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Presto!: How I Made Over 100 Pounds Disappear and Other Magical Tales

PENN JILLETTE · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 368
Format: Paperback

Penn Jillette's New York Times bestselling account of his "extremely funny and somewhat profane journey to discovering a healthy lifestyle ... that will motivate others to seek weight-loss solutions" (The Washington Post) .More than three hundred and thirty pounds and saddled...
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Away with Words: An Irreverent Tour Through the World of Pun Competitions

Joe Berkowitz · Harper Perennial
Pages: 288
Format: Paperback

Fast Company reporter Joe Berkowitz investigates the bizarre and hilarious world of pun competitions from the Punderdome 3000 in Brooklyn to the World competition in Austin.When Joe Berkowitz witnessed his first Punderdome competition, it felt wrong in the best way. Something impossible...
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Believe Me: A Memoir of Love, Death and Jazz Chickens

Eddie Izzard · Blue Rider Press
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

Critically acclaimed, award-winning British comedian and actor Eddie Izzard details his childhood, his first performances on the streets of London, his ascent to worldwide success on stage and screen, and his comedy shows which have won over audiences around the world. Over the course of a thirty-year...
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The Totally Unscientific Study of the Search for Human Happiness

Paula Poundstone · Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill
Pages: 288
Format: Print book

"The Totally Unscientific Study of the Search for Human Happiness is a remarkable journey. I laughed. I cried. I got another cat." - Lily Tomlin Is there a secret to happiness? Beloved comedian Paula Poundstone conducts a series of "thoroughly scientific" experiments...
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Opening Wednesday at a Theater Or Drive-In Near You: The Shadow Cinema of the American '70s

Charles Taylor · Bloomsbury USA
Pages: 208
Format: Hardcover

"Movie criticism's Dostoyevsky . . . Taylor reveals a national identity forged from the innocence we claim to have lost but never had in the first place." --Steve Erickson, author of ZerovilleWhen we think of '70s cinema, we think of classics like The Godfather, Taxi Driver,...
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Al Franken, Giant of the Senate

Al Franken · Grand Central Publishing
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

From the #1 bestselling author - the story of an award-winning comedian who decided to run for office and then discovered why award-winning comedians tend not to do that. AL FRANKEN, GIANT OF THE SENATE is a book about an unlikely campaign that had an even more improbable ending: the closest...
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We Are Never Meeting in Real Life.: Essays

Samantha Irby · Vintage
Pages: 288
Format: Paperback

Sometimes you just have to laugh, even when life is a dumpster fire. With We Are Never Meeting in Real Life., "bitches gotta eat" blogger and comedian Samantha Irby turns the serio-comic essay into an art form. Whether talking about how her difficult childhood has led to a problem...
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Theft by Finding: Diaries

DAVID SEDARIS · Little, Brown and Company
Pages: 528
Format: Hardcover

One of the most anticipated books of 2017: Boston Globe, New York Times Book Review, New York's "Vulture", The Week, Bustle, BookRiotDavid Sedaris tells all in a book that is, literally, a lifetime in the makingIt's no coincidence that the world's best writers tend...
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In Their Lives: Great Writers on Great Beatles Songs

Andrew Blauner · Blue Rider Press
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

For readers who loved Tune In and Nick Hornby's Songbook, an anthology of essays from a chorus of twenty-nine luminaries singing the praises of their favorite Beatles songs. The Beatles' influence - on their contemporaries, on our cultural consciousness, and on the music industry...
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Thurberville

Bob Hunter · Trillium
Pages: 344
Format: Hardcover

James Thurber's Columbus was not today's Columbus - or even yesterday's. It was a Columbus he both knew and created, a place perched on the fringe of reality and the fringe of his imagination. It is the place Bob Hunter revisits in Thurberville, a book where the author separates...
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