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How to Save Your Child from Ostrich Attacks, Accidental Time Travel, and Anything Else That Might Happen on an Average Tuesday

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The Wisdom of the Shire

by Noble Smith, Simon Vance & Peter S. Beagle Blackstone Publishing (February 01, 2013)

In The Wisdom of the Shire, Noble Smith sheds light on the life-changing ideas tucked away inside the classic works of J. R. R. Tolkien and his most beloved creation--the stouthearted Hobbits.

Drawing on The...


Stuffology 101

by Brenda Avadian, Eric M. Riddle, Susan Boyce & Lloyd James Blackstone Publishing (December 16, 2014)

Stuffology 101 isfor those of us who want to get the clutter out of our lives without beingfeatured on reality TV. We can still use our bathroom, bedroom, and kitchen,but we harbor secrets.Do you race around...


Jewish Comedy

by Jeremy Dauber Blackstone Publishing (October 31, 2017)

In a major work of scholarship both erudite and very funny, Jeremy Dauber traces the origins of Jewish comedy and its development from Biblical times to the age of Twitter.

Organizing his book thematically into...


Never Sleep Alone

by Roslyn Hart Blackstone Publishing (April 05, 2016)

Dr. Alex Schiller doles out hilarious yet profoundly wise dating advice in her new sex and dating manual, which will transform you into an exceptional individual capable of seducing everyone you meet.

"My name...


Gracious

by Kelly Williams Brown Blackstone Publishing (April 04, 2017)

From New York Times bestselling author of Adulting: How to Become a Grown-Up in 468 Easy(ish) Steps comes a funny, charming guide to modern civility in these-yes, we'll say it-rather uncivil times.

Graciousness...


Stay Fit and Healthy until You're Dead

by Dave Barry & Arte Johnson Blackstone Publishing (June 07, 2017)

Fitness and vitality can be yours, writes Dave Barry--provided you have the discipline, drive, and the plain old-fashioned guts required to procure the necessary steroids. This manual may help, too, but you'll...


God and Mr. Gomez

by Jack Smith & William Dufris Blackstone Publishing (January 01, 2006)

When Jack and Denny Smith decided to build a vacation dream house in Baja, California, they had no idea they were entering a phase of their lives “that would capture the fancy of readers throughout the United...


Apple, Tree

Our Hearts Were Young and Gay

by Emily Kimbrough, Cornelia Otis Skinner, Celeste Lawson & James Mustich Blackstone Publishing (January 01, 2008)

"To know Emily is to enhance one's days with gaiety, charm and occasional terror."--Cornelia Otis Skinner of her coauthor, Emily Kimbrough

Actress Cornelia Otis Skinner and journalist Emily Kimbrough offer a...


Disaster Preparedness

by Heather Havrilesky & Karen White Blackstone Publishing (December 30, 2010)

This is a stunningly perceptive, hilarious memoir of the transformative humiliation of childhood—and adulthood—from a truly original, already beloved voice.

When Heather Havrilesky was a kid in the seventies,...


The Goshawk

by T. H. White & Simon Vance Blackstone Publishing (June 16, 2015)

The predecessor to Helen Macdonald's H Is for Hawk, T. H. White's nature-writing classic, The Goshawk, asks the age-old question: What is it that binds human beings to other animals? White, author of The Once...


H Is for Hawk

by Helen Macdonald Blackstone Publishing (March 03, 2015)

When Helen Macdonald'sfather died suddenly on a London street, she was devastated. An experiencedfalconer captivated by hawks since childhood, she'd never before been temptedto train one of the most vicious...


Jeeves in the Offing

by P. G. Wodehouse & Ian Carmichael Blackstone Publishing (August 01, 2016)

Jeeves is on holiday in Herne Bay, and while he's away, the world caves in on Bertie Wooster. For a start, Bertie's astonished to read in the Times of his own engagement to the mercurial Bobbie Wickham. Then,...


In Search of Cleo

by Gina Gershon Blackstone Publishing (October 11, 2012)

Filmand television icon Gina Gershon may be best known for her movie roles in Bound and Showgirls and television appearances on Curb Your Enthusiasm and Howto Make It in America, but deep down she is a self-described...


The Wife

by Meg Wolitzer & Dawn Harvey Blackstone Publishing (May 19, 2015)

Meg Wolitzer brings her characteristic wit and intelligence to a provocative story about the evolution of a marriage, the nature of partnership, the question of a male or female sensibility, and the place for...


Works Well with Others

by Ross McCammon & Tom Taylorson Blackstone Publishing (October 06, 2015)

Before he got a job at Esquire and before he became the etiquette columnist at Entrepreneur magazine, Ross McCammon was staring out a second ­floor window at a parking lot in suburban Dallas wondering if it...


