Humor, Impulse

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DAILY SHOW (THE BOOK): AN ORAL HISTORY AS TOLD BY JON STEWART, THE CORRESPONDENTS, STAFF AND GUESTS

Written by Smith, Chris
For almost seventeen years, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart brilliantly redefined the borders between television comedy, political satire, and opinionated news coverage. It launched the careers of some of today's most significant comedians, highlighted the hypocrisies of the powerful, and garnered 23 Emmys.
October 10, 2017 | Paperback | Grand Central Publishing | 480 Pages |
$18.99
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THIS IS BASIC SH*T: UNCENSORED THOUGHTS FROM A BLACK DUDE ABOUT STUFF WE KNOW AND ARE SHOCKED YOU DON'T

Written by Barris, Kenya
From the creator of the award-winning TV series black-ish comes a collection of personal, hilarious, and provocative essays on what it's like to be black in America today. In THIS IS BASIC SH*T, Kenya Barris uses his own personal stories to talk about race and class with the fierceness and humor that fans will recognize from black-ish.
September 7, 2021 | Hardcover | Grand Central Publishing | 256 Pages |
$28.00
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GRAVE TIDINGS: AN ANTHOLOGY OF FAMOUS LAST WORDS

Written by Berra, Paul
Last words have an irresistible significance to the living. They can be funny, reflective, scornful and delirious, they can also be contentious or improbable, ascribed afterwards to propagate some ideal or idea sacred to the age, or particular ideology. Most of all, we are fascinated by last words because, humanity in extremis, they seem to tell us something about ourselves.
October 31, 2017 | Paperback | Biteback Publishing | 192 Pages |
$10.99
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F***ING HISTORY OF SWEARING

Written by Kiosse, Anna Maria
This book is a treasure trove of information about the history of swearing. With its bold and expressive design, The F***ing History of Swearing is an outstanding visual feast. Swearing is and always has been regarded as undereducated, obscene, rude and profane in society. Yet despite your mum's best efforts, cussing is mainstream.
January 9, 2018 | Paperback | Bis Publishers | 168 Pages |
$22.50
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KILLER FASHION: POISONOUS PETTICOATS, STRANGULATING SCARVES, AND OTHER DEADLY GARMENTS THROUGHOUT HISTORY

Written by Wright, Jennifer
A beautifully illustrated book about deadly fashion--real historical stories of strangulation by scarves, neckbreaking high heels, and riot-causing top hats--from the author of the popular histories Get Well Soon and It Ended Badly Isadora Duncan was RedPut on a scarf; popped off her headFashion is silly, thought Stein
November 21, 2017 | Hardcover | Andrews McMeel Publishing | 56 Pages |
$14.99
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STEPHEN COLBERT'S MIDNIGHT CONFESSIONS

Written by The Staff of the Late Show with Stephen Colbert
Forgive him, Father, for Stephen Colbert has sinned. He knew it was wrong at the time. But he went ahead and did it anyway. Now he's begging for forgiveness. Based on his popular segment from The Late Show, Stephen Colbert and his team of writers now reveal his most shameful secrets to millions (although, actually, he'd like you not to tell anyone).
September 5, 2017 | Hardcover | Simon & Schuster | 208 Pages |
$19.99
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TRUMP IS F*CKING CRAZY: (THIS IS NOT A JOKE)

Written by Olbermann, Keith
Witty, acerbic, hard-hitting, and timely, Keith Olbermann's Donald Trump commentaries come adapted from his hit GQ series The Resistance. Since Donald Trump's presidential nomination, Keith Olbermann has emerged as one of the web's most popular anti-Trump screedists--each installment of his GQ web series The Resistance receives nearly four million views, and his fi
October 17, 2017 | Hardcover | Blue Rider Press | 448 Pages |
$27.00
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PRINCESS DIARIST

Written by Fisher, Carrie
The last book from beloved Hollywood icon Carrie Fisher, The Princess Diarist is an intimate, hilarious, and revealing recollection of what happened behind the scenes on one of the most famous film sets of all time, the first Star Wars movie.
October 24, 2017 | Paperback | Blue Rider Press | 272 Pages |
$16.00
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IMPROV NATION: HOW WE MADE A GREAT AMERICAN ART

Written by Wasson, Sam
A Finalist for the 2017 George Freedley Memorial Award "With Saturday Night Live looming ever larger in the pop culture landscape, it's time for a history of improv comedy. Wasson delivers, moving nimbly from improv's origins in 1950s Chicago to movies like Caddyshack and TV shows like The Colbert Report." --Entertainment Weekly
December 5, 2017 | Hardcover | Eamon Dolan/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt | 464 Pages |
$28.00
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SOONISH: TEN EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES THAT'LL IMPROVE AND/OR RUIN EVERYTHING

Written by Weinersmith, Zach
The instant New York Times bestseller! A Wall Street Journal Best Science Book of the Year! A Popular Science Best Science Book of the Year!
October 17, 2017 | Hardcover | Penguin Press | 368 Pages |
$30.00

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