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Humor & Giftbooks

OK Boomer

OK Boomer

$9.99

A hilarious collection of the very best 'OK Boomer' moments of the internet covering all aspects of modern life - the climate crisis to technology, customer service to pop culture, money to working life.

Favourites include:

Baby Boomers are always like 'Did you put those holes in your jeans yourself?' I DON'T KNOW, SUSAN, DID YOU PUT THE HOLE IN THE OZONE THERE YOURSELF? #OKBoomer

I just accidentally said LinkedIn Park while referring to the band #OKBoomer

My dad just told me to smile to get men to like me... #OKBoomer

Every time an angry baby boomer misspells millennial, an angel gets its student loans forgiven.

Bad Dad Jokes

Bad Dad Jokes

Allen, Ian
$14.95
A quality collection of over 1,000 really terrible Dad jokes, the perfect Father's Day gift.

What do you call a decomposing whale?

Mouldy Dick.

How does a rabbit get dry after a storm?

He borrows a hare dryer.

Proving that dads are never as funny as they think they are, this ridiculous book of really rubbish Dad jokes has arrived to make the rest of your family's life utter hell. Crammed with 1,000 jokes that will make your daft Dad roll all over the floor laughing, this book is guaranteed to turn any father into a joke monster of epic proportions, not to mention turn every family occasion into a cringe-fest that no one will enjoy ever again. You have been warned!

Dad Dancing

Dad Dancing

Allen, Ian
$12.95
It's official: dads were put onto this planet to embarrass the rest of their families. This hilarious book is a spotter's guide to the innumerable ways Dad can achieve this, whether it's via ridiculous dancing, experimental facial hair, cringeworthy sportswear or putting his foot in it at funerals.Contains a wealth of highly useful information for the discerning dad, including countdowns of the most embarrassing things Dads say in wedding speeches, the fashion fads Dad really shouldn't have bothered with and the 10 signs that Dad is having a midlife crisis, plus a handy diagrammatic guide to dancing like a dad and Dad's guides to travel, cleaning, hobbies, oneupmanship and many things besides. With all this plus a liberal scattering of charts, lists and jokes and illustrated with action shots of dads doing the things they love to do, this book is ideal for the dad in your life, or for any unsuspecting man who's about to become one.
Sick in the Head: Conversations About Life (and Comedy)

Sick in the Head: Conversations About Life (and Comedy)

Apatow, Judd
$18.00
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE A.V. CLUB - Includes new interviews!

From the writer and director of Knocked Up and the producer of Freaks and Geeks comes a collection of intimate, hilarious conversations with the biggest names in comedy from the past thirty years--including Mel Brooks, Jerry Seinfeld, Jon Stewart, Sarah Silverman, Harold Ramis, Seth Rogen, Chris Rock, and Lena Dunham.

Before becoming one of the most successful filmmakers in Hollywood, Judd Apatow was the original comedy nerd. At fifteen, he took a job washing dishes in a local comedy club--just so he could watch endless stand-up for free. At sixteen, he was hosting a show for his local high school radio station in Syosset, Long Island--a show that consisted of Q&As with his comedy heroes, from Garry Shandling to Jerry Seinfeld. They talked about their careers, the science of a good joke, and their dreams of future glory (turns out, Shandling was interested in having his own TV show one day and Steve Allen had already invented everything).

Thirty years later, Apatow is still that same comedy nerd--and he's still interviewing funny people about why they do what they do.

Sick in the Head
gathers Apatow's most memorable and revealing conversations into one hilarious, wide-ranging, and incredibly candid collection that spans not only his career but his entire adult life. Here are the comedy legends who inspired and shaped him, from Mel Brooks to Steve Martin. Here are the contemporaries he grew up with in Hollywood, from Spike Jonze to Sarah Silverman. And here, finally, are the brightest stars in comedy today, many of whom Apatow has been fortunate to work with, from Seth Rogen to Amy Schumer. And along the way, something kind of magical happens: What started as a lifetime's worth of conversations about comedy becomes something else entirely. It becomes an exploration of creativity, ambition, neediness, generosity, spirituality, and the joy that comes from making people laugh.

Loaded with the kind of back-of-the-club stories that comics tell one another when no one else is watching, this fascinating, personal (and borderline-obsessive) book is Judd Apatow's gift to comedy nerds everywhere.

