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Diary of a Wimpy Kid: #1-4

Jeff Kinney - 2009
    The books are the journals of the main character, whose name is Greg Heffley. Befitting a child's diary, they are filled with hand written notes and simple drawings of his daily adventures

xkcd: volume 0

Randall Munroe - 2009
    While it's practically required reading in the geek community, xkcd fans are as varied as the comic's subject matter. This book creates laughs from science jokes on one page to relationship humor on another.xkcd: volume 0 is the first book from the immensely popular webcomic with a passionate readership (just Google "xkcd meetup").The artist selected personal and fan favorites from his first 600 comics. It was lovingly assembled from high-resolution original scans of the comics (the mouseover text is discreetly included), and features a lot of doodles, notes, and puzzles in the margins.The book is published by Breadpig, which donates all of the publisher profits from this book to Room to Read for promoting literacy in the developing world.

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: #1-3 [Collection]

Jeff Kinney - 2009
    Desperate to prove his new found maturity, which only going up a grade can bring, Greg is happy to have his not-quite-so-cool sidekick, Rowley, along for the ride. Three fantastic titles in a box set: Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw.

Simon's Cat

Simon Tofield - 2009
    Now, the feline Internet phenomenon makes his way onto the page in this first-ever book based on the popular animated series. Simon's Cat depicts and exaggerates the hilarious relationship between a man and his cat. The daily escapades of this adorable pet, which always involve demanding more food, and his exasperated but doting owner come to life through Tofield's charming and hilarious illustrations.

The Bloom County Library, Vol. 1: 1980-1982

Berkeley Breathed - 2009
    Bloom County ran from December 8th, 1980 to August 6th, 1989 and was published in an astounding 1200 newspapers on a daily basis. The huge popularity of Bloom County spawned a merchandizing bonanza, as well as two spin-off strips, Outland and Opus. The Bloom County Library Volume 1 highlights the first time the entire run of the immensely popular Bloom County strip has been collected in beautifully designed hard cover books with exceptional reproduction.Book Details: Format: Hardcover Publication Date: 10/6/2009 Pages: 288

Mackenzie Blue

Tina Wells - 2009
    . . .Is it enough to survive middle school?Countdown to a 7th Grade Meltdown1. Your BFF moves away.2. Someone steals your diary and reveals your deepest secrets—to the entire class.3. You have one chance to become a rock star and one chance to totally blow it. Guess what!? All three happened to me! School's a disaster already. Don't get me wrong—I love Brookdale Academy and I have a fabulous crew of friends. (At least, I think I do.) But, if I'm going to survive, I need all the help I can get!

Tales from a Not-So-Fabulous Life

Rachel Renée Russell - 2009
    New mean girl. New crush. New diary so I can spill about all of it…I put a lot of really personal stuff in this diary along with my sketches and doodles.But, mostly it’s about how TRAUMATIC it was transferring to my new private middle school, Westchester Country Day.And, how a lot of the CCP (Cool, Cute & Popular) kids were really SNOBBY and made my life TOTALLY miserable. People like, oh, I don’t know, maybe…MACKENZIE HOLLISTER!!And, it just so happened that I got stuck with a locker right next to hers. I could NOT believe I had such CRAPPY luck. I knew right then and there it was going to be a VERY, VERY long school year :-( !

Cat Diary: Yon & Muu; 猫日記よん&むー; Neko Nikki Yon to Mū

Junji Ito - 2009
    J-kun, a dog person, was coerced into adopting two cats by his fiancee A-ko: Muu, a Norwegian cat, and Yon who has an accursed face. Much to the chagrin of J, the cats do not immediately love him. The difference between fear and comedy is paper thin. Here's a cat comedy from a horror manga author.

Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed

Mo Willems - 2009
    But what will happen when Grandpah, the oldest, wisest, and most naked Naked Mole Rat ever discovers Wilbur's secret?Funnyman and three-time Caldecott Honoree Mo Willems exposes the naked truth about being yourself and wearing it well.

Silly Tilly

Eileen Spinelli - 2009
    She takes her baths in apple juice. She wears a pancake as a hat. She tries to ride the farmer’s cat."But the barnyard animals complain that she’s too silly. When she stops entertaining her friends with her antics, the farm becomes a quiet and unhappy place. David Slonim’s acrylic, pencil, and ballpoint pen illustrations add to the hilarity in this story about a one-of-a-kind silly goose.

Sleep, Big Bear, Sleep!

Maureen Wright - 2009
    He thinks Old Man Winter has told him to drive a jeep, to sweep, and to leap. Big Bear just can’t seem to hear what Old Man Winter is saying. Finally, Old Man Winter finds a noisy way to get Big Bear’s attention. Cozy illustrations rendered in pencil and mixed media by Will Hillenbrand bring this bedtime story to a fitting conclusion.

The Rabbit Problem

Emily Gravett - 2009
    Hop along to the Field and follow Lonely and Chalk Rabbit through a year as they try to cope with their fast expanding brood and handle a different seasonal challenge each month, from the cold of February to the wet of April and the heat of July.

Between the Plums

Janet Evanovich - 2009
    She hasn’t got a tree. She hasn’t bought any presents. The malls are jam-packed with staggering shoppers. There’s not a twinkle of light anywhere to be seen in her apartment—and there’s a strange man in her kitchen. Plum Lovin’ Mysterious men have a way of showing up in Stephanie Plum’s apartment. When the shadowy Diesel appears, he has a task for Stephanie—and he’s not taking no for an answer. Plum Lucky Stephanie Plum is looking to get lucky...In an Atlantic City hotel room…In a Winnebago…And with a brown-eyed stud who has stolen her heart.

The Secret Science Alliance and the Copycat Crook

Eleanor Davis - 2009
    There, they can work to their hearts content on projects like the Stink-O-Meter, the Kablovsky Copter, and the Nightsneak Goggles. All that tinkering comes in handy when the trio discovers an evil scientist's dastardly plan to rob a museum. Can three inventors, armed with their wacky creations, hope to defeat this criminal mastermind?

The Adventures of Nanny Piggins

R.A. Spratt - 2009
    The three Green children are cared for by a nanny pig. Yes, a pig--a fabulously sassy and impeccably dressed pig, as a matter of fact! With her insatiable urge to eat chocolate (and feed chocolate to everyone she loves), her high-flying spirit, and her unending sense of fun, Nanny Piggins takes Derrick, Samantha, and Michael on a year of surprises, yummy treats, and adventures they'll never forget. It's no surprise that Booklist proclaimed, "Mary Poppins, move over--or get shoved out of the way." Nanny Piggins is a refreshing and dynamic addition to favorite classic nannies: Amelia Bedelia, Mrs. Piggle Wiggle, and, of course, Mary Poppins. Read more books in the series: Nanny Piggins and the Wicked Plan and Nanny Piggins and the Runaway Lion.

