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December 17, 2017

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Books, Movies & Music : Humor

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Humor

 

Try these fiction and nonfiction titles that aim for the funny bone.

 

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Insane City

Insane City
Barry, Dave

Seth is on his way to Florida to marry Tina, a rich beauty he never dreamed would go for a schmo like him, when he is waylaid by an angry ex, a violent mobster and general mayhem.


Format: Book
Holds: 0 on 12 copies

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Ride, Cowboy, Ride!: 8 Seconds Ain't That Long : A Rodeo Novel

Ride, Cowboy, Ride!: 8 Seconds Ain't That Long : A Rodeo Novel
Black, Baxter

Rodeo circuit stars Cooney Bedlam and Straight Line wind up in a barrel of trouble trying to clear Pica D’TroiT before the big National Rodeo Finals. Black, a cowboy poet and veterinarian, once again brings madcap laughs.


Format: Book
Holds: 0 on 2 copies

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Jujitsu Rabbi and the Godless Blonde: A True Story

Jujitsu Rabbi and the Godless Blonde: A True Story
Dana, Rebecca

In this saucy memoir, a young journalist examines her life and the meaning of success with the help of Cosmo, a disillusioned, jujitsu-practicing rabbi working in a photocopy shop.


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Holds: 0 on 3 copies

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The Riptide Ultra-glide

The Riptide Ultra-glide
Dorsey, Tim

Often compared to Florida compatriot Carl Hiaasen, Dorsey returns with a story starring serial killer Serge Storms who heads out with his stoner sidekick Coleman to create his own reality TV show.


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Holds: 0 on 2 copies

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Middle Men: Stories

Middle Men: Stories
Gavin, Jim

With deadpan humor, these stories of Los Angeles men of the slacker variety provide insight and wit as they follow loveable losers from the basketball court to a job as a toilet salesman to the local Del Taco.


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Holds: 1 on 1 copies

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That Is All

That Is All
Hodgman, John

Hodgman returns with his third book of fake trivia. This McSweeney’s contributor and comic dynamo from “The Daily Show” delivers laughs with fabricated world knowledge that will not help you on any test.


Format: Book
Holds: 1 on 9 copies

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The 100-year-old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared

The 100-year-old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared
Jonasson, Jonas

Allan escapes from the birthday party he never wanted and embarks on an adventure filled with criminals, a suitcase of cash and a backstory involving key people from the 20th century. An international bestseller translated from Swedish.


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Holds: 0 on 0 copies

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Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (and Other Concerns)

Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (and Other Concerns)
Kaling, Mindy

Kaling, a comedian and actress from “The Office” and “The Mindy Project,” brings her self-effacing wit to this memoir that, like Tina Fey’s "Bossypants," you will read in delectable, bite-size chunks. Think donut holes for the soul.


Format: Book
Holds: 2 on 5 copies

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Truth in Advertising

Truth in Advertising
Kenney, John

Finbar Dolan isn’t the ad agency’s first choice for a copywriter, but he’s the only one available to join the agency’s team to create a Super Bowl-worthy diaper commercial.


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Holds: 0 on 8 copies

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Here I Go Again

Here I Go Again
Lancaster, Jen

In high school, Lissy Ryder reigned supreme as a popular, beautiful bully. At her 20-year reunion, recently divorced Lissy realizes she is universally reviled. Can traveling back in time save her from herself?


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Holds: 0 on 7 copies

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