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Doctor 13: Architecture and Mortality
$6.53
Description
Written by Brian Azzarello Art and cover by Cliff Chiang Brian Azzarello and Cliff Chiang join forces to tell the adventures of Dr. Terrence Thirteen, a parapsychologist who disproves reports of supernatural activity. In this story collected from TALES OF THE UNEXPECTED #1-8, Dr. Thirteen rounds up a group of the world's magical beings to prevent strange forces from tearing asunder the very fabric of the past, present, and future!
ISBN
9781401215521
By
Azzarello, Brian
Publisher
DC Comics
Item Condition
Used, Good
About This Product
Moderate edge wear. Binding good. May have marking in text. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We sometimes source from libraries. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
705160
Location
B
Roadside Americana
$6.74
Description
A beautiful coffee table book, Roadside Americana offers a gorgeous, fun look at the wackiest sights the highway's edge has to offer. These 128 pages feature a treasure trove of roadside oddities, from Babe the Blue Ox and Mac the Moose to the Fountain of Youth and the world's largest fire hydrant.Gorgeous photographs and witty text take you on an unforgettable journey to some of the gaudiest, and downright strangest wonders in the United States and Canada!
ISBN
9781412706131
By
Peterson, Eric
Publisher
Publications International, Ltd.
Item Condition
Used, Good
About This Product
Moderate edge wear. Binding good. May have marking in text. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We sometimes source from libraries. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
1121935
Location
A
I Love Lucy Book
$5.87
Description
In answer to countless requests from I Love Lucy fans around the world, Bart Andrews has revised, updated, and expanded his classic book on TV's most beloved series.

B & W photographs throughout.

ISBN
9780385190336
By
Andrews, Bart
Publisher
Main Street Books
Item Condition
Used, Very Good
About This Product
Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
1111520
Location
C
The I Love Lucy Guide To Life: Wisdom From Lucy And The Gang (Miniature Editions)
$4.99
Description
All you ever needed to know, you learned from the most beloved TV sitcom of all time, I Love Lucy. Lucy always knew best, and now you can too, with an updated cover to celebrate the 60th anniversary and featuring 50 life lessons from the Queen of Comedy and her fabulous BFFs--Ricky, Ethel, and Fred.
ISBN
9780762403295
By
Edwards, Elizabeth
Publisher
Running Press Miniature Editions
Item Condition
Used, Very Good
About This Product
Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
1110515
Location
D
A Stress Analysis of a Strapless Evening Gown: Essays for a Scientific Age
$4.99
ISBN
9780138526085
Publisher
Prentice Hall Direct
Item Condition
Used, Acceptable
About This Product
Reading copy with considerable wear. May have marking in text. Binding may be cracked; all pages present. Does not include dust jacket. We sometimes source from libraries. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
1108742
Location
F
Giraffes? Giraffes! (HOW)
$11.66
Description

For many years the scientific and educational communities have wondered and worried about the possibility that semi-sane scholar-pretenders would find the means to publish a series of reference books aimed at children but filled with ludicrous misinformation. These books would be distributed through respectable channels and would inevitably find their ways into the hands and households of well-meaning families, who would go to them for facts but instead find bizarre untruths. The books would look normal enough, but would read as if written by people who have eaten too many lead-based paint chips. Giraffes? Giraffes! is the first in a proposed series of 377 reference books, all written by a couple now getting their chance to twist and tickle the brains of the impressionable. The book puts forth the following novel theories: that giraffes were not part of any evolutionary chain, but came here from Neptune, by way of very long (but convenient and fast) escalators; that giraffes are expert dancers, but become angry if asked about their dancing; that giraffes control over 90 percent of what we see in mirrors; and that the Giraffe navy is as strong as ever, contrary to recent claims in the popular press.

