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  • Everything Is Wrong with Meby Jason Mulgrew

    HarperCollins 2010; US$ 12.39

    ?People who grow up like this tend to become agoraphobics, serial killers, or really funny writers. Mulgrew, I think ? hope? ? is the last of these three things. His stories of childhood made me laugh out loud.? ? Rob McElhenney, star, creator, and producer of It?s Always Sunny in Philadelphia ?The somewhat alarming, always interesting world inside... more...

  • Humor in Contemporary Junior Literatureby Julie Cross

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 48.95

    In this new book, Julie Cross examines the intricacies of textual humor in contemporary junior literature, using the tools of literary criticism and humor theory. Cross investigates the dialectical paradoxes of humor and debunks the common belief in oppositional binaries of ?simple? versus ?complex? humor. The varied combinations of so-called high... more...

  • It Looked Different on the Modelby Laurie Notaro

    Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 16.00

    #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 a low-quality rendition of ?Jingle Bells.?... more...

  • Laughter, Humor, and the (Un)making of Genderby Anna Foka; Jonas Liliequist

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 95.00

    Humor is the tendency of particular cognitive experiences to provoke laughter and provide amusement. Throughout history, it has played a crucial role in defining gender roles and identities. This collection offers an in-depth thematic examination of this relationship between humor and gender, spanning a variety of historical and cultural backdrops. more...

  • Mark Twain's Library of Humorby Mark Twain; Roy Jr Blount; E.W. Kemble

    Random House Publishing Group 2010; US$ 18.00

    Beginning with the piece that made Mark Twain famous--"The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County"--and ending with his fanciful "How I Edited an Agricultural Paper," this treasure trove of an anthology, an abridgment of the 1888 original, collects twenty of Twain's own pieces, in addition to tall tales, fables, and satires by forty-three of Twain's... more...

  • Physiologie de la Chaumièreby Anonyme; Père Lahire; Ligaran

    Primento Digital Publishing 2015; US$ 2.99

    Extrait : "Bien des gens s'imaginent encore que les élèves d'Hypocrate font leurs études à l'école de médecine, et que les nourrissons de Thémis sucent le lait de la jurisprudence, l'école de droit; erreur ! Il importe aux intérêts de l'histoire et de la morale de faire connaître la vérité..." À PROPOS DES ÉDITIONS LIGARAN Les éditions LIGARAN... more...

  • Physiologie des cafés de Parisby Anonyme; Henri Désiré Porret; Ligaran

    Primento Digital Publishing 2015; US$ 2.99

    Extrait : " Le temps use et l'homme abuse, et si vous demandiez, Monsieur, lequel détruit le mieux, je vous répondrais : c'est l'homme. - Architecture, poésie, religion, monarchie, etc., l'homme a tout détruit... Il est vrai qu'en revanche, il a inventé le daguéréotype, le gaz, la vapeur, la garde nationale, etc., pour correspondre et succéder à chacune... more...

  • Physiologie du troupierby Émile Marco de Saint-Hilaire; Jules Vernier; Ligaran

    Primento Digital Publishing 2015; US$ 2.99

    Extrait : "On qualifie de Jean-Jean, en France, le jeune indigène que la loi paternelle du recrutement, appelée jadis milice, aujourd'hui conscription, a arraché, à l'âge de 20 ans, d'un atelier du faubourg, de la queue d'une charrue, d'un métier à la Jacquart, ou de tout autre ustensile de notre civilisation, pour l'incorporer dans un régiment quelconque... more...

  • The Post Office Lady with the Dragon Tattooby Laurie Notaro

    Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 0.99

    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 office lady looked at me like I had just asked her... more...

  • Rationale of the Dirty Jokeby G. Legman

    Simon & Schuster 2007; US$ 44.99

    Why do people tell dirty jokes? And what is it about a joke's dirtiness that makes it funny? G. Legman was perhaps the foremost scholar of the dirty joke, and as legions of humor writers and comedians know, his Rationale of the Dirty Joke remains the most exhaustive and authoritative study of the subject. More than two thousand jokes... more...