Brokenomics

by Dina Gachman Blackstone Publishing (April 14, 2015)

In Brokenomics, author Dina Gachman shares the lessons she's learned about how to live large in the cheap seats. Through stories both painfully honest and laugh-out-loud funny that anyone can relate to, Dina...


Not Exactly What I Had in Mind

by Roy Blount Blackstone Publishing (June 07, 2017)

"It's my belief that sanity lies inrealizing that reality is not exactly what we had in mind," says Roy Blount,Jr. in this witty collection of essays. With humor that is wry, dry, and warm,he delights and provokes...


Things I Want to Punch in the Face

by Jennifer Worick & Rebecca Gibel Blackstone Publishing (October 01, 2012)

Jennifer Worick had a bad day. And then a bad week. She channeled her aggravation into creating the blog Things I Want to Punch in the Face, which became a sensation. Although her bad week passed, she has continued...


The Last Season

by Stuart Stevens & Dan John Miller Blackstone Publishing (September 15, 2015)

Fathers, sons, and sports are enduring themes of American literature. Here, in this fresh and moving account, a son returns to his native Mississippi to spend a special autumn with his ninety-five-year-old dad,...


Tinsel

by Hank Stuever & Ray Porter Blackstone Publishing (November 12, 2009)

In Tinsel, Hank Stuever searches out the most outlandish cultural excesses as well as the secret beauties of modern America’s half-trillion-dollar Christmas holiday.

When Stuever’s narrative begins, he’s...


That's Not Funny, That's Sick

by Ellin Stein & Jim Meskimen Blackstone Publishing (June 24, 2013)

The untold storybehind a revolution in American comedy

Labor Day, 1969. Two recent college graduates move to NewYork to edit a new magazine called theNational Lampoon. Over the next decade, Henry Beard and Doug...


Money for Nothing

by P. G. Wodehouse & Jonathan Cecil Blackstone Publishing (December 01, 2011)

The peaceful slumber of theWorcester village of Rudge-in-the-Vale is about to be rudely disrupted. Firstthere is a bitter feud between peppery Colonel Wyvern and the Squire of RudgeHall, rich but miserly Lester...


What If?

by Randall Munroe & Wil Wheaton Blackstone Publishing (September 02, 2014)

From the creator ofthe wildly popular webcomic xkcd comes this hilarious and informative book of answersto important questions you probably never thought to ask.

Millions of people visit xkcd.com each week to...


Wild Life in a Southern County (Excerpted Essay)

by Richard Jeffries & Simon Vance Blackstone Publishing (June 07, 2013)

Richard Jefferies remains one of the most thoughtful andmost lyrical writers on the English countryside. Best known for his articlesand stories published in the Live StockJournal, he draws from a wealth of knowledge...


Thank God for the Atom Bomb and Other Essays

by Paul Fussell & William Lavelle Blackstone Publishing (August 06, 2012)

“This is not a book to promote tranquility, and readers in quest of peace of mind should look elsewhere,” writes Paul Fussell in the foreword to this original, sharp, tart, and thoroughly engaging work....


Name Dropping

by Barnaby Conrad & Herb Caen Blackstone Publishing (January 01, 2007)

When ElMatador opened in 1958, Bennett Cerf called it "the most attractive room inAmerica." Part saloon, part salon, Barnaby Conrad's nightclub was nestled inthe heart of San Francisco's cabaret and nightlife...


You Know Me Al

by Ring Lardner & Dennis McKee Blackstone Publishing (January 01, 2006)

Jack Keefe is a talented, brash, and conceited young bush-league pitcher. Impervious to both advice and sarcasm, Keefe rises to the heights, but his inability to learn from his mistakes might just be his undoing....


The Reluctant Metrosexual

by Peter Hyman Blackstone Publishing (June 26, 2005)

Read by the author, an essayist and stand-up comedian, this collection of hilarious essays is about a single guy attempting to live on the right side of hip.

If Peter Hyman is a metrosexual, a straight man with...


Where's My Jetpack?

by Daniel H. Wilson & Stefan Rudnicki Blackstone Publishing (January 01, 2006)

It's the twenty-first century and let's be honest--things are a little disappointing. Despite every World's Fair prediction and the advertisements in comic books, we are not living the future we were promised....


The Sex Lives of Cannibals

by J. Maarten Troost & Simon Vance Blackstone Publishing (January 01, 2006)

At age twenty-six, Maarten Troost decided to pack up his flip-flops and move to a remote South Pacific island. The idea of dropping everything and moving to the ends of the earth was irresistibly romantic. He...


How to Survive a Robot Uprising

by Daniel H. Wilson & Stefan Rudnicki Blackstone Publishing (January 01, 2006)

How do you spot a robot mimicking a human? How do you recognize and deactivate a rebel servant robot? How do you escape a murderous “smart” house or evade a swarm of marauding robotic flies? In this dryly...


