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Nuns Having Fun
Maureen Kelly & Jeffrey Stone.
 
Publisher: Workman
Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780761150411
Daedalus Item Code: 51325
 
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The Third Plate: Field Notes on the Future of Food
Dan Barber.
 
Publisher: Penguin
Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9781594204074
Daedalus Item Code: 49424
 
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The New Devil's Dictionary: A New Version of the Cynical Classic
Rhonda Koenig. Peter Breese, illus.
Publisher: Lyons Press.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780762772476.  Daedalus Item Code: 51323
 
Ambrose Bierce's classic The Devil's Dictionary was published in 1911, and its caustic wit has never gone out of style. In the ensuing century, many foolish or pompous ideas and inventions ... (Read More)
 
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Stop Me If You've Heard This: A History and Philosophy of Jokes
Jim Holt.
Publisher: Liveright.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780871407207.  Daedalus Item Code: 51338
 
The author of Why Does the World Exist? and a longtime contributor to The New Yorker, Jim Holt here traces the evolution of the joke from the stand-up comics of ancient Athens to the ... (Read More)
 
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The Simple Joys of Grandparenting: Stories, Nursery Rhymes, Recipes, Games, Crafts, And More
Abigail R. Gehring. Martha M. Gehring, intro.
Publisher: Skyhorse.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781616086428.  Daedalus Item Code: 52151
 
Beautifully illustrated with vintage art by Beatrix Potter, Kate Greenway, and Arthur Rackham, this single-volume tutorial on how to be the ultimate grandparent features classic stories and poems by ... (Read More)
 
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Bugs & Daffy: Desktop Duo Mega Mini Kit

Publisher: Running Press.   Format: .
ISBN: 9780762444243.  Daedalus Item Code: 56028
 
Just in case your desk isn't wacky enough, isn't quazy enough, isn't Looney Tunes enough, we have the original dynamic duo of disaster, ready to unleash their particular brand of ... (Read More)
 
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How to Talk Minnesotan: Revised for the 21st Century
Howard Mohr.
Publisher: Penguin.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780143122692.  Daedalus Item Code: 51247
 
A hard-working, handsome people, Minnesotans can sometimes be a bit laconic and inscrutable to the rest of us. Which is why former Prairie Home Companion writer and performer Howard Mohr, the ... (Read More)
 
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Inside MAD: The "Usual Gang of Idiots" Pick Their Favorite MAD Spoofs
Judd Apatow, intro. John Ficarra, ed. Patricia Dwyer, designer.
Publisher: Time Home Entertainment.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781618930897.  Daedalus Item Code: 50452
 
Some may have assumed that anyone who wasted their formative years reading MAD magazine must have wound up as a complete failure in life. As it turns out, some of the venerable periodical's ... (Read More)
 
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My Gonads Roar: The Twisted World of Anagrams—From Pop Idols to Celebrity Chefs
Richard Napier.
Publisher: Faber & Faber.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780571243945.  Daedalus Item Code: 51399
 
A compulsive anagramist—when he sits behind a Cavalier in traffic he can only see a vile car—Richard Napier here uncovers a whole world of funny, occasionally crude, and often strangely ... (Read More)
 
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Math for Grownups: Relearn the Arithmetic You Forgot from School
Laura Laing.
Publisher: Adams Media.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781440512636.  Daedalus Item Code: 51932
 
Don't you wish now that you'd paid more attention in math class? Particularly when you're trying to calculate a fair tip or the discounted price on a new washer and dryer, or compute the odds that ... (Read More)
 
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How to Massage Your Cat
Alice M. Brock.
Publisher: Chronicle.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780811840699.  Daedalus Item Code: 52069
 
The original Alice from Arlo Guthrie's classic story-song "Alice's Restaurant Massacree," Alice M. Brock here offers a tongue-in-cheek instruction on cat massage, complete with drawings reminiscent ... (Read More)
 
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Rudegami: Taking Perverse Pleasure from Impure Origami: Includes 40 Pieces of Origami Paper
Oliver Zachary.
Publisher: Dog 'N' Bone.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780957140974.  Daedalus Item Code: 50794
 
Liven up your next party—or simply amuse your more puerile friends—with this collection of, shall we say, unexpected origami patterns. Here are 18 designs and variations to subvert and ... (Read More)
 
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1. Throw the Damn Ball: Classic Poetry by Dogs
R.D. Rosen, Harry Prichett & Rob Battles.
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2. Why Women Have Sex: Sexual Motivation from Adventure to Revenge—and Everything in Between
Cindy Meston & David Buss.
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3. The Book of "Unnecessary" Quotation Marks: A Celebration of Creative Punctuation
Bethany Keeley.
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4. The Queen's English: An A to Zed Guide To Distinctively British Words
C.J. Moore.
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5. Inside MAD: The "Usual Gang of Idiots" Pick Their Favorite MAD Spoofs
Judd Apatow, intro. John Ficarra, ed. Patricia Dwyer, designer.
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6. Great Short Works of Mark Twain: Old Times on the Mississippi, The Mysterious Stranger, The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg, The Jumping Frog, Jim Baker's Bluejay Yarn, A True Story, and Other Writings
Mark Twin.
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7. Everything Explained Through Flowcharts: Including Tips for World Domination, Which Religion Offers the Best Afterlife, Alien Pickup Lines, and the Secret Recipe for Gettin' Laid Lemonade
Doogie Horner.
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8. 40: A Doonesbury Retrospective
G.B. Trudeau.
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9. Jim, Who Ran Away From His Nurse and Was Eaten By a Lion: A Cautionary Tale
Hilaire Belloc. Mini Grey, illus.
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10. Funerals to Die For: The Craziest, Creepiest, and Most Bizarre Funeral Traditions and Practices Ever
Kathy Benjamin.
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