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The List by Main Street Books - May 2018

Every month, Main Street Books assembles a list of five recommended books, inspired by one central theme. You can find The List in our newsletter, on our blog, and of course on Libro.fm! May's theme is humorous essayists.

Calypso

By David Sedaris
Narrated by David Sedaris /  6 hours 38 minutes

Calypso

“We, your concerned booksellers, want to make sure you are in tip-top reading shape before David Sedaris visits Main Street Books. Much like a runner must train for a marathon, you must exercise your sense of humor, so as not to pull something in David's presence. Tune up your funny bone with Me Talk Pretty One Day, Naked, When You Are Engulfed in Flames, or any of the other great Sedaris collections on Libro.fm. ”

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I Was Told There'd Be Cake

By Sloane Crosley
Narrated by Sloane Crosley /  6 hours 7 minutes

I Was Told There'd Be Cake

“If David Sedaris and Amy Schumer produced a petri-dish baby, it might turn out something like Sloane Crosley: unflinchingly open, slightly left of sane, inclined to get caught in weird situations with weirder people, witty, and knock-your-socks-off funny. Start with her first collection, I Was Told There'd Be Cake.”

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Fraud

By David Rakoff
Narrated by David Rakoff /  4 hours 12 minutes

Fraud

“Reading David Rakoff is not unlike sitting in the veterinarian's office with your family, having just put down a beloved pet, worn out with grief, swollen-eyed and snot-nosed, peering over the edge of an existential abyss, when a tabby cat patient with an anxiety disorder breaks free of its carrier and gobbles up a little girl's pet hamster, sending the office into a tear-laden frenzy. Immediate am-I-laughing-or-am-I-crying relief breaks through the grief and you feel just a little bit crazy. This is what it is to read David Rakoff.”

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I Feel Bad About My Neck

And Other Thoughts on Being a Woman
By Nora Ephron
Narrated by Nora Ephron /  3 hours 50 minutes

I Feel Bad About My Neck

“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.”

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$18.00

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We Are Never Meeting in Real Life

Essays
By Samantha Irby
Narrated by Samantha Irby /  9 hours 16 minutes

We Are Never Meeting in Real Life

“There are many ways to craft a humorous essay. One of the most straightforward is to harness the clarity to tell it exactly like it is. You know, through the warped lens of personality. Samantha Irby sees all, and she sees it through wickedly potent bifocals.”

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