Twilite: A Parody

Stephen Jenner - 2009
    Then again, it can get a little ugly. Just ask Stella Crow. Stella is a clumsy but otherwise ordinary girl whose life takes a radical turn the moment she meets Edweird. Though perfect on the outside, Edweird Sullen is remarkably unrefined on the inside. He also happens to be a one hundred year old vampire, trapped in the body of a teenage boy, who has yet to finish high school. Nonetheless, Stella is unconditionally smitten with him. But not everything is rosy in this gloomiest of towns. Edweird's enemies have sworn to put a tragic end to their romance. Against all odds, the bond between Stella and Edweird is *nearly* strong enough for their love to survive. Most love stories between an impossibly handsome vampire and an ungainly young woman have a magical ending. This one -- not so much.Publisher's Note: May 27, 2009 -- There was a formatting problem with the previous version of the book on some Kindles. For those who purchased this title and had problems with the formatting, please download it again. The newer version works on all Kindle versions.

The Bishop's Daughter

Tiffany L. Warren - 2009
    She keeps the business affairs of her father’s successful Atlanta church in order—but can’t get her personal business moving in the right direction. She’s the oldest and most reliable of Bishop Kumal Prentiss’s children—but is wonder if she’s tried too hard not to be a “wild preacher’s kid.” So Emoni is definitely intrigued when sparks fly between her and Freedom of Life’s newest member, Darrin Bainbridge. He’s handsome, works hard on growing in faith and his writing career, and sees the passionate, strong woman Emoni really is. But Darrin isn’t telling his whole story…and has secrets as deep as his charm. Now Emoni’s family is in turmoil, her father’s reputation is on the line, and Emoni doesn’t know which way is up. She’s going to have to face some truths, learn forgiveness, and break some rules…if she’s ever to find heaven-sent happiness.

Wrapped-Up FoxTrot: A Treasury with the Final Daily Strips

Bill Amend - 2009
    Life is always fresh, topical, and irreverent in this wacky house.* Amend's FoxTrot won the National Cartoonists Society's prestigious Reuben Award in 2007.

Let's Do Nothing!

Tony Fucile - 2009
    What's left to do? Nothing! Ten seconds of nothing! Can they do it? Can they act like stone statues in the park? Can they simply hold their breath and not blink an eye? With a wink to the reader and a command of visual humor, feature film animator Tony Fucile demonstrates the Zen-like art of doing nothing...oops! Couldn't do it!

Close Encounters of the Third-Grade Kind: Thoughts on Teacherhood

Phillip Done - 2009
    Starting with the relative calm before the storm of buying school supplies and posting class lists, he shares the distinct personalities of grades K-4, what he learned from two professional trick or treating 8-year-old boys, the art of learning cursive and letter-writing, how kindergartners try to trap leprechauns, and what every child should experience before he or she grows up. These charming, sweet, and funny tales of Mr. Done's trials and triumphs as an award-winning schoolteacher will touch readers' hearts and remind them of the true joys of childhood. We all have that one special, favorite grade school teacher whom we fondly remember throughout our adult lives - and every teacher also has students whom they will never forget. This is the perfect book for teachers, parents, and anyone else who is looking for a lighthearted, nostalgic read.

The Big Book of Barry Ween, Boy Genius

Judd Winick - 2009
    What does a ten-year-old boy do with a 350 I.Q.? Anything he wants! Cranky, egotistical, arrogant, and foul-mouthed, Barry in general wants to conduct his experiments and be left alone, but it never seems to work out. Hurdles that Barry must outmaneuver range from time warps, to art thieves, to inter-dimensional warfare with gorillas, to accidentally turning his best friend into a dinosaur! This massive volume collects all three BARRY WEEN mini-series—12 issues in all—for a complete compilation of the hit series, THE ADVENTURES OF BARRY WEEN, BOY GENIUS.

Can You Make a Scary Face?

Jan Thomas - 2009
    What kind of a face would you make if a tickly green bug were sitting on your nose? Or if it were-eek!-inside your shirt? Could you make a scary face to frighten it away? Or, even better, stand up and do the chicken dance? Yes? Then better get to it! This exuberant, interactive picture book starring a bossy little ladybug and a GIANT hungry frog will have kids leaping up and down and out of their seats to dance and make silly scary faces of their own.

The Adventures Of Suppandi 2

Luis Fernandes - 2009
    A special part 2 collection of hilarious tales about Tinkle's best-loved comic character - Suppandi, the goof, whose antics leave his bosses bothered and bewildered.

Speed Demons

Jasmine Jones - 2009
    While their sister Candace tries fruitlessly to reveal their crazy endeavors to their mom and Perry the Platypus is saving the world from the dangerous Dr. Doofenshmirtz, Phineas and Ferb are filling their days with one adventure after another.Title Descriptions:Chapter Book #1: Speed Demons Lazy summer days? Not for Phineas and Ferb. One day the duo fixes up their mom's car and takes it to the races. The next they build the world's craziest roller coaster! The neighborhood's not likely to be the same after this. But will Dr. Doofenshmirtz's plan to reverse the spin of the earth with a magnet trained at the eastern seaboard succeed and ruin things for everyone?

Wanted: The Perfect Pet

Fiona Roberton - 2009
    What Henry wanted more than anything in the whole wide world . . . MORE than chips . . . MORE than a cowboy costume . . . MORE than an all-expenses-paid trip to the moon . . . was a DOG.A lovable tale of adventure and friendship . . . and the lengths some will go to find it.

Memories of the Future - Volume 1

Wil Wheaton - 2009
    From Encounter at Farpoint to Datalore, relive the first half of Star Trek: The Next Generation’s unintentionally hilarious first season through the eyes, ears and memories of cast member and fan Wil Wheaton (Wesley Crusher) as he shares his unique perspective in the episode guide you didn’t even know you were dying to read.ENJOY snarky episode recaps!EXPAND your Technobabble vocabulary!AMUSE your friends with quotable dialog!BOLDLY go behind the scenes!

Creative Cursing: A Mix 'n' Match Profanity Generator

Sarah Royal - 2009
    Face it, sometimes a standard curse word or expletive just won't do. Whether you're annoyed with your neighbor, agitated with your boss, or tired of your lazy roommate, this unique two-flap flipbook of totally uncensored and socially unacceptable phrases will provide endless possibilities for creative and colorful vocabulary. Unleash the immaturity and skewed sense of humor within and never be left searching for a clever comeback again.

Binky the Space Cat

Ashley Spires - 2009
    He's really a house cat who has never left the family ?space station.? Unlike other house cats, Binky has a mission: to blast off into outer space (outside), explore unknown places (the backyard) and battle aliens (bugs). Binky must undergo rigorous training so he can repel the alien attacks that threaten his humans. As he builds his spaceship, he must be extremely careful with his blueprints - the enemy is always watching. Soon Binky is ready to voyage into outer space. His humans go out there every day and he's sure they need a certified space cat to protect them. But just as he's about to blast off with his co-pilot, Ted (stuffed mousie), Binky realizes that he's left something very important behind ... and it's not the zero-gravity kitty litter. In the first book in the Binky Adventure series, graphic-novel readers will delight in watching where this lovable and quirky cat's imagination takes him.

