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Humor from the 2016 Winter Newsletter

These titles were featured in our 2016 Winter Newsletter.


Carrie Fisher is an actress, a geek icon, and a professional screw-up who does not hold back from her audience. She calls herself the product of “Hollywood incest” and never fails to find the humor in her life. My nerdy little heart can’t take the anticipation that is leading up to the publication of The Princess Diarist. Its secrets must be pretty juicy, as no one has yet been granted access to the book. In any case, it’s sure to be full of the wit and self-deprecation we expect from our foul-mouthed princess.                                                                —Ivy


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ISBN: 9780399173592
Availability: Available from Warehouse - Usually Delivers in 3-14 Days
Published: Blue Rider Press - November 22nd, 2016


If you miss seeing Jon Stewart’s charming smirk on your television every evening, you will love this book. The foreword is written by Jon Stewart and the book has behind-the-scenes interviews with many of the show’s legendary reporters. It pays homage to the careers it jump-started and highlights many of the show’s most famous moments. It also serves as a nostalgic look at the only good thing about Bush’s presidency: The Daily Show’s coverage of it.        —Jade

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The Daily Show (The Book): An Oral History as Told by Jon Stewart, the Correspondents, Staff and Guests Cover Image
By Jon Stewart (Foreword by), Chris Smith
ISBN: 9781455565382
Availability: Hard to Find - Contact Store for Availability
Published: Grand Central Publishing - November 22nd, 2016

LOOSE LIPS by Amy Stephenson & Casey A. Childers

Never have my expectations been so overwhelmingly, gratifyingly fulfilled. Is this book a fabulous introduction to the fan-fiction event Shipwreck? Is it so alluring a book that I am already planning a visit to witness Shipwreck for myself? Yes, absolutely. Is it chock full of erotica written by a variety of authors (including John Scalzi!), with a hilarious number of euphemisms for the human anatomy? Oh my, yes. Check it out; I bet you’ll be saying “yes” faster than you thought.                              —Jax

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Loose Lips: Fanfiction Parodies of Great (and Terrible) Literature from the Smutty Stage of Shipwreck Cover Image
By Amy Stephenson (Editor), Casey A. Childers (Editor)
ISBN: 9781455566426
Availability: Hard to Find - Contact Store for Availability
Published: Grand Central Publishing - September 27th, 2016

GOOD CLEAN FUN by Nick Offerman

If you aren’t familiar with Nick Offerman’s work, read this book immediately. And then go back and read his other books and watch his shows. He’s a renaissance man with the facial hair to back him up. With a focus on his woodworking shop, its crew, and their shenanigans, this book—which is full of cartoons, humor, and well-told tales—will guide you through projects, welcoming you into the hands-on maker community.   —Rachel

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Good Clean Fun: Misadventures in Sawdust at Offerman Woodshop Cover Image
ISBN: 9781101984659
Availability: Backordered
Published: Dutton - October 18th, 2016

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