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  • Made-in-Canada Humourby Beverly J. Rasporich

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2015; US$ 149.00

    Made-in-Canada-Humour is an interdisciplinary survey and analysis of Canadian humour and humorists in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The book focuses on a variety of genres. It includes celebrated Canadian writers and poets with ironic and satiric perspectives; oral storytellers of tall tales in the country and the city; newspaper print... more...

  • Cat Is Art Spelled Wrongby Caroline Casey; Chris Fischbach; Sarah Schultz

    Coffee House Press 2015; US$ 12.99

    The most interesting writers we know, all asking and answering the same question: why can't we stop watching cat videos? more...

  • The Zen of Zombieby Scott Kenemore

    Skyhorse Publishing 2015; US$ 12.99

    While you may struggle to get out of bed each morning, swaying lifelessly across the room, mouth agape, arms hanging slack, and murmuring unintelligibly, take at heart that you are not alone. While many people feel this way, most of those staggering, limp, perpetually drowsy folks just happen to be zombies?and it turns out they can teach us a lot... more...

  • The Book of Cringe - A Collection of Reasonably Clean but Silly Schoolboy Jokesby Julian Walker

    Grosvenor House Publishing 2015; US$ 11.99

    Around 2,000 jokes, puns and poems of cringe-worthy silliness - and one piece of advice: ? If at first you don?t succeed ? forget skydiving. Dad jokes at their very worst - dive in, cringe and, above all, be amused. But if you have wondered about these questions: ? What would happen if there were no hypothetical situations? ? Why didn?t Tarzan have... more...

  • Best Ever Classroom Jokesby Mike Haskins

    Pavilion Books 2015; US$ 12.99

    What?s brown and sticky? A stick. Remember the jokes you told in the playground? The ones you annoyed your parents with for hours and hours? The ones you secretly still find hilarious? This book contains them all, and more. Clean enough for children but funny enough for adults, Best Ever Playground Jokes is packed full of the stupidest jokes ever told.... more...

  • Practically Jokingby Moira Marsh

    Utah State University Press 2015; US$ 19.95

    In Practically Joking , the first full-length study of the practical joke, Moira Marsh examines the value, artistry, and social significance of this ancient and pervasive form of vernacular expression. Though they are sometimes dismissed as the lowest form of humor, practical jokes come from a lively tradition of expressive play. They can reveal... more...

  • Inside/Outsideby Ismail Khalidi; Naomi Wallace; Nathalie Handal

    Theatre Communications Group 2015; US$ 19.99

    The premier collection of Palestinian plays. more...

  • Oor Wullie: The Big Bucket of Laughs Joke Bookby Oor Wullie

    Black & White Publishing 2015; US$ 2.99

    Welcome tae my Big Bucket o' Laughs Jokebook! I've gathered hunners o' jokes and riddles frae a' my pals - Fat Bob, Soapy Soutar and Wee Eck, so if ye've heard ony o' them afore, blame them. There are mair jokes in this book than I've had hot dinners and Ma has gi'en me plenty o' them in my time. Keep smilin'! Wullie Why did the pony cough? It was... more...

  • Eating My Grandmotherby Krissy Kneen

    University of Queensland Press 2015; US$ 12.99

    Raised by her maternal grandmother, Australian novelist and bookseller Krissy Kneen was understandably bereft when she died. In the midst of writing a novel, she suddenly found herself paralyzed with grief and unable to write fiction. Instead, she became obsessed with writing poems about her grandmother as a way to assuage her loss. The result is... more...

  • Unlikely Love Storiesby Mike McCardell

    Harbour Publishing 2015; US$ 32.99

    These are stories of the defender of a handicapped parking spot, a woman who has delivered homemade Valentine cards to neighbours for twenty years, and love between a widower and a woman who had never been on a date before. They are the stories that never make front page headlines, but that Mike, with his keen eye for observation, reveals to be just... more...