I Am Maru

Mugumogu - 2009
    Compiled by Maru’s owner, the user-named mugumogu, I Am Maru celebrates the unique abilities of this unforgettable feline contortionist with photographs and text, in English and Japanese. Cat lovers everywhere and readers who made Dewey, Zooborns, and I Can Has Cheezburger phenomenal hits will be delighted to get to know better this endearing celebrity cat with a big personality and an enormous established online fanbase.

Mini Weapons of Mass Destruction: Build Implements of Spitball Warfare

John Austin - 2009
    The 35 devices include catapults, slingshots, minibombs, darts, and combustion shooters. Build a tiny trebuchet from paper clips and a D-cell battery. Wrap a penny in a string of paper caps to create a surprisingly impressive “bomb.” Several of the projects even include variations where combatants mount laser pointer sights to their shooters to increase their accuracy. Finally, once you’ve built your armory, the author provides plans for a Top Secret Concealing Book to hide your stash, as well as targets for shooting practice. Never let your personal space go undefended again!

Are You A Horse?

Andy Rash - 2009
    Find a horse.2. Enjoy the ride!But there's a problem; Roy doesn't know what a horse IS! So he sets off to find out with hilarious results: A snake tells him to look for a creature with legs. A crab has six legs, but he's too unfriendly to be a horse. A chameleon smiles at Roy, but horses don't change color... What's a horseless cowboy to do?

And Here's the Kicker: Conversations with 21 Top Humor Writers on their Craft and the Industry

Mike Sacks - 2009
    In this entertaining and inspirational book you'll hear from 21 top humor writers as they discuss the comedy writing process, their influences, their likes and dislikes, and experiences in the industry. Funny and informative, And Here's the Kicker is a must have guide for aspiring humor writers and simply a great read for fans.

B is for Bad Poetry

Pamela August Russell - 2009
    Don’t count on Donne. Shelley and Keats: banished! And there’s absolutely no poet laureate from the golden or any other age. So fawning PhDs in love with little-understood verses by long-dead writers should go elsewhere. This is poetry for the rest of us—bad poetry!Pamela Russell’s unexalted (but thoroughly hysterical) poems mock, chide, accuse, tease, joke, undermine, point, and laugh at the world around us—and at anything that takes itself too seriously. Her non-canonical oeuvre includes: Tea For Two (A Tragedy); Nietzsche And The Ice-Cream Truck; Capitalism Can Fall Not Like I Fell For You; Inappropriately Touched By An Angel; Love Is Like A Toilet Bowl; and many more.  Who knew bad poetry could be so good!

Bent Objects: The Secret Life of Everyday Things

Terry Border - 2009
    His complex vignettes are made of the simplest, everyday items: a jar of spices, a cigarette stub, a flower, a snack food. These sly photos range from whimsical scenes to sexy scenarios, the sad truths to the hilarious happenings in everyday life. In the tradition of bestselling humorous photography books like Chicks with Baggage, Play with Your Food, and Hello Cupcake!, this volume will surprise you with every viewing. A sunflower missing a petal becomes the tortured artist Van Gogh; an egg arrives to visit his mom only to discover roast chicken on the table; when confronted by a jar of peanut butter, peanuts hold a wake; and hot dogs leave behind their own brand of little presents. Marshmallows, wine corks, bread, soap, rocks, and tea bags—no common household item is safe from the twisted (wire) mind behind these uncommon creations!

Tales Designed to Thrizzle, Volume One

Michael Kupperman - 2009
    And now the first four issues of Michael Kupperman s revered series are finally collected into one deluxe hardcover. Even better, Kupperman has taken the original two-color printing and made the entire book full color These tales are more thrizzling than ever What are tales designed to thrizzle? Tales designed to thrizzle are about evil girls and their owls. They are about Jesus half-brother Pagus, the Mysterious Avenger, Dick Crazy, scary snakes, delicious bacon, Private Eye Johnny Silhouette, the Silver Knight, Murder She Didn t Write, the Mannister, the Space Patrol, portraits where the eyes move, Pablo Picasso, sex blimps (and their logical inverse, sex holes), the hot boy band Boybank, soccer joust, Underpants-On-His-Head Man, Hercules the Public Domain Superhero, Cousin Granpa, Mister Bossman, Mark Twain, the silent robot Citobor and, of course, the Thirties.The stories in Tales Designed to Thrizzle made their debut in 2009 on the Cartoon Network s Adult Swim program as Snake N Bacon. The show, a mix of live-action, puppetry and animation, stars David Rakoff (This American Life), Bill Hader (Saturday Night Live), Kristen Schaal (Flight of the Conchords), James Urbaniak (The Venture Brothers), and Dan Bakkedahl (The Daily Show), and is produced by Kupperman, Robert Smigel (SNL, Triumph the Insult Comic Dog), Scott Jacobson (The Daily Show) and Rich Bloomquist (The Daily Show).

Invisible Lines

Mary Amato - 2009
    Because this year he needs a sense of humor. Moving to a new home is hard enough—the sign reads hedley gardens, but everyone calls these projects deadly gardens. And the move to a fancy new school is even harder—all the kids from Deadly Gardens seem to be in the same classes and keep to themselves, but somehow Trevor’s ended up in an advanced science class with kids who seem to have everything, and know everything, including how to please their strange new teacher.Someone else might just give up, but Trevor has plans. This is going to be his year.  And he is going to use whatever he has, do whatever it takes, to make it at this new school. He may not have what these other kids have, but Trevor knows he’s got some stuff to show. No one is better at juggling in soccer, and he knows he can draw—he calls himself the Graffiti Guy. But Xander, a star in the classroom and on the soccer field, has other plans for Trevor. He doesn’t like anyone trespassing on his turf and begins to sabotage Trevor at every opportunity. Who is going to believe Trevor over the school star? Is there any way that Trevor can achieve his goals against a guy who is as good at bullying as he is at everything else he does?

Little Red Hood

Marjolaine Leray - 2009
    The wolf is still big and bad, but he also happens to be really, really dumb. Little Red Hood questions the wolf's personal hygiene before tricking her predator into his demise. This is one savvy little red hood.

Lunch Lady and the Cyborg Substitute

Jarrett J. Krosoczka - 2009
    . . and lunch!Hector, Terrence, and Dee have always wondered about their school lunch lady. What does she do when she isn’t dishing out the daily special? Where does she live? Does she have a lot of cats at home? Little do they know, Lunch Lady doesn’t just serve sloppy joes—she serves justice! Whatever danger lies ahead, it’s no match for LUNCH LADY!

Math, Science, and UNIX Underpants

Bill Amend - 2009
    In this first ever FoxTrot themed book, the best math, science, and other geek-worthy cartoons are collected for all of FoxTrot's many fans.

