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Mustache Shenanigans: Making Super Troopers and Other Adventures in Comedy

Jay Chandrasekhar · Dutton
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

Director, writer, and actor Jay Chandrasekhar tells the hilarious history of his comedy group, Broken Lizard, and the making of the cult film Super Troopers, as well as the currently filming Super Troopers 2.

Jay Chandrasekhar has spent the past two decades writing,...
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Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool: A True Love Story

PETER TURNER · Picador USA
Pages: 169
Format: Paperback

Now a Major Motion Picture Starring Annette Bening, Jamie Bell, Julie Walters, and Vanessa RedgraveThe Golden Age of Hollywood, a young British actor, a love affair, and a tragedy, Film Stars Don't Die In Liverpool is Peter Turner's touching memoir of the last days of Hollywood icon Gloria...
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Did You Just Eat That?: Two Scientists Explore Double-Dipping, the Five-Second Rule, and other Food Myths in the Lab

PAUL DAWSON · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 224
Format: Hardcover

Is the five-second rule legitimate?
Are electric hand dryers really bacteria blowers?
Am I spraying germs everywhere when I blow on my birthday cake?
How gross is backwash?

When it comes to food safety and germs, there are as many common questions as there are misconceptions....

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FRANCESCO PACIFICO · Melville House
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

The breakout novel by Francesco Pacifico, one of Italy's most acclaimed writers, hailed by Dana Spiotta as "brilliantly funny and weirdly subversive"Ludovica and Lorenzo live in Rome. She works in her family's bookstore, and he's a filmmaker - or, rather, a "filmmaker":...
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Scrappy Little Nobody

Anna Kendrick · Touchstone
Pages: 275
Format: Print book

THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

An "honest, effortlessly funny, and alternatively relatable" (Harper's Bazaar) collection of autobiographical essays by the Academy Award-nominated actress and star of Up in the Air, Pitch Perfect, and Trolls,...
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Spot the Difference

Catherine Maillet · Firefly Books
Pages: 95
Format: Print book

This book provides hours of challenging entertainment. Hidden in each of the forty-five illustrations is an inconsistency. Either something is missing or something is added. The intruder may hide by virtue of its color, its shape, or it's simply just implausible or out of place within...
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What Are We Even Doing With Our Lives?: The Most Honest Children's Book of All Time

CHELSEA MARSHALL · Dey Street Books
Pages: 96
Format: Hardcover

In this a charming, satirical "children's" book, BuzzFeed's lead animal editor and an acclaimed art director/illustrator poke fun at our contemporary, hyper-connected, and often mundane millennial age and the absurdities of the #blessed time and place in which we all now live.Welcome...
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Bachelor Nation: Inside the World of America's Favorite Guilty Pleasure

AMY KAUFMAN · Dutton
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

The first definitive, unauthorized, behind-the-scenes cultural history of the Bachelor franchise, America's favorite guilty pleasure

For fifteen years and thirty-five seasons, the Bachelor franchise has been a mainstay in American TV viewers' lives. Since it premiered in 2002, the show's...
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Rhett & Link's Book of Mythicality: A Field Guide to Curiosity, Creativity, and Tomfoolery

CROWN. · Crown Archetype
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

From the YouTube superstars and creators of Good Mythical Morning comes the ultimate guide to living a "Mythical" life, featuring stories and photos from their lifelong friendship, as well as awesomely illustrated tips for laughing more, learning more, and never taking...
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Queen Meryl: The Iconic Roles, Heroic Deeds, and Legendary Life of Meryl Streep

Erin Carlson · Hachette Books
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

A captivating and inspiring portrait of legendary actress Meryl Streep and her work, Queen Meryl explores the fearless icon's trailblazing roles in film, her feminist activism, and the indelible mark she's left on pop culture.
Meryl Streep is the most celebrated actress of our time....
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Grace Notes: My Recollections

Katey Sagal · Gallery Books
Pages: 256
Format: Print book

Gripping, singular, and gorgeously reflective, Grace Notes is a memoir told in essays by beloved actress, Hollywood veteran, and singer/songwriter Katey Sagal - perfect for fans of Mary Louise Parker's Dear Mr. You and Patti Smith's M Train.

Popular and award-winning...
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From the left : a life in the crossfire

Bill Press · Thomas Dunne Books
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

A memoir of talk radio host and political commentator Bill Press.

The name Bill Press is synonymous with honest journalism, intelligent commentary, and progressive politics.

But based on where he came from, it's a wonder he didn't end up a Trump voter. He grew up in a blue-collar...

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Planet Funny: How Comedy Took Over Our Culture

KEN JENNINGS · Scribner
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

From the brilliantly witty and exuberant New York Times bestselling author Ken Jennings, a history of humor - from fart jokes on clay Sumerian tablets all the way up to the latest Twitter gags and Facebook memes - that tells the story of how comedy came to rule the modern world.

For...
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There Is No F*cking Secret: Letters From a Badass Bitch

KELLY OSBOURNE · PUTNAM
Pages: 256
Format: Print book

People ask Kelly Osbourne all the time: "What's your secret?"

Kelly Osbourne may not always have been a typical role model, but no one can say that her perspective isn't hard won after spending three decades in the spotlight: from growing up completely exposed to the heavy...
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Pretty Mess

ERIKA JAYNE · Gallery Books
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

Without her alter-ego Erika Jayne, Erika Girardi says she'd just be "another rich bitch with a plane" - so get ready for the dishy, tell-all memoir from show-stopping performer, model, singer, and beloved star of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, Erika Jayne.

Erika...
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