ISBN
9781932416978
By
Haggis-On-Whey, Benny
Publisher
McSweeney's Publishing
Item Condition
Used, Very Good
About This Product
Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
1107241
Location
L
Doonesbury Deluxe: Selected Glances Askance
$5.87
Description
In his fifth major Doonesbury anthology, Garry Trudeau gives us America in the '80s, from Star Wars and Iranscam to Rick and Joanie struggling with parenthood. With over 500 daily strips and 80 full-color Sunday pages, this is satire, and Doonesbury, at its best.
ISBN
9780805005967
By
Trudeau, G B
Publisher
Henry Holt & Co
Item Condition
Used, Very Good
About This Product
Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
1106169
Location
A
Pretty Good Bits from A Prairie Home Companion and Garrison Keillor: A Specially Priced Introduction to the World of Lake Wobegon
$5.20
Description
Ever wondered what makes over 3 million listeners tune in week after week to Garrison Keillor's A Prairie Home Companion? Thought about a visit to Lake Wobegon but never got around to it? Now is the time to find out and take a special tour. Pretty Good Bits is a special limited edition sampler containing "pretty good bits" from this popular radio program, including an episode of Guy Noir: Radio Private Eye, ads from loyal sponsors, trademark sound effects, and a classic News from Lake Wobegon monologue.
ISBN
9781565118157
By
Keillor, Garrison
Publisher
HighBridge Audio
Item Condition
Used, Acceptable
About This Product
Disc is in rough condition with moderate defects. If it does not play we will refund you in full. May be missing online digital copy or liner notes. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
1102011
Location
E
Priests de la Resistance!: The loose canons who fought Fascism in the twentieth century
$20.00
Description
Whoever said that Christians had to be meek and mild hadn't met Father Kir - parish priest and French resistance hero, immortalised by the Kir Royale. And they probably weren't thinking of Archbishop Damaskinos who, when threatened with the firing squad by the Nazis, replied, 'Please respect our traditions - in Greece we hang our Archbishops.'

Wherever fascism has taken root, it has met with resistance. From taking a bullet for a frightened schoolgirl in Alabama to riding on the bonnet of a tank during the liberation of France, each of the hard-drinking, chain-smoking clerics featured in Priests de la Résistance were willing to give their lives for a world they believed in - even as their superiors beckoned them to safety.

In this spellbinding new collection, the Reverend Fergus Butler-Gallie, bestselling author of A Field Guide to the English Clergy, presents fifteen men and women who dared to stand up to fascism, proving that some hearts will never be conquered.

ISBN
9781786076724
By
Butler-Gallie, The Revd Fergus
Publisher
Oneworld Publications
Item Condition
New
About This Product
New from publisher.
Item SKU
9781786076724
Location
Religion
Yale's Ironmen: A Story of Football & Lives In The Decade of The Depression & Beyond
$4.99
Description
Princeton and Rutgers played the first game, in 1869. But it was at Yale where football evolved and no institution has a more meaty history of the sport. Yale was the first college to record 800 victories, that milestone reached in the year 2000. Sixty-six years before, a more significant triumph came unexpectedly to the Bulldogs on Princeton's field and from that contest emerged Yale's Ironmen.

They were supposed to lose by at least three touchdowns to an undefeated opponent being touted as a Rose Bowl candidate. The eleven Yale starters played all 60 minutes, an uncommon feat never duplicated thereafter in major college football.

The game was played against the background of the Depression. Yet Princeton's Palmer Stadium was full that warm November afternoon for the first time in six years. 'I guess people wanted to get their minds off their troubles," said the Yale quarterback, Jerry Roscoe, who threw the winning touchdown pass to Larry Kelley, the latter the first winner of the Heisman Trophy.

How did this game, this success, affect the lives of those eleven men of iron? Who were they? What happened, as World War II descended and snared them?

