Population: 485 - Abridged
Mike Perry’s extraordinary and thoughtful account of meeting the people of his small hometown by joining the fire and rescue team was a breakout hit that “swells with unadorned heroism” (USA Today)
Welcome to New Auburn, Wisconsin (population: 485) where the local vigilante is a farmer’s wife armed with a pistol and a Bible, the most senior...Read more »
Schmucks! - Abridged
Jackie Mason, one of the true kings of comedy, and his partner in crime, former federal prosecutor and celebrity attorney, Raoul Felder, go after America's lowlifes, scumbags, and everyone else who really gets on their nerves.
Schmucks! combines Mason's and Felder's nails-to-the-wall political satire—impeccable timing with insightful...Read more »
Schulz and Peanuts - Abridged
Charles M. Schulz, the most widely syndicated and beloved cartoonist of all time, is also one of the least understood figures in American culture. Now acclaimed biographer David Michaelis gives us an in-depth biography of the brilliant, unseen man behind Peanuts.
It is the most American of stories: How a barber's son grew up from modest...Read more »
American on Purpose
“With American on Purpose, Craig Ferguson somehow manages to avoid the pitfalls of self-indulgence and self-importance that plague most (okay, all) Hollywood autobiographies. He has, instead, written a book that is hilarious and irrepressibly daft, yet also kind, poignant, and undeniably wise. It was a joy to read.” — Dennis Lehane, New York...Read more »
The Werewolf's Guide to Life
A Manual for the Newly Bitten
Have you been attacked by a wolf-like creature in the last 30 days? Was it after the sun had set and under a full moon? If you answered, “yes” to both these questions, there’s a very good chance that you were bitten by a werewolf. You now have less than a month before the full moon returns and with it your first transformation into a savage,... Read more »
Wallflower at the Orgy
From her Academy Award—nominated screenplays to her bestselling fiction and essays, Nora Ephron is one of America’s most gifted, prolific, and versatile writers. In this classic collection of magazine articles, Ephron does what she does best: embrace American culture with love, cynicism, and unmatched wit. From tracking down the beginnings of... Read more »
The Braindead Megaphone
From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Man Booker Prize-winning novel Lincoln in the Bardo and the story collection Tenth of December, a 2013 National Book Award Finalist for Fiction.
The breakout book from "the funniest writer in America"--not to mention an official "Genius"--his first nonfiction collection ever.
George Saunders's... Read more »
The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid
BONUS FEATURE: Exclusive interview with the author.
From one of the most beloved and bestselling authors in the English language, a vivid, nostalgic and utterly hilarious memoir of growing up in the middle of the United States in the middle of the last century. A book that delivers on the promise that it is “laugh-out-loud funny.”
Some say that... Read more »
I Feel Bad About My Neck
And Other Thoughts on Being a Woman
“Nora Ephron is precisely the friend you want to have when you're 40 years old and in the throes of a whopper mid-life crisis. She'll join you for a dinner of wine and crackers, listen dutifully, and then bestow upon your soul a few good-natured one-liners, as though rubbing Vick's over a congested chest.”Eleanor, Main Street Books Davidson
The Downhill Lie
A Hacker's Return to a Ruinous Sport
Originally drawn to the game by his father, Carl Hiaasen wisely quit golfing in 1973. But some ambitions refuse to die, and as the years–and memories of shanked 7-irons faded, it dawned on Carl that there might be one thing in life he could do better in middle age than he could as a youth. So gradually he ventured back to the dreaded driving... Read more »
The Book of General Ignorance - Abridged
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Misconceptions, misunderstandings, and flawed facts finally get the heave-ho in this humorous, downright humiliating book of reeducation based on the phenomenal British bestseller.
Challenging what most of us assume to be verifiable truths in areas like history, literature, science, nature, and more,The Book of... Read more »
Too Fat to Fish
When Artie Lange joined the permanent cast of The Howard Stern Show in 2001, it was possibly the greatest thing ever to happen in the Stern universe, second only to the show’s move to the wild, uncensored frontier of satellite radio. Lange provided what Stern had yet to find all in the same place: a wit quick enough to keep pace with his own, a... Read more »
He's Just Not That Into You
The No-Excuses Truth to Understanding Guys
He’s Just Not That Into You—based on a popular episode of Sex and the City—is tough love advice for otherwise smart women on how to tell when a guy just doesn’t like them enough, so they can stop wasting time making excuses for a dead-end relationship. It’s the best relationship advice you’ll ever receive.
For ages, women have come together over... Read more »
Grammy Award Nominee for Best Spoken Word Album!
Steve Martin's talent has always defied definition: an actor who's kept us riveted for over 25 years, a razor-sharp screenwriter, an acclaimed playwright. In this ingeniously funny collection of humorous riffs, those who thought Martin's gifts were confined to the screen will discover what readers... Read more »
Destined for Destiny
The Unauthorized Autobiography of George W. Bush
In Destined for Destiny, George W. Bush offers readers an intimate, plainspoken, and often readable look at the character-shaping achievements that led to his inevitable rise to the office of President of the United States.
Written from the heart, not from the brain, this definitive autobiography takes readers on a journey through the 43rd... Read more »
An Inconvenient Book - Abridged
Real Solutions to the World's Biggest Problems
Now available in trade paperback, the #1 bestselling New York Times author Glenn Beck tackles some of our country’s biggest problems in this funny, outrageous, and entertaining book.
Glenn Beck believes that the reason why some of our biggest problems never seem to get fixed is simple: the solutions just aren’t very convenient. And as the host of... Read more »
The Tales of a Meaty-Breasted Zilch
BEST HEARD ON AN EMPTY STOMACH
Jim Norton is a pervert in the truest sense of the word. The physical equivalent of a tall slug, he pays top dollar for massages with happy endings, and is fascinated by shitty sitcoms and fat girls. He is also, at times, racially offensive and morally repugnant. He spares no one in his comedy -- least of all... Read more »
The Year of Living Biblically - Abridged
One Man's Humble Quest to Follow the Bible as Literally as Possible
Now a TV series Living Biblically streaming on CBS All Access!
From the New York Times bestselling author of The Know-It-All comes a fascinating and timely exploration of religion and the Bible. A.J. Jacobs chronicles his hilarious and thoughtful year spent obeying―as literally as possible―the tenets of the Bible.
Raised in a secular family but... Read more »
Are You There, Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea
Welcome to Chelsea Handler's world—a place where absurdity reigns supreme and a quick wit is the best line of defense.
When Chelsea Handler needs to get a few things off her chest, she appeals to a higher power—vodka. Seems reasonable, when considering that she discovered her boyfriend was having an affair with a Peekapoo and she had to pretend... Read more »
The Bro Code
From the hit TV show How I Met Your Mother comes Barney Stinson’s words of wit, wisdom, and awesomeness, The Bro Code—the New York Times bestseller (really!) with more than a million copies in print all around the world.
Everyone’s life is governed by an internal code of conduct. Some call it morality. Others call it religion. But Bros in the... Read more »