A$$hole

by Martin Kihn & Malcolm Hillgartner Blackstone Publishing (April 08, 2008)

Marty Kihn was the nicest guy in the world, until he got fed up with being passed over for promotions at work, tired of being suckered into walking his neighbor’s dog, and sick of being disrespected by the...


The Party

by Sally Quinn & Anna Fields Blackstone Publishing (August 02, 2012)

No one knows better than Sally Quinn how to make parties work. She has thrown some of the most talked-about parties and has attended most of the others. Here, she turns her trademark sharp wit on the Washington...


Great Classic Humor

by Various Authors, Marsh McCandless, Marni Webb & Rich Nicholas et al. Blackstone Publishing (June 01, 2009)

Chuckle along with the best nineteenth-century humorists, who provide you with tall tales, puns, and witty ripostes. Seven of these twenty-seven gems are from Twain himself. No guarantees of political correctness,...


How Men Have Babies

by Alan Thicke Blackstone Publishing (June 08, 1999)

First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes ... Yikes! Of course pregnancy is thrilling, but it also poses enough challenges to test a saint. In addition to the excitement, there is pressure as you tally...


The Big Jewish Book for Jews

by Ellis Weiner, Barbara Davilman, Yuri Rasovsky & Lorna Raver Blackstone Publishing (July 27, 2010)

If both Ike Turner and Isaac Bashevis Singer are Jewish, what does “being Jewish” even mean? The assimilated Jews of today are lost, and they need to relearn the old ways so their identity comes to mean...


Idiot America

by Charles P. Pierce & Bronson Pinchot Blackstone Publishing (March 16, 2011)

The culture wars are over and the idiots have won. This is a veteran journalist's caustically funny, righteously angry lament about the glorification of ignorance in the United States.

The three Great Premises...


Chapters from My Autobiography

by Mark Twain & Bronson Pinchot Blackstone Publishing (February 01, 2011)

I intend that this autobiography shall become a model for all future autobiographies when it is published after my death, and I also intend that it shall be read and admired a good many centuries because of...


Blandings Castle and Elsewhere

by P. G. Wodehouse & James Saxon Blackstone Publishing (September 01, 2012)

Here are a dozen stories to delight all Wodehouse addicts...A crooning tenor is attempting to captivate the affections of the Rev. Rupert Bingham's fiancee, Lord Emsworth is striving to remove a pumpkin-shaped...


Jeeves and the Feudal Spirit

by P. G. Wodehouse & Jonathan Cecil Blackstone Publishing (August 01, 2016)

When Bertie Wooster goes to stay with his Aunt Dahlia at Brinkley Court and unexpectedly becomes engaged to the imperious Lady Florence Craye, disaster threatens from all sides.

While Florence tries to cultivate...


Mark Twain's Library of Humor

by Mark Twain, Various Authors, Marni Webb & Richard Russ et al. Blackstone Publishing (December 20, 2017)

Master wit Mark Twain selected these twenty-seven stories himself by fifteen of his favorite nineteenth century authors. The order follows that which Twain placed them in in the original anthology, published...


Mark Twain: Wild Humorist of the West

by Mark Twain & McAvoy Layne Blackstone Publishing (June 07, 2017)

The fascinating life of storyteller and humorist Mark Twain is revealed in this one man performance based on Twain's writings. The early years of Samuel Clemens, the Mississippi River experiences, and his move...


Dan Gets a Minivan

by Dan Zevin Blackstone Publishing (July 01, 2012)

In the bestselling and beloved tradition of Dave Barry, a coming-of-middle-age tale by Thurber finalist Dan Zevin, master of "Seinfeld-ian nothingness" (Time) about a man's inevitable transition into midlife...


The Mating Season

by P. G. Wodehouse & Jonathan Cecil Blackstone Publishing (July 01, 2012)

Wodehouse dishes up non-stop hilarity in this classic quagmire featuring birdbrained Bertie Wooster and his astute butler, Reginald Jeeves. When Gussie Fink-Nottle lands in the slammer, Bertie poses as his pal...


A Load of Hooey

by Bob Odenkirk, Jay Johnston, David Cross & various narrators et al. Blackstone Publishing (October 07, 2014)

Bob Odenkirk is a legend in the comedy-writing world,winning Emmys and acclaim for his work on Saturday Night Live, Mr. Show with Bob and David,and many other seminal television shows. This book, his first,...


The Position

by Meg Wolitzer & Xe Sands Blackstone Publishing (June 30, 2015)

Crackling with intelligence and humor, The Position is the masterful story of one extraordinary family at the hilarious height of the sexual revolution--and through the thirty-year hangover that followed.

In...


More Die of Heartbreak

by Saul Bellow & Ramiz Monsef Blackstone Publishing (July 07, 2015)

The tenth novel by Nobel and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Saul Bellow

Kenneth Trachtenberg, an eccentric and witty native of Paris, travels to the Midwest to spend time with his famous American uncle, a world-renowned...