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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Douglas Adams - Sep 27, 1995 (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 - Nov 28, 2006 (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.
Samantha Irby - May 30, 2017
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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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The Book with No Pictures
B. J. Novak - Sep 30, 2014
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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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Interrupting Chicken
David Ezra Stein - Jul 11, 2016
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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...
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Hyperbole and a Half
Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things That Happened
Allie Brosh - Jan 01, 2013
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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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Bill Gates
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A Walk in the Woods
Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail
Bill Bryson - Jan 01, 2002 (first published in 1998)
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God only knows what possessed Bill Bryson, a reluctant adventurer if ever there was one, to undertake a gruelling hike along the world's longest continuous footpath—The Appalachian Trail.The 2,000-plus-mile trail winds through 14 states, stretching along the east coast of the United States, from Georgia to Maine. It snakes through some of the wilde...
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Tim Ferriss
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The Last Black Unicorn
Tiffany Haddish - Jan 29, 2019
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Placed in the foster care system as a teen, and struggling to read at a basic level in ninth grade, Haddish found that humor and jokes helped her endure. When offered a choice between the Laugh Factory comedy camp or counseling to help recover from issues within the foster system, she chose the former and found her calling. In her first book, Haddi...
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The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl
Issa Rae - Jul 12, 2016 (first published in 2015)
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I’m awkward—and black. Someone once told me those were the two worst things anyone could be. That someone was right. Where do I start?Being an introvert (as well as “funny,” according to the Los Angeles Times) in a world that glorifies cool isn’t easy. But when Issa Rae, the creator of the Shorty Award-winning hit series The Misadventures of Awkwar...
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Bianca Belair
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Lucky Jim
Kingsley Amis - Oct 02, 2012 (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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Born a Crime
Stories from a South African Childhood
Trevor Noah - Feb 12, 2019 (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...
The Monster at the End of this Book by Jon Stone
Lamb by Christopher Moore
Click, Clack, Moo Cows That Type by Doreen Cronin
A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again by David Foster Wallace
Falling for Rapunzel by Leah Wilcox
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by Hunter S. Thompson
The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain
You Can't Touch My Hair by Phoebe Robinson
The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde
Duck! Rabbit! by Amy Krouse Rosenthal
Cat's Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut
Diary of a Wimpey Kid by Jeff Kinney
Parenting by Amber Dusick
Based on a True Story by Norm MacDonald
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
The Code of the Woosters by P. G. Wodehouse
Go the F**k to Sleep by Adam Mansbach
Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman
Tacky the Penguin by Helen Lester
Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe by Fannie Flagg
King Bidgood's in the Bathtub by Audrey Wood
Carry On, Jeeves by P. G. Wodehouse
Parts by Tedd Arnold
Smile by Raina Telgemeier
Dragons Love Tacos by Adam Rubin
Carry On by Rainbow Rowell
The Inimitable Jeeves by P. G. Wodehouse
The BFG by Roald Dahl
That Is Not a Good Idea! by Mo Willems
Our Dumb Century by The Onion
Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle by Betty MacDonald
The Terrible Two by Mac Barnett
Something Fresh by P. G. Wodehouse
No, David! by David Shannon
Count The Monkeys by Mac Barnett, Kevin Cornell
I'm Bored by Michael Ian Black
Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing by Judy Blume
The Hiccupotamus by Aaron Zenz
Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim by David Sedaris
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
Breakfast of Champions by Kurt Vonnegut
George's Marvelous Medicine by Roald Dahl
Fortunately, the Milk by Neil Gaiman
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
Born Standing Up by Steve Martin
One for the Money by Janet Evanovich
Hamster Princess by Ursula Vernon
Polar Bear's Underwear by Tupera Tupera
Youth in Revolt by C. D. Payne
Wedgie & Gizmo by Suzanne Selfors
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
The Great Railway Bazaar by Paul Theroux
Timmy Failure by Stephan Pastis
Thank You for Smoking by Christopher Buckley
Excellent Women by Barbara Pym
The Sex Lives of Cannibals by J. Maarten Troost
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
Big Trouble by Dave Barry
The Areas of My Expertise by John Hodgman
Will Not Attend by Adam Resnick
XO, OX by Adam Rex