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Lose Well

Chris Gethard · HarperOne
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

A laugh-out-loud, kick-in-the-pants self-help narrative for anyone who ever felt like they didn't fit in or couldn't catch a break - comedian and cult hero Chris Gethard shows us how to get over our fear of failure and start living life on our own terms.

Let's face it: we all want...

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Always Home: A Daughter's Recipes & Stories: Foreword by Alice Waters

Fanny Singer · Knopf
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

A cookbook and culinary memoir about growing up as the daughter of revered chef/restaurateur Alice Waters: a story of food, family, and the need for beauty in all aspects of life.In this extraordinarily intimate portrait of her mother--and herself--Fanny Singer, daughter of food icon and activist...
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The Patron Saint of Lost Girls

Maureen Aitken · Southeast Missouri State Univ Press
Pages: 172
Format: Paperback

It's the Midwest in the 1970-80s, and Mary is growing up in Detroit, where the recession hits hard, and jobs are scarce. In a set of linked stories, Mary tries to conjure the spirits of protection to confront economic struggle, violence, addiction, and death. Mary moves to cities across...
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Why Bad Governments Happen to Good People

Danny Katch · Haymarket Books
Pages: 154
Format: Paperback

The election of Donald Trump has sent the United States and the world into uncharted waters, with a bigoted, petty man-child at the head of the planet's most powerful empire. Danny Katch indicts the hollowness of the US political system that led to Trump's rise and puts forward...
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Writing Dylan: The Songs of a Lonesome Traveler, 2nd Edition

Larry David Smith · Praeger
Pages: 585
Format: Hardcover

This study of Dylan's mission-driven music reveals a functional approach to art that not only sustained his 60-year career but forever changed an art form.* Offers an unprecedented presentation of Dylan's lyrics, unavailable elsewhere* Comprehensively studies Dylan's work...
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Away with Words: An Irreverent Tour Through the World of Pun Competitions

Joe Berkowitz · Harper Perennial
Pages: 272
Format: Paperback


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Metropolitan Stories: A Novel

Christine Coulson
Format: Hardcover


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The League of Extraordinarily Funny Women: 50 Trailblazers of Comedy

Sheila Moeschen · Running Press Adult
Pages: 232
Format: Hardcover

A celebration of the most groundbreaking women in comedy who used humor to shake up the status quo and change perceptions of gender and comedy forever.

The League of Extraordinarily Funny Women celebrates the outstanding contributions of fifty women in comedy past and present. From...
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The Official MacGyver Survival Manual: 155 Ways to Save the Day

Rhett Allain
Format: Hardcover


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The Dharma of The Princess Bride: What the Coolest Fairy Tale of Our Time Can Teach Us About Buddhism and Relationships

Ethan Nichtern · North Point Press
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

An engagingly contemporary approach to Buddhism -- through the lens of an iconic film and its memorable characters

Humorous yet spiritually rigorous in the tradition of Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance and The Tao of Pooh, drawing from pop culture and from...

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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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Tel Aviv: Food. People. Stories. A Culinary Journey With NENI

Haya Molcho · Acc Art Books
Pages: 280
Format: Hardcover

Tel Aviv is colorful, cosmopolitan and modern; a city full of contrasts, fragrances, stories and flavors. It is a vibrant melting pot of cultures, religions and delicious culinary traditions. Successful restaurateurs Haya Molcho and her four sons take us on a journey to meet Tel Aviv's...
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Slipsliding by the Bay

Barbara McDonald · She Writes Press
Pages: 288
Format: Paperback

Perched on the edge of San Francisco, Lakeside College is experiencing an identity crisis. John Gudewill is recruited as president to save the college from possible closure -- but he is flummoxed at every turn. The faculty, led by secretive English professor Eliot Blanc, is determined to unionize....
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My Squirrel Days

ELLIE KEMPER · Scribner
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

Comedian and star of The Office and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Ellie Kemper delivers a hilarious and uplifting collection of essays about one pale woman's journey from Midwestern naïf to Hollywood semi-celebrity to outrageously reasonable New Yorker.

There comes a time...
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There I Go Again: How I Came to Be Mr. Feeny, John Adams, Dr. Craig, KITT, and Many Others

William Daniels · Potomac Books
Pages: 240
Format: Print book

There I Go Again is a celebrity memoir like no other, revealing the life of a man whose acting career has been so rich that millions of Americans know his face even while they might not recognize his name. William Daniels is an enigma - a rare chameleon who has enjoyed massive success both...
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