Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead: The Writers and Artists Who Made the National Lampoon Insanely Great - Rick Meyerowitz

Irreverent?  Definitely.  Offensive?  Eh, maybe.  The satirical pages of the National Lampoon captured the lunacy and hypocrisy in American culture and politics in the 1970s and ’80s. DRUNK STONED BRILLIANT DEAD: The Writers and Artists who Made the National Lampoon Insanely Great (Abrams, $40) is a coffee-table-book-sized celebration of many of the best and most memorable stories, comics, photo-essays, fake ads, and other miscellany that left us howling and nodding our heads when they were first published.  It’s all still funny... really funny.  Artist and writer Rick Meyerowitz has organized the contents by the Lampoon’s most legendary editors and regular contributors.  Co-founders Doug Kenney and Henry Beard are remembered here, along with writers like P.J. O’Rourke, Michael O’Donoghue, and Jeff Greenfield.  Classic cartoonists like Charles Rodrigues, Gahan Wilson, and Sam Gross (among others) are represented in their subversive and hilarious glory.

Simple Times - Amy Sedaris

Tired of the same old holiday crafts? Handprint turkeys, popsicle-stick God’s eyes, quaint silhouettes—that stuff is for preschoolers. Step up your DIY game with funny gal Amy Sedaris’s kooky craftiness. Sedaris’s colorful, tonguein- cheek nod to the current economic atmosphere is on full display in her many “crafts” created from found and salvaged materials such as tinfoil, hair, and rotting fruit. From the Crafty Candle Salad to the Crab-Claw Roach Clip to an entire chapter on “fornicrafting,” SIMPLE TIMES (Grand Central, $27.99) will cure your craft blues with hilarious and bizarre projects easily made from everyday household items.

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ISBN: 9780446557047
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - November 1st, 2011

Holidays on Ice - David Sedaris

David Sedaris returns this holiday season with two new volumes of hilarious personal essays.  Holidays On Ice (Little, Brown, $16.99) has made David the new Dickens and this volume, which includes six new stories, is the perfect stocking stuffer.  The story that started it all, “SantaLand Diaries,” takes center stage, and we watch enrapt as Sedaris suffers through a memorable Christmas season as an elf in Macy’s SantaLand.  It is impossible not to laugh as Sedaris’s wonderfully critical eye focuses on snow days, Secret Santa, and the unavoidable family Christmas letter.

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ISBN: 9780316035903
Availability: Special Order—Subject to Availability
Published: Little, Brown and Company - October 8th, 2008

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ISBN: 9780316078917
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Published: Back Bay Books - October 20th, 2010