Care To Make Love In That Gross Little Space Between Cars? - The Believer

Looking at this list of contributors, your mind is probably whirring, “Is this funny? What advice should I take from Weird Al? Why are there two introductions? Is this even necessary?” The answers are: Yes, marriage, existential buffoonery, and absolutely. This humorous little book lets us reflect on the mess of human interaction without exhausting our sanity. These people have thrown themselves over the brink so you don’t have to. Read, laugh, be surprised, and get acquainted with the wonderful magazine The Believer (sold right here in the store!)
Care To Make Love In That Gross Little Space Between Cars?: A Believer Book of Advice By The Believer, Judd Apatow (Introduction by), Patton Oswalt (Introduction by) Cover Image
By The Believer, Judd Apatow (Introduction by), Patton Oswalt (Introduction by)
ISBN: 9780307743718
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Published: Vintage - March 6th, 2012

A Little History of the World - E. H. Gombrich

This gorgeous book will draw you into its pages and hold you there. Written in German in the 1930s and beloved the world over, it was finally translated into English in 2000. Gombrich spryly traces humanity from its humble origins to its grandiose inventions and back again. The illustrated edition adds faces, maps, and designs to the events and mysteries. You will find yourself wishing that Gombrich was still around to finish writing the 20th century and to help us understand why though “there are no easy remedies... we still have the right to go on hoping.”
A Little History of the World (Little Histories) By E. H. Gombrich, Clifford Harper (Illustrator) Cover Image
By E. H. Gombrich, Clifford Harper (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780300143324
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Published: Yale University Press - October 7th, 2008

How to Be Black - Baratunde Thurston

As a biological Oreo, I heartily recommend this book. Having often been asked, “are you really black?” and suffered such compliments as, “you talk good for a black person” (yes, “talk good”), I found solace, humor, and hope in this book. Part biography, part round table, this book reaches beyond its jokes to the awkwardness and suffering we all experience over race in America. From how to celebrate black history month if you are white, to being the token black person in the workplace, Thurston offers all the advice you need to live in a postblack, age-of-Obama, Tyler Perry world and not lose your mind and/or respect for your fellow human.

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ISBN: 9780062003225
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Published: Harper Paperbacks - October 30th, 2012