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Bad Dad Jokes

Bad Dad Jokes

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A goofy book celebrating the Dad Joke lifestyle -- packed with jokes and wordplay for your favorite punster.

Bad Dad Jokes covers every aspect of the most simultaneously loathed and beloved joke form of all time: the pun. Because "Dad Humor" should be practiced by everyone (regardless of age, gender, or family status) this book serves to encourage creative thinking and punning habits for everyone! Learn how to properly deliver a pun (whether written, visual, or verbal) and how to pretend you're sorry for your Dad Joke (even when you're not). Includes: quality pre-loaded puns, the taxonomy of the different types of wordplay, famous punsters, and Great Moments in Dad Joke History.

Bart King is one of America's top 100 Barts. As a child, he grew fascinated with puns after learning that William Pitt the Younger (1759-1806) was so thin, he was nicknamed "The Bottomless Pitt." A longtime teacher, King has also written more than twenty-five books (including The Big Book of Boy Stuff, The Big Book of Spy Stuff, and The Pocket Guide to Mischief), and is the winner of the 2019 Bulwer Lytton Fiction Contest Vile Pun award. He had intended to illustrate this book himself, but after drawing a blank, Bart was lucky to enlist the expert assistance of Jack Ohman.

Jack Ohman is the editorial cartoonist and Associate Editor at the Sacramento Bee. Ohman was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in 2012, and won the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for editorial cartooning. He has published ten books, many on the subject of fly fishing, inexplicably. Ohman has also won the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award, and virtually every other American journalism prize. It doesn't go to his head, much. He has three children, two of whom were students of Bart King, whom they still call Mr. King.

Bad Girls Throughout History

Bad Girls Throughout History

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Bad Girls Throughout History: 100 Remarkable Women Who Changed the World delivers a empowering book for women and girls of all ages, featuring 100 women who made history and made their mark on the world, it's a best-selling book you can be proud to display in your home.

The 100 revolutionary women highlighted in this gorgeously illustrated book were bad in the best sense of the word: they challenged the status quo and changed the rules for all who followed. Explored in this history book, include:

- Aphra Behn, first female professional writer.
- Sojourner Truth, women's rights activist and abolitionist.
- Ada Lovelace, first computer programmer.
- Marie Curie, first woman to win the Nobel Prize.
- Joan Jett, godmother of punk.

From pirates to artists, warriors, daredevils, women in science, activists, and spies, the accomplishments of these incredible women who dared to push boundaries vary as much as the eras and places in which they effected change. Featuring bold watercolor portraits and illuminating essays by Ann Shen, Bad Girls Throughout History is a distinctive, gift-worthy tribute to rebel girls everywhere.

A lovely gift for teen girls, stories to share with a young girl at bedtime, or a book to display on a coffee table, everyone will enjoy learning about and celebrating the accomplishments of these phenomenal women.

Bad Idea I'm about to Do

Bad Idea I'm about to Do

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Chris Gethard has often found himself in awkward situations most people, including you, probably would have safely avoided. The good news is now, thanks to this book, you can enjoy the painfully funny consequences of his unfortunate decisions at a safe distance.

A Bad Idea I'm About to Do invites readers to join Chris as he navigates an adolescence and adulthood mired in hilariously ill-fated nerdom, and to take comfort in the fact that - as his experiences often prove - things could always be much, much worse.

Bad vs Worse: The Ultimate Guide to Making Lose-Lose Decisions

Bad vs Worse: The Ultimate Guide to Making Lose-Lose Decisions

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This text presents readers with a series of impossible choices, as well as the facts, figures, stats and tips they need to make a decision when the only choices are 'worse' or 'worse still'.

