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- Transworld 2009; US$ 12.78
For once in Becky Bloomwood?s life, things are going smoothly. She?s got the dream job as a personal shopper (spending other people?s money ? and getting paid for it). She?s got a fabulous Manhattan apartment with her boyfriend Luke. They?ve even opened a joint bank account (although they can?t quite agree on whether a Miu Miu skirt counts as a household... more...
- Grand Central Publishing 2011; Not Available
"My tendency to make up stories and lie compulsively for the sake of my own amusement takes up a good portion of my day and provides me with a peace of mind not easily attainable in this economic climate."--Chelsea Handler, from Chapter 10 of Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang It's no lie: Chelsea Handler loves to smoke out "dumbassness," the condition... more...
- Hodder & Stoughton 2009; Not Available
War brings out the very best and worst in people although, frankly, its usually the latter. But for all our thousands of years of practice at this most dangerous art there is precious little evidence that we're either outgrowing it or getting any good at it. It is an occupation filled with heroism, genius, hubris, idiocy and blind panic all bought... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2014; US$ 12.78
The comic autobiography of 2014 A comedian's autobiography? I wonder if he's ever used humour to deflect from his insecurities? To avoid being bullied? Is there heartache behind the humour? I wonder if he's a manic-depressive? Tears of a clown? Yes, all of that. Discover the hilarious life-story... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2014; US$ 16.00
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Sophie Kinsella returns to her beloved Shopaholic series with Becky Brandon (née Bloomwood) newly arrived in Hollywood and starry-eyed. She and her two-year-old daughter, Minnie, have relocated to L.A. to join Becky?s husband, Luke, who is there to handle PR for famous actress Sage Seymour. Becky can?t wait to start living... more...
- Pavilion Books 2013; US$ 5.82
This is, quite simply, the most comprehensive collection of Jewish jokes, ever! The author has sourced over 1000 jokes and witty anecdotes that will have your sides splitting. With topics ranging from Rabbis to relationships; hairdressers to honeymoons; Bar Mitzvahs to bodybuilders; and from shopping, dating and in-laws to miracles, Viagra and chutzpah... more...
- Chicago Review Press 1999; US$ 21.99
This comprehensive history of black humor sets it in the context of American popular culture. Blackface minstrelsy, Stepin Fetchit, and the Amos ?n? Andy show presented a distorted picture of African Americans; this book contrasts this image with the authentic underground humor of African Americans found in folktales, race records, and all-black shows... more...
- Penguin Publishing Group 2005; US$ 16.00
We may say that honesty is the best policy, but history?to say nothing of business, politics, and the media?suggests otherwise. In this infinitely citable book, the author of two bestselling treasuries of scandal recounts some of the greatest deceptions of all time. With what forged document did the Vatican lay claim to much of Europe? Who wrote Hitler?s... more...
- Grand Central Publishing 2015; Not Available
Former SNL writer and The New Yorker staffer Patty Marx employs the weapon she wields best--not that weapon; Patty believes in gun control. Instead, she uses her sharp-edged humor to tackle the most difficult facet of aging: the mind's decline. From forgetting her brother-in-law's name while he was wearing a nametag to hanging up the phone to... more...
- Faber & Faber 2015; US$ 16.03
In one of his Independent pieces Miles Kington once referred to a volume of Edward Lear's limericks translated into French. Not an easy task, you might think, and in translating Alphonse Allais into English, Miles Kington set himself a similar challenge. He carried it off with panache. As Max Harrison said in The Times, '... has done a difficult... more...