Humor

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  1. Book ImageWit's End: What Wit Is, How It Works, and Why We Need It

    James Geary

    "A witty book about wit that steers an elegant path between waggishness and wisdom." —Stephen FryMore

  2. Book ImageJewish Comedy: A Serious History

    Jeremy Dauber

    Finalist for the National Jewish Book Award

    “Dauber deftly surveys the whole recorded history of Jewish humour.” —EconomistMore

  3. Book ImageEt Tu, Brute?: The Deaths of the Roman Emperors

    Jason Novak

    A cartoonist’s wry and bloody romp through Roman history.More

  4. Book Image10 ½ Things No Commencement Speaker Has Ever Said

    Charles Wheelan, Peter Steiner

    “A book filled with so much wisdom that I have no choice but to recommend it.”—Craig Wilson, USA TodayMore

  5. Book ImageThat's Not Funny, That's Sick: The National Lampoon and the Comedy Insurgents Who Captured the Mainstream

    Ellin Stein

    "Smart, knowing, and deeply reported, the definitive history of one of modern American humor’s wellsprings." —Kurt Andersen, author of Fantasyland, host of NPR’s Studio 360More

  6. Book Image101 Two-Letter Words

    Stephin Merritt, Roz Chast

    A one-of-a-kind celebration of the 101 two-letter words allowed in Scrabble.More

  7. Book ImageHow Are You Feeling?: At the Centre of the Inside of the Human Brain

    David Shrigley

    A shocking, ethically dubious, disastrously funny, illustrated self-help book about why human beings behave in such peculiar, delightful, and unpleasant ways.More

  8. Book ImageThe Anglo Files: A Field Guide to the British

    Sarah Lyall

    “Should be handed out . . . in the immigration line at Heathrow.” —Malcolm GladwellMore

  9. Book ImageUnreliable Memoirs

    Clive James

    A best-selling classic around the world, Clive James’s hilarious memoir has long been unavailable in the United States.More

  10. Book ImageKilled Cartoons: Casualties of the War on Free Expression

    David Wallis

    One hundred political cartoons you wanted to see, but weren’t allowed to: all were banned for being too hot to handle.More

  11. Book ImageThe Big Bento Box of Unuseless Japanese Inventions

    Kenji Kawakami, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, Dan Papia

    From the land of the rising sun, strangely practical and utterly eccentric inventions for a life of ease—and hilarity.More

  12. Book ImageHip-Hop Hares: And Other Moments of Epic Silliness

    Outside Magazine, Bill Vaughn

    The most hilarious, whimsical, shocking moments ever captured on film, from the editors of Outside magazine.More

  13. Book ImageBoob Jubilee: The Cultural Politics of the New Economy

    Thomas Frank, David Mulcahey

    Salvos of sane and humorous dissent from the worship of the almighty market.More

  14. Book ImageThe Polar Bear Waltz and Other Moments of Epic Silliness: Comic Classics from Outside Magazine's "Parting Shots"

    Outside Magazine, Hampton Sides

    The most hilarious, whimsical moments captured on film, from twenty-five years of living Outside.More

  15. Book ImageDaily Afflictions: The Agony of Being Connected to Everything in the Universe

    Andrew Boyd

    A dark, twisted, existential manifesto posing as a book of daily inspiration.More

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