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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...
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...
We Are Never Meeting in Real Life.
Essays
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...
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...
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...
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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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...
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...
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 - Booklist...
Lamb
The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal
Christopher Moore - May 25, 2004 (first published in 2002)
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The birth of Jesus has been well chronicled, as have his glorious teachings, acts, and divine sacrifice after his thirtieth birthday. But no one knows about the early life of the Son of God, the missing yearsexcept Biff, the Messiah's best bud, who has been resurrected to tell the story in the divinely hilarious yet heartfelt work "reminiscent of V...
Click, Clack, Moo Cows That Type
Doreen Cronin - Feb 01, 2000 (first published in 1999)
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Farmer Brown has a problem.His cows like to type.All day long he hearsClick, clack, MOO.Click, clack, MOO.Clickety, clack, MOO.But Farmer Brown's problems REALLY begin when his cows start leaving him notes....Doreen Cronin's understated text and Betsy Lewin's expressive illustrations make the most of this hilarious situation. Come join the fun as a...
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
You Can't Touch My Hair by Phoebe Robinson
Lucky Jim by Kingsley Amis
The Monster at the End of This Book by Jon Stone
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
A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson
Based on a True Story by Norm Macdonald
Just the Funny Parts by Nell Scovell
The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain
Cruel Shoes by Steve Martin
How I Became a Famous Novelist by Steve Hely
The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt
The Pigeon Needs a Bath! by Mo Willems
The Martian by Andy Weir
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
The Terrible Two by Mac Barnett
The Hiccupotamus by Aaron Zenz
Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle by Betty MacDonald
Escargot by Dashka Slater
Something Fresh by P. G. Wodehouse
Mercy Watson Boxed Set by Kate DiCamillo
No, David! by David Shannon
Lady Pancake & Sir French Toast by Josh Funk
Dory Fantasmagory by Abby Hanlon
Count The Monkeys by Mac Barnett; Kevin Cornell
I'm Bored by Michael Ian Black
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Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing by Judy Blume
Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim by David Sedaris
Hamster Princess by Ursula Vernon
Interrupting Chicken and the Elephant of Surprise by David Ezra Stein
The Bolds by Julian Clary
Wedgie & Gizmo by Suzanne Selfors
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
Julius Zebra by Gary Northfield
Don't Blink! by Amy Krouse Rosenthal
Breakfast of Champions by Kurt Vonnegut
George's Marvelous Medicine by Roald Dahl
Fortunately, the Milk by Neil Gaiman
The 13-Story Treehouse by Andy Griffiths
The Hero's Guide to Saving Your Kingdom by Christopher Healy
The Case of the Weird Blue Chicken by Doreen Cronin
One for the Money by Janet Evanovich
Polar Bear's Underwear by Tupera Tupera
Youth in Revolt by C.D. Payne
Born Standing Up by Steve Martin
Zoom! by Robert Munsch
Shark vs. Train by Chris Barton
The Awkward Thoughts of W. Kamau Bell by W. Kamau Bell
Gooney Bird Greene by Lois Lowry
Lulu's Mysterious Mission by Judith Viorst
Dragonbreath #1 by Ursula Vernon
Buckle and Squash by Sarah Courtauld
Timmy Failure by Stephan Pastis
Thank You for Smoking by Christopher Buckley
Excellent Women by Barbara Pym
The Great Railway Bazaar by Paul Theroux
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