Humor

Egghead

Or, You Can't Survive on Ideas Alone

Author: Bo Burnham

Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

ISBN: 145551912X

Category: Humor

Page: 224

View: 9923

A strange and charming collection of hilariously absurd poetry, writing, and illustration from one of today's most popular young comedians... EGGHEAD: Or, You Can't Survive on Ideas Alone Bo Burnham was a precocious teenager living in his parents' attic when he started posting material on YouTube. 100 million people viewed those videos, turning Bo into an online sensation with a huge and dedicated following. Bo taped his first of two Comedy Central specials four days after his 18th birthday, making him the youngest to do so in the channel's history. Now Bo is a rising star in the comedy world, revered for his utterly original and intelligent voice. And, he can SIIIIIIIIING! In EGGHEAD, Bo brings his brand of brainy, emotional comedy to the page in the form of off-kilter poems, thoughts, and more. Teaming up with his longtime friend, artist, and illustrator Chance Bone, Bo takes on everything from death to farts in this weird book that will make you think, laugh and think, "why did I just laugh?"
Humor

Egghead

Or, You Can't Survive on Ideas Alone

Author: Bo Burnham

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 145551912X

Category: Humor

Page: 224

View: 2783

A strange and charming collection of hilariously absurd poetry, writing, and illustration from one of today's most popular young comedians... EGGHEAD: Or, You Can't Survive on Ideas Alone Bo Burnham was a precocious teenager living in his parents' attic when he started posting material on YouTube. 100 million people viewed those videos, turning Bo into an online sensation with a huge and dedicated following. Bo taped his first of two Comedy Central specials four days after his 18th birthday, making him the youngest to do so in the channel's history. Now Bo is a rising star in the comedy world, revered for his utterly original and intelligent voice. And, he can SIIIIIIIIING! In EGGHEAD, Bo brings his brand of brainy, emotional comedy to the page in the form of off-kilter poems, thoughts, and more. Teaming up with his longtime friend, artist, and illustrator Chance Bone, Bo takes on everything from death to farts in this weird book that will make you think, laugh and think, "why did I just laugh?"
Poetry

Egghead

Or, You Can't Survive on Ideas Alone

Author: Bo Burnham

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 140914433X

Category: Poetry

Page: 224

View: 9087

Sometimes funny, sometimes serious, mostly absurd collection of poetry and essays from rising comedy star Bo Burnham. Bo Burnham was a teenager living in his parents' attic in Massachusetts when he started posting funny songs to YouTube that immediately turned heads with their wise satire that belied his very young age. He quickly struck a chord. Over 16 million people watched his videos and he soon amassed a gigantic (and young) online following that excitedly awaited each new video. Soon after that, Bo became revered in all comedy circles for being a wholly original, highly intelligent young voice. Judd Apatow started championing the young comedian, and Bo taped his first Comedy Central special at age 18, the youngest in history. His comedy/song albums were huge critical and commercial successes. His MTV show ZACH STONE IS GONNA BE FAMOUS, of which he is the star, writer, director, and producer, and which largely comments on his own rise to fame, will premiere in 2013. Written in his very distinctive comedic voice, EGGHEAD: OR, YOU CAN'T SURVIVE ON IDEAS ALONE brings Bo's award-winning brand of brainy word play to the page in the form of off-kilter writings, thoughts, and poems. Collaborating with longtime friend, artist and illustrator Chance Bone, Bo writes about everything from painful breakups to bald barbers, in a collection that makes the reader laugh, but like his stand-up and music, also displays surprisingly mature insights. With one text piece and one original black & white illustration per page, this book will appeal to Bo's already established fans.
Humor

