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General Non-Fiction
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40: A Doonesbury Retrospective
G.B. Trudeau.
 
Publisher: Andrews McMeel
Format: slipcased
ISBN: 9780740797354
Daedalus Item Code: 50721
 
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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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Thou Spleeny Swag-Bellied Miscreant: Create Your Own Shakespearean Insults
Sarah Royal & Jillian Hofer.
Publisher: Running Press.   Format: spiral.
ISBN: 9780762453214.  Daedalus Item Code: 59095
 
If your inventory of insulting invective has run its course; if your pithiest barbs lack the unassailable profundity of Shakespeare's finely crafted cudgels, fear not, tongue-tied plaintiff. Big-city ... (Read More)
 
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A Very Klingon Christmas
Paul Ruditis. Patrick Faricy, illus.
Publisher: Gallery.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781476746807.  Daedalus Item Code: 50967
 
Silly good fun for Star Trek fans, this picture book imagines that our Christmas traditions—the caroling, the lights, the feasting, and the visit from St. Nicholas—were in fact stolen by humans from ... (Read More)
 
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Texts from Dog
October Jones.
Publisher: Mariner.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780544077744.  Daedalus Item Code: 51460
 
"My dog sends me texts. Yeah. It's weird." Like most of us, British animator and humorist October Jones wondered what it would be like if his dog could talk. So he tried the next best thing, and ... (Read More)
 
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97 Ways to Make a Cat Like You
Carol Kaufmann.
Publisher: Workman.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780761182160.  Daedalus Item Code: 59234
 
Most of the cats we've met have been quite personable and affectionate with their humans (although any kitty can get cranky once in a while). But if you are trying to introduce yourself to a new ... (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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NPR Laughter Therapy: Funny for a Living
Lucille Ball, Louis C.K., Charlie Chaplin, Billy Crystal, Jim Gaffigan, Buster Keaton, Bob Newhart, Jerry Seinfeld, Sarah Silverman & others.
Publisher: High Bridge.   Format: 3 audio CDs.
ISBN: 9781622314737.  Daedalus Item Code: 59037
 
Collecting some of NPR's finest portraits of funny—from a 1972 profile of Harold Lloyd, with his advice to a new generation of comedic actors, to British comedian Eddie Izzard in a 2014 interview on ... (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. The Book of "Unnecessary" Quotation Marks: A Celebration of Creative Punctuation
Bethany Keeley.
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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. 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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4. Throw the Damn Ball: Classic Poetry by Dogs
R.D. Rosen, Harry Prichett & Rob Battles.
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5. 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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6. 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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7. Funerals to Die For: The Craziest, Creepiest, and Most Bizarre Funeral Traditions and Practices Ever
Kathy Benjamin.
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8. 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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9. 97 Ways to Make a Cat Like You
Carol Kaufmann.
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10. Porn for the Working Woman
Gretchen LeMaistre, photos.
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