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My Mess Is a Bit of a Life: Adventures in Anxiety Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780063206373
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Published: HarperOne - February 8th, 2022

“Georgia Pritchett is a singularly hilarious person. Her book is a delightful and perfect reflection of her. Its tenderness sneaks up on you and really packs a punch. What a magnificent read!”—Julia Louis Dreyfus


How to Be Perfect: The Correct Answer to Every Moral Question Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9781982159313
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Published: Simon & Schuster - January 25th, 2022

From the creator of The Good Place and the cocreator of Parks and Recreation, a hilarious, thought-provoking guide to living an ethical life, drawing on 2,400 years of deep thinking from around the world.

Most people think of themselves as “good,” but it’s not always easy to determine what’s “good” or “bad”—especiall


The Joy of Photoshop: When You Ask the Wrong Guy for Help Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781787398986
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Published: Welbeck Publishing - November 2nd, 2021

The Joy of Photoshop is the long-awaited book from the social media sensation James Fridman.

Have you ever taken a seemingly perfect picture only to have it ruined by one tiny detail? Photoshop master James Fridman is only too happy to help, even if he sometimes takes requests a little too literally.


Very Funny Ladies: The New Yorker's Women Cartoonists Cover Image
$31.95
ISBN: 9781633886865
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Published: Prometheus Books - March 1st, 2022

It's no secret that most New Yorker readers flip through the magazine to look at the cartoons before they ever lay eyes on a word of the text. But what isn't generally known is that over the decades a growing cadre of women artists have contributed to the witty, memorable cartoons that readers look forward to each week.


The Writer's Cats Cover Image
By Muriel Barbery, Alison Anderson (Translator), Maria Guitart (Illustrator)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781609457167
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Published: Europa Editions - November 9th, 2021

From the best-selling author of The Elegance of the Hedgehog comes this delightful, delicate tale that pays tribute to the poetry of the everyday, to Japanese philosophy, and to the ingenuity and sardonic humor of cats.

What a mysterious, confounding thing is a writer Yet, spend a little time with the writer's cats and one might just understand her better.


I Could Hardly Keep from Laughing: An Illustrated Collection of Vermont Humor Cover Image
By Don Hooper, Bill Mares, Jeff Danziger (Foreword by)
$29.99
ISBN: 9781578690602
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Published: Rootstock Publishing - December 7th, 2021

With brand new cartoons by Don Hooper, and a foreword by Jeff Danziger, I Could Hardly Keep from Laughing is a potpourri of art and words documenting how Vermont humor has evolved over 150 years. While re-telling some stories from previous collections, the authors gather together more than a dozen modern humorists in this exuberant, charming, and affectionate history of Vermont humor.


Garfield Livin' the Sweet Life: His 72nd Book Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780593156469
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Published: Ballantine Books - December 7th, 2021

Garfield's back in this brand-new full-color compilation comic strip book—truly a must-have for fans!

Garfield really gets into desserts. And why not? The best things in life are sweet! The confection-loving cat would gladly quarantine in an ice cream parlor for a month of sundaes! For Garfield fans, this new collection of comics is sure to be a treat!


A Modern Man: The Best of George Carlin Cover Image
By George Carlin, Lewis Black (Foreword by)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780306827099
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Published: Hachette Books - November 2nd, 2021

Experience comedy legend George Carlin as you’ve never seen him in this collection highlighting his greatest hits and achievements, with a foreword by Lewis Black

It is impossible to talk about 20th century comedy without discussing George Carlin.


The Complete Works of Fante Bukowski Cover Image
$34.99
ISBN: 9781683965145
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Published: Fantagraphics - February 1st, 2022

Collects the entire multiple Eisner Award-nominated series, which skewers a self-important male literary poser.


Olympia Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9781683965176
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Published: Fantagraphics - March 1st, 2022

Meet Alex, Carole, and Sam: the most notorious trio of cat burglars of the 21st century, starring in this graphic novel sequel.


Bermuda Cover Image
By John Layman, Nick Bradshaw (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781684057337
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Published: IDW Publishing - February 1st, 2022

An all-new tale of high adventure and pulpish mystery from John Layman, New York Times bestselling writer of Chew, and superstar artist Nick Bradshaw (Wolverine & the X-Men, Astonishing Spider-Man)!


Putin's Russia: The Rise of a Dictator Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781770465046
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Published: Drawn and Quarterly - February 15th, 2022

From schoolyard thug to Russian president: Putin’s rise to power comes under the microscope


Come Over Come Over Cover Image
$21.95
ISBN: 9781770465459
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Published: Drawn and Quarterly - February 8th, 2022

The classic book featuring Maybonne Mullen and her little sister Marlys is back in print!


Memories from Limón Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781913123048
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Published: Nobrow - February 1st, 2022

A wholesome snapshot of reconnecting with generations of one’s family history, Costa Rican illustrator Edo Brenes unearths a trove of stories in his graphic novel Memories of Limón. He recounts tales of everything from affairs to adventurous escapades, all while taking time to share a laugh over life's messier moments.


The Disaster-Ready Home: A Step-by-Step Emergency Preparedness Manual for Sheltering in Place Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781507217368
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Published: Adams Media - January 4th, 2022

A complete, step-by-step manual for safely sheltering-in-place at home so you are prepared for any disaster or disease.

If a disaster forces you to shelter in place, do you think you have everything you need to safely and comfortably stay put in your home?


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