ISBN
9780595359257
By
Wallace, William N
Publisher
iUniverse
Item Condition
Used, Good
About This Product
Moderate edge wear. Binding good. May have marking in text. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We sometimes source from libraries. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
710556
Location
C
Marvel Adventures Spider-Man Vol. 2: Power Struggle (v. 2)
$9.56
Description
It's wall-to-wall mayhem in this collection of all-new tales of everybody's favourite teenage wallcrawler!
ISBN
9780785119036
Publisher
Marvel
Item Condition
Used, Very Good
About This Product
Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
710369
Location
C
Politically Correct Bedtime Stories: Modern Tales for Our Life & Times
$4.99
Description
This is an original and humorous adaptation of classic bedtime stories to reflect more enlightened times. Garner removes any and all types of bias from these traditionally offensive tales and attempts to develop meaningful literature free from the influences of a flawed cultural past.
ISBN
9780025427303
By
Garner, James Finn
Publisher
John Wiley & Sons Inc
Item Condition
Used, Very Good
About This Product
Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
709495
Location
B
Country Matters: The Pleasures and Tribulations of Moving from a Big City to an Old Country Farmhouse
$5.42
Description

With his inimitable sense of humor and storytelling talent, New York Times bestselling author Michael Korda brings us this charming, hilarious, self-deprecating memoir of a city couple's new life in the country.

At once entertaining, canny, and moving, Country Matters does for Dutchess County, New York, what Under the Tuscan Sun did for Tuscany. This witty memoir, replete with Korda's own line drawings, reads like a novel, as it chronicles the author's transformation from city slicker to full-time country gentleman, complete with tractors, horses, and a leaking roof.

When he decides to take up residence in an eighteenth-century farmhouse in Dutchess County, ninety miles north of New York City, Korda discovers what country life is really like:

  • Owning pigs, more than owning horses, even more than owning the actual house, firmly anchored the Kordas as residents in the eyes of their Pleasant Valley neighbors.
  • You may own your land, but without concertina barbed wire, or the 82nd Airborne on patrol, it's impossible to keep people off it!
  • It's possible to line up major household repairs over a tuna melt sandwich.
  • And everyone in the area is fully aware that Michael "don't know shit about septics."
  • The locals are not particularly quick to accept these outsiders, and the couple's earliest interactions with their new neighbors provide constant entertainment, particularly when the Kordas discover that hunting season is a year-round event -- right on their own land! From their closest neighbors, mostly dairy farmers, to their unforgettable caretaker Harold Roe -- whose motto regarding the local flora is "Whack it all back! " -- the residents of Pleasant Valley eventually come to realize that the Kordas are more than mere weekenders.

    Sure to have readers in stitches, this is a book that has universal appeal for all who have ever dreamed of owning that perfect little place to escape to up in the country, or, more boldly, have done it.

    ISBN
    9780060957483
    By
    Success Research Cor
    Publisher
    Harper Perennial
    Item Condition
    Used, Very Good
    About This Product
    Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
    Item SKU
    708171
    Location
    B
    The Age of Missing Information
    $6.74
    Description
    "Highly personal and original . . . McKibben goes beyond Marshall McLuhan's theory that the medium is the message."
    ----"The New York Times"
    Imagine watching an entire day's worth of television on every single channel. Acclaimed environmental writer and culture critic Bill McKibben subjected himself to this sensory overload in an experiment to verify whether we are truly better informed than previous generations. Bombarded with newscasts and fluff pieces, game shows and talk shows, ads and infomercials, televangelist pleas and Brady Bunch episodes, McKibben processed twenty-four hours of programming on all ninety-three Fairfax, Virginia, cable stations. Then, as a counterpoint, he spent a day atop a quiet and remote mountain in the Adirondacks, exploring the unmediated man and making small yet vital discoveries about himself and the world around him. As relevant now as it was when originally written in 1992-and with new material from the author on the impact of the Internet age-this witty and astute book is certain to change the way you look at television and perceive media as a whole.
    "By turns humorous, wise, and troubling . . . a penetrating critique of technological society."-"Cleveland Plain Dealer"
    "Masterful . . . a unique, bizarre portrait of our life and times."
    -"Los Angeles Times"
    "Do yourself a favor: Put down the remote and pick up this book."
    -"Houston Chronicle"

    "From the Trade Paperback edition."

