Humor

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“A prolific writer and award-winning actor, John Lithgow has penned a laugh-out-loud picture of American politics at its worst.

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Mr. Know-It-All is an argument for deviance, performance, and shock.”

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Do You Mind If I Cancel is packed with funny lines, wistful memories, and the kinds of coming of age experiences we all have.

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“Bryson has produced a compelling, overly engaging work that is written for Everyman.

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Adam Mansbach has redefined parenthood from the perspective of the panicked parent.

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So, two funny Jews and a very funny Gentile (who is married to a Jew) walk into a publisher’s office. Their pitch: A Field Guide to the Jewish People, a humorous look at the Chosen.

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“. . . a hilarious romp through chemistry and biology. . . . A fun way to learn the science of life.”

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Barnum: An American Life, an engaging, insightful, and richly researched new biography by American Scholar editor Robert Wilson, chronic

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Emily Nussbaum is insightful and engaging in this collection of essays, mostly from the New Yorker, for which she is the longtime television critic. Clearly, readers are in the hands of an

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“This book offers a sweet ray of hope in a very confusing time.”

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If you’re not familiar with Pete Holmes, he is a standup comedian who had a brief run as a late night talk show host and an HBO series called Crashing that was loosely (or not so loosely b

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“Michael Serazio has done a remarkable analysis, and this book offers any student of American culture and sport much to contemplate.

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"While the podcast has a semblance of structure, the book reads more like a stream of consciousness blog, written by two obviously witty, intelligent women, seemingly baffled by their succe

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Released on an unsuspecting world in 1974, Tobe Hooper’s The Texas Chainsaw Massacre is one of the most revered and reviled horror films of all time.

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“This excellent collection of scholarly essays varies in scope and subject matter, but what ties them together is a collective appreciation and admiration for the seminal 1968 album The

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“White is a refreshing read because it’s just so full of rage.

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“While Pasulka’s theory joining religion, technology, and UFOs should not be discounted, it is at times a difficult read, and may put off the reader who is not totally convinced.”

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“Lynch’s art is like his films: unconventional, dark, bizarre, and expressive.

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Art and Arcana offers glorious illustrations, fascinating backstories, and the occasional painful misstep of a franchise entering its 40th year.”

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“Philosophy for the functionally illiterate.”

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“Throughout his moviemaking career, Hughes relentlessly worked the Hollywood system to fuel his ego, his libido, and his ambition, but in the end, he was undone by his own paranoia.

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A good superhero needs a great storyline to make an impression on his/her readers.

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Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman are often cited as “couple goals” for their 18-year relationship.

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