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Our Dumb Century : The Onion Presents 100 Years of Headlines from America's Finest News Source
by The Onion, et al


Three Rivers Pr
Paperback - 164 pages
(April 1999)
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4.5 out of 5 stars
Amazon.com
Every Wednesday, work at Amazon.com--along with just about every other company connected to the fantastical "information superhighway" invented by Vice President Al Gore and actress Hedy Lamarr--grinds to a halt as employees hasten to read the latest issue of The Onion, America's most popular... Read more

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Cinderella Story : My Life in Golf
by Bill Murray, George Peper


Doubleday
Hardcover - 211 pages
1 Ed edition (June 1999)
  Avg. Customer Review:
3 out of 5 stars
Amazon.com
To many, Bill Murray is the star of movies like Ghostbusters (reissued with certain scenes deleted and a Mystery Science Theatre-style commentary in 1999). But to golf aficionados, Murray is the clown in godawful "Hee-Haw-aiian" golf garb who plays shamelessly to the crowds at charity tee-offs from... Read more

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Keep Your Brain Alive: 83 Neurobic Exercises
by Lawrence Katz, et al


Workman Publishing Company
Paperback - 160 pages
(April 1, 1999)
  Avg. Customer Review:
3.5 out of 5 stars
Synopsis
Keep Your Brain Alive presents the first brain exercise program scientifically based on the adult brain's ability to produce its own natural brain food. Developed by a leading neurological research scientist and the author of "60 Ways to Relieve Stress in 60 Seconds," the program offers 83 simple... Read more

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The Sweet Potato Queens' Book of Love
by Jill Conner Browne


Three Rivers Pr
Paperback - 213 pages
1 Ed edition (March 1999)
  Avg. Customer Review:
4.5 out of 5 stars
Book Description
To know the Sweet Potato Queens is to love them, and if you haven't heard about them yet, you will. Since the early 1980s, this group of belles gone bad has been the toast of Jackson, Mississippi, with their glorious annual appearance in the St. Patrick's Day parade. In The Sweet Potato Queens' Book... Read more

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The Onion's Finest News Reporting
by Scott Dikkers(Editor), et al


Three Rivers Pr
Paperback - 176 pages
(April 4, 2000)
  Avg. Customer Review:
5 out of 5 stars
Amazon.com
From the editors of the most hilarious periodical around comes The Onion's Finest News Reporting, a collection of stories and commentaries with a sublime satirical bite. Devotees of the Madison, Wisconsin, weekly will erupt with laughter at each turn of the page, while newcomers will wonder how they... Read more

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Nuts! : Southwest Airlines' Crazy Recipe for Business and Personal Success
by Kevin Freiberg, et al


Bantam Doubleday Dell Pub (Trd Pap)
Paperback - 362 pages
Reprint edition (March 1998)
  Avg. Customer Review:
4.5 out of 5 stars
From the Publisher
How can a company be so NUTS and be so successful? Now, Southwest's secrets are out. Management consultants Kevin and Jackie Freiberg describe the inner workings of one of America's biggest success stories. They know Southwest, inside and out, having worked with the company for more than 10 years. ... Read more

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Sincerely, Andy Rooney
by Andy Rooney, Andrew A. Rooney


Public Affairs
Hardcover - 325 pages
1 Ed edition (November 1999)
  Avg. Customer Review:
4.5 out of 5 stars
Amazon.com
Cantankerous cultural icon Andy Rooney has come up with a twist on a concept for his latest book: instead of printing letters that people have written to him, he has collected his own responses, prefaced with occasional editorial notes to get the reader up to speed. All together, they make an... Read more

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The Lost Continent : Travels in Small Town America
by Bill Bryson


HarperCollins (paper)
Paperback - 314 pages
Reprint edition (September 1990)
  Avg. Customer Review:
3.5 out of 5 stars
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A travelogue by Bill Bryson is as close to a sure thing as funny books get. The Lost Continent is no exception. Following an urge to rediscover his youth (he should know better), the author leaves his native Des Moines, Iowa, in a journey that takes him across 38 states. Lucky for us, he brought a... Read more