Winds of Heaven

Kate Sweeney - 2009
    An avowed bachelorette, Casey has no idea what’s in store when she grudgingly agrees to help Liz, who, by the way, is also pregnant and due in four months. Casey, Liz, and little Skye find themselves in for a hilarious, tender ride that will change their lives forever.

A Soup Opera

Jim Gill - 2009
    The book is accompanied by a music cd of the opera being performed.

Dying to Meet You

Kate Klise - 2009
    Grumply moves into the Victorian mansion at 43 Old Cemetery Road, hoping to find some peace and quiet so that he can crack a wicked case of writer's block. But 43 Old Cemetery Road is already occupied--by an eleven-year-old boy named Seymour, his cat, Shadow, and an irritable ghost named Olive. And they have no intention of sharing!

Monkey with a Tool Belt and the Noisy Problem

Chris Monroe - 2009
    . . a noisy problem. He wants to fix it. BUT HE CAN'T FIND IT! What's a monkey to do? Use his tools, of course. With his tool belt, Chico can do anything!

Leave It to PET!

Kenji Sonishi - 2009
    But little does he know that the bottle is about to come back to life as PET, a robot with a mission: to pay Noboru back for recycling him! The only problem is that PET's sense of ""helping"" isn't quite in touch with reality. Combining the visual appeal of manga with the episodic comedy of web comics, Leave it to PET!'s adorable characters deliver wacky humor in bite-sized installments!Nine-year-old Noboru does the responsible thing and recycles a plastic bottle. But little does he know that the bottle is about to come back to life as PET, a robot with a mission: to pay Noboru back for recycling him! The only problem is that PET's sense of ""helping"" isn't quite in touch with reality. Combining the visual appeal of manga with the episodic comedy of web comics, Leave it to PET!'s adorable characters deliver wacky humor in bite-sized installments!

Don't Look Behind You! A Safari Guide's Encounters with Ravenous Lions, Stampeding Elephants, and Lovesick Rhinos

Peter Allison - 2009
    In Don't Look Behind You, Allison recounts adventures few would live to tell.

Works of P. G. Wodehouse. My Man Jeeves, Right Ho, Jeeves, The Man With Two Left Feet, A Damsel in Distress, Not George Washington, Mike, Poems, Stories

P.G. Wodehouse - 2009
    G. Wodehouse Biography NovelsThe Adventures of SallyThe Clicking of CuthbertA Damsel in DistressThe Coming of BillThe Gem CollectorThe Girl on the BoatThe Gold BatThe Head of Kay'sIndiscretions of ArchieThe Intrusion of JimmyJill the Reckless or The Little WarriorThe Little NuggetLove Among the Chickens Illustrated by Armand BothMike Illustrated by T. M. R. WhitwellMike and PsmithA Man of MeansMy Man JeevesNot George Washington. An Autobiographical NovelPiccadilly JimThe PothuntersA Prefect's UncleThe Prince and BettyPsmith in the CityPsmith, JournalistRight Ho, JeevesSomething NewThe Swoop! or How Clarence Saved EnglandTales of St. Austin'sThree Men and a MaidUneasy MoneyThe White FeatherWilliam Tell Told Again Illustrated by Philip Dadd Stories Collections Death At The ExcelsiorJeeves Takes Charge and Other Stories The Man Upstairs and Other StoriesThe Man With Two Left Feet And Other StoriesThe Politeness of Princes and Other School Stories StoriesAhead of Schedule Archibald's BenefitAt Geisenheimer's The Autograph Hunters The Best SauceBill the BloodhoundBlack for LuckBy Advice of Counsel Concealed Art A Corner in Lines Crowned Heads Death at the ExcelsiorDeep WatersDisentangling Old Duggie Extricating Young Gussie The Goal-Keeper and the Plutocrat The Good Angel The Guardian An International Affair In AlcalaJeeves and the Chump Cyril Jeeves in the Springtime Jeeves Takes Charge The Making of Mac's The Man, the Maid, and the Miasma The Man with Two Left FeetThe Man Upstairs The Man Who Disliked CatsThe Mixer Misunderstood One Touch of Nature Out of School Pillingshot, Detective The Politeness of Princes Pots O'Money The Romance of an Ugly Policeman Rough-Hew Them How We WillRuth in Exile A Sea of Troubles Shields' And the Cricket Cup Sir Agravaine a Tale of King Arthur's Round Table Something to Worry About The Test Case Tom, Dick, and Harry Three from Dunsterville The Tuppenny Millionaire When Doctors Disagree When Papa Swore in Hindustani Wilton's Holiday ArticlesSome Aspects of Game-Captaincy An Unfinished Collection The New AdvertisingThe Secret Pleasures of Reginald My Battle with Drink In Defense of AstigmatismPhotographers and Me A Plea for Indoor Golf The Alarming Spread of Poetry My Life As a Dramatic Critic The Agonies of Writing a Musical Comedy On the Writing of Lyrics The Past Theatrical Season PoemsDamon and Pythias The Haunted Tram

Thou Shalt Be Nice!

Hank Smith - 2009
    In order to make themselves more "popular," teens often break into little groups and pick on someone who doesn't fit in.In this entertaining talk, he describes how his life was changed by the example of someone who didn't follow the flock, but instead reached out to others to help them feel loved.

Lessons of a Turtle: (The Little Book of Life)

Sandy Gingras - 2009
    And it was tiring.But now, Gingras presents readers with a different kind of lesson from a different kind of turtle in the charming book Lessons of a Turtle. And it's a good lesson: Go with the slow! Life is about enjoying what's around you now and finding your own path. It's about the beauty of the journey more than the achievement of the finish line. So be like the turtle . . . notice, savor, bask, risk, grow. Put some life back in your life!Gingras helps readers get through life by using charming "turtlisms" that complement her just-as-cute turtle illustrations. She teaches us about life's little lessons with little treats like, "You can't move forward until you stick your neck out." and "The slower you go, the more you see." The author's little observations make a big difference on the journey through life.This book makes a lovely and inspiring gift.

Brief Thief

Michaël Escoffier - 2009
    He has no time to lose!Spying something that looks just right, he goes for it and finished his business. But what Leon hasn't counted on is that he'll begin to hear a little voice whose words will change just about everything!

East in Eden

Izabela Shopova - 2009
    I never perceived our life in New Zealand as exile and emigration as martyrdom, as it is the custom (and pretty much a patriotic obligation) in the Bulgarian cultural and literary tradition. Our life in Aotearoa was a challenge and a lifetime adventure, a love affair and a hilarious comedy (with just the tiny bit of drama) in a land, regarded by the rest of the world as the last Eden on Earth. This book is my humble attempt to tell the story of our hardship and joy, suffering and fun, the mundane and the extraordinary, the adventurous and the banal, that we faced during our six years in New Zealand. It is about the friends we found. The clichés we wrestled. The wonders we witnessed. The people we met. The lessons we learned. The country we reluctantly, but helplessly fell in love with. About Aotearoa - The Land Of The Long White Cloud. About New Zealand - at the end of the world.

