Egghead

Egghead
Author: Bo Burnham
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781455519125
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Release: 2013-10-01
Editor: Grand Central Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A strange and charming collection of hilariously absurd poetry, writing, and illustration from one of today's most popular young comedians... EGGHEAD: Or, You Can't Survive on Ideas Alone Bo Burnham was a precocious teenager living in his parents' attic when he started posting material on YouTube. 100 million people viewed those videos, turning Bo into an online sensation with a huge and dedicated following. Bo taped his first of two Comedy Central specials four days after his 18th birthday, making him the youngest to do so in the channel's history. Now Bo is a rising star in the comedy world, revered for his utterly original and intelligent voice. And, he can SIIIIIIIIING! In EGGHEAD, Bo brings his brand of brainy, emotional comedy to the page in the form of off-kilter poems, thoughts, and more. Teaming up with his longtime friend, artist, and illustrator Chance Bone, Bo takes on everything from death to farts in this weird book that will make you think, laugh and think, "why did I just laugh?"

Egghead

Egghead
Author: Bo Burnham
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781455519125
Available:
Release: 2013-10-01
Editor: Hachette UK
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A strange and charming collection of hilariously absurd poetry, writing, and illustration from one of today's most popular young comedians?Ķ Bo Burnham was a precocious teenager living in his parents' attic when he started posting material on YouTube. 100 million people viewed those videos, turning Bo into an online sensation with a huge and dedicated following. Bo taped his first of two Comedy Central specials four days after his 18th birthday, making him the youngest to do so in the channel's history. Now Bo is a rising star in the comedy world, revered for his utterly original and intelligent voice. And, he can SIIIIIIIIING! In Egghead, Bo brings his brand of brainy, emotional comedy to the page in the form of off-kilter poems, thoughts, and more. Teaming up with his longtime friend, artist, and illustrator Chance Bone, Bo takes on everything from death to farts in this weird book that will make you think, laugh and think, "why did I just laugh?"

Egghead

Egghead
Author: Bo Burnham
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781409144335
Available:
Release: 2013-10-03
Editor: Hachette UK
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Sometimes funny, sometimes serious, mostly absurd collection of poetry and essays from rising comedy star Bo Burnham. Bo Burnham was a teenager living in his parents' attic in Massachusetts when he started posting funny songs to YouTube. They immediately turned heads with their wise satire that belied his very young age. His videos have now been viewed over 209 million times, and he has amassed a gigantic online following that excitedly await each new video. Bo is revered in all comedy circles for being a wholly original, highly intelligent young voice. Judd Apatow was an early champion of the young comedian, and Bo taped his first Comedy Central special at age 18, the youngest in history. His comedy/song albums were huge critical and commercial successes. Written in his very distinctive comedic voice, EGGHEAD: OR, YOU CAN'T SURVIVE ON IDEAS ALONE brings Bo's award-winning brand of brainy word play to the page in the form of off-kilter writings, thoughts, and poems. Collaborating with longtime friend, artist and illustrator Chance Bone, Bo writes about everything from painful breakups to bald barbers, in a collection that makes the reader laugh, but like his stand-up and music, also displays surprisingly mature insights. With one text piece and one original black & white illustration per page, this book will appeal to Bo's already established fans as well as those new to his genius.

