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My Dirty Dumb Eyes
really liked it
One of my favorite things about working in a library (there are 4) is coming across the random, unknown book. I had no idea who Lisa Hanawalt but this ...more
Aug 23, 2013
Aug 22, 2013
Kids Are Weird: And Other Observations from Parenthood
it was ok
I'm a big fan of Brown's past autobiographical collections. He comes across as a warm, sincere guy and while his books are not laugh out loud funny, t ...more
Apr 10, 2014
Apr 11, 2014
Hyperbole and a Half: Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things That Happened
really liked it
Finished this in time to make it eligible for my top 5 books read of 2013. It's a collection of personal essays partly illustrated with surprisingly i ...more
Jan 02, 2014
Dec 20, 2013
Funny Girl
it was amazing
This made me happy reading it. Considering my mood lately, this may be the greatest book ever.

But, really, it's very good. Funny, insightful, classic
Mar 11, 2015
Mar 01, 2015
This is a Book
liked it
I'm a big fan of Steven Wright. I once watched him perform a 2 hour routine. That's two hours of one-liners. Just remembering all that material is ama ...more
Jun 02, 2011
May 23, 2011
Dirty Jokes and Beer: Stories of the Unrefined
liked it
Carey had an interesting, rags to riches rise to fame--and let's remember he was a huge star for a period in the late 90s. Also important to remember ...more
Jan 1997
Feb 10, 2010
Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs: A Low Culture Manifesto
liked it
There are two problems with writing critical essays about very specific corners of pop culture. One, the relevancy and impact of your work has a short ...more
May 08, 2011
Apr 28, 2011
liked it
Huge Seinfeld fan when this came out, so it was an enjoyable read.
Jan 1993
Feb 10, 2010
Bloodsucking Fiends: A Love Story (Vampire Trilogy #1)
it was ok
Disappointed. I remember liking Christopher Moore, but the humor here came across forced and a bit heavy-handed, that look how quirky and eccentric I ...more
Mar 06, 2010
Feb 25, 2010
really liked it
This was funny because, well, Fey is funny. Not just as Liz Lemon or Sara Palin, but Fey herself (which is not always the case with comedians). Humor ...more
Aug 15, 2012
Aug 01, 2012
The Fall of Fergal: The First Unlikely Exploit (Unlikely Exploits, #1)
liked it
Cute. As someone who generally thinks in digressions, I enjoyed the writing style and the black humorous tone. In the Pratchett and Douglas Adams fami ...more
Jan 08, 2011
Dec 11, 2010
Fever Pitch
liked it
This isn't a novel. It's a memoir. Says so on the back of the book. Also says "FIC" on the spine label. Close enough, right? Easier to shelve at least ...more
Mar 25, 2011
Nov 20, 2010
Zombie Spaceship Wasteland
liked it
Almost feel guilty not loving this as much as some. Not a reflection of my feelings for Oswalt who I feel is one of the more interesting comics workin ...more
Mar 25, 2011
Mar 09, 2011
Bloody Confused!: A Clueless American Sportswriter Seeks Solace in English Soccer
really liked it
For reasons beyond my own comprehension, I have become intrigued by England's Premiership soccer league. Not watching it, just learning about it. Afte ...more
Mar 15, 2010
Feb 21, 2010
God Bless You, Dr. Kevorkian
really liked it
Great idea: in the late 90s Vonnegut did a series of 90-second bits for WNYC public radio where he interviews people in heaven--Newton, Hitler, Shakes ...more
May 2013
May 01, 2013
Freddy Vs. Jason Vs. Ash
liked it
Better than I thought. Loyal to the characters and this stuff doesn't get better than Ash and Freddy swapping one-liners. Was originally written as a ...more
Mar 20, 2010
Mar 20, 2010
Hot Dog Taste Test
really liked it
Starts off weird (I know, the whole thing is weird) with pages of random food drawings. But then we hit the good stuff and for me it's when she recoun ...more
Aug 21, 2016
Aug 18, 2016
Too Fat to Fish
liked it

Artie is a terrific storyteller and has a lot of stories to tell. Some laugh out loud moments and some really sad ones as well. Could write
Dec 2008
Dec 30, 2008
Cyanide and Happiness
liked it
Collection of early strips from one of my favorite webcomics. Early is the key here as you can see them trying to fine tune the tone. Still good stuff ...more
May 28, 2013
May 27, 2013
Incredible Change-Bots: More Than Just Machines!
liked it
Surprised to come across this in the library. Real quick read and a real change of pace from Brown's usual autobio stuff. Fun tribute/parody of The Tr ...more
Sep 08, 2010
Sep 08, 2010
Earth (The Book): A Visitor's Guide to the Human Race
really liked it
The amount of jokes is staggering. The only downside is that the novelty has worn off a bit after TDS's America and Colbert's book. Still, if you want ...more
Dec 29, 2010
Dec 30, 2010
Fortunately, the Milk
really liked it
Fun read and refreshing to see Gaiman back doing offbeat humor. The wild time travel shifts may be a little confusing for younger readers, but they sh ...more
Nov 20, 2013
Nov 22, 2013
Scott Pilgrim, Volume 5: Scott Pilgrim Vs. the Universe
really liked it
Really? This isn't the last volume? Just the last volume that has been written? Word is the "final" book is scheduled to come out in August to coincid ...more
Mar 18, 2010
Mar 15, 2010
Scott Pilgrim, Volume 4: Scott Pilgrim Gets It Together
really liked it
Just keeps raising the creative bar. I did again have a few moments of confusion over which female character was which (doesn't help that the main one ...more
Mar 16, 2010
Mar 15, 2010
The Perry Bible Fellowship Almanack
it was amazing
I can't think of a valid reason not to give this 5 stars. I enjoyed every page and laughed aloud at every other one. What other praise is there for a ...more
Jan 30, 2010
Feb 01, 2010
America (The Book): A Citizen's Guide to Democracy Inaction
really liked it
As smart and funny as the show. And as with the show, I learned far more than I would have with a more "serious" work. What a country!
Jan 2006
Dec 30, 2010
Scott Pilgrim, Volume 3: Scott Pilgrim & The Infinite Sadness
really liked it
Scott takes on evil ex-boyfriend #3--a super psychic vegan. And his own ex-girlfriend, pop star Envy Adams. Just a lot of over the top, creative fun.
Mar 16, 2010
Mar 11, 2010
Uglier Than a Monkey's Armpit: Untranslatable Insults, Put-Downs, and Curses from Around the World
it was ok
Fun little novelty book, though a lot of the insults fell on the lame side of the fence. Eh.
Sep 2009
Sep 29, 2009
Poorly Drawn Lines: Good Ideas and Amazing Stories
really liked it
Collection of web comic. My sense of humor.
Oct 28, 2016
Oct 30, 2016
Twentieth Century Eightball
it was amazing
Collection of classic Clowes comics from his Eightball series. Perfect if you like funny, weird, sometimes incongruently dirty, 90s comics.
Oct 19, 2016
Oct 11, 2016
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