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In God We Trust : All Others Pay Cash
by Jean Shephard


Doubleday
Paperback - 272 pages
Reissue edition (May 28, 1991)
  Avg. Customer Review:
5 out of 5 stars
Boston Globe
Mr. Shepherd has the true satirist's grip on his pen: he is humorous, sympathetic, and ironic all at once, an enviable skill and one that makes reading In God We Trust an infinitely satisfying experience. Read more

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Succulent Wild Woman : Dancing With Your Wonder Full Self
by Sark


Fireside
Paperback - 193 pages
(May 1997)
  Avg. Customer Review:
5 out of 5 stars
Synopsis
Handwritten and painted, this delightful book explores everything from sexuality, love, and romance to money and power, fears, and recovery, teaching women the keys to freely express themselves in every facet of their lives. Read more

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Congratulations! Now What? : A Book for Graduates
by Bill Cosby


Hyperion
Hardcover - 130 pages
1 Ed edition (May 1999)
  Avg. Customer Review:
3 out of 5 stars
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Just as a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down, so a spoonful of humor helps the wisdom go down. In Congratulations! Now What? America's funnyman Bill Cosby gently ribs college graduates about their time spent--or lost--in the hallowed halls of the university and postulates what four years... Read more

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The Tao of Pooh
by Benjamin Hoff, Ernest H. Shepard (Illustrator)


Viking Pr
Paperback - 158 pages
Reprint edition (July 1983)
  Avg. Customer Review:
4.5 out of 5 stars
Amazon.com
Is there such thing as a Western Taoist? Benjamin Hoff says there is, and this Taoist's favorite food is honey. Through brilliant and witty dialogue with the beloved Pooh-bear and his companions, the author of this smash bestseller explains with ease and aplomb that rather than being a distant and... Read more

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Ufos, JFK and Elvis : Conspiracies You Don't Have to Be Crazy to Believe
by Richard Belzer


Ballantine Books (T)
Hardcover - 228 pages
1 Ed edition (May 1999)
  Avg. Customer Review:
4 out of 5 stars
Amazon.com
Best known as Detective John Munch on the hit TV series Homicide, Richard Belzer is also an accomplished standup comedian with a knack for political commentary in the tradition of Mort Sahl and Dick Gregory. In UFOs, JFK, and Elvis, he applies his analytic powers to two of the most controversial... Read more

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Eat the Rich
by P. J. O'Rourke


Atlantic Monthly Pr
Paperback - 246 pages
(September 1999)
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4 out of 5 stars
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A conservative, prosperous, American journalist gadding around the world laughing at all the ways less successful nations screw up their economy--this might not sound like the recipe for a great read, unless you're Rush Limbaugh, but if that journalist is P.J. O'Rourke you can be sure that you'll... Read more

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Wanda Hickey's Night of Golden Memories : And Other Disasters
by Jean Shepherd


Doubleday
Paperback - 352 pages
Reissue edition (January 16, 1976)
  Avg. Customer Review:
4.5 out of 5 stars
Amazon.com
For that small but populous slice of the world reachable by radio station WOR (New York City and environs), Jean Shepherd was once a nightly fixture, back in the days when radio talk didn't shock. On the air, he would tell tales of his Indiana boyhood, which he eventually refined enough to write... Read more

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The Gashlycrumb Tinies : Or, After the Outing
by Edward Gorey


Harcourt Brace
Hardcover - 64 pages
Reprint edition (October 1997)
  Avg. Customer Review:
5 out of 5 stars
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"A is for Amy who fell down the stairs. B is for Basil assaulted by bears. C is for Clara who wasted away. D is for Desmond thrown out of a sleigh..." The rhyming couplets of this grim abecedarian are familiar, of course, to devotees of macabre humor, but the darkly crosshatched drawings... Read more

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A Field Guide to Cows : How to Identify and Appreciate America's 52 Breeds
by John Pukite


Penguin USA (paper)
Paperback - 140 pages
1400 edition (May 1998)
  Avg. Customer Review:
5 out of 5 stars
Book Description
In A Field Guide to Cows, John Pukite provides all the facts--so even the novice can identify and get to know America's fifty-two breeds of cattle. Every entry in this entertaining yet completely usable book features an illustration that highlights each breed's most easily identifiable traits, such... Read more