Point Your Face At This

Point Your Face At This
Author: Demetri Martin
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9780141974842
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Release: 2013-04-18
Editor: Penguin UK
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Point Your Face At This is a wonderfully entertaining book of cartoons and absurdity from Demetri Martin, the Perrier Award-winning comedian, and author of This Is A Book If you want to laugh, point your face at this. In his first book, This Is a Book, Demetri Martin introduced fans and readers to his unique brand of long-form humour writing. Now Demetri returns with an eclectic volume devoted entirely to his trademark drawings and word play. Point Your Face At This contains hundreds of hilarious drawings and visual jokes, showcasing Martin's particular penchant for brevity. With a sensibility all its own, this is a great gift book and an absolute must-have for fans of the brainy, ambidextrous, comedian, palindromist (and author), Demetri Martin. Praise for Demetri Martin: 'Highly inventive . . . Martin is a genius' Telegraph 'A refined sense of the absurd' Guardian Demetri Martin rose to relative obscurity when he started doing stand-up comedy in New York City at the end of the 20th Century. Later he became a writer at Late Night with Conan O'Brien and then a regular performer on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. In 2003, Demetri won the Perrier Award at the International Fringe Festival for his first one-man show, If I. He released a comedy album called These Are Jokes and then created and starred in his own television series called Important Things with Demetri Martin. Demetri has brown hair, and he is allergic to peanuts. You can find him at www.demetrimartin.com, at www.facebook.com/demetrimartin, on Twitter @demetrimartin, and in various places in the actual physical world.

How to Ruin Everything

How to Ruin Everything
Author: George Watsky
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9780698191242
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Release: 2016-06-14
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A New York Times Bestseller "Funny, subversive, and able to excavate such brutally honest sentences that you find yourself nodding your head in wonder and recognition." —Lin-Manuel Miranda, composer and lyricist of In the Heights and Hamilton: An American Musical Are you a sensible, universally competent individual? Are you tired of the crushing monotony of leaping gracefully from one lily pad of success to the next? Are you sick of doing everything right? In this brutally honest and humorous debut, musician and artist George Watsky chronicles the small triumphs over humiliation that make life bearable and how he has come to accept defeat as necessary to personal progress. The essays in How to Ruin Everything range from the absurd (how he became an international ivory smuggler) to the comical (his middle-school rap battle dominance) to the revelatory (his experiences with epilepsy), yet all are delivered with the type of linguistic dexterity and self-awareness that has won Watsky devoted fans across the globe. Alternately ribald and emotionally resonant, How to Ruin Everything announces a versatile writer with a promising career ahead.

This Is a Book

This Is a Book
Author: Demetri Martin
Pages: 288
ISBN: 160941876X
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Release: 2011-04-25
Editor: Grand Central Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From the renowned comedian, creator, star and executive producer/multiple title-holder of Comedy Central's Important Things with Demetri Martin comes a bold, original, and rectangular kind of humor book. Demetri's first literary foray features longer-form essays and conceptual pieces (such as Protagonists' Hospital, a melodrama about the clinic doctors who treat only the flesh wounds and minor head scratches of Hollywood action heroes), as well as his trademark charts, doodles, drawings, one-liners, and lists (i.e., the world views of optimists, pessimists and contortionists), Martin's material is varied, but his unique voice and brilliant mind will keep readers in stitches from beginning to end.

The Stench of Honolulu

The Stench of Honolulu
Author: Jack Handey
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781455522392
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Release: 2013-07-16
Editor: Grand Central Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The legendary Deep Thoughts and New Yorker humorist Jack Handey is back with his very first novel-a hilarious, absurd, far-flung adventure tale. THE STENCH OF HONOLOLU Are you a fan of books in which famous tourist destinations are repurposed as unlivable hellholes for no particular reason? Read on! Jack Handey's exotic tale is full of laugh-out-loud twists and unforgettable characters whose names escape me right now. A reliably unreliable narrator and his friend, who is some other guy, need to get out of town. They have a taste for adventure, so they pay a visit to a relic of bygone days-a travel agent-and discover an old treasure map. She might have been a witch, by the way. Our heroes soon embark on a quest for the Golden Monkey, which takes them into the mysterious and stinky foreign land of Honolulu. There, they meet untold dangers, confront strange natives, kill and eat Turtle People, kill some other things and people, eat another thing, and discover the ruins of ancient civilizations. As our narrator says, "The ruins were impressive. But like so many civilizations, they forgot the rule that might have saved them: Don't let vines grow all over you."