    ISBN
    9780394589336
    By
    McKibben, Bill
    Publisher
    Random House
    Item Condition
    Used, Very Good
    About This Product
    Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
    Item SKU
    707693
    Location
    B
    This Book Will Change Your Life
    $5.87
    Description
    Is the year ahead looking much the same as the last? Another 365-day grind of meetings, dinner dates, and deadlines? If so, try this book--the perfect gift for the adventurous reader.

    Part instruction manual, part therapy, part religious cult, part sheer anarchy, This Book Will Change Your Life will help you poke a stick in the spokes of your routine.

    It's not the soft-hearted kind of book that's interested in what you have to say; rather it contains 365 daily orders, each one of which could turn your humdrum existence into a daily free-fall. Whether learning to tell one joke properly, spending an hour talking to a tree, or choosing a motto to live by, This Book Will Change Your Life will lead you to make every day of the next year the first day of your new life.

    ISBN
    9780452284890
    By
    Carey, Ben
    Publisher
    Plume
    Item Condition
    Used, Very Good
    About This Product
    Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
    Item SKU
    707679
    Location
    B
    The Best of Annals of Improbable Research
    $5.87
    Description
    The Annals of Improbable Research (AIR) is often desribed as the Mad Magazine of Science. It is a bi-monthly magazine and an Internet Website. It is best known for hosting the Ig Nobel ceremony, honouring real scientists who have conducted funded research, yet whose achievements cannot and should not be reproduced.
    ISBN
    9780716730941
    By
    Abrahams, Marc
    Publisher
    W. H. Freeman
    Item Condition
    Used, Very Good
    About This Product
    Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
    Item SKU
    742743
    Location
    L
    The Far Side Gallery 4 (Volume 18)
    $5.87
    Description
    1993 FarWorks, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
    The Far Side and the Larson signature are registered trademarks of FarWorks, Inc.
    ISBN
    9780836217247
    By
    Larson, Gary
    Publisher
    Andrews McMeel Publishing
    Item Condition
    Used, Very Good
    About This Product
    Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
    Item SKU
    1120613
    Location
    L
    The 2,548 Best Things Anybody Ever Said
    $5.87
    Description
    Drawing from diverse personages from Goethe to Churchill to Woody Allen, The 2,548 Best Things Anybody Ever Said is a witty wise quotation collection that deserves a special place on every humor lover's bookshelf.

    These unique, funny, and outrageous quotations, previously published in four separate volumes, are now gathered together in a seemingly limitless trove of pithy and often irreverent one-liners, retorts, put-downs, jokes, and last words that cover every conceivable subject and will appeal to every taste.

    Highlights include:

    --W. C. Fields: "Start every day with a smile and get it over with."
    --George Burns: " "Happiness is having a large loving family in another city."

    And many more.

    ISBN
    9780743235792
    By
    Byrne, Robert
    Publisher
    Touchstone
    Item Condition
    Used, Good
    About This Product
    Moderate edge wear. Binding good. May have marking in text. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We sometimes source from libraries. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
    Item SKU
    742103
    Location
    D
    Fierce Pajamas: An Anthology of Humor Writing from The New Yorker (Modern Library (Paperback))
    $5.87
    Description
    When Harold Ross founded The New Yorker in 1925, he called it a "comic weekly." And although it has become much more than that, it has remained true in its irreverent heart to the founder's description, publishing the most illustrious literary humorists in the modern era--among them Robert Benchley, Dorothy Parker, Groucho Marx, James Thurber, S. J. Perelman, Mike Nichols, Woody Allen, Calvin Trillin, Garrison Keillor, Ian Frazier, Roy Blount, Jr., Steve Martin, and Christopher Buckley. Fierce Pajamas is a treasury of laughter from the magazine W. H. Auden called the "best comic magazine in existence."
    ISBN
    9780375761270
    Publisher
    Modern Library
    Item Condition
    Used, Very Good
    About This Product
    Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
    Item SKU
    1120674
    Location
    L
    The New New Rules: A Funny Look at How Everybody but Me Has Their Head Up Their Ass
    $4.99
    Description
    From bestselling author and host of HBO's Real Time, Bill Maher's new book of political riffs serves up a savagely funny set of rules for preserving sanity in an insane world.

