Missed Connections - Sophie Blackall

I've had a blog crush on Sophie Blackall for a while—and am thrilled that her lovely, playful illustrations of Craigslist "Missed Connections" are now available in book form. Each Missed Connection is a perfect little story: "We shared a bear suit at an apartment party on Saturday night." Or, for the literary: "We were in the Brooklyn Public Library on Saturday, browsing graphic novels you had on a big furry hat and nice smile ... What book did you end up borrowing?" Blackall, a children's book illustrator, brings just the right amount of humor, pathos, romance and whimsy to these anonymous, hopeful appeals for love.
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ISBN: 9780761163589
Availability: Special Order—Subject to Availability
Published: Workman Publishing Company - September 22nd, 2011

Love, Mom - Doree Shafrir and Jessica Grose

Mothers. They gave us life and continue to give us support, praise, advice and, sometimes, criticism—with that distinct "I'm saying this because I'm your mother and I love you" inflection. With the advent of new technology, these messages—often hilarious, always warm—can go viral. Love, Mom is an entertaining collection of these modern mom-missives collected by authors Doree Shafrir and Jessica Grose, who realized that this type of communication was universal and started a blog called “postcardsfromyomomma.com.” They received thousands of submissions from loved children all over the world: e-mails on housekeeping and technology, instant messages on dating and pop culture, comments on blog posts and chatty updates from home. This selection, equal parts wise and whimsical, is the perfect gift for any mom (or anyone with a mom) in your life.

Quite Enough of Calvin Trillin: Forty Years of Funny Stuff - Calvin Trillin

Quite Enough of Calvin Trillin: Forty Years of Funny Stuff (Random House, $27) by Calvin Trillin draws from two-score years of Trillin’s incomparably written humor and satire in The New Yorker, the Nation, and his many books. It runs the gamut, touching (of course) on food, economics, the media, science and technology, the literary world, and family matters, among others. All classics, these pieces can be read over and over and always elicit a chuckle. The political poems offer eternal mirth, perhaps best exemplified in the ode to Sarah Palin entitled, “On a Clear Day I Can See Vladivostok.”  The book is sure to provide the levity we will all be craving as the 2012 election season wears on.

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ISBN: 9780812982213
Availability: Backordered
Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - December 4th, 2012