Everyone You Hate Is Going to Die

Everyone You Hate Is Going to Die
Author: Daniel Sloss
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9780525658146
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Release: 2021-10-12
Editor: Knopf
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

One of this generation's hottest and boldest young comedians presents a transgressive and hilarious analysis of all of our dysfunctional relationships, and attempts to point us in the vague direction of sanity. Daniel Sloss's stand-up comedy engages, enrages, offends, unsettles, educates, comforts, and gets audiences roaring with laughter--all at the same time. In his groundbreaking specials, seen on Netflix and HBO, he has brilliantly tackled everything from male toxicity and friendship to love, romance, and marriage--and claims (with the data to back it up) that his on-stage laser-like dissection of relationships has single-handedly caused more than 300 divorces and 120,000 breakups. Now, in his first book, he picks up where his specials left off, and goes after every conceivable kind of relationship--with one's country (Sloss's is Scotland); with America; with lovers, ex-lovers, ex-lovers who you hate, ex-lovers who hate you; with parents; with best friends (male and female), not-best friends; with children; with siblings; and even with the global pandemic and our own mortality. In Everyone You Hate Is Going to Die, every human connection gets the brutally funny (and unfailingly incisive) Sloss treatment as he illuminates the ways in which all of our relationships are fragile and ridiculous and awful--but also valuable and meaningful and important.

Egghead

Egghead
Author: Caroline Pignat
Pages: 176
ISBN: 0889955808
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Release: 2020-02
Editor: Red Deer Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A sensitive examination of bullying and its psychological roots... the story is fast paced and absorbing. -- Booklist How long would you stand by? What do you do when your best friend is bullied? What do you do if he is a bully? Bystanders Katie and Devan see things very differently, but one thing is clear: Grade 9 life is hard. Told through the voices of Katie and Devan, and bully's target Will's poignant poems, Egghead shows how bullying affects everyone... and that there is more than one side to every story.

If It s Not Funny It s Art

If It s Not Funny It s Art
Author: Demetri Martin
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9781538729052
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Release: 2017-09-12
Editor: Grand Central Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

!--[if gte mso 9] ![endif]--New York Times bestselling author of This Is a Book and Point Your Face at This, Demetri Martin is back with another collection of hilarious drawings: IF IT'S NOT FUNNY IT'S ART Packed with hundreds of new illustrations and one-liners, IF IT'S NOT FUNNY IT'S ART is a peek into the ingenious mind of author/comedian/filmmaker Demetri Martin. Exploring the meaning of art, life, death, ennui and the elegant fart joke with a sensibility all its own, this collection is a perfect gift for word lovers, art appreciators and fans of Demetri's unique brand of comedy. Sure to make you laugh out loud, and if it doesn't, then you know it's art.

Adultolescence

Adultolescence
Author: Gabbie Hanna
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781501178337
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Release: 2017-09-19
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Comedian Gabbie Hanna brings levity to the twists and turns of modern adulthood in this exhilarating debut collection of illustrated poetry. In poems ranging from the singsong rhythms of children’s verses to a sophisticated confessional style, Gabbie explores what it means to feel like a kid and an adult all at once, revealing her own longings, obsessions, and insecurities along the way. Adultolescence announces the arrival of a brilliant new voice with a magical ability to connect through alienation, cut to the profound with internet slang, and detonate wickedly funny jokes between moments of existential dread. You’ll turn to the last page because you get her, and you’ll return to the first because she gets you.