    A follow-up to the New York Times bestselling The New Rules, The New New Rules delivers a series of hilarious, intelligent rants on everything from same-sex marriage to healthcare, from Republican agendas to celebrity meltdowns, with all the razor-sharp insight that has made Bill Maher one of the most influential comedic voices shaping the political debate today.

    With another presidential campaign on the horizon and a stellar set of real-life characters to have fun with - "New Rule: If Charlie Sheen's home life means he can't have a TV show, then I say Newt Gingrich can't be president."

    This enlightening and important book may be the best thing you pretend to read all year.

    ISBN
    9780452298293
    By
    Maher, Bill
    Publisher
    Plume
    Item Condition
    Used, Very Good
    About This Product
    Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
    Item SKU
    1123556
    Location
    C
    A Field Guide to Well Dressed Animals
    $13.00
    Description
    In A Field Guide to Well Dressed Animals Author and noted zoologist of animalia vestido, Harold Darling explains the various classes of the dressed animal kingdom, including, Fishes, Amphibians, Reptiles, Birds and Mammals. The author illustrates the best dressed in a variety of familia and genus, while explaining (using but two examples from many fine points, ) the biological underpinnings behind vertebrate and invertebrate preferences in dress, and the various habits in holiday dress among the mammals. This important and seminal book, A Field Guide to Well Dressed Animals is sure to become a valuable tool in the dressed animal spotter's collection and an indispensable reference work to the aficionado of animal haberdashery and fashion.
    ISBN
    9781514900390
    By
    Darling, Harold
    Publisher
    Laughing Elephant
    Item Condition
    Used, Like New
    About This Product
    Excellent, unmarked copy with little wear and tight binding. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
    Item SKU
    704955
    Location
    A
    The Donald J. Trump Presidential Twitter Library
    $9.60
    Description
    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - As seen on The Daily Show an illustrated portrait of the Donald J. Trump Twitter account, with analysis and "scholarly" commentary from the writers of The Daily Show and an introduction by Trevor Noah

    In June 2017, just steps from Trump Tower in midtown Manhattan, The Daily Show with Trevor Noah opened The Donald J. Trump Presidential Twitter Library, a 4,000-square-foot museum space that gave the 45th president and his amazing Twitter legacy the respect they deserve. In the single weekend it was open to the public, the Library pop-up drew 7,500 visitors and had to turn away countless others.

    But the Presidential Twitter Library experience should not be limited to the elite coastal few. Not fair! All citizens, even the Mexican ones, should have the chance to see Donald Trump's tweets in their rightful context--organized and commented on in the fearless, hilarious, insightful voice of The Daily Show.

    This one-of-a-kind exhibition catalog presents the Library's complete contents, including:

    - The Masterpieces: In-depth critical appreciations of history's most important Trump tweets, from "Very Stable Genius" to "Covfefe" to "Trump Tower Taco Bowl/I Love Hispanics!"
    - The Greatest Battles: @realDonaldTrump's brutal Twitter campaigns against fellow Republicans, Diet Coke, women generally, and Kristen Stewart specifically
    - Sad! A Retrospective: a compendium of the many people, events, and twists of fate that apparently made Donald Trump feel this human emotion
    - Trumpstradamus: DJT's amazing 140-character predictions--none of which came true!
    - The Hall of Nicknames: the greatest of Trump's monikers, from "Lyin' Ted" to "Low I.Q. Crazy Mika," accompanied by original caricature artwork
    - Trump vs. Trump: You're going to want to sit for this one. Donald Trump has sometimes been known to contradict himself.
    - Always the Best: the greatest boasts of the greatest boaster of all time, ever!

    Comprising hundreds of Trump tweets, and featuring a foreword by Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Jon Meacham, and even a place for readers to add their own future Trump tweet highlights--because he is making new Twitter history literally every day--The Donald J. Trump Presidential Twitter Library is a unique portrait of an artist whose masterworks will be studied by historians, grammarians, and mental health professionals for years to come.

