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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy book cover
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Douglas Adams - 1995-09-27 (first published in 1979)
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Seconds before the Earth is demolished to make way for a galactic freeway, Arthur Dent is plucked off the planet by his friend Ford Prefect, a researcher for the revised edition of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy who, for the last fifteen years, has been posing as an out-of-work actor.Together this dynamic pair begin a journey through space ai...
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Good Omens
The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch (Cover may vary)
Neil Gaiman - 2006-11-28 (first published in 1990)
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Armageddon only happens once, you know. They dont let you go around again until you get it right.People have been predicting the end of the world almost from its very beginning, so its only natural to be sceptical when a new date is set for Judgement Day. But what if, for once, the predictions are right, and the apocalypse really is due to arrive n...
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We Are Never Meeting in Real Life.
Essays
Samantha Irby - 2017-05-30
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Sometimes you just have to laugh, even when life is a dumpster fire. With We Are Never Meeting in Real Life., "bitches gotta eat" blogger and comedian Samantha Irby turns the serio-comic essay into an art form. Whether talking about how her difficult childhood has led to a problem in making "adult" budgets, explaining why she should be the new Bach...
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Cold Comfort Farm
Stella Gibbons - 2008-10-02 (first published in 1932)
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In Gibbons's classic tale, a resourceful young heroine finds herself in the gloomy, overwrought world of a Hardy or Bronte novel and proceeds to organize everyone out of their romantic tragedies into the pleasures of normal life. Flora Poste, orphaned at 19, chooses to live with relatives at Cold Comfort Farm in Sussex, where cows are named Feckles...
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Born a Crime
Stories from a South African Childhood
Trevor Noah - 2019-02-12 (first published in 2016)
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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - The compelling, inspiring, and comically sublime story of one man's coming-of-age, set during the twilight of apartheid and the tumultuous days of freedom that followedNAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY Michiko Kakutani, New York Times - USA Today - San Francisco Chronicle - NPR - Esquire - Newsday - BooklistT...
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Hyperbole and a Half
Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things That Happened
Allie Brosh - 2013-01-01
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This is a book I wrote. Because I wrote it, I had to figure out what to put on the back cover to explain what it is. I tried to write a long, third-person summary that would imply how great the book is and also sound vaguely authoritative--like maybe someone who isn’t me wrote it--but I soon discovered that I’m not sneaky enough to pull it off conv...
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Lucky Jim
Kingsley Amis - 2012-10-02 (first published in 1954)
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Regarded by many as the finest, and funniest, comic novel of the twentieth century, Lucky Jim remains as trenchant, withering, and eloquently misanthropic as when it first scandalized readers in 1954. This is the story of Jim Dixon, a hapless lecturer in medieval history at a provincial university who knows better than most that “there was no end t...
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The Book with No Pictures
B. J. Novak - 2014-09-30
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A book with no pictures? What could be fun about that?After all, if a book has no pictures, there's nothing to look at but the words on the page. Words that might make you say silly sounds... In ridiculous voices...Hey, what kind of book is this, anyway?At once disarmingly simple and ingeniously imaginative, The Book With No Pictures inspires laugh...
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A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again
Essays and Arguments
David Foster Wallace - 1997-02-01
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In this exuberantly praised book - a collection of seven pieces on subjects ranging from television to tennis, from the Illinois State Fair to the films of David Lynch, from postmodern literary theory to the supposed fun of traveling aboard a Caribbean luxury cruiseliner - David Foster Wallace brings to nonfiction the same curiosity, hilarity, and ...
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Interrupting Chicken
David Ezra Stein - 2016-07-11
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Awarded a 2011 Caldecott Honor!A favorite joke inspires this charming tale, in which a little chicken’s habit of interrupting bedtime stories is gleefully turned on its head.It’s time for the little red chicken’s bedtime story —and a reminder from Papa to try not to interrupt. But the chicken can’t help herself! Whether the tale is HANSEL AND GRETE...
