Spoiled Rotten America: Outrages of Everyday Life

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Dey Street Books #ad - Like kofi annan, larry Miller is one of the most irresistible comic personalities working today. From middle-aged drinking "When you're in your twenties, you can drink all night and bungee-jump off a bridge the next day. Now, in spoiled rotten america, roughly speaking, he fixes his gaze on what's funny about our daily lives—which includes, everything.

. The news is on all day, but we know less and less; there's music in every mall, but we don't hear it; everyone has a phone but nothing to say. If i drank all night, i'd want to go off that bridge without the cord" to the excesses of our eating habits "This is why the world hates us: the size of the portions we order.

Spoiled Rotten America: Outrages of Everyday Life #ad - The american pendulum only swings to extremes, " he writes. Known for years as an actor, comedian, writer, and sexual pioneer, he's gained a new following as a cultural commentator and frequent guest on political shows. To the cranky nitpickers of america—a club i'd join in a second if I weren't already its president—it's long been understood that the world is going to Hell in a handbasket.

What better time for a collection of seventeen comic essays?"What better time indeed. It's all or nothing. One bite of a cookie, and suddenly you're on a plane to Vegas with a hooker. It's an insightful, and surprisingly heartfelt, plea for us to notice what's best and worst about ourselves.

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You Say Tomato, I Say Shut Up: A Love Story

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Crown #ad - In this hilarious and ultimately moving memoir, all you need is love—and a healthy dose of complaining, comedians and real-life married couple Annabelle Gurwitch and Jeff Kahn prove that in marriage, codependence, and pinot noir. After thirteen years of being married, Annabelle and Jeff have found “We’re just not that into us.

Instead of giving up, by using parenting as a competitive sport, they’ve held their relationship together by ignoring conventional wisdom and fostering a lack of intimacy, and by dropping out of couples therapy. On every corner of my ass there was a new branch of ass opening up. ”. So we compromise: we have sex once a week.

You Say Tomato, I Say Shut Up: A Love Story #ad - She says: “jeff says talking about money before you have sex is a turnoff, but it’s only a turnoff if you’re talking about not having money. The he-said/she-said chronicle of their intense but loving marriage includes an unsentimental account of the medical odyssey that their family embarked upon after their infant son was diagnosed with VACTERL, a very rare series of birth defects.

Annabelle and jeff’s unforgivingly raw, uproariously funny story is sure to strike both laughter and terror in the hearts of all couples not to mention every single man or woman who is contemplating the connubial state. Serving up equal parts sincerity and cynicism, you say Tomato, I Say Shut Up is a laugh-out-loud must-read for everyone who has come to realize that being “in love” can only get you so far.

On cohabitationhe says: “within days of Annabelle’s arrival, I became very aware that she demanded solitude and had the housekeeping habits of a feral animal. She says: “the guy had some sort of nudity radar.

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Dave Barry Slept Here: A Sort of History of the United States

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Ballantine Books #ad - What caused the american Revolution? This is indeed a rhetorical question that for many years historians have begun chapters with. This time his subject is U. S. Colts 7. The birthing contractions of a nation• kicking some british butt• barging Westward• The Forging of a Large, Wasteful Bureaucracy• Deep Economic Doo-doo• The Fifties: Peace, Prosperity, Brain Death.

History, the way it's never been told before. As well they should. For the american revolution is without a doubt the single most important historical event to occur in this nation except of course for Super Bowl III Jets 16. Barry notes, America is steadfastly Napping Toward Glory. If you love to laugh, you have a right to a trial before a jury of people too stupid to get out of jury duty, if you love your country, if you are unaware that “the Sixth Amendment states that if you are accused of a crime, ” Dave Barry Slept Here is the book you've been waiting for since 1776.

Dave Barry Slept Here: A Sort of History of the United States #ad - And right up through the scintillating Reagan-Bush years, during which, Mr. Every single momentous event and crucial moment is covered, including. Or at least since Super Bowl III. Praise for dave barry Slept Here“A dazzling performance.

