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  • The Ten, Make That Nine, Habits of Very Organized People. Make That Ten.by Steve Martin

    Grand Central Publishing 2012; US$ 9.99

    With over 2.2 million followers (a number growing by the day), and a now famously uncanny ability to pack 140 characters with a maximum amount of humor and wit, Steve Martin has defined what it means to be a celebrity in today's world of social media. Martin's tweets have been covered by personal blogs, major news outlets, and everything in between,... more...

  • The Trojan Women and Other Playsby Euripides; James Morwood; Edith Hall

    Oxford University Press 2001; US$ 8.99

    Hecuba The Trojan Women AndromacheIn the three great war plays contained in this volume Euripides subjects the sufferings of Troy's survivors to a harrowing examination.The horrific brutality which both women and children undergo evokes a response of unparalleled intensity in the playwright whom Aristotle called the most tragic of the poets. Yet... more...

  • Studies in Political Humourby Villy Tsakona; Diana Elena Popa

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2011; US$ 143.00

    If politics is a serious matter and humour a funny one, this volume investigates how and why the boundaries between the two are blurred: politics can be represented in a humorous manner and humour can have a serious intent. Political humour conveys criticism against the political status quo and/or recycles and reinforces dominant views on politics.... more...

  • The Lucretian Renaissanceby Gerard Passannante

    University of Chicago Press 2011; US$ 45.00

    With The Lucretian Renaissance , Gerard Passannante offers a radical rethinking of a familiar narrative: the rise of materialism in early modern Europe. Passannante begins by taking up the ancient philosophical notion that the world is composed of two fundamental opposites: atoms, as the philosopher Epicurus theorized, intrinsically unchangeable... more...

  • How to Be Funnyby Jon Macks

    Simon & Schuster 2010; Not Available

    An invaluable guide on how to "lighten up" from a distinguished pro who has provided laughs for JAY LENO, BILLY CRYSTAL, STEVE MARTIN, ROBIN WILLIAMS, BRAD GARRETT, WHOOPI GOLDBERG, AND MANY MORE. Who hasn't wished for the perfect withering comeback line, a clever tension-breaking quip, or a winning flirtatious remark? Being funny is hard work and... more...

  • Uncle John's Endlessly Engrossing Bathroom Readerby Bathroom Readers' Institute

    Portable Press 2011; US$ 18.95

    The BRI?s 22nd all-new edition? Uncle John?s Endlessly Engrossing Bathroom Reader ?is like reading several books all rolled into one: a history book, a weird news anthology, a science text, a dictionary, a how-to manual, a sports magazine, a joke book?and the list goes on and on. Since 1987, the Bathroom Readers? Institute has led the movement to... more...

  • Uncle John's Unsinkable Bathroom Readerby Bathroom Readers' Institute

    Portable Press 2011; US$ 18.95

    With this all-new 21st edition, Uncle John?s Unsinkable Bathroom Reader , Uncle John and his crack staff of writers prove that after more than two decades in the business, they?re still at the top of their game. Since 1987, the Bathroom Readers? Institute has led the movement to stand up for those who sit down and read in the bathroom (and everywhere... more...

  • Uncle John's Supremely Satisfying Bathroom Readerby Bathroom Readers' Institute

    Portable Press 2011; US$ 17.95

    Supreme satisfaction awaits you in Uncle John?s 14th all-new edition, which covers a whole host of topics?from the silly (a branding iron for hot dogs), to the bizarre (an exploding whale), to the profound (the rise of the Democratic and Republican parties). Since 1987, the Bathroom Readers? Institute has led the movement to stand up for those who... more...

  • Uncle John's Ahh-Inspiring Bathroom Readerby Bathroom Readers' Institute

    Portable Press 2011; US$ 16.95

    Uncle John?s Ahh-Inspiring Bathroom Reader , Uncle John?s all-new 15th edition, sheds a light on everything under the sun and over the moon. From obscure history to classic wordplay to dumb crooks to inspiring quotations, you never know what you?re going to read next! Since 1987, the Bathroom Readers? Institute has led the movement to stand up for... more...

  • Uncle John's Bathroom Reader Plunges into Historyby Bathroom Readers' Institute

    Portable Press 2011; US$ 17.95

    Whether you?re a history buff, or you just like reading great stories, you?ll see the past in a whole new light after reading Uncle John?s Bathroom Reader Plunges into History . Uncle John uncovers the truth behind some of history?s most persistent myths, flushes out information you were never taught in school, and gives history fans something they... more...