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Weird Things Customers Say in Bookstores
3.92
really liked it
What a funny little book!!! And it is little, just over 100 pages, chock full of exchanges between booksellers and customers. Some are off-the-wall, s ...more
Jan 31, 2017
Jan 31, 2017
 
The Smartest Book in the World: A Lexicon of Literacy, A Rancorous Reportage, A Concise Curriculum of Cool
3.64
really liked it
I have three categories in which I place books by comedian writers: (1)Laugh out loud until tears roll down your cheeks. George Carlin belongs here. ( ...more
Sep 16, 2017
Sep 15, 2017
 
Showgirls, Teen Wolves, and Astro Zombies: A Film Critic's Year-Long Quest to Find the Worst Movie Ever Made
3.68
really liked it
You have to be a fan of bad movies (which I am) to appreciate this funny, irreverent book of the author's search for the worst movie ever made........ ...more
Jan 04, 2016
Dec 24, 2015
 
Yuge!: 30 Years of Doonesbury on Trump
4.05
it was amazing
Doonesbury!!!!! One of the great comic strips for adults of all time......Gary Trudeau is clever and never backs down from a good fight with those who ...more
Oct 03, 2016
Oct 03, 2016
 
Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls
3.80
it was amazing
The title alone gives it two stars before I even opened the cover. I don't read many humor books (but I am not without humor!)and usually stick to Geo ...more
Feb 07, 2015
Feb 02, 2015
 
When You Are Engulfed in Flames
4.05
it was amazing
It is a cock-eyed world out there and who better to capture some of the insane situations than David Sedaris. Or maybe he is just slightly off kilter ...more
Jul 10, 2016
Jul 08, 2016
 
Me Talk Pretty One Day
3.97
it was amazing
This will be my shortest review. I love David Sedaris, I love his writing, I love his off-kilter humor, I love this book. End of review!!!!!
Feb 04, 2017
Feb 02, 2017
 
I Work at a Public Library: A Collection of Crazy Stories from the Stacks
3.72
liked it
A little book that can be read in one sitting at lunchtime. It is not laugh-out-loud funny although it will elicit a few chuckles. I thought it would ...more
Apr 10, 2017
Mar 12, 2017
 
The Revenge of the Baby-Sat
4.71
it was amazing
I was crushed when Watterson decided to discontinue the Calvin and Hobbes series of comic strips for adults, so I bought all the trade paperbacks. I ...more
Aug 14, 2016
Aug 15, 2016
 
The First 200 Years of Monty Python
4.10
really liked it
The appeal of Monty Python's Flying Circus continues to draw people to this eccentric, irreverent, and hilarious group of British maniacs. The televis ...more
Jan 09, 2014
Jan 09, 2014
 
Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim
4.09
it was amazing
Who couldn't love David Sedaris and his crazy, off-kilter world? Here is another of his books of short essays on life around him, his family, and his ...more
Aug 28, 2016
Aug 28, 2016
 
Bad Days in History: A Gleefully Grim Chronicle of Misfortune, Mayhem, and Misery for Every Day of the Year
3.70
really liked it
Are you having a bad day? I bet it is not as bad as those described in this fun and informative book. It is arranged as a calendar of each day of each ...more
May 23, 2016
May 19, 2016
 
Naked
4.08
really liked it
I love the word "zany" because it sounds like what it means. And David Sedaris is zany and writes zany books. I must admit however, that this is not m ...more
Sep 20, 2016
Sep 18, 2016
 
Rumpole and the Reign of Terror
4.07
it was amazing
Rumpole of the Old Bailey strikes again!!!!! But this time he may have bitten off more than he can chew as he defends a well-loved Pakistani doctor wh ...more
Jul 05, 2015
Jul 03, 2015
 
Brain Droppings
4.12
it was amazing
I think that the late George Carlin was probably one of the funniest men who ever graced the entertainment industry. This book is typical Carlin...... ...more
Jul 31, 2013
Jul 31, 2013
 
