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My mother introduced me to David Sedaris’s work when I was (far too) young. That alone probably says a lot about how I turned out. Sedaris is a master of wicked humor, and during his lecture tours he often reads excerpts from his diaries to the eager crowd. They are funny, insightful, and more than a little snarky, and he is finally releasing some of them for our reading pleasure. I can’t wait! - Ivy

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Theft by Finding: Diaries (1977-2002) Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780316154727
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Published: Little Brown and Company - May 30th, 2017

I discovered Negin in her documentary The Muslims are Coming then saw her speak at an event and immediately bought this book. It's a hilarious, but real commentary on race and religion in our culture and society. A must-read in our specific political climate. - Karena

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How to Make White People Laugh Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781455558223
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - May 24th, 2016

I don’t think I’ve ever seen a book that celebrates such a diverse range of creative women with such vibrancy and style. Writers, chefs, artists, designers, musicians, and others who dream of running their own creative businesses will see themselves reflected in this beautiful and powerful book. - S.B.

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In the Company of Women: Inspiration and Advice from Over 100 Makers, Artists, and Entrepreneurs Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9781579655976
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Published: Artisan Publishers - October 4th, 2016

After reviewing the history of our species in Sapiens, Yuval Noah Harari returns with his accessible and intelligent voice to take readers on a journey into the next epoch of human evolution and beyond. From the role of artificial intelligence to the annihilation of death, Homo Deus offers a glimpse into humanity’s near and distant future that is both frightening and fascinating. - Aric

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Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780062464316
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Published: Harper - February 21st, 2017

This book delivered exactly what I hoped for from the main creative forces behind Broken Lizard. There are about as many “colorful” jokes as one might imagine, including hilarious misadventures with sex, drugs and the comedy high life. But those jokes are very funny, and his writing is honest, engaging and full of good advice about film, comedy, and just living. 

Check it out, right meow. - Jax

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Mustache Shenanigans: Making Super Troopers and Other Adventures in Comedy Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781101985236
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Published: Dutton Books - March 28th, 2017

If you don’t know about The Moth yet or haven’t been obsessively listening to The Moth Radio Hour—where have you been? Welcome to the legendary live storytelling event that showcases the transformative power of empathy, deep listening, and community. True tales as diverse as you can imagine (told by astronauts, refugees, moms, and celebrities), now in print, that might even give you a spark of hope for this stormy world. - Julia

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The Moth Presents All These Wonders: True Stories about Facing the Unknown Cover Image
By Catherine Burns (Editor), Neil Gaiman (Foreword by)
$25.00
ISBN: 9781101904404
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Published: Crown Archetype - March 21st, 2017

Rebecca Romney, rare-book specialist on Pawn Stars, serves up an always spicy—and sometimes scary—collection of stories about books, book people, and book making, including words of wisdom such as “everything’s worse with chlamydia” and “you know you’re involved in a snobby movement when printing Shakespeare is considered selling out.” Gutenberg, Mercator (of map-making fame), Benjamin Franklin, Mary Wollstonecraft, and Dickens all get amazing, and quite often appalling, chapters. - Dave

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Printer's Error: Irreverent Stories from Book History Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9780062412317
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Published: Harper - March 14th, 2017

The first of the two pieces collected here is a draft of an essay that traces a road trip Didion took with her husband, John Gregory Dunne, through the south in 1970. The second is a series of “California Notes” which she recorded for an assignment for Rolling Stone (that she never completed) on the Patty Hearst trial of 1976. She later expanded them to include her thoughts about San Francisco, the Hearsts, and her own upbringing in Sacramento, and published it as part of her acclaimed 2003 book, Where I Was From. If you’re a Didion fanatic, as I am, you’ll be gobbling this up. - Rico

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South and West: From a Notebook Cover Image
$21.00
ISBN: 9781524732790
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Published: Knopf Publishing Group - March 7th, 2017

As you can tell by its title, Self-editing for Fiction Writers is a direct and fluffless guide to fine-tuning the first or seventh draft of your novel or short story. If you’re like me and pored over the first edition only to strip your work of all telling, this edition cautions against that, and urges authors to strike a balance between showing and telling. - Aric

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Self-Editing for Fiction Writers, Second Edition: How to Edit Yourself Into Print Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780060545697
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - April 13th, 2004

A nostalgic look back, this book showcases some of the show's most memorable moments and reveals behind the scenes secrets you didn't know you needed to hear. If you miss seeing Jon Stewart's charming smirk on your television every evening, this book is for you. - Jade

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The Daily Show (the Book): An Oral History as Told by Jon Stewart, the Correspondents, Staff and Guests Cover Image
By Jon Stewart (Foreword by), Chris Smith
$30.00
ISBN: 9781455565382
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - November 22nd, 2016

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