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1 New York Times Bestseller Amy Schumer s book will make you love her even more For a comedian of unbridled and generally hilarious causticity Schumer has written a probing confessional unguarded and yes majorly humanizing non-memoir a book that trades less on sarcasm and more on emotional resonance Vogue The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo is an alternatingly meditative sexually explicit side-splittingly hilarious heart-wrenching disturbing passionately political and always staggeringly authentic ride through the highs and lows of the comedic powerhouse s life to date Harper s Bazaar This is your happy hour with Amy Schumer It s Bossypants meets Trainwreck meets your long weekend TheSkimm Amy s got your back She s in your corner She s an honesty bomb And she s coming for you Actress Tilda Swinton and Trainwreck co-star The Emmy Award-winning comedian actress writer and star of Inside Amy Schumer and the acclaimed film Trainwreck has taken the entertainment world by storm with her winning blend of smart satirical humor Now Amy Schumer has written a refreshingly candid and uproariously funny collection of extremely personal and observational essays In The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo Amy mines her past for stories about her... teenage years her family relationships and sex and shares the experiences that have shaped who she is a woman with the courage to bare her soul to stand up for what she believes in all while making us laugh Ranging from the raucous to the romantic the heartfelt to the harrowing this highly entertaining and universally appealing collection is the literary equivalent of a night out with your best friend an unforgettable and fun adventure that you wish could last forever Whether she s experiencing lust-at-first-sight while in the airport security line sharing her own views on love and marriage admitting to being an introvert or discovering her cross-fit instructor s secret bad habit Amy Schumer proves to be a bighearted brave and thoughtful storyteller that will leave you nodding your head in recognition laughing out loud and sobbing uncontrollably but only because it s over more
Ray Bradbury s internationally acclaimed novel Fahrenheit 451 is a masterwork of twentieth-century literature set in a bleak dystopian future Guy Montag is a fireman In his world where television rules and literature is on the brink of extinction firemen start fires rather than put them out His job is to destroy the most illegal of commodities the printed book along with the houses in which they are hidden Montag never questions the destruction and ruin his actions produce returning each day to his bland life and wife Mildred who spends all day with her television family But then he meets an eccentric young neighbor Clarisse who introduces him to a past where people didn t live in fear and to a present where one sees the world through the ideas in books instead of the mindless chatter of television When Mildred attempts suicide and Clarisse suddenly disappears Montag begins to question everything he has ever known He starts hiding books in his home and when his pilfering is discovered the fireman has to run for his life
Nothing has driven home a certain truth about my generation which is approaching the apex of its childbearing years quite like this --The New Yorker A parenting zeitgeist --Washington Post A hilarious take on that age-old problem getting the beloved child to go to sleep --National Public Radio A new Bible for weary parents --New York Times Resonates powerfully with almost everyone --Boston Globe Go the F to Sleep challenges stereotypes opens up prototypes and acknowledges that shared sense of failure that comes to all parents who weary of ever getting their darling s to sleep and briefly resuming the illusion of a life of their own --Midwest Book ReviewGo the F to Sleep is a bedtime book for parents who live in the real world where a few snoozing kitties and cutesy rhymes don t always send a toddler sailing blissfully off to dreamland Profane affectionate and radically honest California Book Award-winning author Adam Mansbach s verses perfectly capture the familiar--and unspoken--tribulations of putting your little angel down for the night In the process they open up a conversation about parenting granting us permission to admit our frustrations and laugh at their absurdity With illustrations by Ricardo Cortes Go the F to Sleep... is beautiful subversive and pants-wettingly funny--a book for parents new old and expectant You probably should not read it to your children Seriously Just Go to Sleep a children s book inspired by Go the F to Sleep and appropriate for kids of all ages is forthcoming from Akashic Books in April 2012 and available NOW for pre-order more
View our feature on George Orwell s 1984 Written in 1948 1984 was George Orwell s chilling prophecy about the future And while 1984 has come and gone Orwell s narrative is timelier than ever 1984 presents a startling and haunting vision of the world so powerful that it is completely convincing from start to finish No one can deny the power of this novel its hold on the imaginations of multiple generations of readers or the resiliency of its admonitions a legacy that seems only to grow with the passage of time
Wild dangerous and flat-out unbelievable here is the incredible memoir of the actor gambler raconteur SNL veteran and one of the best stand-up comedians of all time As this book s title suggests Norm Macdonald tells the story of his life more or less from his origins on a farm in the-back-of-beyond Canada and an epically disastrous appearance on Star Search to his account of auditioning for Lorne Michaels and his memorable run as the anchor of Weekend Update on Saturday Night Live until he was fired because a corporate executive didn t think he was funny But Based on a True Story is much more than a memoir it s the hilarious inspired epic of Norm s life In dispatches from a road trip to Las Vegas part of a plan hatched to regain the fortune he d lost to sports betting and other vices with his sidekick and enabler Adam Eget Norm recounts the milestone moments the regrets the love affairs the times fortune smiled on his life and the times it refused to smile As the clock ticks down Norm s debt reaches record heights and he must find a way to evade the hefty price that s been placed on his head by one of the most dangerous loan sharks in the country As a comedy legend should Norm peppers these pages with classic jokes and fondly... mythologized Hollywood stories This wildly adventurous totally original and absurdly funny saga turns the conventional comic s memoir on its head and gives the reader an exclusive pass into the mad glorious mind of Norm Macdonald Advance praise for Based on a True