Praise for Sick in the Head

"I can't stop reading it. . . . I don't want this book to end."--Jimmy Fallon

"An essential for any comedy geek."--Entertainment Weekly

"Fascinating . . . a collection of interviews with many of the great figures of comedy in the latter half of the twentieth century."--The Washington Post

"Open this book anywhere, and you're bound to find some interesting nugget from someone who has had you in stitches many, many times."--Janet Maslin, The New York Times

"An amazing read, full of insights and connections both creative and interpersonal."--The New Yorker

"Fascinating and revelatory."--Chicago Tribune

"Anyone even remotely interested in comedy or humanity should own this book."--Will Ferrell

Roxanne says: A must read for any comedy aficionado or anyone brave enough to try stand-up! Apatow interviews all the greats: Seinfeld, Shandling, etc.

Fast Funny Women: 75 Essays of Flash Nonfiction

Fast Funny Women: 75 Essays of Flash Nonfiction

Barreca, Gina
$17.95
Fast Funny Women is a broad collection: 75 women writers, ages 20 to 89, were invited by editor Gina Barreca to make a party out of their life's most unnerving, challenging, illuminating, desperate, and hilarious moments. Political campaigners, devoted teachers, lousy daughters, good mothers, would-be nuns, admired sportswriters, grad-school-wanna-bes, revenge-driven sisters, frustrated roommates, body-fluid-sorting professionals, lace-loving fashion mavens, intrepid daters, hungry lovers, justice-seeking nasty-women, ACE wedding celebrants, trapped wives, and women with all kinds of ammunition tell their stories-- and their stories are all under 750 words. You know many of these brilliant women, but you've never heard them like this: with new works commissioned for the book from NYT Bestseller and member of the American Academy of Poets, Marge Piercy, Pulitzer-Prize winner Jane Smiley, NYT bestseller graphic artist Mimi Pond, New Yorker staff cartoonist Liza Donnelly, Commander of the British Empire Fay Weldon, bestselling author of "Love, Loss, and What I Wore" Ilene Beckerman, "Sylvia" creator Nicole Hollander, and stand-up comics Lisa Landry and Leighann Lord.
Lessons From Lucy

Lessons From Lucy

Barry, Dave
$16.00
In this "little gem" (Washington Independent Review of Books), Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist and New York Times bestselling author Dave Barry learns how to age happily from his old but joyful dog, Lucy.

As Dave Barry turns seventy--not happily--he realizes that his dog, Lucy, is dealing with old age far better than he is. She has more friends, fewer worries, and way more fun. So Dave decides to figure out how Lucy manages to stay so happy, to see if he can make his own life happier by doing the things she does (except for drinking from the toilet). He reconnects with old friends and tries to make new ones--which turns out to be a struggle, because Lucy likes people a lot more than he does. And he gets back in touch with two ridiculous but fun groups from his past: the Lawn Rangers, a group of guys who march in parades pushing lawnmowers and twirling brooms (alcohol is involved), and the Rock Bottom Remainders, the world's oldest and least-talented all-author band. With each new lesson, Dave riffs hilariously on dogs, people, and life in general, while also pondering Deep Questions, such as when it's okay to lie. (Answer: when scallops are involved.)

Lessons From Lucy shows readers a new side to Dave Barry that's "touching and sentimental, but there's still a laugh on every page" (The Sacramento Bee). The master humorist has written a witty and affable guide to joyous living at any age.

How to Spot a Hipster

How to Spot a Hipster

Cassar, Jeremy
$14.95
A tongue-in-cheek guide to spotting hipsters in their natural habitat. Spotting a hipster used to be simple--a guy in his twenties who had a beard and rode a bicycle. However, over recent years the line between hipster and everyday human has blurred beyond recognition, so it's understandable if you've grown confused. Don't worry--How to Spot a Hipster is here to help. Think your best friend might be a hipster? Are they drinking from mason jars and picking up vintage vinyl on the weekends? Do they profess a love of craft beer, Fleetwood Mac, and pickles? Could you, in fact, be a hipster? From bike riding to grooming and fashion, and to all extents of the hipster lifestyle, How to Spot a Hipster is a comprehensive cornucopia of content that will ensure you never use the H-word without complete confidence.
Old-Fashioned Christmas

Old-Fashioned Christmas

Corley, Jackie
$12.50
A collection of inspirational, meaningful and fun quotes celebrating the spirit of Christmas.

Deck the halls with boughs of jolly and the An Old-Fashioned Christmas. Chock full of holiday sentiments and joyous words, this Christmas quote book is the perfect stocking stuffer book for the season.

