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I Remember Nothing
I Remember Nothing
Written by Nora Ephron
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ISBN: 9780307742803
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I Remember Nothing
And Other Reflections
Written by Nora Ephron


Format: Trade Paperback, 160 pages
On Sale: November 1, 2011
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Nora Ephron returns with her first book since the astounding success of I Feel Bad About My Neck, taking a hilarious look at the past, the present, and the future, bemoaning the vicissitudes of modern life, and recalling with her signature clarity and wisdom everything she hasn’t (yet) forgotten.

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Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns)
Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns)
Written by Mindy Kaling, Read by Mindy Kaling, B.J. Novak, Michael Schur and Brenda Withers
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ISBN: 9780307939807
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Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns)

Written by Mindy Kaling
Read by Mindy Kaling, B.J. Novak, Michael Schur and Brenda Withers


Format: Unabridged Compact Disc
On Sale: November 1, 2011
Price: $30.00

Mindy Kaling has lived many lives: the obedient child of immigrant professionals, a timid chubster afraid of her own bike, a Ben Affleck–impersonating Off-Broadway performer and playwright, and, finally, a comedy writer and actress prone to starting fights with her friends and coworkers with the sentence “Can I just say one...

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Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns)
Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns)
Written by Mindy Kaling, Read by Mindy Kaling, B.J. Novak, Michael Schur and Brenda Withers
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Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns)

Written by Mindy Kaling
Read by Mindy Kaling, B.J. Novak, Michael Schur and Brenda Withers


Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
On Sale: November 1, 2011
Price: $15.00

Mindy Kaling has lived many lives: the obedient child of immigrant professionals, a timid chubster afraid of her own bike, a Ben Affleck–impersonating Off-Broadway performer and playwright, and, finally, a comedy writer and actress prone to starting fights with her friends and coworkers with the sentence “Can I just say one...

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Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns)
Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns)
Written by Mindy Kaling
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Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns)

Written by Mindy Kaling


Format: eBook, 240 pages
On Sale: November 1, 2011
Price: $9.99

Mindy Kaling has lived many lives: the obedient child of immigrant professionals, a timid chubster afraid of her own bike, a Ben Affleck–impersonating Off-Broadway performer and playwright, and, finally, a comedy writer and actress prone to starting fights with her friends and coworkers with the sentence “Can I just say one...

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Negropedia
Negropedia
Written by Patrice Evans
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ISBN: 9780307463807
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The Assimilated Negro's Crash Course on the Modern Black Experience
Written by Patrice Evans


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
On Sale: October 4, 2011
Price: $14.00

Patrice Evans is The Assimilated Negro, a hyperobservant, savagely pop-savvy instigator bent on pranking the crap out of our modern racial discourse. Since the debut of his popular “Ghetto Pass” column for Gawker.com, Evans has been the rare voice capable of speaking to junkies for both White Castle and Colson Whitehead... Read more >
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Negropedia
Negropedia
Written by Patrice Evans
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Negropedia
The Assimilated Negro's Crash Course on the Modern Black Experience
Written by Patrice Evans


Format: eBook, 240 pages
On Sale: October 4, 2011
Price: $9.99

Patrice Evans is The Assimilated Negro, a hyperobservant, savagely pop-savvy instigator bent on pranking the crap out of our modern racial discourse. Since the debut of his popular “Ghetto Pass” column for Gawker.com, Evans has been the rare voice capable of speaking to junkies for both White Castle and Colson Whitehead... Read more >
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Quite Enough of Calvin Trillin
Quite Enough of Calvin Trillin
Written by Calvin Trillin
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ISBN: 9780679604808
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Quite Enough of Calvin Trillin
Forty Years of Funny Stuff
Written by Calvin Trillin


Format: eBook, 368 pages
On Sale: September 13, 2011
Price: $12.99

For at least forty years, Calvin Trillin has committed blatant acts of funniness all over the place—in The New Yorker, in one-man off-Broadway shows, in his “deadline poetry” for The Nation, in comic novels like Tepper Isn’t Going Out, in books chronicling his adventures as a happy eater, and in the... Read more >
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Wry Martinis
Wry Martinis
Written by Christopher Buckley
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ISBN: 9780307799876
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Wry Martinis

Written by Christopher Buckley


Format: eBook, 192 pages
On Sale: September 7, 2011
Price: $7.99

n the most inebriating humor book of the year, the author of Steaming to Bamboola and The White House Mess goes straight for the funny bone with essays and mischief that includes such gems of gullibility as the pope's appearance on Oprah, O.J. Simpson's search for a new apartment, the true... Read more >
Half Empty
Half Empty
Written by David Rakoff
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Half Empty