Egghead

Egghead
Author: Burnham Bo Bone Chance
Pages: 360
ISBN: 1455551244
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Release: 2014-07
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A strange and charming collection of hilariously absurd poetry, writing, and illustration from one of today's most popular young comedians ... EGGHEAD: Or, You Can't Survive on Ideas Alone Bo Burnham was a precocious teenager living in his parents' attic when he started posting material on YouTube. 100 million people viewed those videos, turning Bo into an online sensation with a huge and dedicated following. Bo taped his first of two Comedy Central specials four days after his 18th birthday, making him the youngest to do so in the channel's history. Now Bo is a rising star in the comedy world, revered for his utterly original and intelligent voice. And, he can SIIIIIIIIING! In EGGHEAD, Bo brings his brand of brainy, emotional comedy to the page in the form of off-kilter poems, thoughts, and more. Teaming up with his longtime friend, artist, and illustrator Chance Bone, Bo takes on everything from death to farts in this weird book that will make you think, laugh and think, "why did I just laugh?"

Breaking Down Breaking Bad Unpeeling the Layers of Television s Greatest Drama

Breaking Down Breaking Bad  Unpeeling the Layers of Television s Greatest Drama
Author: Eric San Juan
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781329824287
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Release: 2021
Editor: Lulu.com
Language: en

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Fruits Basket Collector s Edition

Fruits Basket Collector s Edition
Author: Natsuki Takaya
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9781975358310
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Release: 2019-04-23
Editor: Yen Press LLC
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Spring is in the air, and with spring comes break! When Shigure takes Tohru, Yuki, and Kyo to the Sohma's vacation home to make the most of Golden Week, the inevitable game of cat and rat is already underway, with sparks flying between Yuki and Kyo. But leave it to Tohru to smooth things over! The peace doesn't last, however, when another Sohma (or two?!) drops in! And even a vacation can't shake the rainy day that awaits the group upon their return. When a face from Kyo's past makes an appearance, he lets a shocking secret about the cat out of the bag...

THE MAKING OF THE PORKCHOP DUO

THE MAKING OF THE PORKCHOP DUO
Author: Romeo “Choppy” Vargas
Pages: 103
ISBN: 9781462884346
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Release: 2011-11-21
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
Language: tl

Explanation of the Book:

This memoir paints a nostalgic portrait of the life and times of the young Choppy as he stumbled upon Porky, together creating the legendary comic tandem in the Philippines called Porkchop Duo. For thirty years, the Porkchop Duo entertained generations of Filipinos with their iconic brand of stand-up comedy, travelling to 34 countries as “Showbiz Ambassadors of Good Will” and bringing laughter and fun to countless homesick Overseas Filipino Workers across the world. Told with unyielding candor and wit, Choppy recounts his days: from being a poor Tondo boy in between jobs to make a living, a youth leader keeping a dual personality to ironically conceal his shenanigans, to a young family man winning over his personal battles—inspirations that were to become materials for their much-celebrated repertoire of rib-tickling jokes. Choppy gives us a glimpse of the landscape of the Philippine stand-up comedy, how they found their way in, and broke new grounds. He reveals how they peddled an epic idea that would make them pioneers of comedy albums in the Philippines, eventually making stand-up comedy a household name for entertainment. Then he tells a moving story of grief, when his father, and shortly his partner, Porky, died, and tells how he unremittingly continues the legacy of the Porkchop Duo despite the odds. This unprecedented Autobiographical Joke Book packed with almost 100 jokes will surely take you back to the Porkchop Duo’s world-renowned performances.

Wildflower

Wildflower
Author: Drew Barrymore
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781101983805
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Release: 2015-10-27
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Actress Drew Barrymore shares funny, insightful, and profound stories from her past and present—told from the place of happiness she's achieved today—in this heart-stirring New York Times bestseller that InStyle called “deeply thoughtful and fun.” Wildflower is a portrait of Drew's life in stories as she looks back on the adventures, challenges, and incredible experiences she’s had throughout her life. It includes tales of living in her first apartment as a teenager (and how laundry may have saved her life), getting stuck under a gas station overhang on a cross-country road trip, saying good-bye to her father in a way only he could have understood, and many more journeys and lessons that have led her to the successful, happy, and healthy place she is today.

