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10 Great Books That Will Make You Laugh Out Loud

  • NONFICTION

    STIFF

    APRIL 1, 2003

NONFICTION

STIFF

by Mary Roach

Informative, yes; entertaining, absolutely. (11 illustrations) Full review >

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  • FICTION

    THERE BUT FOR THE

    SEPT. 1, 2011

FICTION

THERE BUT FOR THE

by Ali Smith

Charming and intelligent, Miles Garth is in many ways a desirable guest. And when he accompanies handsome 60-year-old Mark... Full review >

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  • FICTION

    THE ALCOHOLIC

    SEPT. 17, 2008

GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMICS

THE ALCOHOLIC

by Jonathan Ames & illustrated by Dean Haspiel

Could be the most compelling and provocative work from either collaborator. Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    236 POUNDS OF CLASS VICE PRESIDENT

    FEB. 12, 2013

NONFICTION

236 POUNDS OF CLASS VICE PRESIDENT

by Jason Mulgrew

A young writer finds once more that it isn't too early to look back on his life and laugh out loud. Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    HELPING ME HELP MYSELF

    JAN. 2, 2008

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

HELPING ME HELP MYSELF

by Beth Lisick

Funny, perceptive and surprisingly open-hearted under the cynicism. Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    THE YEAR OF LIVING BIBLICALLY

    OCT. 1, 2007

NONFICTION

THE YEAR OF LIVING BIBLICALLY

by A.J. Jacobs

A biblical travelogue—and far funnier than your standard King James. Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    ONE FOR THE BOOKS

    OCT. 29, 2012

NONFICTION

ONE FOR THE BOOKS

by Joe Queenan

An amusing homage to reading that contains something to offend even (especially?) the most ardent book lover. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    CHOKE

    MAY 15, 2001

FICTION

CHOKE

by Chuck Palahniuk

Palahniuk is a cheerful nihilist with a mordant wit and a taste for scatological humor. Fair warning: some may find his... Full review >

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  • FICTION

    FOBBIT

    SEPT. 4, 2012

FICTION

FOBBIT

by David Abrams

Sardonic and poignant. Funny and bitter. Ribald and profane. Confirmation for the anti-war crowd and bile for Bush... Full review >

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