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Daddy, Stop Talking!: And Other Things My Kids Want But Won't Be Getting

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Dey Street Books #ad - Even if his own son and daughter pretty much ignore everything he says, you shouldn’t. The comedian, podcast king, not taco bell material, television host, actor, and New York Times bestselling author of President Me, and In Fifty Years We’ll All Be Chicks now lays down the law on the plight of the modern parent.

Parents, 70-inch flatscreen tvs, do you often think that if your kids had to grow up the way you did—without ipads, American Girl dolls, and wifi in the climate controlled minivan—that they might actually be better off? Do you feel underappreciated or ignored? Do you worry you’re raising a bunch of spoiled softies who will never know how to do anything themselves—because you do everything for them? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you need Daddy, Stop Talking.

Daddy, Stop Talking!: And Other Things My Kids Want But Won't Be Getting #ad - Adam rips parenthood a new one, telling it straight about what adults must do if they don’t want to have to support their kids forever. Again. And you’re welcome. Here, too, is sage advice to adam’s own kids—and to future parents—on what matters most: dating; drinking and drugs; buying your first house and car; puberty; and what kind of assholes his kids and yours should avoid becoming.

Using his own crappy childhood as a cautionary tale, and touting the pitfalls of the kind of helicopter parenting so pervasive today, Daddy, Stop Talking is the only parenting book you should ever read.

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So, Anyway...

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Crown Archetype #ad - In this rollicking memoir, so, anyway…, cleese takes readers on a grand tour of his ascent in the entertainment world, from his humble beginnings in a sleepy English town and his early comedic days at Cambridge University with future Python partner Graham Chapman, to the founding of the landmark comedy troupe that would propel him to worldwide renown.

Cleese was just days away from graduating Cambridge and setting off on a law career when he was visited by two BBC executives, who offered him a job writing comedy for radio. That fateful moment—and a near-simultaneous offer to take his university humor revue to London’s famed West End—propelled him down a different path, and eventually joining the five other Pythons to pioneer a new kind of comedy that prized invention, cutting his teeth writing for stars like David Frost and Peter Sellers, silliness, and absurdity.

So, Anyway... #ad - John cleese’s  huge comedic influence has stretched across generations; his sharp irreverent eye and the unique brand of physical comedy he perfected with Monty Python, on Fawlty Towers, and beyond now seem written into comedy’s DNA. Along the way, he found his first true love with the actress Connie Booth and transformed himself from a reluctant performer to a world class actor and back again.

Twisting and turning through surprising stories and hilarious digressions—with some brief pauses along the way that comprise a fascinating primer on what’s funny and why—this story of a young man’s journey to the pinnacle of comedy is a masterly performance by a master performer.

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Dave Barry's Greatest Hits

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Ballantine Books #ad - Everything in America. The bad news: the book is only 304 pages. Los angeles Daily News. The rapacious observer of Tupperware ladies and leisure concept salesmen sounds off on:Football—Football is more than just a game. When dave barry is on the loose, no one is safe!what Dave Barry did for the men’s movement in his Complete Guide to Guys and for foreign relations when he did Japan he now does for.

It is a potential opportunity to see a live person lying on the ground with a bone sticking out of his leg, while the fans, to show their appreciation, perform “the wave. Sailing—there’s nothing quite like getting out on the open sea, and concentrate on the hassles and worries of life on the sea, where you can forget about the hassles and worries of life on land, such as death by squid.

Dave Barry's Greatest Hits #ad - Gambling—off-track betting parlors are the kinds of places where you never see signs that say, “Thank You for Not Smoking. The best you can hope for is, “Thank You for Not Spitting Pieces of Your Cigar on My Neck. The good news: he’s funny as ever.

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I Suck at Girls

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Dey Street Books #ad - From the #1 new york times bestseller author of sh*t my dad says, comes a laugh-out-loud funny and deeply touching collection of personal stories about relationships with the opposite sex, Justin Halpern, from a first kiss to getting engaged and all the awkward moments in between. Fans of biting, honor-infused memoirs such as me talk pretty One Day and Assassination Vacation will find Halpern’s I Suck at Girls an unforgettable journey into the best and worst moments of one man’s adventures in romance.

