Humor

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  1. 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

  2. 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

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

    Sarah Lyall

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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. Book ImageThe Comic Tradition in America: An Anthology of American Humor

    Kenneth S. Lynn

    The selections in this anthology are drawn (with the exception of Benjamin Franklin) from the nineteenth century, the great age of American humor.More

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. Book ImageDisorder in the Court: Great Fractured Moments in Courtroom History

    Charles M. Sevilla

    In America's courtooms, the verdict is laughter.More

  10. 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

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

    Jason Novak

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

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. 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

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