Balding Handbook *returned to author 5/23/16

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Band's Guide to Getting a Record Deal

Band's Guide to Getting a Record Deal

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(Music Sales America). 10,000 unsigned bands are desperate for recognition from recording and publishing companies. All bands in this position, whether or not they have the requisite talent, are certainly missing one vital commodity information. Will Ashurst provides tangible answers as he delves deep into the music industry. With sensible goals and pitfalls to avoid, this book will guide you through the fog that stands between you, your demo, and your deal! In a jargon-free, easy-to-understand, practical style, the Band's Guide steers readers through every aspect of getting a foothold in the music business. Whether it's finding a manager, playing live, cutting a demo, or choosing a style, this book can give the answers and the edge that you need. This is the updated second edition which also covers the developments and changes that have occurred in the music industry since the first edition was published, as well as an updated list of useful contacts.
Bands on the Road: The Tour Sketchbook

Bands on the Road: The Tour Sketchbook

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'Bands On The Road' presents over 100 drawings, sketches and stories created by some of the world's top indie stars while on tour. The people behind this collection, teacher Silke Leicher and music journalist Manuel Schreiner, asked various famous musicians to illustrate their favourite situation or location.
Barack Like Me: The Chocolate-Covered Truth

Barack Like Me: The Chocolate-Covered Truth

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FROM GROWING UP IN DETROIT, where he marched as a ten-year-old with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., to attending the inauguration of President Barack Obama, where he narrowly avoided the Purple Tunnel of Doom but still saw nothing, David Alan Grier examines how he -- and America -- have changed for the better and the funnier.

Within these pages, Grier imagines being called to serve in President Obama's cabinet as the "secretary of mirth"; takes you to a wild and emotional election night party he hosted that didn't go as planned; explains the true meaning of the "magical Negro"; recalls the formative episodes from his life -- including being rejected by the Black Panthers at their headquarters door and turning down the initial offer to work on "In Living Color" -- and for the first time ever sneaks you backstage at "Dancing with the Stars," where he exposes the inner workings of the show -- the camaraderie between dancers and stars, the excruciatingly painful rehearsals, the outrageous preparations, and each hysterical moment of his four-episode appearance and subsequent public meltdown.

Grier unabashedly muses on politics, culture, and race while recounting his own life story in this edgy, timeless, hilarious, and revelatory memoir and look at all things Barack.

"Barack Like Me" is David Alan Grier at his best -- the man, comic, and twenty-first-century thinker -- funny, brilliant, and original.

Barfly - The Movie

Barfly - The Movie

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The screenplay of the 1987 movie, as written by Charles Bukowski.

Barry Sonnenfeld Call Your Mother

Barry Sonnenfeld Call Your Mother

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**A New York Times Editor's Choice selection!**

This outrageous and hilarious memoir follows a film and television director's life, from his idiosyncratic upbringing to his unexpected career as the director behind such huge film franchises as The Addams Family and Men in Black.

Barry Sonnenfeld's philosophy is, "Regret the Past. Fear the Present. Dread the Future." Told in his unmistakable voice, Barry Sonnenfeld, Call Your Mother is a laugh-out-loud memoir about coming of age. Constantly threatened with suicide by his over-protective mother, disillusioned by the father he worshiped, and abused by a demonic relative, Sonnenfeld somehow went on to become one of Hollywood's most successful producers and directors.

Written with poignant insight and real-life irony, the book follows Sonnenfeld from childhood as a French horn player through graduate film school at NYU, where he developed his talent for cinematography. His first job after graduating was shooting nine feature length pornos in nine days. From that humble entrée, he went on to form a friendship with the Coen Brothers, launching his career shooting their first three films.

Though Sonnenfeld had no ambition to direct, Scott Rudin convinced him to be the director of The Addams Family. It was a successful career move. He went on to direct many more films and television shows. Will Smith once joked that he wanted to take Sonnenfeld to Philadelphia public schools and say, "If this guy could end up as a successful film director on big budget films, anyone can." This book is a fascinating and hilarious roadmap for anyone who thinks they can't succeed in life because of a rough beginning.

Bart Simpson's Guide to Life

Bart Simpson's Guide to Life

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Starved for the whole truth, man?

