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The Stench of Honolulu by Jack Handey
"When humor columnist Dave Barry wrote his first novel, he was caught whining, "You mean you have to have characters AND a plot?" Complain though he did, Mr. Barry actually managed to fulfill this challenge and write a pretty decent funny novel.

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Scribe by Bob Ryan
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Just kinda disappointing given what a fan of Bob Ryan I am. He seemed to get bogged down too much in the minutia of the things rather than the larger aspects that gave the things value.
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Stronger by Jeff Bauman
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You're Not Much Use to Anyone by David   Shapiro
"I'm glad I got this out of the library, cause it ain't worth a dollar. Seriously, it's a lightly fictionalized version of the authors tumblr blog that reviewed Pitchfork reviews. He had a small modicum of success from it, but so what. The story is..." Read more of this review »
You're Not Much Use to Anyone by David   Shapiro
"Imaginary conversation between David Shapiro and his publisher:

Amazon Publishing: Hey, David. So glad I was able to get you on the phone. Listen, I hear you have a Tumblr with over 30,000 followers and that you are, in particular, very popular wit...
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You're Not Much Use to Anyone by David   Shapiro
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Millennial hipsters smoking and blogging and complaining in New York City. Wow, that basically encapsulates everything I dislike in the world.

Oddly, this book is shockingly earnest. Do millennials not do irony? Or maybe it is so drenched in irony tha
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It Won't Always Be This Great by Peter Mehlman
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Almost abandoned it about half way through but then decided I really wanted to know how the situation would resolve itself. Couldn't really get on board with the narration device (found the one used in "Where'd you go, Bernadette?' much more effectiv ...more
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Ted Williams by Leigh Montville
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When March Went Mad by Seth Davis
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Seven Seconds or Less by Jack McCallum
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