Humor & Pop Culture

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Black Nerd Problems: Essays By William Evans, Omar Holmon Cover Image
ISBN: 9781982150235
Availability: Special Order
Published: Gallery Books - September 14th, 2021

The creators of the popular website Black Nerd Problems bring their witty and unflinching insight to this engaging collection of pop culture essays-on everything from Mario Kart to issues of representation. Perfect for the Nerd in your life!

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Mobituaries: Great Lives Worth Reliving By Mo Rocca Cover Image
ISBN: 9781501197635
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Published: Simon & Schuster - November 2nd, 2021

There is certainly someone out there reading this who doesn't yet have their copy of the quintessentially Mo Rocca collection of corrective obituaries of notable people. Now out in paperback, Mo's wonderful tributes will be a hit in any context.

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Is This Anything? By Jerry Seinfeld Cover Image
ISBN: 9781982112721
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Published: Simon & Schuster - November 9th, 2021

Jerry Seinfeld's "best of" is drawn from his entire career in making people laugh. Now in paperback, it can belong to a whole new audience. And God knows, we all could use a laugh.

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Things Are Against Us By Lucy Ellmann, Diana Hope (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Lucy Ellmann, Diana Hope (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781771964333
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Published: Biblioasis - September 28th, 2021

If you are a fan of Nora Ephron, the essays of Zadie Smith and Rebecca Solnit, or Jia Tolentino's Trick Mirror, or if you read Ellman's first book Ducks, Newburyport, you are going to love this hilarious collection of essays on just about everything right up through the "events" of January 6. Lucy Ellmann is a necessary antidote to the misogyny and general annoyances that plague women and other humans. You're going to love it.

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A Confederacy of Dumptys: Portraits of American Scoundrels in Verse By John Lithgow Cover Image
ISBN: 9781797209470
Availability: Backordered
Published: Chronicle Prism - October 5th, 2021

Actor John Lithgow is back with the third installment of his hilarious scoundrel poetry, this time reaching back through history to skewer a rogue's gallery of scoundrels before Trump. And as there appears to be no shortage of material for Lithgow, thank goodness we've got his satirical brilliance to explain it all to us!

Fans of Daniel Sloss, and for readers of Aziz Ansari, Sarah Silverman, Ali Wong, Dennis Leary, and David Sedaris will love this irreverent, dark, antagonistic collection by the hot young stand-up comic who tackles taboo subjects, often with unexpected sensitivity.

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Subpar Parks: America's Most Extraordinary National Parks and Their Least Impressed Visitors By Amber Share Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593185544
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Published: Plume - July 13th, 2021

SUBPAR PARKS, both on the rapidly growing Instagram page and in this hilarious new book, combines beautiful illustrations celebrating each national park, and the one-star reviews that clueless tourists have left online. For instance, the majesty of Glacier National Park humorously combined with the review "Too cold for me!" or the vistas of Bryce Canyon with "Too spiky!"

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The Best of Me By David Sedaris Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316242400
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Published: Back Bay Books - September 7th, 2021

Now out in paperback, if Carnival of Snackery is outside your budget, here's a best of guaranteed to please. This is also a great "gateway drug" of a book to get your friends who have somehow not read David Sedaris hooked so you'll have a new friend to go see his events with.

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A Carnival of Snackery: Diaries (2003-2020) By David Sedaris Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316558792
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - October 5th, 2021

We love David Sedaris and, judging by the number of you who show up for the multiple events we've hosted with him over the years, you do too. Here are his diaries, perhaps the wellspring of his snort-laugh, I can't believe I laughed at that, humor in all its sordid glory. You know you want to look. What are you waiting for?