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Fractured Fairy Tales
by A. J. Jacobs


Bantam Doubleday Dell Pub (Trd Pap)
Paperback - 181 pages
(January 1999)
  Avg. Customer Review:
3 out of 5 stars
Book Description
Long before Politically Correct Bedtime Stories invaded bookstores, Americans were getting their giggles from Fractured Fairy Tales, those delightfully twisted parables brought to us between the cliffhanger adventures of our favorite cartoon heroes, Rocky & Bullwinkle. This collection, illustrated... Read more

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You're Only Old Once!
by Dr. Seuss


Random House
Hardcover - 45 pages
(March 1986)
  Avg. Customer Review:
5 out of 5 stars
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Subtitled A Book for Obsolete Children, this unusual item in the Seuss canon doesn't really belong among the children's books. Written to celebrate the nonsense master's 82nd birthday, it follows "you" (an elderly gent in a suit and white moustache) through a physical check-up in some fiendish... Read more

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The Man Who Ate Everything
by Jeffrey Steingarten


Vintage Books
Paperback - 515 pages
(November 1998)
  Avg. Customer Review:
4 out of 5 stars
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When Jeffrey Steingarten was made food critic of Vogue in 1989, he began by systematically learning to like all the food he had previously avoided. From clams to Greek food to Indian desserts with the consistency of face cream, Steingarten undertook an extraordinary program of self-inflicted... Read more

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A Walk in the Woods : Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail
by Bill Bryson


Broadway Books
Hardcover - 276 pages
(May 1998)
  Avg. Customer Review:
4 out of 5 stars
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Bill Bryson has made a living out of traveling and then writing about it. In The Lost Continent he re-created the road trips of his childhood; in Neither Here nor There he retraced the route he followed as a young backpacker traversing Europe. When this American transplant to Britain decided to... Read more

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Letters from a Nut
by Ted L. Nancy, Jerry Seinfeld (Introduction)


Avon Books (Trd)
Hardcover - 224 pages
1 Ed edition (October 5, 1999)
  Avg. Customer Review:
4.5 out of 5 stars
Amazon.com
GOING POSTAL! What if you wrote to the Baseball Hall of Fame offering to donate a full set of Mickey Mantle's toenail clippings? Why, they'd be glad to have 'em--even if you are "a Level 4 bed-wetter." Cooperstown is only one of many institutions terrorized in Letters From a Nut, a... Read more

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Play With Your Food
by Saxton Freymann, Joost Elffers


Stewart Tabori & Chang
Hardcover - 112 pages
(September 1997)
  Avg. Customer Review:
4.5 out of 5 stars
Amazon.com
You can play with your food. In fact, you should. All the details are in Joost Elffert's remarkable Play with Your Food, which introduces readers to a new way of seeing the food they eat, then shows them how to transform that food into creatures of extraordinary personality.

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Uncle Shelby's ABZ Book: A Primer for Adults Only
by Shel Silverstein


Fireside Books
Paperback - 80 pages
(September 1985)
  Avg. Customer Review:
4.5 out of 5 stars
Cathy J. Hongosh , April 1, 2000 5 out of 5 stars
"Adults Only"
For anyone who ever enjoyed a good laugh--this is for you! :) This book is hilarious. I was introduced to it by a friend and I thought, "This is a children's author--this can't be good!" She insisted that I read it and I almost died laughing. Heed the "adults only" warning, but... Read more

 


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There's No Toilet Paper on the Road Less Traveled : The Best of Travel Humor and Misadventure (Travelers' Tales Guides)
by Doug Lansky(Editor)


Travelers' Tales Inc
Paperback - 190 pages
(August 1998)
  Avg. Customer Review:
3.5 out of 5 stars
Amazon.com
Good travel writing is inspirational. It can inspire you to set off for unpronounceable capitals of wee, distant kingdoms, or, in the case of There's No Toilet Paper, inspire you to burn your passport and settle more securely into your comfy chair, feet up, and eyes riveted to the next... Read more

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