MacTrump

MacTrump

Doescher, Ian
$15.99
For readers craving a humorous antidote to the sound and the fury of American politics, this clever satire, written in iambic pentameter in the style of Shakespeare, wittily fictionalizes the events of the first two years of the Trump administration.

No one thought that MacTrump--Lord of MacTrump Towers, Son of New York--would ascend to the highest position in the kingdom. Yet with the help of his unhappy but dutiful wife Lady MacTrump, his clever daughter Dame Desdivanka, and his coterie of advisers, MacTrump is comfortably ensconced in the White Hold as President of the United Fiefdoms, free to make proclamations to his subjects through his favorite messenger, McTweet.

The Democrati, mourning the loss of their cherished leader O'Bama, won't give up without a fight. They still remember the disastrous reign of George the Lesser, and they can see Putain's dark influence on MacTrump. Their greatest hope is MacMueller, tasked with investigating the plot that empowered MacTrump's rise to the throne.

As Desdivanka schemes to overthrow her father's councilors, and as Donnison and Ericson--trapped in their own Rosencrantz and Guildenstern-like storyline--prove useless to their father, MacTrump soon realizes he has no true allies. Will he be able to hold on to his throne? Only time will tell in this tragicomic tale of ambition, greed, and royal ineptitude.

Doggos Doing Things Magnets

Doggos Doing Things Magnets

Doing Things Media
$9.95
Bring your favorite dog memes off the screen with these Doggos Doing Things Magnets, based on the wildly popular Instagram account of the same name.

Box includes:

  • 10 photographic "meme magnets" featuring hilarious photos of floofers, borkers, and puppos along with doggo language captions
  • A 32-page mini book with additional images of cute puppers (ranging from smol flufferinos to long bois), all featuring laugh-out-loud captions
  • Father-ish

    Father-ish

    Edwards, Clint
    $16.99

    Father-ish: adjective. When a man is trying his best.

    Clint Edwards equates fatherhood to the time he did an important live TV interview from home: To the viewers, he looked put-together in a nice button-up shirt . . . but below the camera he wasn't wearing any pants. And it may have looked like he was in a nice office, but he was in fact hidden in his bedroom closet because his whole house was too messy to show.

    This highly relatable collection gets to the heart of parenting: all those unexpected fails, awkward conversations, and well-intentioned little white lies. Clint chronicles all these things and more with stories like "The Time My Son Realized I Was Santa," "I've Never Been to Hell, but I Have Been to a Little Girl's Birthday Party," and "How to Get the Sex Talk Very, Very Wrong." And with each story you'll see over and over again that there really aren't any rules when it comes to parenting, and all you can do is try your best.

    Whether you're a first-time parent unaware of what you've gotten yourself into yet, or a father of five, clinging to your last ounce of sanity, you'll find relief in knowing that at end of the day, we're all not wearing any pants.

    You Know You're a Dad: A Book for Dads Who Never Thought They?d Say Binkies, Blankies, or Curfew

    You Know You're a Dad: A Book for Dads Who Never Thought They?d Say Binkies, Blankies, or Curfew

    Harrison, Harry
    $9.99

    You know you're a dad when you're more impressed by the latest innovations in stroller technology than in your old sports car . . .

    You know you're a dad when a wild Friday night means falling asleep in front of a cartoon with your toddler . . .

    You know you're a dad when all you want for Christmas is a nanny . . .

    No matter if you're in the first throes of sleepless nights and dirty diapers, firmly entrenched in the days of picky eaters and science fairs, or looking back in wonder at how you raised your own children, You Know You're a Dad will make parents laugh out loud with its humorous insights into the joys and challenges of parenthood.

    Thanks to Harry Harrison Jr's signature humor, You Know You're a Dad will resonate with new and experienced parents alike.

    This book is a great gift for Father's Day as well as birthdays, Christmas, and as a gift to new or expecting parents.

    Wow, No Thank You.

    Wow, No Thank You.

    Irby, Samantha
    $15.95
    *AN INSTANT #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER*

    "Stay-up-all-night, miss-your-subway-stop, spit-out-your-beverage funny.... irresistible as a snack tray, as intimately pleasurable as an Irish goodbye."
    --Jia Tolentino

    From Samantha Irby, beloved author of We Are Never Meeting in Real Life, a rip-roaring, edgy and unabashedly raunchy new collection of hilarious essays.