Story Norm is brilliant and thoughtful and there is sensitivity and creative insight in his observations and stories A lot of comics over the years have been compared to Mark Twain but I think Norm is the only one who actually matches the guy in terms of his voice and ability I seriously f king love Norm Macdonald Please buy his book He probably needs the cash He s really bad with money Louis C K from the foreword Norm is one of my all-time favorites and this book was such a great read I forgot how lonely I was for a while Amy Schumer I always thought Normie s stand-up was the funniest thing there was But this book gives it a run for its money Adam Sandler Norm is one of the greatest stand-up comics who s ever worked a totally original voice His sense of the ridiculous and his use of juxtaposition in his writing make him a comic s comic We all love Norm Roseanne Barr Norm Macdonald makes me laugh my ass off Who is funnier than Norm Macdonald Nobody Judd Apatow Norm Macdonald is more than a triple threat he s a septuple threat He is smart funny wry rakish polite rakish no wait He is polite insightful and aaaaah warm No He s exciting Yeah Exciting You never know what he ll do Okay then make that unpredictable Add that up He s amazing Alec Baldwin Norm only has to grunt to make me laugh And this book is three hundred pages Sign me up Sophia Amoruso author of GIRLBOSS Norm is a double threat His material and timing are both top-notch which is unheard of He is one of my favorites both on- and off-stage Dave Attell David Letterman said it best There is no one funnier than Norm Macdonald Rob Schneidermore
New York Times Bestseller A truth-riot of a book Shonda RhimesComedian activist and hugely popular culture blogger at AwesomelyLuvvie com Luvvie Ajayi serves up necessary advice for the masses in this hilarious book of essaysWith over 500 000 readers a month at her enormously popular blog AwesomelyLuvvie com Luvvie Ajayi is a go-to source for smart takes on pop culture I m Judging You is her debut book of humorous essays that dissects our cultural obsessions and calls out bad behavior in our increasingly digital connected lives from the importance of the newest Shonda Rhimes television drama to serious discussions of race and media representation to what to do about your fool cousin sharing casket pictures from Grandma s wake on Facebook With a lighthearted razor sharp wit and a unique perspective I m Judging You is the handbook the world needs doling out the hard truths and a road map for bringing some act right into our lives social media and popular culture It is the Do-Better Manual
Doonesbury is one of the most overrated strips out there Mediocre at best --Donald Trump 1989He tried to warn us Ever since the release of the first Trump-for-President trial balloon in 1987 Doonesbury s Garry Trudeau has tirelessly tracked and highlighted the unsavory career of the most unqualified candidate to ever aspire to the White House It s all there--the hilarious narcissism the schoolyard bullying the loathsome misogyny the breathtaking ignorance and a good portion of the Doonesbury cast has been tangled up in it Join Duke Honey Earl J J Mike Mark Roland Boopsie B D Sal Alice Elmont Sid Zonker Sam Bernie Rev Sloan and even the Red Rascal as they cross storylines with the big orange airhorn who s giving the GOP such fits Garry Trudeau is the sleazeball third-rate talent who draws the overrated comic strip Doonesbury which very few people read He lives in New York City with his wife Jane Pauley who has far more talent than he has
A brilliantly funny exploration of the Sunshine State from the man who knows it best Pulitzer Prize winner and New York Times bestselling author Dave Barry We never know what will happen next in Florida We know only that any minute now something will Every few months Dave Barry gets a call from some media person wanting to know What the hell is wrong with Florida Somehow the state s acquired an image as a subtropical festival of stupid and as a loyal Floridian Dave begs to differ Sure there was the 2000 election And people seem to take their pants off for no good reason And it has flying insects the size of LeBron James But it is a great state and Dave is going to tell you why Join him as he celebrates Florida from Key West at the bottom to whatever it is that s at the top from the Sunshine State s earliest history to the fun-fair of weirdness that it is today It s the most hilarious book yet from the funniest damn writer in the whole country Carl Hiaasen and he should know By the end you ll have to admit that whatever else you might think about Florida you can never say it s boring
Part manual part manifesto Feminist Fight Club is a hilarious yet incisive guide to navigating subtle sexism at work providing real-life career advice and humorous reinforcement for a new generation of professional women It was a fight club but without the fighting and without the men Every month the women would huddle in a friend s apartment to share sexist job frustrations and trade tips for how best to tackle them Once upon a time you might have called them a consciousness-raising group But the problems of today s working world are more subtle less pronounced harder to identify and harder to prove than those of their foremothers These women weren t just there to vent They needed battle tactics And so the fight club was born Hard-hitting and entertaining Feminist Fight Club blends personal stories with research statistics and no-bullsh t expert advice Bennett offers a new vocabulary for the sexist workplace archetypes women encounter everyday such as the Manterrupter who talks over female colleagues in meetings or the Himitator who appropriates their ideas and provides practical hacks for navigating other gender landmines in today s working world With original illustrations Feminist Mad Libs a Negotiation Cheat Sheet and... fascinating historical research Feminist Fight Club tackles both the external sexist and internal self-sabotaging behaviors that plague women in the workplace as well as the system that perpetuates them more
Animal Farm is the most famous by far of all twentieth-century political allegories Its account of a group of barnyard animals who revolt against their vicious human master only to submit to a tyranny erected by their own kind can fairly be said to have become a universal drama Orwell is one of the very few modern satirists comparable to Jonathan Swift in power artistry and moral authority in animal farm his spare prose and the logic of his dark comedy brilliantly highlight his stark message Taking as his starting point the betrayed promise of the Russian Revolution Orwell lays out a vision that in its bitter wisdom gives us the clearest understanding we possess of the possible consequences of our social and political acts Book Jacket Status Jacketed