all, but we can make a rad drum set out of these pots and bowls” and...
How to Be Inappropriate
Dry, offbeat, and mostly profane, this debut collection of humorous nonfiction glorifies all things inappropriate and TMI. A compendia of probing essays, lists, profiles, barstool rants, queries, pedantic footnotes, play scripts, commonplace miscellany, and overly revealing memoir, How to Be Inappropriate adds up to the portrait of an artist who bumbles through life obsessed...
The end of youth:
is behind you,
out of reach
Love All the People: The Essential Bill Hicks
In 1993, not long after being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, controversial comedian Bill Hicks found his final, scathing appearance on The Late Show with David Letterman abruptly excised at network demand. Months later, at age 32, he was dead.
Hicks could have been on all the chat shows. He could have had his own show on prime time. He could have got...
My Dog Ate My Nobel Prize: The Fabricated Memoirs of Jeff Martin
Jeff Martin was born in 1980. Jeff Martin made millions on the stock market. Jeff Martin lost millions on the stock market. Jeff Martin stopped a Chinese tank at Tiananmen Square. Jeff Martin managed Michael Dukakis’s 1988 presidential campaign. Jeff Martin cowrote Aliens 2: More Aliens with James Cameron. Jeff Martin had a torrid...
Rebels Wit Attitude: Subversive Rock Humorists
In Rebels Wit Attitude, music writer and professor Iain Ellis throws a spotlight on the history of humor as a weapon of anti-establishment rebellion, paying tribute to the great rebel humorists in American rock history and investigating comedy and laughter as the catalyst and main expressive force in these artists’ work. The performers who are the...
The Customer is Always Wrong
Edited by Jeff Martin
Listen to Jeff Martin talk about retail on NPR’s All Things Considered
From Mom and Pop general stores to huge chains, it is impossible to think of American experience without thinking about the buying/selling culture that is retail. It is almost a rite of passage to pay your dues in a retail environment. The Customer Is Always Wrong: The Retail Chronicles...
The Intelligent Design Coloring Book
Pastor Brett Pirkle
A child’s life is full of both joys and challenges—the infinite wonder of learning, the literal and figurative scraped knees of everyday life, and, of course, deep, penetrating theological terror.
That’s why Pastor Brett of the Mega-Pheasant Heights Assembly Church has created an activity book that will divert those long lazy hours of idle youth...
Too Much Crazy
By Tom Tomorrow
Tom Tomorrow’s This Modern World has been hailed as “one of the most clever and incisive political cartoons in the country” (Los Angeles Times). For twenty years, Tomorrow’s sharply funny and fiercely intelligent commentary has been a beacon of much-needed satire in the often-bleak world of media news. Recently, as a regular feature in weekly papers nationwide as well as...
What Would Bill Hicks Say?
Edited by Ben Mack and Kristin Pulkkinen
If Bill Hicks were alive today, what would Bill Hicks say?
In 250 words or less, and in a picture or less, writers, comedians, musicians, and cartoonists rant and let it fly. Fulminating about politics and drugs and smoking and pathetic celebrities, fans capture the essence of Bill Hicks.Just emerging from underground cult status when he died at...