Jul 30, 2015
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Humor

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Wanderlush

By David Robert

Rating:  star star star star star 

A hypochondriac, thinking he is near death, promises to take his wild, drunken mother on four vacations around the world.

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Dyspeptic Definitions

By Igor D. Radovic

Rating:  star star star star star 

DYSPEPTIC DEFINITIONS is a satirical dictionary that attempts to give sardonic, insightful, and/or humorous definitions of various English words and phrases.

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Swedish Lessons

By Natalie Burg

Rating:  star star star star star 

When 23-year-old Natalie Burg decides to flee from the ruins of a relationship to the boring, cheap countryside of Sweden, she thinks she’s in for an adventure. She is not wrong.

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I Left My Prostate In San Francisco

By Rick and Brenda Redner

Rating:  star star star star star 

I LEFT MY PROSTATE IN SAN FRANCISCO: WHERE’S YOURS? by Rick and Brenda Redner, tells the well-written and often excruciating story of Rick’s unexpected diagnosis of prostate cancer and the aftermath.

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I Heart My Little A-Holes

By Karen Alpert

Rating:  star star star star star 

Full of hilarious stories, lists, thoughts and pictures that will make you laugh so hard you’ll wish you were wearing a diaper.

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Ketchup is a Vegetable: And Other Lies Moms Tell Themselves

By Robin O'Bryant

Rating:  star star star star star 

Parents, particularly those with the strength to laugh at themselves (and the schadenfreude to laugh at other parents), will thoroughly enjoy this book; that is, if they can find enough peace and quiet to read it.

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The Hapless Valet

By Lenhardt Stevens

Rating:  star star star star star 

The charismatic and stylish, Draper Burns is at the center of this forward moving, novel can best be described as a kind of maze in which characters and their secrets are constantly increasing in complexity and intrigue.

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Things Go Wrong For Me (When life hands you lemons, add vodka)

By Rodney Lacroix

Rating:  star star star star star 

Author Rodney Lacroix tells (and shows) all in this collection of offbeat, outrageous and entertaining random thoughts and life experiences that take the form of short stories, cartoons, electronic drawings and photographs – original and digitally manipulated.

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Spending the Holidays With People I Want To Punch In The Throat

By Jen Mann-Li

Rating:  star star star star star 

“Spending the Holidays With People I Want To Punch In The Throat” is a collection of essays by Jen Mann-Li, who runs the blog, People I Want to Punch In The Throat.com.

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They Cooked the Books: A Humorous Look at the World of White-Collar Crime

By Patrick M. Edwards

Rating:  star star star star star 

They Cooked the Books is written in fifteen parts, with each section casting a metaphorical and honest light on the origins, original meanings and present day usage of sayings related to financial doings (legal and otherwise).

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Am I There Yet?

By Alison Goldstein Lebovitz

Rating:  star star star star star 

Goldstein Lebovitz writes about her childhood, her adulthood, her family, and the bizarre situations that she finds herself in (like Saran Wrapping her boys in their bedrooms until she finds out how to delouse them after they are sent home from school infested), all of it peppered with light humor.

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How To Raise A Good Kid

By Starbuck O'Dwyer

Rating:  star star star star star 

In this entertaining series of essays, O’Dwyer mines his comfortable middle-class American childhood for life lessons.

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Television Can Blow Me: Reviews That Give TV a Lump in its Throat

By James Donaghy

Rating:  star star star star star 

Irreverent, witty, at times downright shocking, writer James Donaghy presents his “best” (which does not necessarily mean glowing) reviews in this entertaining and outrageous compendium.

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All Men Are Cremated Equal: My 77 Blind Dates

Referring to herself as “Bridget Jones’ American cousin,” Elizabeth chronicles her true-life dating spree as a marriage-minded mortician in her mid-30’s.

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Xanta Claus

By Don Keeler

Rating:  star star star star star 

Santa Claus’s job is not just to bring presents; it’s to bring hope to children, up to the age of ten. But why stop there? Even adults could use a little hope sometimes.

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Barking Her Way to the Top

By Howard Rowland

Rating:  star star star star star 

Roger Pyle’s s six-year old collie, Kukushka, is not an ordinary pet, as she is able to be understood by her master. The often irreverent dog demands that Pyle get her a job in the civil service.

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Growing Up Irish Catholic, and Surviving My Mom’s Eleven Sisters

By Pat Carey

Rating:  star star star star star 

The author is sarcastic and misanthropic enough to please any Woody Allen fan, but he is also compassionate and careful to point out his own deficiencies.