    ISBN
    9781984801883
    By
    The Daily Show with Trevor Noah
    Publisher
    Random House
    Item Condition
    Used, Very Good
    About This Product
    Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
    Item SKU
    704454
    Location
    A
    The Witches Are Coming
    $27.00
    Description
    In this wickedly funny cultural critique, the author of the critically acclaimed memoir and Hulu series Shrill exposes misogyny in the #MeToo era.

    THIS IS A WITCH HUNT.WE'RE WITCHES, AND WE'RE HUNTING YOU.
    From the moment powerful men started falling to the #MeToo movement, the lamentations began: this is feminism gone too far, this is injustice, this is a witch hunt. In The Witches Are Coming, firebrand author of the New York Times bestselling memoir and now critically acclaimed Hulu TV series Shrill, Lindy West, turns that refrain on its head. You think this is a witch hunt? Fine. You've got one.
    In a laugh-out-loud, incisive cultural critique, West extolls the world-changing magic of truth, urging readers to reckon with dark lies in the heart of the American mythos, and unpacking the complicated, and sometimes tragic, politics of not being a white man in the twenty-first century. She tracks the misogyny and propaganda hidden (or not so hidden) in the media she and her peers devoured growing up, a buffet of distortions, delusions, prejudice, and outright bullsh*t that has allowed white male mediocrity to maintain a death grip on American culture and politics-and that delivered us to this precarious, disorienting moment in history.
    West writes, "We were just a hair's breadth from electing America's first female president to succeed America's first black president. We weren't done, but we were doing it. And then, true to form-like the Balrog's whip catching Gandalf by his little gray bootie, like the husband in a Lifetime movie hissing, 'If I can't have you, no one can'-white American voters shoved an incompetent, racist con man into the White House."
    We cannot understand how we got here-how the land of the free became Trump's America-without examining the chasm between who we are and who we think we are, without fact-checking the stories we tell ourselves about ourselves and each other. The truth can transform us; there is witchcraft in it. Lindy West turns on the light.

    ISBN
    9780316449885
    By
    West, Lindy
    Publisher
    Hachette Books
    Item Condition
    New
    About This Product
    New from publisher.
    Item SKU
    9780316449885
    Location
    Essays
    I Might Regret This: Essays, Drawings, Vulnerabilities, and Other Stuff
    $16.99
    Description
    From the co-creator and co-star of the hit series Broad City, a "poignant, funny, and beautifully unabashed" (Cheryl Strayed) essay collection about love, loss, work, comedy, and figuring out who you really are when you thought you already knew.

    When Abbi Jacobson announced to friends and acquaintances that she planned to drive across the country alone, she was met with lots of questions and opinions: Why wasn't she going with friends? Wouldn't it be incredibly lonely? The North route is better! Was it safe for a woman? The Southern route is the way to go! You should bring mace! And a common one... why? But Abbi had always found comfort in solitude, and needed space to step back and hit the reset button. As she spent time in each city and town on her way to Los Angeles, she mulled over the big questions-- What do I really want? What is the worst possible scenario in which I could run into my ex? How has the decision to wear my shirts tucked in been pivotal in my adulthood?

    In this collection of anecdotes, observations and reflections--all told in the sharp, wildly funny, and relatable voice that has endeared Abbi to critics and fans alike--readers will feel like they're in the passenger seat on a fun and, ultimately, inspiring journey. With some original illustrations by the author.

    ISBN
    9781538713273
    By
    Jacobson, Abbi
    Publisher
    Grand Central Publishing
    Item Condition
    New
    About This Product
    New from publisher.
    Item SKU
    9781538713273
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    Essays
    Calypso
    $17.99
    Description
    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.

    ISBN
    9780316392426
    By
    Sedaris, David
    Publisher
    Back Bay Books
    Item Condition
    New
    About This Product
    New from publisher.
    Item SKU
    9780316392426
    Location
    Essays