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Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal
4.27
Novelists, especially good ones, have a way of teasing readers into rethinking truths, even if the stories are wisecracking, downright fabrications, a...more
Feb 05, 2008
Nov 03, 2007
 
Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk: A Modest Bestiary
3.30
Struggled with a short bout of late-night insomnia and decided to finish this book---and no, you cheeky bunch, not because I thought it would help put...more
Aug 05, 2014
Aug 05, 2014
 
Sacré Bleu: A Comedy d'Art
3.74
I feel a little blue right now. Not that of depression, but a glowing amethyst hue of fulfillment after having finished the delightfully humorous hist...more
Apr 28, 2012
Feb 02, 2012
 
I Remember Nothing: and Other Reflections
3.66
If you are lucky, you get to be old (and hopefully without serious medical issues until the very end). If you are luckier still, you get to be old wit...more
Jun 05, 2013
Jun 04, 2013
 
Other People's Rejection Letters: Relationship Enders, Career Killers, and 150 Other Letters You'll Be Glad You Didn't Receive
3.32
Read this book last night, and "hall of fame" is hardly an apt description of this collection, though there are quite a few interesting and mortifying...more
Nov 29, 2010
Nov 30, 2010
 
The Gates (Samuel Johnson, #1)
3.76
If you enjoy the humorous fantasy/fiction of writers such as A. Lee Martinez, or perhaps the lighter stuff of Christopher Moore, (or even television s...more
Mar 22, 2013
Mar 13, 2013
 
The Good Fairies of New York
3.51
I can see why there is a love/hate response to this book, but maybe a little pixie dust fluttered down upon me, because I really enjoyed it. Sometimes...more
Apr 22, 2009
Apr 03, 2009
 
Dance Me Outside
4.25
W. P. Kinella's enjoyable collection of short humorous stories are narrated by Silas Ermineskin, a young Cree living on a Canadian reserve, as he stru...more
Sep 24, 2010
Sep 03, 2010
 
I Feel Bad about My Neck: And Other Thoughts on Being a Woman
3.60
Yes, guys, I read this. Don't judge me! The funny thing is that as much as this book is for women, it is every bit as wonderful for men, and I encoura...more
Jan 16, 2013
Jan 16, 2013
 
One for the Road: An Outback Adventure
3.68
An extended pub crawl through Australia. One wonders about the wisdom of ever sticking out one's finger to catch a ride in this country, but Horwitz d...more
Apr 05, 2011
Apr 04, 2011
 
I'm a Stranger Here Myself: Notes on Returning to America after Twenty Years Away
3.88
A fun collection of articles Bryson wrote for a British newspaper after he returned to the United States to live after two decades in the old country....more
Oct 12, 2011
Oct 01, 2011
 
Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls
3.78
A good collection of humorous essays featuring Sedaris and his family and his many experiences. I got a good number of laughs, but also a few times wh...more
Aug 13, 2013
Aug 11, 2013
 
John Dies at the End (John Dies at the End, #1)
3.93
My brain hurts. It is a weird throbbing pain, as if I had just glimpsed (while experiencing a massive acid overdose) into the collective brains of Nei...more
Apr 14, 2012
Feb 07, 2012
 
Let's Pretend This Never Happened: A Mostly True Memoir
3.89
If it were not for anxiety disorder, blogger/humorist Jenny Lawson might be a natural addition to the Blue Collar Comedy Tour with Foxworthy and frien...more
Jul 2012
Apr 10, 2012
 
You Got Nothing Coming: Notes From a Prison Fish
3.90
An enjoyable and entertaining account of prison life by a middle-aged convict who managed to skirt the dangerous fractures of prison life, yet who cap...more
Jun 08, 2008
Mar 04, 2008
 
Lost on Planet China: The Strange and True Story of One Man's Attempt to Understand the World's Most Mystifying Nation, or How He Became Comfortable Eating Live Squid
3.78
It is amazing how this funny and witty travel writer so thoroughly discourages readers from traveling to China, but Troost gleefully acomplishes this...more
Mar 15, 2012
Oct 07, 2008
 
The Sex Lives of Cannibals: Adrift in the Equatorial Pacific
3.86
Initially, I started off disliking the book, the rantings of a flippant observationalist, but gradually I warmed up to it and found it enjoyable. If a...more
Jan 2008
Dec 05, 2007
 
Swamplandia!
3.19
How many times, while growing up in Florida, did lurid billboards hawking amazing spectacles awaiting at dozens of entertainment venues---ranging from...more
May 23, 2011
Dec 16, 2010
 
Beauty Tips from Moose Jaw: Travels in Search of Canada
3.69
A humorous travel account of Canada covering the author's various trips to different parts of his country. There is no real unifying or chronological...more
Sep 26, 2010
Sep 27, 2010
 
Fool
3.95
I guess I have to come out now and say that I am a fan of Moore, from his earlier work to the latest, FOOL. Although I am not a Shakespearean fan, and...more
May 11, 2009
May 07, 2009
 
The Partly Cloudy Patriot
3.91
This slim volume of essays/sketches is an enjoyable romp through the mind of a quirky writer whose humorous take on life, especially history, truly ti...more
Jul 28, 2011
Nov 11, 2008
 
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
3.82
Really enjoyed this book. Quick read. Loved the depth and literary development of Christopher. Makes you wonder who the really screwed up people are....more
Dec 2007
Nov 05, 2007
 
Life Among the Savages
4.06
Shirley Jackson was a great writer, and her "The Lottery" will probably haunt me for the rest of my life, but she could also be humorous. This book re...more
Apr 29, 2014
Mar 05, 2014
 
Barrel Fever
3.77
This book must have caught readers, especially those not familiar with his work on NPR, by surprise. What a weird way to look at the word, and while a...more
Dec 02, 2012
Oct 24, 2012
 
Armadillos and Old Lace (Kinky Friedman, #7)
3.70
Needed a little quick pick-me-up, and saw an advance reading copy and decided to read it. This is not deep literature, and the plot was thin and faily...more
Aug 05, 2008
Aug 04, 2008
 
Kill Two Birds and Get Stoned
3.59
I wonder what saying that I liked this short tale says about me, but I did. It reminded me of a young lady I once knew, a wild thing who was in full-o...more
May 06, 2011
May 03, 2011
 
Headhunters on My Doorstep: A True Treasure Island Ghost Story
3.29
I enjoyed this combination travel, history, memoir that follows the travels of the author Robert Lewis Stevenson as Troost works to deal with the alco...more
Mar 25, 2014
Aug 19, 2013
 
Too Many Curses
3.88
Is it possible for a book to be funny, and cute? I think so. I enjoyed this story, and wouldn't be surprised if we see some or many of these character...more
Oct 04, 2010
Oct 01, 2010
 
Happiness
3.81
"He released a neutron bomb of love upon the world" and the result is a satirical, humorous delight, which seems to pick up steam with every page. Ver...more
Nov 07, 2011
Oct 31, 2011
 
How to Scratch a Wombat: Where to Find It . . . What to Feed It . . . Why It Sleeps All Day
3.95
A really great addition for fans of Diary of a Wombat. Perfect for a child who enjoyed Diary, but is now a few grades advanced. My son and I both enjo...more
Sep 15, 2010
Sep 15, 2010
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