Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls - David Sedaris

In his eighth collection of humorous essays, David Sedaris celebrates all that is a little “off” in life, from the come-ons and exclamations of Lonely Planet’s phrase books (“That is amazing/weird/wild!”) to the difficulties of being an American living abroad in the Bush years. My favorite observations in Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls (Little, Brown, $27) involve the racial awkwardness occurring both before and after the elections of President Obama (turns out we may have a little work to do on the whole racism thing yet). Your favorite moments may be Sedaris’s uncomfortable memories of buying condoms in bulk at Costco, or when his voice morphs into that of a self-righteous suburbanite in one of the featured short stories. Whether or not you’re already familiar with Sedaris’s inimitable voice, you’ll find his take on modern life delightful.

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ISBN: 9780316154697
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - April 23rd, 2013

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ISBN: 9780316154703
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Published: Back Bay Books - June 3rd, 2014

America Again - Stephen Colbert

Delivering a heady cocktail of legitimate information and sheer hilarity, Stephen Colbert’s follow up to I Am America (And So Can You) is like the lollipop given after the painful shot that is the election year. Quick, clever, and quirky, America Again (Grand Central, $28.99) doesn’t pack the same surprise as Colbert’s first book, but it offers succinct and honest reasons for why we’re just so weird as a country and why we might want to consider staying that way. Complete with ridiculous 3-D graphics and heartwarming, good old American references, Colbert’s latest offering will give you something to laugh about when you need it most.

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ISBN: 9780446583978
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - October 2nd, 2012

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Published: Grand Central Publishing - October 28th, 2014

Let's Pretend This Never Happened - Jenny Lawson

Let’s Pretend This Never Happened (Amy Einhorn, $25.95) is a book that makes you laugh long after you’ve stopped reading. Jenny Lawson relays the details of her childhood in a way that makes you glad you didn’t grow up in her house, but still wish that her stories were your own. From domesticated raccoons to pirate alligators, Lawson turns everyday activities into side-splitting tales, and when you think she can’t possibly make you laugh harder, she’ll get lost in her hometown with a GPS. Buy a copy for yourself and a friend so you don’t have to wait to talk about it!

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ISBN: 9780425261019
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Published: Berkley - March 5th, 2013

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