Take a bite out of this bitsy but beefy package, brimming with flavorized morsels of wit, wisdom and worldly knowledge brought to you by the one and only Bartholomew J. Simpson -- get the hard-knocks facts of life from the guy who's seen it all, heard it all, done it all and denies it all.

( "The "J" stands for "Jo-Jo.".." )

Based on a True Story

Based on a True Story

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - "Driving, wild and hilarious" (The Washington Post), here is the incredible "memoir" of the actor, gambler, raconteur, and Saturday Night Live veteran.

Don't miss Norm's new Netflix special, Hitler's Dog, Gossip & Treachery!

When Norm Macdonald, one of the greatest stand-up comics of all time, was approached to write a celebrity memoir, he flatly refused, calling the genre "one step below instruction manuals." Norm then promptly took a two-year hiatus from stand-up comedy to live on a farm in northern Canada. When he emerged he had under his arm a manuscript, a genre-smashing book about comedy, tragedy, love, loss, war, and redemption. When asked if this was the celebrity memoir, Norm replied, "Call it anything you damn like."

Praise for Based on a True Story

"Dostoyevsky by way of 30 Rockefeller Center . . . the best new book I've read this year or last."--The Wall Street Journal

"This book is absurd fiction. . . . Scathing and funny."--The New York Times

"Hilarious and filled with turns of phrase and hidden beauty like only a collection of Norm Macdonald stories could be."--Esquire

"Raucous . . . a hilarious, innovative work."--A.V. Club

"Part personal history and part meta riff on celebrity memoirs, the book, it quickly becomes clear, is also just partly true (and all hilarious)."--Vulture

"Very, very, very funny! Thanks, Norm, for letting me be part of this Booker Prize-for-literature-quality effort."--David Letterman

"Norm is brilliant and thoughtful and there is sensitivity and creative insight in his observations and stories. A lot of comics over the years have been compared to Mark Twain, but I think Norm is the only one who actually matches the guy in terms of his voice and ability. I seriously f**king love Norm Macdonald. Please buy his book. He probably needs the cash. He's really bad with money."--Louis C.K., from the foreword

"Norm is one of my all-time favorites, and this book was such a great read I forgot how lonely I was for a while."--Amy Schumer

"I always thought Normie's stand-up was the funniest thing there was. But this book gives it a run for its money."--Adam Sandler

"Norm is one of the greatest stand-up comics who's ever worked--a totally original voice. His sense of the ridiculous and his use of juxtaposition in his writing make him a comic's comic. We all love Norm."--Roseanne Barr

"Norm Macdonald makes me laugh my ass off. Who is funnier than Norm Macdonald? Nobody."--Judd Apatow

"Norm Macdonald is more than a triple threat--he's a septuple threat. He is smart, funny, wry, rakish, polite, rakish . . . no, wait. He is polite, insightful, and . . . aaaaah . . . warm. No. He's exciting. Yeah. Exciting! You never know what he'll do. Okay, then make that unpredictable. Add that up. He's amazing."--Alec Baldwin

"Norm is a double threat. His material and timing are both top-notch, which is unheard of. He is one of my favorites, both on- and off-stage."--Dave Attell

"Letterman said it best: There is no one funnier than Norm Macdonald."--Rob Schneider

Based on a True Story Not a Memoir

Based on a True Story Not a Memoir

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - "Driving, wild and hilarious" (The Washington Post), here is the incredible "memoir" of the legendary actor, gambler, raconteur, and Saturday Night Live veteran.

When Norm Macdonald, one of the greatest stand-up comics of all time, was approached to write a celebrity memoir, he flatly refused, calling the genre "one step below instruction manuals." Norm then promptly took a two-year hiatus from stand-up comedy to live on a farm in northern Canada. When he emerged he had under his arm a manuscript, a genre-smashing book about comedy, tragedy, love, loss, war, and redemption. When asked if this was the celebrity memoir, Norm replied, "Call it anything you damn like."
Bassoon King

Bassoon King

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Rainn Wilson's memoir about growing up geeky and finally finding his place in comedy, faith, and life

For nine seasons Rainn Wilson played Dwight Schrute, everyone's favorite work nemesis and beet farmer. Viewers of The Office fell in love with the character and grew to love the actor who played him even more. Rainn founded a website and media company, SoulPancake, that eventually became a bestselling book of the same name. He also started a hilarious Twitter feed (sample tweet: "I'm not on Facebook" is the new "I don't even own a TV") that now has more than four million followers.