Point Your Face at This

Drawings

Author: Demetri Martin

Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

ISBN: 1455512060

Category: Humor

Page: 192

View: 2163

The New York Times bestselling writer and comedian Demetri Martin is back with a brand new collection of drawings that urge you to: POINT YOUR FACE AT THIS In his first book, This Is a Book, Demetri Martin introduced fans and readers to his unique brand of long-form humor writing. That book spent twelve weeks on the New York Times bestseller list Now Demetri returns with an eclectic volume devoted entirely to his trademark drawings and word play. POINT YOUR FACE AT THIS contains hundreds of hilarious drawings and visual jokes, showcasing Martin's particular penchant for brevity. With a sensibility all its own, this is a great gift book and an absolute must-have for fans of the brainy, ambidextrous, comedian, palindromist (and author), Demetri Martin.
Humor

How to Ruin Everything

Essays

Author: George Watsky

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698191242

Category: Humor

Page: 240

View: 1952

A New York Times Bestseller "Funny, subversive, and able to excavate such brutally honest sentences that you find yourself nodding your head in wonder and recognition." —Lin-Manuel Miranda, composer and lyricist of In the Heights and Hamilton: An American Musical Are you a sensible, universally competent individual? Are you tired of the crushing monotony of leaping gracefully from one lily pad of success to the next? Are you sick of doing everything right? In this brutally honest and humorous debut, musician and artist George Watsky chronicles the small triumphs over humiliation that make life bearable and how he has come to accept defeat as necessary to personal progress. The essays in How to Ruin Everything range from the absurd (how he became an international ivory smuggler) to the comical (his middle-school rap battle dominance) to the revelatory (his experiences with epilepsy), yet all are delivered with the type of linguistic dexterity and self-awareness that has won Watsky devoted fans across the globe. Alternately ribald and emotionally resonant, How to Ruin Everything announces a versatile writer with a promising career ahead. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Humor

If It's Not Funny It's Art

Author: Demetri Martin

Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

ISBN: 1538729059

Category: Humor

Page: 192

View: 9357

New York Times bestselling author of This Is a Book and Point Your Face at This, Demetri Martin is back with another collection of hilarious drawings: IF IT'S NOT FUNNY IT'S ART Packed with hundreds of new illustrations and one-liners, IF IT'S NOT FUNNY IT'S ART is a peek into the ingenious mind of author/comedian/filmmaker Demetri Martin. Exploring the meaning of art, life, death, ennui and the elegant fart joke with a sensibility all its own, this collection is a perfect gift for word lovers, art appreciators and fans of Demetri's unique brand of comedy. Sure to make you laugh out loud, and if it doesn't, then you know it's art.
Humor

This Is a Book

Author: Demetri Martin

Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

ISBN: 9781609418762

Category: Humor

Page: 288

View: 7326

From the renowned comedian, creator, star and executive producer/multiple title-holder of Comedy Central's Important Things with Demetri Martin comes a bold, original, and rectangular kind of humor book. Demetri's first literary foray features longer-form essays and conceptual pieces (such as Protagonists' Hospital, a melodrama about the clinic doctors who treat only the flesh wounds and minor head scratches of Hollywood action heroes), as well as his trademark charts, doodles, drawings, one-liners, and lists (i.e., the world views of optimists, pessimists and contortionists), Martin's material is varied, but his unique voice and brilliant mind will keep readers in stitches from beginning to end.
Fiction

The Stench of Honolulu

A Tropical Adventure

Author: Jack Handey

Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

ISBN: 1455522392

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

View: 405

The legendary Deep Thoughts and New Yorker humorist Jack Handey is back with his very first novel-a hilarious, absurd, far-flung adventure tale. THE STENCH OF HONOLOLU Are you a fan of books in which famous tourist destinations are repurposed as unlivable hellholes for no particular reason? Read on! Jack Handey's exotic tale is full of laugh-out-loud twists and unforgettable characters whose names escape me right now. A reliably unreliable narrator and his friend, who is some other guy, need to get out of town. They have a taste for adventure, so they pay a visit to a relic of bygone days-a travel agent-and discover an old treasure map. She might have been a witch, by the way. Our heroes soon embark on a quest for the Golden Monkey, which takes them into the mysterious and stinky foreign land of Honolulu. There, they meet untold dangers, confront strange natives, kill and eat Turtle People, kill some other things and people, eat another thing, and discover the ruins of ancient civilizations. As our narrator says, "The ruins were impressive. But like so many civilizations, they forgot the rule that might have saved them: Don't let vines grow all over you."
Poetry