Bryant & May and the Burning Man (Bryant & May, #12)
4.17
it was amazing
I don't know how Christopher Fowler does it but his Bryant and May Peculiar Crimes Unit series gets better with age. These books are in a category of ...more
Jun 24, 2016
Jun 20, 2016
 
Ebert's "Bigger" Little Movie Glossary
3.91
really liked it
The late movie critic Roger Ebert is sorely missed by film fans who read his books and watched him on television giving a "thumbs up" or a "thumbs dow ...more
Jun 29, 2014
Jun 29, 2014
 
M. Pamplemousse on the Spot: A Gastronomic Mystery
4.02
really liked it
I enjoy this series of little mysteries, written by the author of the Paddington Bear books. The relationship between Monsieur Pamplemousse and his de ...more
Aug 19, 2011
Aug 14, 2011
 
Just Enough Jeeves: Right Ho, Jeeves; Joy in the Morning; Very Good, Jeeves
4.43
it was amazing
P.G. Wodehouse represented, without doubt the 20th century zenith of satirical, biting wit and mastery of the English language. I was hooked the first ...more
Jan 25, 2011
Jan 10, 2011
 
Notes from a Small Island
3.91
liked it
Being an Anglophile I knew I would like this book and I did.....at least most of it. Bryson, who lived in the UK for a number of years, writes this as ...more
Apr 18, 2010
Apr 17, 2010
 
Rumpole on Trial
4.22
really liked it
I love the Rumpole books and this one is no exception. A collection of short stories which feature all the denizens of the Inns of Court, some of the ...more
Aug 15, 2011
Aug 16, 2011
 
The Essential Book of Useless Information: The Most Unimportant Things You'll Never Need to Know
3.84
really liked it
I bet you don't know where the world's largest an colony is and are probably thinking, "who cares?". This little book is full of pointless facts that ...more
Mar 12, 2015
Mar 12, 2015
 
'Scuse Me While I Kiss This Guy and Other Misheard Lyrics
3.66
it was amazing
We have all done it........misunderstood lyrics to a popular song and can't be convinced that we are wrong. The technical term for this condition is " ...more
Jan 28, 2016
Jan 28, 2016
 
Would You Rather . . . ?: The Outrageous Book of Bizarre Choices
3.85
really liked it
You have heard of Hobson's choice which is no choice at all between two questions or situations. This little book is comprised of 404 odious questions ...more
Mar 2013
Mar 01, 2013
 
Napalm & Silly Putty
4.12
it was amazing
I miss George Carlin so much. I laughed until I cried at this collection of Carlinisms. The man was a comedic genius....wry, ridiculous, irreverent, c ...more
Jun 12, 2009
Jun 03, 2010
 
Mere Anarchy
3.52
liked it
George Carlin made me laugh out loud....Woody Allen makes me chuckle. This book is comprised of 18 very short vignettes, some are pretty funny, some n ...more
Jan 04, 2015
Jan 03, 2015
 
Seventy-Seven Clocks (Bryant & May, #3)
3.88
liked it
Being a devoted fan of the Peculiar Crimes Unit series, there comes a time when one of the books has to be your "least favorite" and this one fills th ...more
Aug 25, 2011
Aug 21, 2011
 
The First Cuckoo: A Selection Of The Most Witty, Amusing And Memorable Letters To The Times, 1900 1975
3.89
really liked it
This is a fun compilation of the best letters written to the venerable London Times between the years 1900-1975. Some are thought provoking, some are ...more
Aug 14, 2011
Aug 12, 2011
 
The Mystery Science Theater 3000: Amazing Colossal Episode Guide
4.37
it was amazing
This is a book only for the MST3K fan.....it would make absolutely no sense to someone who hasn't seen the classic cult television series. It contains ...more
Jan 23, 2014
Jan 23, 2014
 
Monsieur Pamplemousse Takes the Cure
3.99
really liked it
Another humorous entry in the M. Pamplemousse series starring the former Surete detective and his bloodhound pal, Pommes Frittes. They are undercover ...more
Sep 2011
Aug 27, 2011
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