Humor

I’ve only seen a glimpse of this new collection of Sedaris’s work, but it looks like we’re all in for a treat. The author’s trademark wit and dark, self-deprecating humor are paired with photos and original artwork by Sedaris himself. This big compendium gives the reader a full, three-dimensional experience and is perhaps the closest any of us will ever get to being inside David Sedaris’s head. - Jade

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David Sedaris Diaries: A Visual Compendium Cover Image
$50.00
ISBN: 9780316431712
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Published: Little Brown and Company - October 10th, 2017

Most self-respecting sewers know how to laugh at themselves when a project doesn’t go as planned or doesn’t look quite as chic as they had hoped. With Pattern Behavior, you can laugh at something other than yourself between projects. A crafty version of the classic postcard, with its saucy captions it lets you see what those vintage McCall’s girls are up to when you leave them alone in your pattern drawer. - Megan

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Pattern Behavior: The Seamy Side of Fashion Cover Image
$14.00
ISBN: 9780762462742
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Published: Running Press Adult - October 3rd, 2017

“Internetainers” Rhett and Link (creators of Good Mythical Morning) have written a book! Perfect for the casual fan and Mythical Beast alike, this guide lets everyone appreciate barf bucket art, learn to create a signature dance move, and meet the office python. The Book of Mythicality provides jumping-off points to help everyone create their own Mythicality. It’s hard to capture the energy of the show in a book, but Rhett and Link make it happen in glorious ways. - Rachel

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Rhett & Link's Book of Mythicality: A Field Guide to Curiosity, Creativity, and Tomfoolery Cover Image
$21.00
ISBN: 9780451496294
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Published: Crown Archetype - October 10th, 2017

Grab your paintbrushes and get ready to make your way through Bob Ross’s forests of happy trees and nice little clouds. Get inspired by the gorgeous how-to painting book or dive straight into the coloring book. Plus the Bob Ross bobblehead (available in our gift section) is ready to hang out on your desk and make reassuring comments about your artwork. - Rachel

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The Bob Ross Coloring Book Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780789327727
Availability: Backordered
Published: Universe Publishing(NY) - September 12th, 2017

Grab your paintbrushes and get ready to make your way through Bob Ross’s forests of happy trees and nice little clouds. Get inspired by the gorgeous how-to painting book or dive straight into the coloring book. Plus the Bob Ross bobblehead (available in our gift section) is ready to hang out on your desk and make reassuring comments about your artwork. - Rachel

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Bob Ross: The Joy of Painting Cover Image
By Bob Ross, Joan Kowalski (Introduction by)
$30.00
ISBN: 9780789332974
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Published: Universe Publishing(NY) - October 10th, 2017

"Why write? Life is a cage of empty words" (pg 41) - Edward the Hamster

Thankfully for us, Edward keeps writing, giving us insight to the tormented mind of a uniquely unconventional household pet. Through his suffering, we become enlightened. And could you ask for anything more? - Rachel

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The Diary of Edward the Hamster, 1990-1990 Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9780399165979
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Published: Blue Rider Press a Member of Penguin Group (U - September 26th, 2013

It's been awhile since I've laughed as hard as I did reading this. Irby's conversations with her cat are what did it for me as well as her essay on money management or rather lack there of. She is hilarious while being incredibly real about what it's like to be black and fat in this country. - Karena

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We Are Never Meeting in Real Life.: Essays Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781101912195
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Published: Vintage - May 30th, 2017

Jenny Lawson is one of my favorite people that I don't actually know. I just feel like I know her because she writes terrific books and a great blog and she is funny as hell and she also happens to suffer from anxiety and depression and she's a wonderful artist and, well, that's a lot, but it's all true and you should go out and buy her books, especially this new one which is extra cool because it's filled with her doodles and drawings and also her thoughts, which are always very clever and interesting. You can color the pictures if you want to, or you can just look at them and get inspired to draw your own, or you can do nothing. No pressure. Enjoy. - George

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You Are Here: An Owner's Manual for Dangerous Minds Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9781250119889
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Published: Flatiron Books - March 7th, 2017

Don't let the title fool you! I am a faithful follower of this method. Sarah thoughtfully, with only a little bit of tongue in cheek, provides useful advice on how to manage the stress in your life. There's even a handy flow chart and a budget. It's practical even while dropping multiple f bombs. - Karena

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The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving A F*ck: How to Stop Spending Time You Don't Have with People You Don't Like Doing Things You Don't Want to Do Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316270724
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Published: Little Brown and Company - December 29th, 2015

Carrie Fisher is an actress, a geek icon, and a professional screw-up who does not hold back from her audience. She calls herself the product of “Hollywood incest” and never fails to find the humor in her life. My nerdy little heart can’t take the anticipation that is leading up to the publication of The Princess Diarist. Its secrets must be pretty juicy, as no one has yet been granted access to the book. In any case, it’s sure to be full of the wit and self-deprecation we expect from our foul-mouthed princess.                                                                —Ivy

 

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The Princess Diarist Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780399173592
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Published: Blue Rider Press - November 22nd, 2016

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