Written by David Rakoff


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
On Sale: September 6, 2011
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In this deeply smart and sneakily poignant collection of essays, the bestselling author of Fraud and Don’t Get Too Comfortable makes an inspired case for always assuming the worst—because then you’ll never be disappointed. Whether he’s taking on pop culture phenomena with Oscar Wilde-worthy wit or dealing with personal tragedy, Rakoff’s... Read more >
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Geek Wisdom
Geek Wisdom
Written by N. K. Jemisin, Genevieve Valentine, Eric San Juan and Zaki Hasan, Edited by Stephen H. Segal
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ISBN: 9781594745270
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Geek Wisdom

Written by N. K. Jemisin, Genevieve Valentine, Eric San Juan and Zaki Hasan
Edited by Stephen H. Segal


Format: Hardcover, 224 pages
On Sale: August 2, 2011
Price: $14.95

THE GEEKS HAVE INHERITED THE EARTH.

Computer nerds are our titans of industry; comic-book superheroes are our Hollywood idols; the Internet is our night on the town. Clearly, geeks know something about life in the 21st century that other folks don’t—something we all can learn from. Geek Wisdom takes as gospel some... Read more >
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Geek Wisdom

Written by N. K. Jemisin, Genevieve Valentine, Eric San Juan and Zaki Hasan
Edited by Stephen H. Segal


Format: eBook
On Sale: August 2, 2011
Price: $14.95

THE GEEKS HAVE INHERITED THE EARTH.

Computer nerds are our titans of industry; comic-book superheroes are our Hollywood idols; the Internet is our night on the town. Clearly, geeks know something about life in the 21st century that other folks don’t—something we all can learn from. Geek Wisdom takes as gospel some... Read more >
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It Looked Different on the Model
It Looked Different on the Model
Written by Laurie Notaro
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ISBN: 9780345526311
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It Looked Different on the Model
Epic Tales of Impending Shame and Infamy
Written by Laurie Notaro


Format: eBook, 256 pages
On Sale: July 26, 2011
Price: $11.99

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

Everyone’s favorite Idiot Girl, Laurie Notaro, is just trying to find the right fit,
whether it’s in the adorable blouse that looks charming on the mannequin but leaves her in a literal bind or in her neighborhood after she’s shamefully exposed at a holiday party by delivering...

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It Looked Different on the Model
It Looked Different on the Model
Written by Laurie Notaro
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It Looked Different on the Model
Epic Tales of Impending Shame and Infamy
Written by Laurie Notaro


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
On Sale: July 26, 2011
Price: $15.00

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

Everyone’s favorite Idiot Girl, Laurie Notaro, is just trying to find the right fit,
whether it’s in the adorable blouse that looks charming on the mannequin but leaves her in a literal bind or in her neighborhood after she’s shamefully exposed at a holiday party by delivering...

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The Fran Lebowitz Reader
The Fran Lebowitz Reader
Written by Fran Lebowitz
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ISBN: 9780307744937
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The Fran Lebowitz Reader

Written by Fran Lebowitz


Format: eBook, 352 pages
On Sale: July 6, 2011
Price: $11.99

Fran Lebowitz in
Public Speaking
A Martin Scorsese Picture
Now an HBO® Documentary Film

The Fran Lebowitz Reader
brings together in one volume, with a new preface, two bestsellers, Metropolitan Life and Social Studies, by an "important humorist in the classic tradition" (The New York Times Book Review) who is "the natural successor to Dorothy... Read more >
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The Post Office Lady with the Dragon Tattoo
The Post Office Lady with the Dragon Tattoo
Written by Laurie Notaro
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The Post Office Lady with the Dragon Tattoo
An Essay
Written by Laurie Notaro


Format: eBook, 11 pages
On Sale: June 27, 2011
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I had been dreading this day for more than a year.
 
Everyone’s favorite Idiot Girl, Laurie Notaro, is very close to wearing out her welcome in her hometown of Eugene, Oregon. Just a year ago, she was eighty-sixed from the local satellite post office for buying too many two-cent stamps (“The post... Read more >
Exes and Ohs
Exes and Ohs
Written by Shallon Lester
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Exes and Ohs
A Downtown Girl's (Mostly Awkward) Tales of Love, Lust, Revenge, and a Little Facebook Stalking
Written by Shallon Lester


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
On Sale: June 7, 2011
Price: $12.99

Think you’ve have some outrageous dating horror stories? You don't have anything on Shallon Lester.

 Spunky Shallon Lester has accumulated more than her fair share of embarrassing stories. In this collection of hilarious essays, she chronicles her dorky, daring, and awkward journey from waitress at the ninth circle of hell known as...

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Exes and Ohs
Exes and Ohs
Written by Shallon Lester
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Exes and Ohs
A Downtown Girl's (Mostly Awkward) Tales of Love, Lust, Revenge, and a Little Facebook Stalking
Written by Shallon Lester


Format: eBook
On Sale: June 7, 2011
Price: $9.99

Think you’ve have some outrageous dating horror stories? You don't have anything on Shallon Lester.

