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Humor from the 2011 Winter Newsletter

<img src=" align=right hspace=5 />These recommendations from our staff were published in our <a href="">2011 Winter Newsletter</a>.

Seriously…I’m Kidding by Ellen DeGeneres

Ellen DeGeneres is one of the funniest stand-up comics in the business. Her brain works in wonderful and mysterious ways; her imagination is terrific; and her timing is impeccable. She also happens to be incredibly charming and adorable, which doesn’t hurt. In her new book, Seriously…I’m Kidding (which, by the way, is one of my favorite titles ever), DeGeneres entertains us with more of her random thoughts and feelings on a range of topics from gambling to the secret of life. Interesting, thought-provoking and, most importantly, funny, you should put this book on your list of “things to read when I’m having a crappy day.”

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Seriously...I'm Kidding By Ellen DeGeneres Cover Image
ISBN: 9780446585026
Availability: Not On Our Shelves, But Available from Warehouse - Usually Delivers in 3-14 Days
Published: Grand Central Publishing - October 4th, 2011

Sad Monsters by Frank Lesser

Godzilla, The Creature From The Black Lagoon, chupacabras, werewolves—they’ve all got their stories to tell. From one of The Colbert Report’s best writers we now have Sad Monsters; a window into the dangerously misunderstood psyches of our favorite horrors who are experiencing everything from body image issues to existential crisis. You’ll be laughing from cover to cover, and maybe—cautiously—wanting to give them a hug.

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Sad Monsters: Growling on the Outside, Crying on the Inside By Frank Lesser, Willie Real (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Frank Lesser, Willie Real (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780452297395
Availability: Hard to Find - Contact Store for Availability
Published: Plume - September 27th, 2011

That Is All by John Hodgman

What could The Daily Show with Jon Stewart correspondent John Hodgman possibly contribute to humanity after writing not one, but two exhaustive compendia of complete world knowledge? After teaching us how to tell the future using a pig spleen and publishing the definitive list of 700 hobo names, he now brings us...a third compendium of complete world knowledge, explaining, for instance, how it is that a helicopter achieves flight (by rapidly twisting gravity). Your complete knowledge is simply incomplete without it.

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Quite Enough of Calvin Trillin by Calvin Trillin

Bestselling author Calvin Trillin—humorist, poet, and longtime writer for the New Yorker and The Nation—handpicked this collection of song lyrics, comic verse, and essays that highlight his best humorous work. “Trillin dances around a subject, examines it from different angles, and often finds fun in the commonplace throughout this huge and hilarious comedic compendium.” —Publishers Weekly

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