What Doesn't Kill You

Virginia DeBerry - 2009
    Divorced since her daughter, Amber, was young, Tee has been "handling her business," supporting herself after her would-be songwriter husband took off for L.A., and she's done all right. Organized, responsible, hardworking, and loyal, Tee went from being the first employee of a start-up purveyor of organic lotions to the right hand of the president of what became a major player in the home and personal fragrance market.But then everything changes. First, she's outplaced from her longtime job and doesn't tell anyone. Then she gives her daughter the wedding of her dreams and, after overindulging in champagne, Tee wakes up in bed with the younger best man.For the first time in twenty-five years, Tee doesn't know who she is or what she's going to do every day. Deep in denial, she continues to live her life as if nothing has changed. After a series of financial mistakes, miscalculations, and missteps compound her already shaky situation, she's soon teetering on the edge of bankruptcy. That's when Tee decides that it's time for her to wake up and face reality.Beyond "making money," Tee never really decided what she wanted to do with her life. Then she just stopped thinking about it and invested her hopes in someone else's dream. Now it's her chance to invest in herself. Can she step out on faith to follow her own dream?

Benjamin's Parasite

Jeff Strand - 2009
    Corpse, Gleefully Macabre Tales, and Pressure, delivers his most outrageous adventure yet--an over-the-top mix of gruesome body horror and a wacky road-trip comedy.

Bella Swan: Kidnapper (Bella Swan: Kidnapper, #1)

Kambria Rain - 2009
    Hi. I don’t really know how to say this, but I have your kids with me, and I was thinking maybe you would like them back. So yeah… call me."Twilight Fanfiction: Bella/EdwardRated: M Genres: Romance/HumorChapters: 23, Words: 74,736 - Complete

Garfield Fat Cat 3-Pack #14

Jim Davis - 2009
    . . hacking up a monster hair ball, unleashing a killer burp, or giving Jon a tongue-lashing (with Odie's tongue). It's all in a day's play for the famous feline!The GARFIELD FAT CAT 3-PACK series collects the GARFIELD comic-strip compilation books in a new, full-color format. Garfield may have gone through a few changes, but one thing has stayed the same: his enormous appetite for food and fun. So enjoy some supersized laughs with the insatiable cat, because too much fun is never enough!

Our Front Pages: 21 Years of Greatness, Virtue, and Moral Rectitude from America's Finest News Source (Onion Presents)

The Onion - 2009
    As the first decade of this new millennium draws to a close, Our Front Pages shows us the first thing that presidents, kings, prime ministers, and popes saw when they opened their eyes each morning for the last 21 years. Now you, the common reader and citizen, can see what they saw and be as informed as they were with this important retrospective of the past two decades. You, too, will realize what generations before have realized and generations yet unborn will some day realize in turn: The Onion is not merely the chronicle of America. The Onion is America.

Mercy Watson: #5-6 [Collection Volume III]

Kate DiCamillo - 2009
    And the amiable Mercy Watson is equally determined to follow the delightful scent (and delicious taste) of the pansies her thoughtful neighbors are planting to beautify their yard. "Where have all the flowers gone?" shouts Eugenia, who is finally ready to take extreme measures —- and dial Animal Control! Has Mercy’s swine song come at last? Or will her well-pampered instincts keep her in buttered toast?Mercy Watson #6: Something Wonky This Way ComesMr. and Mrs. Watson and their porcine wonder, Mercy, are off to the Bijou Drive-In. What will happen when the Lincoln Sisters, Frank, Stella, and a gaggle of familiar characters get the same idea for a night out? With the tempting scent of hot buttered popcorn wafting through the air, everyone’s favorite pig leads the way in this hilarious romp featuring movies, mayhem, and Mercy!

Despicable Me: The Junior Novel

Annie Auerbach - 2009
    A smart, funny junior novelization of Despicable Me, an animated movie about "world's greatest villain" Gru, coming from Universal Studios in Summer 2010! Includes a color insert of stills from the film!

Family Affair

Saxon Bennett - 2009
    Her mother has taken up private investigating, her writer’s group’s helpful suggestions have led to severe writer’s block, and her girlfriend’s family is genuinely nuts. Growing up isn’t high on her list of priorities.What grip Chase has on her life is severely challenged when her girlfriend tells her about the little oops at the gynecologist. Seems the doctor mixed up the rooms and now Gitana is expecting. The reality of Gitana’s radiant glow—and growing waistline—finally convinces Chase to accept that she’s about to become a parent. There’s only one thing to do: Chase embarks on a nine-month plan to grow up, once and for all.Only Saxon Bennett can bring to life the humorous and touching soul searching of a woman trying to become more than she ever thought she could be. Family Affair joins Saxon’s many novels about the unique choices lesbians make as they define family for themselves. Winner, Golden Crown Literary Award.

It's Springtime, Mr. Squirrel

Sebastian Meschenmoser - 2009
    Squirrel’s friend, the hedgehog, catches sight of an attractive lady hedgehog, he isn’t sure what to do to win her heart. What a stroke of luck that he has a friend like Mr. Squirrel, who can help him.Mr. Squirrel knows all about love, and what ladies like. Lady hedgehogs like heroes! But can Mr. Squirrel and the hedgehog conquer the most dangerous animal in the forest?

The Fat Freddy's Cat Omnibus

Gilbert Shelton - 2009

Why Dogs Are Better Than Cats

Bradley Trevor Greive - 2009
    International best-selling author Bradley Trevor Greive, with over 16 million books sold in 115 countries, teams up with award-winning pet photographer Rachael Hale to create a gift package on why dogs make better pets than cats.

G-Man Volume 1: Learning To Fly

Chris Giarrusso - 2009
    From the creator of the sold-out Mini-Marvels digests comes the first G-Man digest Writer/artist Chris Giarrusso continues his signature Mini-Marvels brand of comics with G-Man and his pals, the next wave of all-new kid super-heroes Collects the sold-out G-Man one-shot, the G-Man Christmas Story, an extensive collection of Comic Bits comic strips, and more.

Here Comes the Big, Mean Dust Bunny!

Jan Thomas - 2009
    But this hilarious story still ends with...smiles!

100 Facts about Pandas

David O'Doherty - 2009
    But only the true panda expert knows: -The age of a panda can be determined by measuring the distance between its nipples -In Egyptian hieroglyphics, the panda symbol means "notwithstanding" -Prince's song "Purple Rain" was inspired by the mixed emotions he feels about pandas Smart, funny, and chock-full of panda pictures, 100 Facts About Pandas will astonish and entertain both animal lovers and everyone who laughed their way through The Book of Bunny Suicides and F U, Penguin.