    Irby is forty, and increasingly uncomfortable in her own skin despite what Inspirational Instagram Infographics have promised her. She has left her job as a receptionist at a veterinary clinic, has published successful books and has been friendzoned by Hollywood, left Chicago, and moved into a house with a garden that requires repairs and know-how with her wife in a Blue town in the middle of a Red state where she now hosts book clubs and makes mason jar salads. This is the bourgeois life of a Hallmark Channel dream. She goes on bad dates with new friends, spends weeks in Los Angeles taking meetings with tv executives slash amateur astrologers while being a cheese fry-eating slightly damp Midwest person, with neck pain and no cartilage in [her] knees, who still hides past due bills under her pillow.

    The essays in this collection draw on the raw, hilarious particulars of Irby's new life. Wow, No Thank You. is Irby at her most unflinching, riotous, and relatable.

    Do You Mind If I Cancel?

    Do You Mind If I Cancel?

    Janetti, Gary
    $27.99

    The Instant New York Times Bestseller

    From "Family Guy" to his own Instagram account, Janetti has been behind some of his generation's greatest comedy. This book of essays is no exception.
    -- The New York Times

    Fans of David Sedaris, Jenny Lawson, and Tina Fey... meet your new friend Gary Janetti.


    Gary Janetti, the writer and producer for some of the most popular television comedies of all time, and creator of one of the most wickedly funny Instagram accounts there is, now turns his skills to the page in a hilarious, and poignant book chronicling the pains and indignities of everyday life.

    Gary spends his twenties in New York, dreaming of starring on soap operas while in reality working at a hotel where he lusts after an unattainable colleague and battles a bellman who despises it when people actually use a bell to call him. He chronicles the torture of finding a job before the internet when you had to talk on the phone all the time, and fantasizes, as we all do, about who to tell off when he finally wins an Oscar. As Gary himself says, "These are essays from my childhood and young adulthood about things that still annoy me."

    Original, brazen, and laugh out loud funny, Do You Mind If I Cancel? is something not to be missed.

    Crazy Cat Lady

    Crazy Cat Lady

    Loonstra, Agnes
    $12.95
    Crazy Cat Lady (noun): A badge of honor for people who know cats are awesome.

    Do you often wake up covered in cat hair? Do you keep adopting more and more cats--then staying home Friday nights to cuddle them? Proclaim your feline obsession proudly! Joyfully illustrated with cheeky mottoes, flowcharts, and fun facts throughout, this little book is an affectionate tribute to cats and the cool ladies who love them. Includes a bonus sheet of colorful stickers!

    Awards for Good Boys

    Awards for Good Boys

    Lorman, Shelby
    $16.00
    "Shelby and her art are extremely my shit. You need this book." --Samantha Irby, New York Times bestselling author of We Are Never Meeting in Real Life

    "The rare Instagram-turned-book that actually works." --Jezebel

    A wickedly funny illustrated look at living and dating in a patriarchal culture that celebrates men for displaying the bare minimum of human decency

    Surely you're familiar with good boys. They're the ones who put "feminist" in their Tinder bio but talk over you the entire date. They ghost you, but they feel momentarily guilty. They once read a book by a woman author. (It was required, but they thought it was "okay.") And of course, they bravely condemn sexual harassment (except when the perpetrator is their buddy Chad).

    This book explores why so-called and self-proclaimed good boys are actually not so great, breaking down our obsession with celebrating male mediocrity and rewarding those who clear the very low bar of not being outwardly awful. Through clever illustrations and written vignettes, Awards for Good Boys makes literal the tendency to applaud men for doing the absolute least and offers hilarious and cathartic cultural commentary through which we may begin to unravel our own assumptions about gender roles and how we treat each other, both on and offline.

    We Had a Little Real Estate Problem

    We Had a Little Real Estate Problem

    Nesteroff, Kliph
    $27.00
    From Kliph Nesteroff, "the human encyclopedia of comedy" (VICE), comes the important and underappreciated story of Native Americans and comedy.

    It was one of the most reliable jokes in Charlie Hill's stand-up routine: "My people are from Wisconsin. We used to be from New York. We had a little real estate problem."

    In We Had a Little Real Estate Problem, acclaimed comedy historian Kliph Nesteroff focuses on one of comedy's most significant and little-known stories: how, despite having been denied representation in the entertainment industry, Native Americans have influenced and advanced the art form.