 Spunky Shallon Lester has accumulated more than her fair share of embarrassing stories. In this collection of hilarious essays, she chronicles her dorky, daring, and awkward journey from waitress at the ninth circle of hell known as...

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Wallflower at the Orgy
Wallflower at the Orgy
Written by Nora Ephron
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ISBN: 9780307796936
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Wallflower at the Orgy

Written by Nora Ephron


Format: eBook, 208 pages
On Sale: June 1, 2011
Price: $11.99

From her Academy Award—nominated screenplays to her bestselling fiction and essays, Nora Ephron is one of America’s most gifted, prolific, and versatile writers. In this classic collection of magazine articles, Ephron does what she does best: embrace American culture with love, cynicism, and unmatched wit. From tracking down the beginnings of... Read more >
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They Call Me Baba Booey
They Call Me Baba Booey
Written by Gary Dell'Abate and Chad Millman
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They Call Me Baba Booey

Written by Gary Dell'Abate and Chad Millman


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
On Sale: May 31, 2011
Price: $16.00

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

Includes all-new ma-ma-material!
ALL NEW CHAPTER:
Baba Booey’s Afghanistan Journal!
and . . . the Shvoogie Buzzer story!

One of pop culture’s great enduring unsung heroes: Gary Dell’Abate, Howard Stern Show producer, miracle worker, professional good sport, and servant to the King of All Media, tells the story of his early years...

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Blame It on the Dog
Blame It on the Dog
Written by Jim Dawson
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ISBN: 9780307778772
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Blame It on the Dog
A Modern History of the Fart
Written by Jim Dawson


Format: eBook, 176 pages
On Sale: March 30, 2011
Price: $9.99

Did you know that James Joyce liked to smell his wife'¬?s farts? That some fish communicate by expelling gas? Or that the Pentagon is developing weapons of mass olfactory destruction (WMOD)? That'¬?s just a whiff of what's in store in this breathtaking follow-up to the best-selling fart history, WHO CUT THE... Read more >
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Just Wait Till You Have Children of Your Own!
Just Wait Till You Have Children of Your Own!
Written by Erma Bombeck and Bil Keane
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ISBN: 9780307778239
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Just Wait Till You Have Children of Your Own!

Written by Erma Bombeck and Bil Keane


Format: eBook, 176 pages
On Sale: March 30, 2011
Price: $6.99

"She goes a long way with her book to prove that humor is the best -- possibly the only -- way to keep the world on an even keel."
CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
Remember the things Mother used to say? Erma Bombeck remembers them all and now she's using them on her own kids! With... Read more >
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I Totally Meant to Do That
I Totally Meant to Do That
Written by Jane Borden
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ISBN: 9780307464644
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I Totally Meant to Do That

Written by Jane Borden


Format: eBook, 256 pages
On Sale: March 1, 2011
Price: $10.99

Jane Borden is a hybrid too horrifying to exist: a hipster-debutante. She was reared in a propert Southern home in Greensboro, North Carolina, sent to boarding school in Virginia, and then went on to join a sorority in Chapel Hill. She next moved to New York and discovered that none of... Read more >
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I Totally Meant to Do That
I Totally Meant to Do That
Written by Jane Borden
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I Totally Meant to Do That

Written by Jane Borden


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
On Sale: March 1, 2011
Price: $15.00

Jane Borden is a hybrid too horrifying to exist: a hipster-debutante. She was reared in a propert Southern home in Greensboro, North Carolina, sent to boarding school in Virginia, and then went on to join a sorority in Chapel Hill. She next moved to New York and discovered that none of... Read more >
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I Lost Everything in the Post-Natal Depression
I Lost Everything in the Post-Natal Depression
Written by Erma Bombeck
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ISBN: 9780307778253
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I Lost Everything in the Post-Natal Depression

Written by Erma Bombeck


Format: eBook, 192 pages
On Sale: February 23, 2011
Price: $11.99

Erma Bombeck has learned a few things about children and family over the years--and in a way that is uniquely and wonderfully her own, she shares everything she knows with her readers. Whether it's cleaning up after the kids and him, or expendable mothers-in-law, Erma Bombeck gets to the heart of... Read more >
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At Wit's End
At Wit's End
Written by Erma Bombeck
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ISBN: 9780307778246
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At Wit's End

Written by Erma Bombeck


Format: eBook, 224 pages
On Sale: February 2, 2011
Price: $7.99

"America's irrepressible doyenne of domestic satire."
THE BOSTON GLOBE
Madcap, bittersweet humor in classic Erma Bombeck-style. You'll laugh until it hurts and love it! "Any mother with half a skull knows that when Daddy's little boy becomes Mommy's little boy, the kid is so wet, he's treading water. What do you mean you're... Read more >
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