Foreign Native

Foreign Native
Author: RW Johnson
Pages: 292
ISBN: 9781868427727
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Release: 2020-07-23
Editor: Jonathan Ball Publishers
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In Foreign Native, RW Johnson looks back with affection and humour on his life in Africa. From schooldays in Durban – fresh off the plane from Merseyside – to later years as an academic, director of the Helen Suzman Foundation and formidable political commentator, he has produced an entertaining and occasionally eye-popping memoir brimming with history, anecdote and insight. Johnson charts his evolution from enthusiastic, left-leaning Africanist to political realist, relating episodes that influenced his intellectual worldview, including time spent among the exiled liberation movements in London during the 1960s, a sojourn in newly independent Guinea and more recent forays into Zimbabwe. There are wonderful stories, some hilarious, others filled with pathos, about the multitude of characters – Harold Strachan, Tom Sharpe, Ronnie Kasrils, Helen Suzman, Frederik van Zyl Slabbert, among many others – that he met along the way. Perceptive, critical and full of verve, Foreign Native is leavened with a deep humanity that makes it a pleasure to read.

Mom Jokes

Mom Jokes
Author: Lisa Beth Johnson,Phoebe Bottoms
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781645171881
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Release: 2021-03-09
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Mom needs some humor in her life...even though being a super-mom is serious business! Moms need their laughs just as much as anyone, especially when they have to relieve the stress of cranky kids, oblivious spouses, and the challenges of balancing work and family while keeping it all together—at least on the surface! Mom Jokes is a collection of more than 300 snarky, sassy, and witty jokes for moms, such as... Every Mother’s Day my children make me breakfast in bed. Good thing I taught them how to make bottomless mimosas. Q: What’s the difference between me when I’m nine months pregnant and a supermodel? A: Nothing, because my husband values his life. The good thing about going back to work after having kids is that you have your mom boss voice perfected. I thought my 7-year-old was mature enough to feed our goldfish—and he is—he just isn’t mature enough to know they don’t eat peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. From family life and the daily grind to food and entertainment, these one-liners, puns, lists, and real-life tweets will be appreciated by moms everywhere.

The Haunting of Gillespie House

The Haunting of Gillespie House
Author: Darcy Coates
Pages: 288
ISBN: 172822179X
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Release: 2020
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Elle is thrilled to spend a month minding the beautiful Gillespie property. Over an hour's drive from town, the aging mansion is ideal for someone seeking solitude. But things start to go very wrong, very quickly.Elle soon discovers a crumbling graveyard nestled in the woods. It contains a generation of the house's residents, all who died the same year. As Elle investigates further, she begins to unravel the property's dark history. At its center is Jonathan Gillespie, a tyrannical cult leader and the house's original owner.And as Elle soon learns...just because he's dead, doesn't mean he's gone.

James Acaster s Classic Scrapes The Hilarious Sunday Times Bestseller

James Acaster s Classic Scrapes   The Hilarious Sunday Times Bestseller
Author: James Acaster
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781472247209
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Release: 2017-08-24
Editor: Headline
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

**THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER** 'I don't think I've ever read a book that has made me cry with laughter as much as this one. It was very difficult reading it in public as I looked like a madman' - Richard Herring James Acaster has been nominated for the Edinburgh Comedy Award five times and has appeared on prime-time TV shows like TASKMASTER,MOCK THE WEEK, LIVE AT THE APOLLO and WOULD I LIE TO YOU? But behind the fame and critical acclaim is a man perpetually getting into trouble. Whether it's disappointing a skydiving instructor mid-flight, hiding from thugs in a bush wearing a bright red dress, or annoying the Kettering Board Games club, a didgeridoo-playing conspiracy theorist and some bemused Christians, James is always finding new ways to embarrass himself. Appearing on Josh Widdicombe's radio show to recount these stories, the feature was christened 'James Acaster's classic scrapes'. Here, in his first book, James recounts these tales (including never-before-heard stories) along with self-penned drawings, in all their glorious stupidity.