    The account begins in the late 1880s, when Native Americans were forced to tour in wild west shows as an alternative to prison. (One modern comedian said it was as "if a Guantanamo detainee suddenly had to appear on X-Factor.") This is followed by a detailed look at the life and work of seminal figures such as Cherokee humorist Will Rogers and Hill, who in the 1970s was the first Native American comedian to appear The Tonight Show.

    Also profiled are several contemporary comedians, including Jonny Roberts, a social worker from the Red Lake Nation who drives five hours to the closest comedy club to pursue his stand-up dreams; Kiowa-Apache comic Adrianne Chalepah, who formed the touring group the Native Ladies of Comedy; and the 1491s, a sketch troupe whose satire is smashing stereotypes to critical acclaim. As Ryan Red Corn, the Osage member of the 1491s, says: "The American narrative dictates that Indians are supposed to be sad. It's not really true and it's not indicative of the community experience itself...Laughter and joy is very much a part of Native culture."

    Featuring dozens of original interviews and the exhaustive research that is Nesteroff's trademark, We Had a Little Real Estate Problem is a powerful tribute to a neglected legacy.

    Roxanne says: Nesteroff judiciously chronicles the plights of several Native American comedians and entertainers. That’s the nutshell description of a well researched history lesson of how horrendously the indigenous have been treated across time. 


    Peculiar Questions and Practical Answers

    Peculiar Questions and Practical Answers

    New York Public Library
    $18.99

    The New York Public Library staff answers questions remarkable and preposterous, with illustrations by Barry Blitt.

    Have you've ever wondered if you can keep an octopus in a private home? Do you spend your time thinking about how much Napoleon's brain weighed? If so, Peculiar Questions and Practical Answers is the book for you. The New York Public Library has been fielding questions like these ever since it was founded in 1895. Of course, some of the questions have left the librarians scratching their heads...

    "In what occupations may one be barefooted?"
    "What time does a bluebird sing?"
    "What does it mean when you're being chased by an elephant?"
    "What kind of apple did Eve eat?"
    "How many neurotic people are there in the U.S.?"

    In Peculiar Questions and Practical Answers, the staff of the NYPL has dug through the archives to find thoughtful and often witty answers to over one hundred of the oddest, funniest, and most whimsical questions the library has received since it began record-keeping over seventy-five years ago. One of The New Yorker's best-known and beloved illustrators, Barry Blitt, has created watercolors that bring many of the questions hilariously to life in a book that answers, among others, the question "Does anyone have a copyright on the Bible?"

    I Like You, I Love You

    I Like You, I Love You

    Potter, Carissa
    $12.95
    Like an extended valentine, I Like You, I Love You is an illustrated ode to the feelings of seeking, finding, and falling in love. Knowing drawings by artist Carissa Potter pop off each page in striking neon and metallic inks, illustrating all the moments between meeting that special someone ("I like you"), falling for them ("I like-like you"), and finding the comfort of devotion ("I love you"). Potter's unique visual voice brings humor, reality, and poignancy to this universal human narrative, ensuring that everyone who has known love will recognize themselves in her relatable artwork. Seeming to say it all with a knowing nod, this charming little love letter of a book is an ideal gift for romantics who are crushing, committed, or anywhere in between.
    Seriously WTF is Wrong with Men

    Seriously WTF is Wrong with Men

    Reid, Jordan
    $15.00
    A hilarious illustrated meditation on the question that runs through the mind of every woman who cohabitates with--or simply enjoys the company of--the opposite sex: Seriously, WTF is wrong with men?

    If you've ever laid awake at night wondering why the man in your life seems physically incapable of moving a two-pound laundry basket 45 degrees in order to accurately deposit a pair of dirty socks (#literallywhy), you'll find succor in this lighthearted--but smart and savvy--collection of all those little stories that women share about their dudes.

    From WTFs throughout history (like how Attila the Hun was so in love with his bride-to-be that he felt the need to destroy Italy en route to picking her up), to WTFs at home (Your Husband Put the Baby to Sleep: What's Wrong with This Picture?), to WTFs in the wild (Manspreading: A Diagram), Seriously WTF offers a compilation of positively eye-rolling conversations, illustrations, anecdotes, e-mails, text messages, and miscellany that will make women everywhere think, Yup. That.

    Baby

    Baby

    Rice, Philippa
    $14.99
    BABY: A Soppy Story focuses on the small, everyday moments of parenthood. From dreaming about the future baby and making plans, to actually being there with a real baby and bumbling through each precious day.

