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Right Ho, Jeeves (Jeeves, #6)
4.31
Those starting to read P. G. Wodehouse should start with this novel, which is sometimes called BRINKLEY MANOR. It is the immediate predecessor to Wode ...more
Dec 1972
Jun 11, 2007
 
Following the Equator: A Journey Around the World
3.94
If anybody tells you Mark Twain wasn't a liberal, find this book, put it in your posession and read every other chapter outloud to that person. Writte ...more
Apr 2006
Jun 18, 2007
 
Cheaper by the Dozen (Cheaper by the Dozen, #1)
3.97
I read this as a school assignment when I was in the sixth grade. I think it was first published in 1948. I have seen, within the last year, about a h ...more
Nov 1971
Mar 14, 2008
 
Elvis, Jesus, and Coca-Cola (Kinky Friedman, #6)
3.74
The titles of Kinky Friedman's books are always funny. This one goes beyond being funny. It captures an unmistakable something about the heartland.
It
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Dec 1994
Jan 15, 2008
 
Why a Duck?: Visual and Verbal Gems from the Marx Brothers Movies
4.15
It's too bad the original cover doesn't show up here. [Note, 12/02/2007: I thank Keely, one of my fellow Goodreads Librarians, who, after reading this ...more
Sep 1973
Oct 21, 2007
 
On The Wealth of Nations
3.50
I saw P.J. O'Rourke promoting this book on THE DAILY SHOW. I realized it might be the one book in existence which might give me a sense of economics, ...more
Feb 2008
Mar 05, 2008
 
In His Own Write
4.08
The prime mover of the Beatles wrote this and that is why it's still in print. It has its interesting points outside of the fact that it's John writin ...more
Aug 1973
Nov 06, 2007
 
Most of the Most of S.J. Perelman
4.34
I read many of the stories in this book about thirty-five years ago. I was in eighth grade or so. I was steeped in the work of THE NEW YORKER humorist ...more
Sep 1973
Nov 23, 2007
 
Monty Python Speaks!
3.86
I confess to having only flipped through this book, but I kept flipping and suspect I've read about half of it. I avoided it for years. In fact, I did ...more
Feb 2007
Jul 17, 2007
 
Diaries: The Python Years, 1969-1979 (Palin Diaries, #1)
3.97
I just bought this today. (It is, indeed, now available in the United States, but I can't find the American edition listed here. The Canadian will do. ...more
Sep 2007
Sep 02, 2007
 
Queenan Country: A Reluctant Anglophile's Pilgrimage to the Mother Country
3.31
Having visited Great Britain twice for a week at a time in 1995 and 2000, I can say Queenan captures what I noticed only peripherally. This is not a t ...more
Mar 2006
Oct 10, 2007
 
The Love Song of J. Edgar Hoover (Kinky Friedman, #9)
3.70
I'm giving the Kinky Friedman books which I'm selecting five stars each, because their titles are so funny.
I'll go so far as to explain this particula
...more
Nov 1999
Jan 15, 2008
 
Pissing in the Snow and Other Ozark Folktales
3.86
These are jokes, gathered the same way as folk archivists gather songs. This sort of story-telling is as rare today as singing on the back porch with ...more
Sep 1989
Nov 18, 2007
 
Naked Pictures of Famous People
3.57
Before he became the famous person he is, Jon Stewart wrote this book.
I think he is the best comedian since Groucho Marx.
This is a collection of short
...more
Jan 2005
Jan 09, 2008
 
Armadillos and Old Lace (Kinky Friedman, #7)
3.72
Here's another Kinky Friedman book I'm giving five stars because of the title.
There was a play, famous in the 1930s, about little old ladies and a guy
...more
Dec 1996
Jan 15, 2008
 
The Christmas Pig: A Fable
3.65
The title is funny. It just IS.
The cover makes me laugh.
I'm giving a slew of Kinky Friedman books five stars because of the titles.
THE CHRISTMAS PIG i
...more
Dec 2007
Jan 15, 2008
 
(Not that You Asked): Rants, Exploits, and Obsessions
3.59
I've read only portions of this book. The essay on Kurt Vonnegut is spot-on and heartbreaking.
Jan 06, 2008
Nov 03, 2007
 
Me of Little Faith
3.56
I've read about four chapters. Lewis Black is deeper than the average comic.
Jan 21, 2009
Jun 03, 2008
 
When Sisterhood Was in Flower
3.82
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Jun 26, 2007
 
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
3.87
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Jun 21, 2007
 
W.C. Fields by Himself
4.00
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Jun 21, 2007
 
The Thurber Carnival
4.27
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Jun 19, 2007
 
Let Your Mind Alone! And Other More or Less Inspirational Pieces
4.09
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Jun 19, 2007
 
Is Sex Necessary? or Why You Feel the Way You Do
3.77
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Jun 19, 2007
 
My Life and Hard Times
4.18
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Jun 19, 2007
 
The Portable Dorothy Parker
4.35
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Jun 19, 2007
 
I Am America (And So Can You!)
3.91
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Oct 2007
Dec 09, 2007
 
The Middle-aged Man on the Flying Trapeze
3.97
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Jun 11, 2007
 
The Beast in Me and Other Animals
3.97
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Jun 11, 2007
 
Uncle Fred in the Springtime
4.25
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Jun 11, 2007
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