Kiss Off

Poems to Set You Free

Author: Mary D. Esselman,Elizabeth Ash Vélez Bestselling authors of The Hell With Love

Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

ISBN: 0446555347

Category: Poetry

Page: 232

View: 8633

The editors of "The Hell with Love" are back, applying their irreverent view of life and love to help melt the hardest heart. For anyone who's been let down by life and love, these poems reveal that the most important person one can fall in love with is oneself.
Humor

Shatner Rules

Your Guide to Understanding the Shatnerverse and the World at Large

Author: William Shatner,Chris Regan

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101547987

Category: Humor

Page: 272

View: 2933

You love William Shatner. You admire his many and varied talents. You appreciate his creativity and willingness to take risks. You want to learn his master negotiation techniques. You wish you could hang out with him. Admit it. You want to BE William Shatner. And now...you can (almost). To be Shatner, you must follow the rules included in this lively, entertaining, and thought-provoking volume. This collection of rules and fun factners, illustrated with stories from Bill’s illustrious life and career, will show you how Bill became WILLIAM SHATNER, larger than life and bigger than any role he ever played. Shatner Rules is your guide to becoming William Shatner. Or more accurately, beautifully Shatneresque. Because let's face it...Shatner does rule, doesn't he?
FICTION

Egghead

Or, You Can't Survive on Ideas Alone

Author: Burnham Bo Bone Chance

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781455551248

Category: FICTION

Page: 360

View: 3720

Health & Fitness

Tom’s Daily Goals: Never Feel Hungry or Tired Again

Author: Tom Daley

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0008281386

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 224

View: 1697

Want to make healthy living a habit – something you do without even thinking? Tom’s Daily Goals can show you how. It’s easier than you think. ‘Tom can do no wrong.’ The Irish Independent
Juvenile Fiction

Egghead

Author: Caroline Pignat

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780889953994

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 173

View: 7520

Will Reid is constantly bullied by Shane, but Katie, Will's friend, and Devan, Shane's friend, do nothing to stop the bullying until it may be too late.
Young Adult Fiction

The House At 758

Author: Kathryn Berla

Publisher: Amberjack Publishing

ISBN: 9781944995249

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 250

View: 4335

Sixteen-year-old Krista is having a hard time. She's still grieving the recent death of her mother when her father's girlfriend, Marie, moves into their home, and Krista feels like there's no one she can talk to about her sadness. To make matters worse, her best friend, Lyla, is heading to Maine for the summer to spend time with her grandparents. Krista feels pressure from the people around her to resume a normal life; her father wants her to find an activity to occupy her summer, and her neighbor encourages her to return to therapy. However, Krista doesn't feel ready to be -normal- again; she'd rather hang out in a tent she'd pitched on her roof, or sit in her car obsessively watching a mysterious house, the house at 758. Just when things start to feel too hard for her to bear, she runs into Jake, a fellow classmate and the cute sales associate at a store where she shoplifts. A young romance quickly forms, but Krista has a hard time opening up to Jake. She remains guarded and manages to push him away. One day, her father informs her that her grandfather, a Hungarian Holocaust survivor who lives in Venezuela, is coming to town for a visit. Krista is at first irritated that she'd have to babysit her foreign grandfather whom she barely knows, but soon realizes that he may be just the person she needed in her life. Krista's grandfather begins telling her stories of his past, of tragedy, hope, and forgiveness, and with these new developments, Krista begins to open up and embrace life again. She ends up confronting her grief and gains a greater understanding of her family's past and what she has to look forward to in life.
Biography & Autobiography

