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Parenting: Illustrated with Crappy Picturesby Amber Dusick

"If you are a parent, or even just have or know a parent, you will love this book. It's seriously impossible NOT to. I dare you to try." -Jill Smokler, New York Times bestselling author of Confessions of a Scary Mommy

"The drawings aren't very good, Mama." -Crappy Boy, age 5

Of course you love being a parent. But sometimes, it just sucks. I know. I'm Amber Dusick and I started my blog Parenting: Illustrated with Crappy Pictures because I needed a place to vent about the funny (and frustrating) day-to-day things that happened to me as a parent. Turns out, poop is hilarious! At least when you're not the one wiping it up.

This book won't make your frustrating moments any less crappy. But these stories about my Crappy Baby, Crappy Boy and my husband, Crappy Papa, will hopefully make you laugh. Because you're not alone. And sometimes the crappiest moments make the best memories. Parenting is wonderful! And also, well, you know.

by Randall

Sweet Jesus—a riotous wildlife book for adults! The mononymous Randall, narrator of the You Tube sensation (15 MILLION views) "The Crazy Nastyass Honey Badger," is the wild new voice of nature. In Honey Badger Don't Care™, Randall presents a dozen crazy, badass animals of the wild kingdom as only Randall could. Don't be stupid—buy this book!

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by Rodney Dangerfield

The much-loved comedian who gets "no respect" showcases his popular stand-up act in a collection of new one-liners complimented by photos and the wacky cartoons of Eric Teitelbaum and Bill Teitelbaum, creators of the nationally syndicated newspaper panel "Bottom Liners."



by Elizabeth Beckwith

Raising the Perfect Child Through Guilt and Manipulation is not one of those traditional, all-too-earnest parenting guides that, for generations, have sucked all the fun out of child rearing. The foundation of Elizabeth Beckwith's Guilt and Manipulation family philosophy is simple: We do things a certain way, and everyone else is an a**hole.

Is that something you should put on a bumper sticker and slap on your minivan? Of course not - that would be trashy. But in the privacy of your own home, you can employ these essential components of Guilt and Manipulation to mold the little runts ruthlessly yet effectively into children you won't be embarrassed to admit are yours:

* Creating a Team: "Us" vs. "Them"
* How to Scare the Crap Out of Your Child (in a Positive Way)
* Don't Be Afraid to Raise a Nerd
* Mind Control: Why It's a Good Thing

by Wendy Northcutt

New York Times bestseller in hardcover and paperback

Named in honor of Charles Darwin, the father of evolution, The Darwin Awards: Evolution in Action vividly portrays the finest examples of evolution in action and shows us just how uncommon common sense can be.

Marvel at the thief who steals electrical wires without shutting off the current. Gape at the lawnchair jockey who floats to a height of 16,000 feet suspended by helium balloons. Learn from the man who peers into a gasoline can using a cigarette lighter.

These tales of trial and awe-inspiring error - verified by the author and endorsed by website readers - illustrate the ongoing saga of survival of the fittest in all its selective glory.

by Jim Dawson

Did You Know: Dinosaurs who farted prodigiously over millions of years, probably contributed enough “greenhouse gas” to make the earth’s atmosphere habitable for humans; a fart in Jerusalem during Passover nearly two thousand years ago led to the deaths of 10,000 people; thanks to his chronic flatulence, Adolf Hitler became addicted to anti-fart pills whose toxic ingredients may have contributed to his dementia?

Yes, it all sounds like a lot of hot air, but we’re not pulling your leg (or your finger!). In Who Cut the Cheese?, the most comprehensive collection of fartlore ever compiled, author Jim Dawson blows the lid off traditional history to reveal the lingering effects of farting through the ages. In sweeping fashion, Dawson sniffs out the influence of flatulence in religion, science, music, literature, television, radio, and more. With additional chapters about farts on film (called “Gone with the Wind”) and French fartiste Le Petomane (probably the most famous windbag in history), this scatological inquiry is nearly as exhaustive as it is unnerving.

by Wendy Northcutt

New York Times bestseller in hardcover and paperback

The Darwin Awards II: Unnatural Selection brings together a fresh collection of the hapless, the heedless and the just plain foolhardy among us. Salute the owner of an equipment training school who demonstrates the dangers of driving a forklift by failing to survive the filming of his own safety video. Gawk at the couple who go to sleep on a sloping roof. Witness the shepherd who leaves his rifle unsecured - only to be accidentally shot by one of his own flock.

With over 100 Darwin Award Winners, Honorable Mentions, and debunked Urban Legends, plus science and safety tips for avoiding the scythe of natural selection, The Darwin Awards II proves once again how uncommon common sense can be.

by David Fisher

Jack and Jill went down the hill - and are suing the pail manufacturer for pain and suffering. The mobster known as the Big Bad Wolf, nemesis of little pigs and grandmas everywhere, faces indictment under the RICO Act. Snow White, in violation of the kingdom's nondiscrimination laws, is given 45 days to hire non-male, non-Caucasian, non-vertically challenged employees. And guess who the Three Bears are taking to the cleaners for trespassing, damage to real property, and mental anguish... Way beyond the politically correct, this is the perfect book for these litigious times. From the Emperor's New Clothes to the Old Lady Who Lived in a Shoe... from Pinocchio to Humpty Dumpty ... from Hansel and Gretel to Beauty and the Beast ... the most beloved tales of childhood are told once again, not with the rhythms of the nursery, but in the precise language of the law, as depositions and briefs, summonses and summary judgments. The court finds Legally Correct Fairy Tales hilarious.

by Jim Dawson

Did you know that James Joyce liked to smell his wife’s farts? That some fish communicate by expelling gas? Or that the Pentagon is developing weapons of mass olfactory destruction (WMOD)? From flatulent dogs and fart fetishists to poot-proof underwear and anti-stink pills, eminent fartologist Jim Dawson sniffs out the latest and greatest fart stories of the past century. Plumbing the far reaches of politics, pop culture, science, and literature, this stinker of a bathroom book will leave you gasping for air.



 

 

 

 

 

by Dr. Skip Sullivan and David Fisher

Can cats be trained? Do cats have ESP? Why do cats scratch so much?

Face it: You don’t own your cat; your cat owns you. And since cats are often mystifying, complex furry creatures, veterinarian Dr. Skip Sullivan is here to answer all of your questions and more in this hilariously fun and quirky guide pertaining to all things feline. Like a cat weaving between your ankles, Why Don’t Cats Go Bald? ties in informational Cat Stats, Cat Tips, and even personal Cat Tales from Sullivan’s unforgettable experiences with the thousands of cats he’s treated. This is one purrr-chase you won’t regret!

Dr. Skip Sullivan and David Fisher's Why Don't Cats Go Bald? is a compendium of fascinating facts about feline psychology, behavior and health with unique insight about cat traits we thought were inexplicable. This humorous book is not only for cat lovers but also for all lovers of nature and its playful exploration.

by Brian M. Thomsen as told by Don Minestrone

In a hilarious homage to both the Chicken Soup for the Soul series and every wiseguy film to ever grace the screen, Brian M. Thomsen and his associate Don Minestrone's Pasta Fazool for the Wiseguy's Soul serves up more than 100 stories of guns and linguine.

Mobsters and the compassion of hardened criminals are at the heart of this hilarious self-help parody based on the tales of Anthony Soprano, Don Corleone and "those other 'made' guys." This winning collection distills all of the heartwarming lore and guidance that "family" loyalty has to offer.