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The Bedwetter: Stories of Courage, Redemption, and Pee

Sarah Silverman · Harper; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

From the outrageously filthy and oddly innocent comedienne Sarah Silverman comes a memoir - her first book - that is at once shockingly personal, surprisingly poignant, and still pee-in-your-pants funny. If you like Sarah's television show The Sarah Silverman Program, or memoirs such...
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Such a Pretty Fat: One Narcissist's Quest to Discover If Her Life Makes Her Ass Look Big, or Why Pie Is Not the Answer

Jen Lancaster · New American Library
Pages: 379
Format: Print book

A NOTE FROM JEN LANCASTER: "To whom the fat rolls ... I'm tired of books where a self-loathing heroine is teased to the point where she starves herself skinny in hopes of a fabulous new life. And I hate the message that women can't possibly be happy until we all fit into our skinny...
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Tough Without a Gun: The Life and Extraordinary Afterlife of Humphrey Bogart

Stefan Kanfer · Knopf; 1ST edition
Format: Hardcover

Humphrey Bogart its hard to think of anyone whos had the same lasting impact on the culture of movies. Though he died at the young age of fifty-seven more than half a century ago, his influence among actors and filmmakers, and his enduring appeal for film lovers around the world, remains...
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Back to Blood: A Novel

Tom Wolfe · Little, Brown and Company; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

A big, panoramic story of the new America, as told by our master chronicler of the way we live now.As a police launch speeds across Miami's Biscayne Bay-with officer Nestor Camacho on board-Tom Wolfe is off and running. Into the feverous landscape of the city, he introduces the Cuban...
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The 50 Funniest American Writers*: An Anthology of Humor from Mark Twain to The Onion

Andy Borowitz · Library of America; First edition
Format: Hardcover

Ever wondered who makes a very funny person laugh? Wonder no more. Brought together in this Library of America collection are Americas fifty funniest writers—according to acclaimed writer and comedian Andy Borowitz. Reaching back to Mark Twain and forward to contemporary masters such...
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Homeward Bound: The Life of Paul Simon

Peter Ames Carlin · Henry Holt
Pages: 432
Format: Print book

A revelatory account of the life of beloved American music icon, Paul Simon, by the bestselling rock biographer Peter Ames CarlinTo have been alive during the last sixty years is to have lived with the music of Paul Simon. The boy from Queens scored his first hit record in 1957, just months...
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Growing Up Laughing: My Story and the Story of Funny

Marlo Thomas · Hyperion; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

Growing Up Laughing: My Story and the Story of Funny is a book that only Marlo Thomas could write—a smart and gracious, witty and confident autobiographical journey.For as long as Marlo Thomas can remember, she’s lived with laughter. Born to comedy royalty—TV and nightclub...
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Home Game: An Accidental Guide to Fatherhood

Michael Lewis · W.W. Norton
Pages: 190
Format: Hardcover

A book that explores the difference between the idea of fatherhood and a man's actual experience of it. When he became a father, Michael Lewis found himself expected to feel things that he didn't feel, and to do things that he couldn't see the point of doing. At first this made...
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Gardener's Son

Cormac McCarthy · HarperCollins Publishers
Pages: 96
Format: Print book

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Cormac McCarthy's acclaimed first screenplay, the basis for an Emmy-nominated film - a taut, riveting intergenerational drama of fathers and sons, power, inequality, rage, and violence set in post-Civil War South Carolina.Set in Graniteville, South Carolina,...
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Blonde roots

Bernardine Evaristo · Riverhead Books
Pages: 269
Format: Print book

In an alternate world in which Africans enslaved Europeans, Doris, an Englishwoman, is captured and taken to the New World, where the hardships she endures as a slave are offset by dreams of escape and home.
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A Fine Romance

Candice Bergen · Simon & Schuster
Format: Hardcover

In the follow-up to Knock Wood - her bestselling "engaging, intelligent, and wittily self-deprecating autobiography" (The New York Times) - Candice Bergen shares the big events: her marriage to a famous French director, the birth of her daughter, Murphy Brown, widowhood, falling...
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Minecraft: A Beginner's Guide (Volume 1)

David Oconner · CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Pages: 42
Format: Paperback

Minecraft is a block-infested sandbox building/exploring game developed by Mark Persson, aka 'Notch', and his company, Mojang AB. The 'full version' or Minecraft has been available on PC since November 18th, 2011, but the game has been popular since Beta testing opened to players...
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I Don't Know What You Know Me From: Confessions of a Co-Star

Judy Greer · Doubleday
Format: Hardcover

You know Judy Greer, right? Maybe from The Wedding Planner, 13 Going on 30, Carrie, Arrested Development, or The Descendants. Yes, you totally recognize her. And, odds are, you already feel like she’s your friend.  In her first book of essays, I Don’t Know What You Know...
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How Did You Get This Number

Sloane Crosley · Riverhead Hardcover; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

From the author of the sensational bestseller I Was Told There'd Be Cake comes a new book of personal essays brimming with all the charm and wit that have earned Sloane Crosley widespread acclaim, award nominations, and an ever-growing cadre of loyal fans. In Cake readers were introduced...
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