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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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Let's Pretend This Never Happened: (a Mostly True Memoir)

Let's Pretend This Never Happened: (a Mostly True Memoir)
Lawson, Jenny

If you like warts-and-all memoirs in which an author reveals her most embarrassing moments in hilarious detail, then this is the memoir for you. Lawson, a Texas blogger mom, lets it all hang out for laughs.


Format: Book
Holds: 0 on 1 copies

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Treasure Island!!!

Treasure Island!!!
Levine, Sara

With a good dose of gusto (three exclamation points worth!!!), a woman adopts the core values she sees in Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic adventure tale. Boldness! Resolution! Independence! Horn-blowing! In fewer than 200 pages!


Format: Book
Holds: 0 on 4 copies

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I Can't Complain: (all Too) Personal Essays

I Can't Complain: (all Too) Personal Essays
Lipman, Elinor

Readers who enjoy Lipman’s modern comedy of manners novels ("The Family Man," "My Latest Grievance") are in for a treat with this collection of essays on family, life, TV and writing. A good match for Nora Ephron fans.


Format: Book
Holds: 1 on 22 copies

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Farewell, Dorothy Parker

Farewell, Dorothy Parker
Meister, Ellen

Lauded film critic Violet Epps writes cutting reviews but can’t say what she wants in real life – until the sharp-witted Dorothy Parker materializes from the Algonquin Hotel’s guest book.


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Holds: 0 on 4 copies

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Sacré Bleu: A Comedy D'art

Sacré Bleu: A Comedy D'art
Moore, Christopher

Moore visits the 19th century with his witty, irreverent style in this story about French artist Lucien Lessard and his quest to delve deeper into the mystery of Van Gogh’s death and the color blue.


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Holds: 0 on 4 copies

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It Looked Different on the Model: Epic Tales of Impending Shame and Infamy

It Looked Different on the Model: Epic Tales of Impending Shame and Infamy
Notaro, Laurie

With her trademark sarcasm and conversational style, Notaro makes forwarded emails from parents, wrestling out of a shirt in a dressing room and Ambien adventures all seem hilarious. See also her “Idiot Girl” titles.


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Holds: 0 on 0 copies

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The Last Girlfriend on Earth: And Other Love Stories

The Last Girlfriend on Earth: And Other Love Stories
Rich, Simon

Wildly imaginative stories by a former “Saturday Night Live” writer tackle the three phases of relationships: meeting, loving and breaking up. Not to be overlooked is the Craigslist factor, as seen in “Dog Missed Connections.”


Format: Book
Holds: 0 on 5 copies

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Let's Explore Diabetes With Owls

Let's Explore Diabetes With Owls

Costco, Beijing, the English countryside and a taxidermy shop are a few of the places that just became funnier than most of us ever imagined, thanks to Sedaris. Need we say more?


Format: Book
Holds: 0 on 0 copies

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Where'd You Go, Bernadette: A Novel

Where'd You Go, Bernadette: A Novel
Semple, Maria

In this satiric novel set in Seattle, written by a former writer for the TV series “Arrested Development,” Bernadette goes missing after some truly uproarious incidents and it’s up to her daughter Bee to find her.


Format: Book
Holds: 5 on 24 copies

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Miss Buncle's Book

Miss Buncle's Book
Stevenson, D. E.

Meet Barbara Buncle, a novelist whose stories begin to come true for the people of her small village. This charming English tale, originally published in 1936, was reissued in 2012.


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Holds: 2 on 6 copies

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