    From a #1 New York Times best-selling graphic novelist comes BABY, a collection of all new comics and illustrations about the small, intimate moments of a couple expecting their first baby. In this sequel to Soppy: A Love Story, the couple experience many heartwarming moments, as well as challenges, while planning to have a baby, going through pregnancy, childbirth, and caring for a newborn.

    Is It Safe to Kiss My Cat?

    Is It Safe to Kiss My Cat?

    Rinzler, Carol Ann
    $12.99
    Ever wondered whether it's okay to touch your pet turtle? Share a bed with your pet boa constrictor? Or kiss your adorable cat? Have no fear. No longer will you have to delete your Internet history because you don't want anyone to know you searched such a seemingly silly subject. Is It Safe to Kiss My Cat: And Other Questions You Were Afraid to Ask is here with answers to these questions about turtles, snakes, and cats, plus more than 150 others on how to stay safe in a complex world.

    Each entry in the book's six sections is filled with fun facts and logical information pertaining to possible problems with animals, food, health, and (almost) everything else--from cell phones to thunderstorms. In short, bestselling author Carol Ann Rinzler offers a sensible guide to some of life's most challenging moments that every careful human should have on hand.

    Filled with fun, witty, and informative quips and tips, Is It Safe to Kiss My Cat is the go-to resource for those yearning to learn the answers to life's toughest questions.

    Enemy of the People: A Cartoonist's Journey

    Enemy of the People: A Cartoonist's Journey

    Rogers, Rob
    $24.99
    After 25 years as the political cartoonist for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Rob Rogers was fired for drawing cartoons critical of President Trump.

    In Enemy of the People Rogers writes, "Trump's open embrace of the darkest, ugliest corners of human nature has emboldened racists, neo-Nazis, criminals, thugs, despots, misogynists and liars to come out from under their rocks and display their shameful behavior publicly. That includes publishers and editors who years ago may have been too ashamed to express their hateful views on the editorial page." From a cartoonkilling spree to a social media buzz, from an appearance on CNN to his final days at the paper, Rogers chronicles his unenviable journey with honesty, wit, and humor.

    You'll Never Believe What Happened to Lacey

    You'll Never Believe What Happened to Lacey

    Ruffin, Amber
    $28.00
    *An Indie Next Pick*

    Writer and performer on Late Night with Seth Meyers Amber Ruffin writes with her sister Lacey Lamar with humor and heart to share absurd anecdotes about everyday experiences of racism.


    Now a writer and performer on Late Night with Seth Meyers and host of The Amber Ruffin Show, Amber Ruffin lives in New York, where she is no one's First Black Friend and everyone is, as she puts it, "stark raving normal." But Amber's sister Lacey? She's still living in their home state of Nebraska, and trust us, you'll never believe what happened to Lacey.

    From racist donut shops to strangers putting their whole hand in her hair, from being mistaken for a prostitute to being mistaken for Harriet Tubman, Lacey is a lightning rod for hilariously ridiculous yet all-too-real anecdotes. She's the perfect mix of polite, beautiful, petite, and Black that apparently makes people think "I can say whatever I want to this woman." And now, Amber and Lacey share these entertainingly horrifying stories through their laugh-out-loud sisterly banter. Painfully relatable or shockingly eye-opening (depending on how often you have personally been followed by security at department stores), this book tackles modern-day racism with the perfect balance of levity and gravity.
    Itty-Bitty Marquee

    Itty-Bitty Marquee

    Running Press
    $12.95
    Light up your life and your thoughts with the Itty-Bitty Marquee! The perfect way to display -- and draw attention to -- your personalized messages in your home or office.

    This customizable kit includes:
  • A high-quality aluminum framed Mini marquee sign (3.62" x 2.78") with unique light feature, including 4 changeable modes: Steady, Twinkle, Slow Fade, and Chasing
  • 100 PVC tiles featuring an assortment of letters, numbers, characters, and symbols
  • Best of Me

    Best of Me

    Sedaris, David
    $30.00
    "Genius... It is miraculous to read these pieces... You must read The Best of Me." --Andrew Sean Greer, New York Times Book Review

    David Sedaris's best stories and essays, spanning his remarkable career--as selected by the author himself, and including a new essay

    A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice

    A CNN and Christian Science Monitor Best Book of the Month

    For more than twenty-five years, David Sedaris has been carving out a unique literary space, virtually creating his own genre. A Sedaris story may seem confessional, but is also highly attuned to the world outside. It opens our eyes to what is at absurd and moving about our daily existence. And it is almost impossible to read without laughing.