With sh*t my dad says, Halpern brought his brand of talented comedic writing to the world. Now, and provocative memoir, sarah vowell, he establishes himself as one of popular writing’s great humorists among the likes of David Sedaris, hilarious, with this equally poignant, and David Rakoff.

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Ultimate Book of Trivia: The Essential Collection of over 1,000 Curious Facts to Impress Your Friends and Expand Your Mind

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Chronicle Books LLC #ad - Did you know that cats can be left-handed?Trivia fans will be eager to dive into this book for an edifying and entertaining tour of all the things they didn't know that they didn't know. It's full of conversation starters, from Herbert Hoover's pet alligators to the longest recorded bout of hiccups it lasted for 68 years.

. Brimming with surprising facts, this comprehensive collection of trivia is sure to puzzle and delight. There is something here for everyone and every occasion, Food and Drink, Being Human, Music, with topics including Space and Science, Sports, and Famous Inventions.

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Dave Barry's Money Secrets: Like: Why Is There a Giant Eyeball on the Dollar?

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Crown Archetype #ad - How would you describe your portfolio?1. Less than $50, 0003. He also presents, for the first time in print anywhere, the Car Dealership Code of Ethics “Ethic Seven: The customer is an idiot”. You can’t afford not to buy this book! Probably you need several copies. What kind of financial shape are you in right now? This scientific quiz will show you.

Be honest in your answers: if you lie, you’ll only be lying to yourself! The place to lie is on your federal tax return. Men are threatening to cut off my thumbs. My what? when analyzing an investment, what do you consider to be the most important factor?1. How do you plan to finance your retirement?1.

Dave Barry's Money Secrets: Like: Why Is There a Giant Eyeball on the Dollar? #ad - The degree of risk. 3. But that hasn’t stopped him from writing this book. Did you ever wish that you really understood money? Well, Dave Barry wishes that he did, too. The amount of return. 2. However much I get when I return these empties. Conservative, mainly bonds and blue-chip equities.

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A Bright Moon for Fools: A Novel

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Skyhorse #ad - Now harry Christmas is on the run. On a mission to track down his wife’s ancestral village, Christmas arrives in Venezuela certain that his fortunes are about to improve. He is hanging by one leg from a tree. He wakes up in a village at the end of the world. As the real trouble begins, can redemption survive?Published in the UK to great acclaim, A Bright Moon for Fools is a comic novel that is as funny as it is heartbreaking.

Very funny, very unpleasant, and very moving. Michael palinharry christmas is unable to cope with the death of his wife and has been bouncing from one bad decision to the next. Soon out of money and luck, he is forced into yet more deceit—with devastating consequences for those he has fooled. Inspired by the mighty lola rosa, he tries to crawl out of his spiritual abyss and find a way to live amongst these fishermen and farmers—but love isn’t easy when you are a career liar still married to the dead.

A Bright Moon for Fools: A Novel #ad - After a terrifying assault by the son of a woman he has conned, he makes up his mind to leave the country. Lost, drunk, and lurching across rural Venezuela, Christmas reaches the point of breakdown. He’s dead wrong. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

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Scientific Discovery from the Brilliant to the Bizarre: The Doctor Who Weighed the Soul, and Other True Tales

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Arcade #ad - As in his previous book, fisher uses personal stories and examples from everyday life, as well as humor, to make the science accessible. Winner of the ignobel prize in physics and the 2004 american Institute of Physics Science Writing Award, Len Fisher showed just how much fun science can be in his enthusiastically praised debut, How to Dunk a Doughnut.

But other, and energy, and such things as the discovery of electricity, heat, light, no less fanciful experiments and ideas led to the fundamentals of our understanding of movement, and the structure of DNA; improved engines; and the invention of computers. One experiment, platform scales, and a dying man, involving a bed, seemed to prove that the soul weighed the same as a slice of bread.

Scientific Discovery from the Brilliant to the Bizarre: The Doctor Who Weighed the Soul, and Other True Tales #ad - He touches on topics from lightning to corsets and from alchemy to Frankenstein and water babies, but he may not claim the last word on the weight of the soul! In this new work, he reveals that science sometimes takes a path through the ridiculous and the bizarre to discover that Nature often simply does not follow common sense.

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