Sunny Side Down: A Collection of Tales of Mere Existence

Levni Yilmaz - 2009
    Armed only with insecurity, doubt, and a seemingly inadvisable tenacity, Lev trudges through his days furiously analyzing himself and the world around him, desperately trying to figure out where he fits in. If you have ever felt like a perpetual square peg in a world of round holes, you have found a kindred spirit.

Everything You Always Wanted to Know about God (But Were Afraid to Ask): The Jesus Edition

Eric Metaxas - 2009
    Like his previous books in this style, Everything You Always Wanted to Know About God is a book that takes questions about the Son of God seriously enough to get silly- where appropriate. Metaxas covers questions about Jesus' life -Did He live at all?-, His death -If He truly was the Son of God, why did He have to die?-, His resurrection -Did Jesus really come back after death?-, and much more. Apologetics has never been so much fun!

Liō's Astonishing Tales: From the Haunted Crypt of Unknown Horrors

Mark Tatulli - 2009
    The 2009 National Cartoonists Award for Best Newspaper Comic Strip, Lio is unique in its pantomime content and drawing style. This treasury includes creator commentary and origins of Lio.It's slightly dark and terribly funny. Lio, the main character, a young boy with an imagination that has no limit, explores everything kid. From bumps in the night to things hiding under the bed, readers get an inside look at different shades of humor but always come out the other end unscathed and laughing."Lio is brilliant!" --Dallas Morning News

There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Chick!

Lucille Colandro - 2009
    A wacky new Easter version of the classic "There Was an Old Lady" song!This time, the hungry old lady swallows a chick, some straw, an egg, some candy, a basket, and a bow! And just as she's hopping and skipping along, who should she meet but the Easter Bunny! Watch what happens when she trips, with amazing results!With rhyming text and funny illustrations, this lively version of a classic song will appeal to young readers with every turn of the page -- a fun story for Easter!

Homestuck, Act 1: The Note Desolation Plays

Andrew Hussie - 2009

All By My Selves: Walter, Peanut, Achmed, and Me

Jeff Dunham - 2009
    He has played to sold-out venues across North America, Europe, South Africa and Australia. He has sold more than six million DVDs, Forbes has ranked him in their Celebrity 100 list of most powerful entertainers for two years running, and he has been the top touring comedian in the United States for the last two years. Whether he's breathing life into an old curmudgeon, an over- caffeinated purple maniac, or a screaming, skeletal, dead terrorist, Jeff Dunham is the straight man to some of the funniest partners in show business. All by My Selves is the story of one pretty ordinary guy, one interesting hobby, one very understanding set of parents, and a long and winding rode to becoming America's favorite comedian. With wit, honesty, and lots of great show business detail, Jeff shares all the major moments in his journey. From the toy dummy he spotted at a toy store when he was 8 years old to playing to arenas filled with screaming fans, Jeff takes readers behind the curtain to explain how he turned an old fashioned art form into something truly modern and hip. Best of all, Jeff's story is accompanied by asides and interruptions from his characters-who share all the hilarious details Jeff himself is too embarrassed to include.

How to Take Over Teh Wurld: A LOLcat Guide 2 Winning

Professor Happycat - 2009
    Nao he has gone back to his lair for 200 all-new LOLcats that give all aspiring kittehs the lessons they need to take over teh world (or at least their hoomins). A LOLcat is a picture of a cat with a funny, misspelled, caption. LOLcats are from the Internets and are full of win!!1!] was founded in January 2007 and has been at the center of the worldwide LOLcat craze ever since. The same folks run,, and other sites.

Drinky Crow's Maakies Treasury

Tony Millionaire - 2009
    weekly newspapers including the Village Voice, L.A. Weekly and Seattle's The Stranger. The strip has also been adapted into the hit animated series The Drinky Crow Show on the Cartoon Network's popular Adult Swim. Designed by publishing's foremost graphic designer, Chip Kidd, Drinky Crow's Maakies Treasury collects the second five years of the strip (previously reprinted in the volumes When We Were Very Maakies, The House at Maakies Corner and Der Struwwelmaakies) in a beautiful, deluxe, landscape hardcover format that complements the strip's elegant and classical style.Maakies features the comical high-seas adventures of a booze-soaked corvid (Drinky Crow) and his equally-soused simian pal(Uncle Gabby), blending vaudeville-style humor and a breathtaking line that hearkens back to the glory days of the American comic strip. The twosome also sometimes makes room for their stuffed-toy alter egos, a clockwork alligator, various other land-, air-, and sea-borne fauna,the Author and his Editor, the heavens, architecture, and occasional guest strips (by Kaz, Renee French, Eric Reynolds and others) and fumetti.Maakies suggests a contemporary collaboration between E.C. Segar, creator of Popeye, and seafaring novelist Patrick O'Brian (Master and Commander). Millionaire has won multiple Harvey and Eisner Awards and is also the creator of the popular Sock Monkey and Billy Hazelnuts books.Drinky Crow's Maakies Treasury is nominated for a 2010 Will Eisner Comic Industry Award (Best Humor Publication).

The Ricky Gervais Guide to...SOCIETY

Ricky Gervais - 2009
    Join Ricky Gervais, Steve Merchant and Karl Pilkington as they probe the nature of human society.In this episode: Athenian democracy and arboreal investments; Karl on road safety; President Pilkington's pronouncements; Malthusian musings; Karl's adoption agency; the ins and outs of organ donation; social injustice on the busses; morality and entomology; Karl's Luddite attitude to plate sanitation; euthanized ensifera; social orthodoxy at the orthodontist's; and splenetic etiquette.

Real Life

Hank Smith - 2009
    The fact is, in spite of our best efforts, real life can be tough and living the gospel can be difficult. In this inspiring and entertaining talk from popular speaker Hank Smith, we are reminded that life has its challenges, but eternal life has its rewards. Brother Smith likes Paul's analogy of putting on the whole armor of God because armor isn't designed for comfort. "We wear the armor of God," says Brother Smith, "not the 'sweats of heaven.' We don't put on the 'hoodie of happiness,' we put on the breastplate of righteousness. It's not the 'beanie of benevolence,' it's the helmet of salvation. Remember, the armor of God isn't meant to be comfortable or convenient, it's meant to protect us."Using enlightening stories and impactful scriptures, Brother Smith teaches us how we can be sure we are on the Lord's team and following His path. He reminds us that there is great power in truly living the gospel in real life.

The Pier: A Folly Beach Mystery

Bill Noel - 2009
    In this second installment of A Folly Beach Mystery series, murder and mayhem continue to interfere with Chris's laid-back retirement plans. Praise for "The Pier""Louisville author Bill Noel, himself a seasoned photographer, has followed his debut offering, Folly, with another engaging Folly Beach Mystery. Armed with a gift for creating ultra-quirky yet believable characters, Noel shows how a healthy dose of cynicism-even among untrained, nonprofessional types-can lead to solving a murder mystery that the police had initially decided wasn't even a homicide." -Kentucky Monthly"Spend a little time at the Lost Dog Cafe ("Coffee and a bite") with Landrum and his troupe of amateur sleuths, and I bet you'll be glad you made the trip." -The Voice-Tribune"

Ferocious Wild Beasts!

