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You're Not That Great:

Elan Gale · Grand Central Publishing
Pages: 192
Format: Hardcover

I am addicted to positivity. I am addicted to positivity. I am addicted to positivity.I care more about feeling great than being great.I am NOT THAT GREAT.The self-help industry tells you that if you're positive, if you put your best foot forward and if you just believe in yourself...
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Jewish Comedy: A Serious History

Jeremy Asher Dauber · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

A celebrated scholar's rich account of Jewish humor: its nature, its development, and its vital role throughout Jewish history. In a major work of scholarship both erudite and very funny, Jeremy Dauber traces the origins of Jewish comedy and its development from biblical times to the age of Twitter....
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Girl Logic: The Genius and the Absurdity

Iliza Shlesinger · Weinstein Books
Pages: 264
Format: Hardcover

From breakout stand-up comedian Iliza Shlesinger comes a subversively funny collection of essays and observations on a confident woman's approach to friendship, singlehood, and relationships."Girl Logic" is Iliza's term for the way women obsess over details and situations...
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A Teen's Guide to Modern Manners

Sam Norman · Corsair
Pages: 144
Format: Hardcover

There's little that's been written yetConcerning teenage etiquette,So as a sort of useful guideSome gruesome cases lie insideOf teenagers who lost their wayAnd ultimately had to pay.You'll read about the tragic fateOf Pete, who couldn't get a date,And Jen, whose hopes and dreams...
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STAGE to STAGE: My Journey to Broadway

JOSH GROBAN · WEA
Pages: 192
Format: Hardcover

Stage to Stage, My Journey To Broadway, is a 192 page hard cover coffee table book featuring energetic and intimate behind the scenes images. Stage to Stage captures Josh's perspective on the notable events that illuminated his extraordinary journey to Broadway. Starting with his Stages...
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The First King of Hollywood: The Life of Douglas Fairbanks

TRACEY GOESSEL · Chicago Review Press
Pages: 560
Format: Paperback

Douglas Fairbanks was the greatest leading man of his generation - the first and the best of the swashbucklers. He made some of the greatest films of the silent era, including The Thief of Bagdad, Robin Hood, and The Mark of Zorro. With Charlie Chaplin, D. W. Griffith, and his wife, film...
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Growing Up Fisher: Musings, Memories, and Misadventures

JOELY FISHER · William Morrow
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

Actress, director, entertainer Joely Fisher invites readers backstage, into the intimate world of her career and family with this hilarious, irreverent, down-to-earth memoir filled with incredible, candid stories about her life, her famous parents, and how the loss of her unlikely hero,...
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Improv Nation: How We Made a Great American Art

SAM WASSON · Eamon Dolan/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 464
Format: Hardcover

From the best-selling author of Fosse, a sweeping yet intimate - and often hilarious - history of a uniquely American art form that has never been more popular. At the height of the McCarthy era, an experimental theater troupe set up shop in a bar near the University of Chicago. Via word-of-mouth,...
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Should the Tent Be Burning Like That?: A Professional Amateur's Guide to the Outdoors

BILL HEAVEY · Atlantic Monthly Press
Pages: 240
Format: Hardcover

"Bill Heavey is one of the best magazine writers in America. No, he doesn't work for the New Yorker. He writes for Field & Stream, the popular journal for hunters and fishermen." -- Danny Heitman, Wall Street Journal "Bill Heavey is my favorite writer. When I die,...
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Sucking Up: A Brief Consideration of Sycophancy

Deborah Parker · University of Virginia Press
Pages: 127
Format: Hardcover

Suck-up. Ass-kisser. Brownnoser. Bootlicker. Lickspittle. Toadeater... Found in every walk of life, both real and imagined, sycophants surround us. But whether we grumble about sycophancy or grudgingly tolerate it as a price of getting along in a complex society, we rarely examine it closely....
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