Now, he's ready to tell his own story and explain how he came up with his incredibly unique sense of humor and perspective on life. He explains how he grew up "bone-numbingly nerdy before there was even a modicum of cool attached to the word." The Bassoon King chronicles his journey from nerd to drama geek ("the highest rung on the vast, pimply ladder of high school losers"), his years of mild debauchery and struggles as a young actor in New York, his many adventures and insights about The Office, and finally, Wilson's achievement of success and satisfaction, both in his career and spiritually, reconnecting with the artistic and creative values of the Bahá'í faith he grew up in.

Bassoon King

Bassoon King

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Rainn Wilson's memoir about growing up geeky and finally finding his place in comedy, faith, and life.

For nine seasons Rainn Wilson played Dwight Schrute, everyone's favorite work nemesis and beet farmer. Viewers of The Office fell in love with the character and grew to love the actor who played him even more. Rainn founded a website and media company, SoulPancake, that eventually became a bestselling book of the same name. He also started a hilarious Twitter feed (sample tweet: "I'm not on Facebook" is the new "I don't even own a TV") that now has more than four million followers.

Now, he's ready to tell his own story and explain how he came up with his incredibly unique sense of humor and perspective on life. He explains how he grew up "bone-numbingly nerdy before there was even a modicum of cool attached to the word." The Bassoon King chronicles his journey from nerd to drama geek ("the highest rung on the vast, pimply ladder of high school losers"), his years of mild debauchery and struggles as a young actor in New York, his many adventures and insights about The Office, and finally, Wilson's achievement of success and satisfaction, both in his career and spiritually, reconnecting with the artistic and creative values of the Baha'i faith he grew up in.

BatDad

BatDad

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Life as an everyday superhero when your Batmobile is a minivan, the villains you face are your crazy kids, and your Bat Cave is always covered in piles of dirty laundry.
Bathroom Book for People Not Pooping or Peeing But Using the Bathroom as an Escape

Bathroom Book for People Not Pooping or Peeing But Using the Bathroom as an Escape

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A USA TODAY BESTSELLER!

The cozy comedy of Joe Pera meets the darkly playful illustrations of Joe Bennett in A Bathroom Book for People Not Pooping or Peeing But Using the Bathroom as an Escape, a funny, warm, and sincere guide to regaining calm and confidence when you're hiding in the bathroom.

"Nothing says 'class' to your dinner guests more than a Joe Pera book next to the can." --Seth Meyers

Joe Pera goes to the bathroom a lot. And his friend, Joe Bennett, does too. They both have small bladders but more often it's just to get a moment of quiet, a break from work, or because it's the only way they know how to politely end conversations.

So they created a functional meditative guide to help people who suffer from social anxiety and deal with it in this very particular way. Although, it's a comedic book, the goal is to help these readers:

1. Relax
2. Recharge
3. Rejoin the world outside of the bathroom

It's also fun entertainment for people simply hiding in the bathroom to avoid doing work.

A Bathroom Book for People Not Pooping or Peeing But Using the Bathroom as an Escape will be waiting in the bathroom like a beacon for anxious readers looking to feel calm, confident, and less alone.

"Nothing says 'class' to your dinner guests more than a Joe Pera book next to the can." --Seth Meyers

"A beautiful and funny book about something I have done all my life. Thank you, Mr. Joseph Pera." --Aidy Bryant

Batman: Cover to Cover

Batman: Cover to Cover

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Offers a 240-page hardcover, oversized, coffee-table extravaganza spotlighting over 250 of the best Batman covers of all time.