Christopher Wormell - 2009
    . .But then they hear a terrible roar . . . Who can it be?Award-winning author-illustrator Chris Wormell’s charming illustrations and delightfully clever text combine to make for perfect bedtime reading.

Stop and Smell the Roses: A Mutts Treasury

Patrick McDonnell - 2009
    He's also a prominent proponent of funny and a keen observer of the small, everyday moments that make up our lives. Stop and Smell the Roses: A Mutts Treasury is a collection of dailies and Sundays of the adventures of McDonnell's dynamic dog and cat duo.* "Patrick McDonnell's Mutts is up there with Peanuts, Pogo, Krazy Kat, and Calvin and Hobbes--cartoons that are smart and funny, brilliantly drawn and full of heart." --Matt Groening, creator of The Simpsons* McDonnell was awarded Germany's Max and Moritz Award for best international comic strip and the Adamson Statuette from the Swedish Academy of Comic Art for Best International Comic Strip Artist. Mutts was also honored with the Genesis Award for highlighting animal welfare issues.* Mutts characters are featured on special New Jersey license plates to raise funds for low-cost spaying and neutering.

Five-Star Fleecing

Maura Stone - 2009
    Seen through the eyes of Linda Lane, an unconventional heroine, Five-Star FLEECING strips the veil on the otherwise secret world of high-end hospitality. Escape with laughter into this madcap adventure filled with crazed colleagues, paparazzi and celebrities. A definite must-read for anyone willing to ROFLMAO.

South Park Guide to Life

Matt Stone - 2009
    No series skewers pop culture and politics with more effective wit and wisdom than South Park—from dysfunctional family life to bad manners to the entire country of Canada, for the residents of this tiny town, no subject is sacred or taboo!A regular ratings monster and Emmy-winner, South Park is also an unlikely source of advice on all facets of life. Stan, Kyle, Cartman, and Kenny along with the rest of the town offer hilariously twisted insights and questionable counsel on topics such as teamwork, spirituality, and the opposite sex. South Park Guide to Life is a much anticipated collection of colorful illustrations and original lines from the show. Great for grads and fans alike!

Lady Justice Takes A C.R.A.P. City Retiree Action Patrol

Robert Thornhill - 2009
    See how sixty-five year old retiree, Walter Williams,became a cop and started the City Retiree Action Patrol. Meet Maggie, Willie, Mary and the Professor, Walt's zany sidekicks in all of the Lady Justice novels. Laugh out loud as Walt and his band of Senior Scrappers capture the 'Realtor Rapist" and take down the 'Russian Mob'. Every Golder Ager knows that as we grow older, we face a whole new set of challenges in life. Walt and his friends meet these challenges head-on and you'll have a hard time not laughing out loud as they thumb their noses at the ravages of Father Time. I guarantee, after reading Lady Justice Takes A C.R.A.P., you will come away with a new light-hearted perspective and respect for the triumphs and challenges of the Senior set. In fact, you may even be prompted to ask your Grandpa what he's been up to lately!

They Still Suspect Nothing: Two Lumps Year Four

Mel Hynes - 2009
    It has since become a cult legend. Collected here in print, for the first time, are the strips from the fourth year of Two Lumps - complete with author and artist annotations. Forward by Chris Daily from "Punch an' Pie"!

Zits 14: Lust and Other Uses for Spare Hormones: A Zits Look At Relationships

Jerry Scott - 2009
    . . Oh, who are we kidding? When do guys NOT think about girls?Lust and Other Uses for Spare Hormones contains Jerry Scott and Jim Borgman's favorite Zits strips about love. They searched their archives and found enough romance, attempted romance, and failed romance to fill the pages of this collection to the brim.Zits captures the nature of teenage boys with uncanny precision and merciless honesty. Anyone who has spent any time around an adolescent boy knows that his brain is locked in a constant battle between lust and reason, where lust is Crazy Horse and reason is George Armstrong Custer. This is the natural state of the teen male, and it's portrayed exquisitely in Zits.

Shark in the Dark

Nick Sharratt - 2009
    Is that really a shark he can see? Turn the page and find out . . .Children will delight in peeping through the die-cut holes and guessing what Tim has spotted.

The Terrible Plop

Ursula Dubosarsky - 2009
    The fox, the elephant, even the big brown bear prove no match for the Terrible Plop. Only the littlest bunny learns not to panic when the sky—or something else up there—is falling.Bright, energetic illustrations and a lively rhyming text combine to make this a perfect read-aloud story for little ones needing assurance that plops in the day or bumps in the night aren't as scary as they might seem.

Uncle John's Bathroom Reader WISE UP!: An Elevating Collection of Quick Facts and Incredible Curiosities

Bathroom Readers' Institute - 2009
    This follow-up to the bestselling "Uncle John's Bathroom Reader Extraordinary Book of Facts" is organized into hundreds of topics from sports and entertainment to word origins and science, making the book equally useful for short stays or extended visits.

The Big Book of Top Gear 2010

BBC Books - 2009
    Plus, in-depth information from the TV show includes a unique insight into the special clothes worn by the hosts, a behind-the-scenes look at what the guest stars get up to off camera, and some rejected ideas for one of Top Gear’s most famous tests. Also included are masses of cartoons, car trivia, and a frankly ill-considered puzzle page.

Hagar the Horrible: The Epic Chronicles: The Dailies 1973-1974

Dik Browne - 2009
    that movie, The Vikings, comes the epic saga of the best-known Viking in the history of the world, the lovable, Hågar the Horrible – and his unending quest to put meat, mead and swag on the family table.

I Did It His Way: A Collection of Classic B.C. Religious Comic Strips

Johnny Hart - 2009
    Johnny passed away the day before Easter 2007 while at his drawing board. "This book is a dream that Johnny and I shared," says his wife, Bobby. "I knew I had to finish our dream."

Serious Drawings

Marc Johns - 2009
    As we browse this selection of illustrated jests, we enter the artistas absurd and child-like world. Seemingly simple, these spare images are complex in their implications. Odd juxtapositions make us laugh and then think. As Marc Johns himself remarks afinding the humor in things often means finding the truth.a


Joey Comeau - 2009
    You know the kind? — Ryan North, Dinosaur Comics "Joey Comeau's Overqualified is Judy Blume’s Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret as chewed up and spit out by J. G. Ballard... A book whose melancholy is leavened by a surprising hilarity.” — Paul Di Filippo, author of The Steampunk Trilogy and CosmocopiaCover letters are all the same. They're useless. You write the same lies over and over again, listing the store-bought parts of yourself that you respect the least. God knows how they tell anyone apart, but this is how it's done. And then one day a car comes out of nowhere, and suddenly everything changes and you don't know if he'll ever wake up. You get out of bed in the morning, and when you sit down to write another paint-by-numbers cover letter, something entirely different comes out. You start threatening instead of begging. You tell impolite jokes. You talk about your childhood and your sexual fantasies. You sign your real name and you put yourself honestly into letter after letter and there is no way you are ever going to get this job. Not with a letter like this. And you send it anyway.

