Heartbreak and High Times in Standup Comedy's Golden Era
William Knoedelseder William Dufris
David Letterman, Jay Leno, Robin Williams, Andy Kaufman, Richard Lewis, Garry Shandling, and many other soon-to-be-stars were once young, broke, and funny in 1970s Los Angeles. They were also friends...until one event changed everything.
The Truth Behind the Myths, Tales, and Warnings Every Generation Passes Down to Its Kids
Ken Jennings Ken Jennings
New York Times bestselling author and all-time Jeopardy! champion Ken Jennings delivers a characteristically engaging and surprisingly useful new book, revealing the truth behind all the terrible things our parents used to warn us about.
Everyone knows Scott Adams, the creator of Dilbert, as the king of workplace humor. But why should a humorist stick to the workplace when there are so many other great subjects to explore? Despite some fans who wish he would "Stick to Drawing Comics, Monkey Brain!" Adams now offers more than 150 short pieces on every slice of human existence, from airport fiascos to wedding planning, from his doughnut theory of the universe to the menace of car singing.
Hugh MacLeod's acclaimed blog Gaping Void draws 1.5 million visitors a month, and his ebook, How to Be Creative, has been downloaded more than a million times. In Ignore Everybody, he expands his thoughts about unleashing creativity in a world that often thwarts it.
With a little help from her agent, Oofie Triptrip, and her mentor, Hagridmitch, Bratniss Everclean may just have a shot at winning the Tri-Wizard Cup, in The Hunger But Mainly Death Games, a wonderfully twisted take on Suzanne Collins's epic trilogy.