How to Make White People Laugh

Author: Negin Farsad

Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

ISBN: 1455558206

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

View: 9120

From the acclaimed writer, director, and star of the hit documentary The Muslims are Coming! comes a memoir in essays about growing up Iranian-American in a post-9/11 world and the power of comedy to combat racism. Negin Farsad is an Iranian-American-Muslim female stand-up comedian who believes she can change the world through jokes. And yes, sometimes that includes fart jokes. In this candid and uproarious book, Farsad shares her personal experiences growing up as the "other" in an American culture that has no time for nuance. In fact, she longed to be black and/or Mexican at various points of her youth, you know, like normal kids. Right? RIGHT? Writing bluntly and hilariously about the elements of race we are often too politically correct to discuss, Farsad takes a long hard look at the iconography that still shapes our concepts of "black," "white," and "Muslim" today-and what it means when white culture defines the culture. Farsad asks the important questions like, What does it mean to have a hyphenated identity? How can we actually combat racism, stereotyping, and exclusion? Do Iranians get bunions at a higher rate than other ethnic groups? (She's asking for a friend.) HOW TO MAKE WHITE PEOPLE LAUGH tackles these questions with wit, humor, and incisive intellect. And along the way, you might just learn a thing or two about tetherball, Duck Dynasty, and wine slushies.
Fiction

Francis of the Filth

Author: George Miller

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 1387189743

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 8068

The tiers are shifting. The omniverses are under attack. And only one man has the chromosomes to make things right. Or does he? Filthy Frank begins life as the harmless creator of extinction level radioactive weapons, but is taken far into the deepest recesses of the omniverses to learn how everything came to be and how everything will be. If it were only that simple. He and his group of deviant disciples are chased from realm to realm by murderous chimpillas and treacherous peace lords, as he seeks to understand the dark secrets of the omniverses. An encounter with the Ultimate God might be his only chance, but Frank must first survive not only those who fight for evil but his own struggle for good as well. If only his chromosomes would stop multiplying...
Fathers and sons

Him & Me

Author: Jack Whitehall,Michael Whitehall

Publisher: Michael Joseph

ISBN: 9781405911375

Category: Fathers and sons

Page: 360

View: 6490

A father and son remember it all. Differently. Jack and Michael Whitehall have a slightly unusual relationship. Michael, a highly successful agent to stars of stage and screen and a father late in life, wanted to instil in Jack the importance of hard work and the benefits of a classical education. Jack, dutiful son that he is, quit university to do stand-up. Him & Me is the story of a father and son, a generation gap, and two people making it up as they go along . . . 'The rapport between them is palpable and priceless . . . crackles with their back-and-forth dynamic . . . an embarrassment of biographical riches.' Daily Telegraph
Humor

Girl Logic

The Genius and the Absurdity

Author: Iliza Shlesinger

Publisher: Hachette Books

ISBN: 1602863245

Category: Humor

Page: 264

View: 9127

From breakout stand-up comedian Iliza Shlesinger comes a subversively funny collection of essays and observations on the secret genius of irrational behavior. Have you ever been pissed because you're not pretty enough, and then gotten even more pissed that someone didn't find you as pretty as you think you are? Have you ever obsessed over the size of your thighs while eating dessert, all the while saying you'll work out extra tomorrow? Or spent endless hours wondering why you have to bear the brunt of other people's insecurities? I mean, after all, I'm pretty great. Why cope with insecurities I don't already have? That last one's just me? All right, then. But if the rest sounds familiar, you are experiencing Girl Logic: a characteristically female way of thinking that appears contradictory and circuitous but is actually a complicated and highly evolved way of looking at the world. You end up considering every repercussion of every choice (about dating, career, clothes, lunch) before making a move toward what you really want. And why do we attempt these mental hurdles? Well, that's what this book is all about. The fact is, whether you're obsessing over his last text or the most important meeting of your career, your Girl Logic serves a purpose: It helps push you, question what you want, and clarify what will make you a happier, better person. Girl Logic can be every confident woman's secret weapon, and this book shows you how to wield it.