Humor

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  1. Book ImageLimericks: Too Gross

    Isaac Asimov, John Ciardi

    Hurling limericks at each other, a dozen at a clip, they charge from the lists (the list includes a gross of limericks by each). It is a brilliant confrontation in one of the English language’s oldest and most demandingly rigid traditions.More

  2. Book ImageHerblock Special Report

    Herbert Block

    “A rare and insightful book on the Nixon career from shifty California congressman to criminal-but-pardoned ex-president by the man who battled him from a drawing board for twenty-six years—and won. In 450 pungent cartoons accompanied by a witty, wry text, the nation’s No. 1 cartoonist has produced a unique history that lays out the whole Nixon record.” —Tom Engelhardt, St. Louis Post-DispatchMore

  3. Book ImageHerblock Through the Looking Glass

    Herbert Block

    “Herblock is the most perceptive political analyst in America—he writes as well as he draws, in lucid, trenchant English. His comments, in drawings and in prose, are hard-hitting but never nasty. He’s a national treasure.” —Philadelphia InquirerMore

  4. Book ImageRoy Blount's Book of Southern Humor

    Roy Blount, Jr.

    There may be no funnier species in the literary universe than a Southern writer on a roll.More

  5. 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

  6. Book ImageHoney, Hush!: An Anthology of African American Women's Humor

    Daryl Cumber Dance, Nikki Giovanni

    The vibrant humor of African American women is celebrated in this bold and unique collection that the Miami Herald describes as "breathtakingly broad and deep."More

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. Book ImageThe Devouring Fungus: Tales of the Computer Age

    Karla Jennings

    “Zooks! At last, the culture, folklore, and mythology of computing. Here’s the digital dirt from our computer age…collected and retold by Karla Jennings.” —Cliff Stoll, author of The Cuckoo’s EggMore

  12. Book ImageSupreme Folly: Hilarious Excerpts from Actual Court Cases

    Rodney R. Jones, Gerald F. Uelmen, Lee Lorenz

    “More hilarity from the folks who brought us Disorderly Conduct . . . . It’s better to laugh than to cry when contemplating the court system.” —BooklistMore

  13. Book ImageDisorderly Conduct: Excerpts from Actual Cases

    Rodney R. Jones, Charles M. Sevilla, Gerald F. Uelmen, Et Al.

    "Splendid. . . . Pokes irreverent fun at everyone in the court system. . . . Lee Lorenz' fine illustrative cartoons add laughs to this madness."—Chicago TribuneMore

  14. 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

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

    Sarah Lyall

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

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