Sinfest, Vol. 1

Tatsuya Ishida - 2009
    Drawing on wide-ranging influences--most notably Bill Watterson's remarkable Calvin and Hobbes--Sinfest xplores religion, advertising, sex, and politics in a way calls "both brutally funny and devastatingly on-target." In an era when most newspaper strips have become watered down and uninspired, Sinfest comes as a breath of fresh air!This volume collects nearly six hundred Sinfest strips--including the first installments of Ninja Theatre, beat poetry, calligraphy lessons, and the irresistible Pooch & Percival strips--with an introduction by Dirk Deppey of the Comics Journal and a peak at Sinfest's college-newspaper origins.

Complete Novels

John Cheever - 2009
    In these dazzling works Cheever laid bare the failings and foibles of not just the ascendant postwar elite but also the fallen Yankee aristocrats who stubbornly— and often grotesquely and hilariously—cling to their shabby gentility as the last vestige of former glory. Complete Novels gathers: the riotous family saga The Wapshot Chronicle (winner of the National Book Award) and its sequel The Wapshot Scandal (winner of the William Dean Howells Medal); the dark suburban drama Bullet Park (“a magnificent work of fiction,” John Gardner remarked in The New York Times Book Review); the prison novel Falconer, a radical departure that met with both critical and popular acclaim; and the lyrical ecological fable Oh What a Paradise It Seems. A companion volume, Collected Stories and Other Writings, is the largest edition of Cheever’s stories ever.

News, Nudity & Nonsense: Irresponsible Writing for Awkward Youth (The Best of Vice Magazine, 2003-2008)

Vice Magazine - 2009
    The original manuscript was discovered amidst a verdant glade in a glowing golden box. The first men to gaze upon it had their faces melted off by its brilliance. It rocketed to the tops of best-seller lists and dollar bins. It has been bequeathed in wills from parents to children. It has supplanted Dianetics as the must-have spiritual tome of Hollywood, California. It is truly the book of the ages. But all of that is total bullshit compared to the tidal wave of press and accolades that will engulf all of us when we bringeth forth upon the world the second book of greatest hits from Vice Magazine. It is to be called News, Nudity & Nonsense , and will contain enough “wow”-filled reading material to power you through at least a year’s worth of defecations from its inevitable home atop the back of your toilet.

Today I Hunt...Humankind: Two Lumps - Year Three

Mel Hynes - 2009
    It has since become a cult legend. Collected here in print, for the first time, are the strips from the third year of Two Lumps - complete with author and artist annotations.

The Collected Poetry of Robert E. Howard

Robert E. Howard - 2009
    Howard Foundation is pleased to present The Collected Poetry of Robert E. Howard. This volume collects all of Howard’s known verse (more than 700 poems), excluding only certain draft and/or variant versions of his poems which are not significantly different from published versions. It also includes the prose poems published in Etchings in Ivory, title and first line indexes, and “Barbarian Bard: The Poetry of Robert E. Howard” by Steve Eng.This massive volume, over 800 pages, will be printed in hardback with dust jacket, in a limited quantity. Cover design is by Jim Keegan. The book is expected to ship in 2009.

The Seduction of Moxie

Colette Moody - 2009
    New York City, 1931: When wry Broadway actress Violet London and her hard-drinking cohorts venture into a speakeasy the night before she is to board a train for Hollywood, she is floored by sassy blond singer Moxie Valette. As Violet introduces Moxie to an assortment of bootleg liquor, cross-dressers, and sex shows, she vows to find a way to see her again. Moxie is fascinated by Violet in a thrilling and unfamiliar way, and the ensuing evening of bon mots, shameless flirtation, and illicit revelry is unlike anything she has ever experienced. From Manhattan to Los Angeles, both women’s lives are turned upside-down by separation, unscrupulous motion picture studio executives, self-serving agents, eccentric celebrities, and the collection of hedonistic reprobates that are their closest friends.

Rules for My Unborn Son

Walker Lamond - 2009
    From the sartorial ("If you are tempted to wear a cowboy hat, resist") to the practical ("Keep a copy of your letters. It makes it easier for your biographer") to even a couple of sure-fire hangover cures ("There is no better remedy than a dip in the ocean"), the book of rules and accompanying quotations is quite simply an instruction manual for becoming a Good Man - industrious, thoughtful, charming, and of course, well-dressed.Hip and witty with a decidedly traditionalist flavor, RULES FOR MY UNBORN SON is meant to evoke simpler times when Father knew best and a suitable answer to "Why?" was "Because I said so."

I Want You #1

Lisa Hanawalt - 2009
    This issue tackles interspecies romance, freeway accidents, bug sex, and animal obsessions with a sense of humor equally sophisticated and crass. But don't be fooled: This is one of the most genre-defying, formally inventive comic books of the last decade. It features narrative comics, illustrated lists, newspaper-style color comics, plus so much more. And Hanawalt draws some of the most attractive, skillfully rendered animals in absurd hats you'll ever see.

The TOON Treasury of Classic Children's Comics

Art Spiegelman - 2009
    The comics have been culled from the Golden Age of comic books, roughly the 1940s through the early 1960s, and feature the best examples of works by such renowned artists and writers as Carl Barks, John Stanley, Sheldon Mayer, Walt Kelly, Basil Wolverton, and George Carlson, among many, many others.Organizing the book into five categories (Hey, Kids!; Funny Animals; Fantasyland; Story Time!; and Wacky & Weird), Spiegelman and Mouly use their expertise in the area of comics to frame each category with an introductory essay, and provide brief biographies of the artists. The TOON Treasury of Classic Children's Comics is essential reading for kids of all ages..F&P level: T

バカとテストと召喚獣 6.5 [Baka to Tesuto to Shoukanjuu]

Kenji Inoue - 2009
    Machine translated description:Finally here! Hideyoshi's sister, Yuko is in F class!? "Atashi and Gutei and class exchange", summer vacation's vacation to the sea with everyone! Shock scene full of "I and the seaside and revelry" before and after, ed., Is called a child prodigyI have a boy and a quiet girl, and give by four small incident that happened with two people of school life "Yuji and Shoko and young memories", youth explosion short story collection 2nd.Original: ついに登場!秀吉の姉・優子がFクラスに!?『アタシと愚弟とクラス交換』、夏休みはみんなで海にバカンスだ!衝撃シーン満載の『僕と海辺とお祭り騒ぎ』前後編、神童と呼ばれていた少年と物静かな少女、二人の学校生活で起こった小さな事件『雄二と翔子と幼い思い出』の4本で贈る、青春エクスプロージョンショートストーリー集第2弾。