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Dad Jokes: The Cheesy Edition: From the Instagram sensation @DadSaysJokes Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781788402460
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Published: Cassell - March 2nd, 2021

The most followed dad jokes page on Instagram, @DadSaysJokes, returns with another collection of hilariously cringe-inducing gags for you to share with friends and family.


The Many Lives of Pusheen the Cat (I Am Pusheen ) Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781982165390
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Published: Gallery Books - March 16th, 2021

A delightful new collection of comics from Pusheen in all of her adorable forms—from the classic gray tabby you know and love, to her unicorn, dragon, alien, mermaid, dinosaur, and even dog alter egos—Pusheen always lives life to the fullest!

We all know Pusheen, the pleasantly plump cat who has warmed hearts and tickled funny bones of millions worldwide with her signatur


A Wealth of Pigeons: A Cartoon Collection Cover Image
By Steve Martin, Harry Bliss (Illustrator)
$28.00
ISBN: 9781250262899
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Published: Celadon Books - November 17th, 2020

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • WASHINGTON POST BESTSELLER • WALL STREET JOURNAL BESTSELLER LOS ANGELES TIMES BESTSELLER


The New Yorker Encyclopedia of Cartoons: A Semi-serious A-to-Z Archive Cover Image
By David Remnick (Foreword by), Bob Mankoff (Editor)
$100.00
ISBN: 9780316436670
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Published: Black Dog & Leventhal - October 2nd, 2018

This monumental, two-volume, slip-cased collection includes nearly 10 decades worth of New Yorker cartoons selected and organized by subject with insightful commentary by Bob Mankoff and a foreword by David Remnick.


Why Don't You Write My Eulogy Now So I Can Correct It?: A Mother's Suggestions Cover Image
By Roz Chast (Illustrator), Patricia Marx
$20.00
ISBN: 9781250301963
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Published: Celadon Books - April 2nd, 2019

The perfect Mother's Day gift: A collection of witty one-line advice New Yorker writer Patricia Marx heard from her mother, accompanied by full-color illustrations by New Yorker staff cartoonist Roz Chast.


Good Morning Zoom Cover Image
By Lindsay Rechler, June Park (Illustrator)
$14.99
ISBN: 9780593352304
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Published: Philomel Books - October 6th, 2020

A clever and heartwarming picture book that offers reassurance and hope in our difficult time.


Not Sparking Joy: A Zits Treasury Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781524851767
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Published: Andrews McMeel Publishing - October 22nd, 2019

The funniest comic about teenage life is back with a brand-new collection of strips

Sixteen-year-old Jeremy Duncan is a high school freshman and an aspiring musician. He daydreams about the day when his band, Goat Cheese Pizza, records their first monster hit single and they all pile into his van for their cross-country, sold-out concert tour.


LEWSER!: More Doonesbury in the Time of Trump Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781524859503
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Published: Andrews McMeel Publishing - July 7th, 2020

A mirthful and merciless skewering of the Trump administration from the senior statesman of political cartooning, Garry Trudeau.

From the Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist whose acclaimed Yuge!: 30 Years of Doonesbury on Trump blew up the bestseller list, G.B.


The Calvin and Hobbes Tenth Anniversary Book Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780836204384
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Published: Andrews McMeel Publishing - September 5th, 1995

Celebrating ten years of their crazy antics, author of the Calvin and Hobbes comic, Bill Watterson, invites readers to look back at the first ten years—featuring Watterson’s insights and classic comics.

"Watterson re-created the thoughts and feelings of a six-year-old with uncanny accuracy ...


Men to Avoid in Art and Life Cover Image
By Nicole Tersigni, Jen Kirkman (Foreword by)
$14.95
ISBN: 9781797202839
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Published: Chronicle Books - August 11th, 2020

Men to Avoid in Art and Life pairs classical fine art with modern captions that epitomize the spirit of mansplaining.

This hilarious book perfectly captures those relatable moments when a man explains to a woman a subject about which he knows considerably less than she does.


Something That May Shock and Discredit You Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781982105228
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Published: Atria Books - October 13th, 2020

One of our smartest, most inventive humor writers, Ortberg combines bathos and the devotional into a revelation.” —Jordy Rosenberg, The New York Times Book Review

From the New York Times bestselling author of Texts From Jane Eyre and Merry Spinster, writer of Slate’s “Dear Prudence” column, and cofound


Peculiar Questions and Practical Answers: A Little Book of Whimsy and Wisdom from the Files of the New York Public Library Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250203625
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - October 22nd, 2019

The New York Public Library staff answers questions remarkable and preposterous, with illustrations by Barry Blitt.


The Little Book of Lost Words: Collywobbles, Snollygosters, and 86 Other Surprisingly Useful Terms Worth Resurrecting Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780399582677
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Published: Ten Speed Press - September 3rd, 2019

The founder of History Hustle presents a handy guide for expressing yourself with history's best words.


Don't Believe a Word: The Surprising Truth About Language Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9781324004257
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - January 7th, 2020

A linguist’s entertaining and highly informed guide to what languages are and how they function.

Think you know language? Think again.


Visual Encyclopedia Cover Image
By DK
$50.00
ISBN: 9781465499943
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Published: DK - October 27th, 2020

An elegant new take on the classic family encyclopedia, filled with beautiful images and clear, accessible text.

Packed with facts and illustrations, this landmark book offers a reliable, visually stunning, and family-friendly alternative to online information sources.


The Jokiest Joking Riddles Book Ever Written . . . No Joke!: 1,001 All-New Brain Teasers That Will Keep You Laughing Out Loud (Jokiest Joking Joke Books #4) Cover Image
By Brian Boone, Amanda Brack (Illustrator)
$9.99
ISBN: 9781250240477
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Published: Castle Point Books - March 31st, 2020

Hilarious riddles for kids in our fun, illustrated jokiest joking format

The newest book in our joke book series for kids, The Jokiest Joking Riddles Book Ever Written...No Joke! has 1,001 brand-new riddles guaranteed to keep kids entertained and laughing. With cute illustrations throughout, this book will delight joke book fans!


The Mini Jokiest Joke Book: Side-Splitters That Will Keep You Laughing Out Loud (Jokiest Joking Joke Books #1) Cover Image
By Kathi Wagner, Amanda Brack (Illustrator)
$4.99
ISBN: 9781250270337
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Published: Castle Point Books - May 5th, 2020

Why did the geologist quit?
Because rocks were too hard.


Lettuce Laugh: 600 Corny Jokes about Food Cover Image
$6.95
ISBN: 9781454931256
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Published: Sterling Children's Books - September 11th, 2018

Laugh-Out-Loud Adventure Jokes for Kids (Laugh-Out-Loud Jokes for Kids) Cover Image
$4.99
ISBN: 9780062748706
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Published: HarperCollins - September 17th, 2019

The #1 bestselling Laugh-Out-Loud Jokes for Kids series reaches hilarious new heights with this collection of adventure-themed jokes, puns, and gut-busting gags. A great activity book for kids 5 to 10, including anyone looking for a boredom buster when home from school.