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In this decidedly unhelpful candid hilarious how-to guide YouTube personality Miranda Sings offers life lessons and tutorials with her signature sassy attitude Over six million social media fans can t be wrong Miranda Sings is one of the funniest faces on YouTube As a bumbling ironically talentless self-absorbed personality a young Gilda Radner if you will she offers up a vlog of helpful advice every week on her widely popular YouTube channel For the first time ever Miranda is putting her advice to paper in this easy-to-follow guide illustrated by Miranda herself In it you ll find instructions on everything how to get a boyfriend wear all black and carry a fishing net to dressing for a date sequins and an orange tutu to performing magic Magic is Lying and much much more Miranda-isms abound in these self-declared lifesaving pages and if you don t like it well as Miranda would say Haters back off
From the creator of the wildly popular webcomic xkcd hilarious and informative answers to important questions you probably never thought to ask Millions of people visit xkcd com each week to read Randall Munroe s iconic webcomic His stick-figure drawings about science technology language and love have a large and passionate following Fans of xkcd ask Munroe a lot of strange questions What if you tried to hit a baseball pitched at 90 percent the speed of light How fast can you hit a speed bump while driving and live If there was a robot apocalypse how long would humanity last In pursuit of answers Munroe runs computer simulations pores over stacks of declassified military research memos solves differential equations and consults with nuclear reactor operators His responses are masterpieces of clarity and hilarity complemented by signature xkcd comics They often predict the complete annihilation of humankind or at least a really big explosion The book features new and never-before-answered questions along with updated and expanded versions of the most popular answers from the xkcd website What If will be required reading for xkcd fans and anyone who loves to ponder the hypothetical
Do you want to get to know the woman we first came to love on Comedy Central s Upright Citizens Brigade Do you want to spend some time with the lady who made you howl with laughter on Saturday Night Live and in movies like Baby Mama Blades of Glory and They Came Together Do you find yourself daydreaming about hanging out with the actor behind the brilliant Leslie Knope on Parks and Recreation Did you wish you were in the audience at the last two Golden Globes ceremonies so you could bask in the hilarity of Amy s one-liners If your answer to these questions is Yes Please then you are in luck In her first book one of our most beloved funny folk delivers a smart pointed and ultimately inspirational read Full of the comedic skill that makes us all love Amy Yes Please is a rich and varied collection of stories lists poetry Plastic Surgery Haiku to be specific photographs mantras and advice With chapters like Treat Your Career Like a Bad Boyfriend Plain Girl Versus the Demon and The Robots Will Kill Us All Yes Please will make you think as much as it will make you laugh Honest personal real and righteous Yes Please is full of words to live by
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
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
The book that more than 12 million YouTube subscribers have been waiting for Shane Dawson s memoir features twenty original essays uncensored yet surprisingly sweet From his first vlog back in 2008 to his full-length film directorial debut Not Cool Shane Dawson has been an open book when it comes to documenting his life But behind the music video spoofs TMI love life details and outrageous commentary on everything the celebrity and Internet world has the nerve to dish out is a guy who grew up in a financially challenged but loving home in Long Beach California and who suffered all the teasing and social limitations that arise when you re a morbidly obese kid with a pretty face your mom is your best friend and you can t get a date to save your life In I Hate Myselfie Shane steps away from his larger-than-life Internet persona and takes us deep into the experiences of an eccentric and introverted kid who by observing the strange world around him developed a talent that would inspire millions of fans Intelligent hilarious heartbreaking and raw I Hate Myselfie is a collection of eighteen personal essays about how messy life can get when you re growing up and how rewarding it can feel when the clean-up is pretty much done
Looking for the perfect way to say I love you to a special someone From famed cartoonists Lisa Swerling and Ralph Lazar Me Without You features countless cute color illustrations of scenarios that are simply incomplete without two A uniquely charming gift for Valentine s Day anniversaries or just because readers will find themselves dipping into this beguiling book again and again
With his unmistakable rhymes and signature illustration style Dr Seuss creates a classic picture-book ode to aging in You re Only Old Once On a visit to the Golden Years Clinic on Century Square for Spleen Readjustment and Muffler Repair readers will laugh with familiar horror at the poking and prodding and testing and ogling that go hand in hand with the dreaded appellation of senior citizen Though Dr Seuss is known for his peerless work in books for children this comical look at what it s like to get older is ideal for Seuss fans of advanced years In his own words this is a book for obsolete children A perfect gift for retirement birthdays and holidays
A rollicking globe-trotting adventure with a twist a four-legged heroine you won t soon forgetElsie Bovary is a cow and a pretty happy one at that her long lazy days are spent eating napping and chatting with her best friend Mallory One night Elsie and Mallory sneak out of their pasture but while Mallory is interested in flirting with the neighboring bulls Elsie finds herself drawn to the farmhouse Through the window she sees the farmer s family gathered around a bright Box God and what the Box God reveals about something called an industrial meat farm shakes Elsie s understanding of her world to its core There s only one solution escape to a better safer world And so a motley crew is formed Elsie Jerry excuse me Shalom a cranky Torah-reading pig who s recently converted to Judaism and Tom a suave in his own mind at least turkey who can t fly but who can work an iPhone with his beak Toting stolen passports and slapdash human disguises they head for the airport Elsie is our wise-cracking pop-culture-reference-dropping slyly witty narrator Tom who does eventually learn to fly sort of dispenses psychiatric advice in a fake German accent and Shalom rejected by his adopted people in Jerusalem ends up unexpectedly uniting Israelis and... Palestinians David Duchovny s charismatic creatures point the way toward a mutual understanding and acceptance that the world desperately needs more
In this engagingly witty wise and heartfelt memoir Martin Short tells the tale of how a showbiz-obsessed kid from Canada transformed himself into one of Hollywood s favorite funnymen known to his famous peers as the comedian s comedian Martin Short takes you on a rich hilarious and occasionally heartbreaking ride through his life and times from his early years in Toronto as a member of the fabled improvisational troupe Second City to the all-American comic big time of Saturday Night Live and memorable roles in movies such as Three Amigos and Father of the Bride He reveals how he created his most indelible comedic characters among them the manic man-child Ed Grimley the slimy corporate lawyer Nathan Thurm and the bizarrely insensitive interviewer Jiminy Glick Throughout Short freely shares the spotlight with friends colleagues and collaborators including Steve Martin Tom Hanks Gilda Radner Mel Brooks Nora Ephron Eugene Levy Catherine O Hara Paul Shaffer and David Letterman But there is another side to Short s life that he has long kept private He lost his eldest brother and both of his parents by the time he turned twenty and more recently he lost his wife of thirty years to cancer In I Must Say Short talks for the first time... about the pain that these losses inflicted and the upbeat life philosophy that has kept him resilient and carried him through In the grand tradition of comedy legends Martin Short offers a show business memoir densely populated with boldface names and rife with retellable tales a hugely entertaining yet surprisingly moving self-portrait that will keep you laughing and crying from the first page to the last more