A whimsical collection of text conversations in the styles of favorite literary characters imagines what Scarlett O'Hara might say to tempt Ashley away from Melanie, Mr. Rochester's passionate all-cap missives to Jane Eyre and Daisy Buchanan's orders while driving.
The popular correspondent for The Daily Show With Jon Stewart describes with humor his life growing up in England where he fought bullies and idolized the Fonz before moving to Tampa and becoming a Michael Jackson impersonator.
Eric Kaplan offers a humorous philosophical investigation into the existence of Santa, examining the theories of Ludwig Wittgenstein and Bertrand Russell, the wisdom of the major religions, and classic bits of comedy.
The star of How I Met Your Mother shares his experiences as a child star, Broadway performer and father in a humorous account creatively designed in the style of the popular interactive adventure series.
The creator of the WNYC podcast The Sporkful and host of the Cooking Channel web series You're Eating It Wrong presents a photo-augmented collection of humorous—and scientific—essays on cooking, eating and loving food with all one's heart.
The creator and star of HBO's Girls documents her coming-of-age in and out of the spotlight, recounting her experiences with everything from dieting and embarrassing sex to dirty old men and performing in less-than-ideal conditions.
A hilarious study of bygone humor from America's golden age revisits such comic staples as bigamy, boarding houses, chamber pots, hillbillies, drunks and shotgun weddings, while revealing the prejudices, preoccupations and peculiarities of the time. By the author of The Cardboard Universe. 30,000 first printing.
The creator of the popular webcomic "xkcd" presents his heavily researched answers to his fans' oddest questions, including "What if I took a swim in a spent-nuclear-fuel pool?" and "Could you build a jetpack using downward-firing machine guns?"
Roxane Gay (author of An Untamed State) says pink is her favorite color, and she once live-tweeted Vogue's famed September issue. In this essay collection, she takes on our notions of feminism, current culture, and the state of feminism today, while documenting her own evolution as a woman.
The co-host of Dinner and a Movie and co-author of You Say Tomato, I Say Shut Up chronicles her experiences of entering midlife, marked by her teenage child, her best friend's suicide and the realities of a generation that may never retire.
The best-selling author of Zone One describes his uproarious participation in the World Series of Poker after only six weeks of training, recounting how he interacted with a gritty subculture of high-stakes players while endeavoring to maintain his parenting responsibilities.