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101 Two-Letter Words
Stephin Merritt. Roz Chast, illus.
Publisher: Norton.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780393240191.  Daedalus Item Code: 49544
 
(First Edition, with Bookplate Signed by Author & Illustrator) Okay, Scrabble lovers—we get that the key to winning word games is knowing all the two-letter words that can make otherwise ... (Read More)
 
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5 People Who Died During Sex: And 100 Other Terribly Tasteless Lists
Karl Shaw.
Publisher: Broadway.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780767920599.  Daedalus Item Code: 42302
 
Prepare to be amazed, appalled, disgusted—and of course thoroughly entertained—by this compendium of indelicate oddities. Karl Shaw, who also gave us Royal Babylon: The Alarming History of ... (Read More)
 
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Al Jaffee's Mad Life: A Biography
Mary-Lou Weisman. Al Jaffee, illus.
Publisher: It Books.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780061864490.  Daedalus Item Code: 44313
 
Since 1955, when his work began enlivening the pages of MAD magazine, Al Jaffee has pickled three generations of American kids in the brine of satire. So perhaps it's not too surprising that ... (Read More)
 
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At Home: A Short History of Private Life: Special Illustrated Edition
Bill Bryson.
Publisher: Doubleday.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780385537285.  Daedalus Item Code: 43850
 
As he did with A Short History of Nearly Everything (which earned him both the Aventis Prize and the Descartes Prize), Bill Bryson here reintroduces At Home—his lively history of the ... (Read More)
 
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At Home—A Short History of Private Life: Special Illustrated Edition
Bill Bryson.
Publisher: Doubleday.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780385537285.  Daedalus Item Code: 39031
 
As he did with A Short History of Nearly Everything (which earned him both the Aventis Prize and the Descartes Prize), Bill Bryson here reintroduces At Home—his lively history of the ... (Read More)
 
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The Best of the Three Stooges Comicbooks, Volume 1
Norman Maurer & Pete Alvarado. Joan Maurer, intro.
Publisher: Papercutz.   Format: laminated cover.
ISBN: 9781597073288.  Daedalus Item Code: 44234
 
More than two dozen Three Stooges comic book stories are gathered in this omnibus, reproducing three comic book issues drawn by Norman Maurer in the 1950s and three drawn by Pete Alvarado. When ... (Read More)
 
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Crasswords: The Enhanced Edition
Francis Heaney, ed.
Publisher: Puzzle Wright Press.   Format: spiral.
ISBN: 9781402777271.  Daedalus Item Code: 41589
 
Who says that exercising your brain has to be a morally uplifting effort as well? These fiendish crosswords from former Games magazine editor-at-large Francis Heaney boast decidedly racy ... (Read More)
 
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Curing Hiccups with Small Fires: A Delightful Miscellany of Great British Eccentrics
Karl Shaw.
Publisher: Pan.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780330512923.  Daedalus Item Code: 41417
 
An 18th-century French scholar once attributed the British tendency toward eccentricity to a "mixture of fogs, beef, and beer ... aggravated by the tedium of the English Sunday." Whatever the reason, ... (Read More)
 
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The Diary of Edward the Hamster 1990–1990
Miriam & Ezra Elia.
Publisher: Blue Rider Press.   Format: laminated cover.
ISBN: 9780399165979.  Daedalus Item Code: 38944
 
"Why write? Life is a cage of empty words." Trapped behind bars with a wheel that taunts him with its meaninglessness, Edward the Hamster records the existential angst that is the sum of his short ... (Read More)
 
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A Dictionary of Made-Up Languages: From Elvish to Klingon, The Anwa, Reella, Ealray, Yeht (Real) Origins of Invented Lexicons
Stephen D. Rogers.
Publisher: Adams Media.   Format: laminated cover.
ISBN: 9781440528170.  Daedalus Item Code: 44070
 
Can you converse in Klingon? Ask an Elf the time of day? Greet a speaker of Esperanto? It seems that the human impulse for language is so strong that it compels some of us to make up our own, and ... (Read More)
 
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Doodle Paris: Doodle a Day in One of the World's Greatest Cities
Rob Merrett.
Publisher: Dog 'N' Bone.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781909313019.  Daedalus Item Code: 42691
 
Imagine your perfect day in Paris—what would you do? Would you visit the Louvre to check out the Mona Lisa or spend an afternoon shopping along the rue Saint-Honoré? How about a stroll around ... (Read More)
 
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Drunk, Stoned, Brilliant, Dead: The Writers and Artists Who Made the National Lampoon Insanely Great
Rick Meyerowitz.
Publisher: Abrams.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780810988484.  Daedalus Item Code: 41413
 
Launched in 1970 by Harvard graduates and Harvard Lampoon alumni Doug Kenney, Henry Beard, and Robert Hoffman, National Lampoon blazed to the forefront of American humor. Its ... (Read More)
 
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