    Now, for the first time collected in one volume, the author brings us his funniest and most memorable work. In these stories, Sedaris shops for rare taxidermy, hitchhikes with a lady quadriplegic, and spits a lozenge into a fellow traveler's lap. He drowns a mouse in a bucket, struggles to say "give it to me" in five languages, and hand-feeds a carnivorous bird.

    But if all you expect to find in Sedaris's work is the deft and sharply observed comedy for which he became renowned, you may be surprised to discover that his words bring more warmth than mockery, more fellow-feeling than derision. Nowhere is this clearer than in his writing about his loved ones. In these pages, Sedaris explores falling in love and staying together, recognizing his own aging not in the mirror but in the faces of his siblings, losing one parent and coming to terms--at long last--with the other.

    Taken together, the stories in TheBest of Me reveal the wonder and delight Sedaris takes in the surprises life brings him. No experience, he sees, is quite as he expected--it's often harder, more fraught, and certainly weirder--but sometimes it is also much richer and more wonderful.

    Full of joy, generosity, and the incisive humor that has led David Sedaris to be called "the funniest man alive" (Time Out New York), The Best of Me spans a career spent watching and learning and laughing--quite often at himself--and invites readers deep into the world of one of the most brilliant and original writers of our time.
    Calypso

    Calypso

    Sedaris, David
    $17.99
    David Sedaris returns with his most deeply personal and darkly hilarious book.

    If you've ever laughed your way through David Sedaris's cheerfully misanthropic stories, you might think you know what you're getting with Calypso. You'd be wrong.

    When he buys a beach house on the Carolina coast, Sedaris envisions long, relaxing vacations spent playing board games and lounging in the sun with those he loves most. And life at the Sea Section, as he names the vacation home, is exactly as idyllic as he imagined, except for one tiny, vexing realization: it's impossible to take a vacation from yourself.

    With Calypso, Sedaris sets his formidable powers of observation toward middle age and mortality. Make no mistake: these stories are very, very funny--it's a book that can make you laugh 'til you snort, the way only family can. Sedaris's powers of observation have never been sharper, and his ability to shock readers into laughter unparalleled. But much of the comedy here is born out of that vertiginous moment when your own body betrays you and you realize that the story of your life is made up of more past than future.

    This is beach reading for people who detest beaches, required reading for those who loathe small talk and love a good tumor joke. Calypso is simultaneously Sedaris's darkest and warmest book yet--and it just might be his very best.

    Daily Show With Jon Stewart Presents Earth (The Book) : A Visitor's Guide to the Human Race

    Daily Show With Jon Stewart Presents Earth (The Book) : A Visitor's Guide to the Human Race

    Stewart, Jon (EDT)
    $16.99
    The eagerly awaited new book from the Emmy-winning, Oscar-hosting, Daily Show-anchoring Jon Stewart--the man behind the megaseller America (The Book).

    Where do we come from? Who created us? Why are we here? These questions have puzzled us since the dawn of time, but when it became apparent to Jon Stewart and the writers of The Daily Show that the world was about to end, they embarked on a massive mission to write a book that summed up the human race: What we looked like; what we accomplished; our achievements in society, government, religion, science and culture -- all in a tome of approximately 256 pages with lots of color photos, graphs and charts.

    After two weeks of hard work, they had their book. Earth (The Book) is the definitive guide to our species. With their trademark wit, irreverence, and intelligence, Stewart and his team will posthumously answer all of life's most hard-hitting questions, completely unburdened by objectivity, journalistic integrity, or even accuracy.

    Happiness Is . . . 200 Things I Love About Dad

    Happiness Is . . . 200 Things I Love About Dad

    Swerling, Lisa
    $9.95
    From the creators of the Happiness Is . . . series (more than 200,000 copies in print!) comes a smile-worthy gift book to show dads how much we care--on Father's Day, their birthday, or any other day of the year. Each book features 200 reasons to treasure those only-with-Dad moments, from getting much-needed advice to learning a new recipe, building a tree fort, taking a long walk together, sharing inside jokes, or just getting a big hug. Featuring the brand's signature sweet illustrations and friendly tone, these books celebrate all the personal moments, big and small, that we love to share with Dad.