The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain
The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl by Issa Rae
The Monster at the End of this Book by Jon Stone
The Code of the Woosters by P. G. Wodehouse
Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman
Lamb by Christopher Moore
Click, Clack, Moo Cows That Type by Doreen Cronin
Falling for Rapunzel by Leah Wilcox
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by Hunter S. Thompson
Based on a True Story by Norm MacDonald
You Can't Touch My Hair by Phoebe Robinson
Duck! Rabbit! by Amy Krouse Rosenthal
The Terrible Two by Mac Barnett
Cat's Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut
Diary of a Wimpey Kid by Jeff Kinney
Parenting by Amber Dusick
Wedgie & Gizmo by Suzanne Selfors
Just the Funny Parts by Nell Scovell
Cruel Shoes by Steve Martin
How I Became a Famous Novelist by Steve Hely
The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt
The Martian by Andy Weir
The Pigeon Needs a Bath! by Mo Willems
A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
Go the F**k to Sleep by Adam Mansbach
Tacky the Penguin by Helen Lester
King Bidgood's in the Bathtub by Audrey Wood
Carry On, Jeeves by P. G. Wodehouse
Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe by Fannie Flagg
Parts by Tedd Arnold
Smile by Raina Telgemeier
The Inimitable Jeeves by P. G. Wodehouse
The BFG by Roald Dahl
Carry On by Rainbow Rowell
That Is Not a Good Idea! by Mo Willems
Our Dumb Century by The Onion
Dragons Love Tacos by Adam Rubin
Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle by Betty MacDonald
Sideways Stories from Wayside School by Louis Sachar
Something Fresh by P. G. Wodehouse
No, David! by David Shannon
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Count The Monkeys by Mac Barnett, Kevin Cornell
I'm Bored by Michael Ian Black
To Say Nothing of the Dog by Connie Willis
The Hiccupotamus by Aaron Zenz
Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing by Judy Blume
Interrupting Chicken and the Elephant of Surprise by David Ezra Stein
The Bolds by Julian Clary
This is a Moose by Tom Richard T. , Lichtenheld Morris
A Birthday for Cow! by Jan Thomas
Westward Ha! by Sidney J. Perelman
Ramona the Pest by Beverly Cleary
Dory Fantasmagory by Abby Hanlon
Escargot by Dashka Slater
Lady Pancake & Sir French Toast by Josh Funk
The Hero's Guide to Saving Your Kingdom by Christopher Healy
Mercy Watson Boxed Set by Kate Dicamillo
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The 13-Story Treehouse by Andy Griffiths
Hamster Princess by Ursula Vernon
Polar Bear's Underwear by Tupera Tupera
Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day by Winifred Watson
When Mischief Came to Town by Katrina Nannestad
Youth in Revolt by C. D. Payne
Straight Man by Richard Russo
The Tapper Twins Go to War by Geoff Rodkey
Don't Blink! by Amy Krouse Rosenthal
The Case of the Weird Blue Chicken by Doreen Cronin
Julius Zebra by Gary Northfield
Gooney Bird Greene by Lois Lowry
Zoom! by Robert Munsch
Shark vs. Train by Chris Barton
The Awkward Thoughts of W. Kamau Bell by W. Kamau Bell
Lulu's Mysterious Mission by Judith Viorst
Dragonbreath #1 by Ursula Vernon
Buckle and Squash by Sarah Courtauld
Ketchup Is a Vegetable by Robin O'Bryant
The Great Railway Bazaar by Paul Theroux
Timmy Failure by Stephan Pastis
Thank You for Smoking by Christopher Buckley
Excellent Women by Barbara Pym
Unreliable Memoirs by Clive James
I Can't Date Jesus by Michael Arceneaux
Election by Tom Perrotta
I Just Want to Pee Alone by Jen of People I Want To Punch In the Throat
Funny Girl by Betsy Bird
The Fran Lebowitz Reader by Fran Lebowitz
Will Not Attend by Adam Resnick