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Lick your lips and shrink your hips with The Looneyspoons Collection jam-packed with "the best of the best" Janet & Greta recipes… made even better!• Better carbs• Better fats• More fiber• Less sugar• Less salt• Same great taste that won’t go to your waist!The Looneyspoons Collection features outrageously delicious, reader-favorite recipes from Janet & Greta’s incredibly popular cookbooks Looneyspoons, one of Canada’s all-time bestsellers; Crazy Plates, a James Beard Foundation Award finalist; and Eat, Shrink & Be Merry!, voted "Cookbook of the Decade 2000–2009" by Chapters/Indigo Books……Plus tons of new, must-try recipes, including:• Greta’s Gluten-Free Miracle Brownies: Chewy, moist, double-chocolate fudge brownies• Honey, I Shrunk My Thighs!: Mouthwatering, honey-garlic baked chicken thighs that will leave everyone begging for more• Moroccan and Rollin’ Quinoa Salad: The super-grain becomes super-scrumptious when paired with rockin’ spices• Pimped-Out Pumpkin Pie Pancakes: One taste and you’ll say, "Thanks(for)giving me this fabulous recipe!"Diabetic? Looking for gluten-free or vegetarian options? Counting points? Cooking for finicky kids? The Looneyspoons Collection makes healthy eating delicious and fun for everyone!A feast for your eyes and your taste buds, The Looneyspoons Collection is overflowing with gorgeous, full-color food photos; hundreds of practical weight-loss, anti-aging and healthy-living tips; and, of course, a heaping helping of Janet & Greta’s trademark corny jokes and punny recipe titles.
The Noble Hustle is Pulitzer finalist Colson Whitehead’s hilarious memoir of his search for meaning at high stakes poker tables, which the author describes as “Eat, Pray, Love for depressed shut-ins.”On one level, The Noble Hustle is a familiar species of participatory journalism–a longtime neighborhood poker player, Whitehead was given a $10,000 stake and an assignment from the online online magazine Grantland to see how far he could get in the World Series of Poker. But since it stems from the astonishing mind of Colson Whitehead (MacArthur Award-endorsed!), the book is a brilliant, hilarious, weirdly profound, and ultimately moving portrayal of–yes, it sounds overblown and ridiculous, but really!–the human condition.A
When you seek salvation from this stressed out, uptight world, there’s only one man to go to for guidance—the Dude. At once helpful, funny and profound (like The Big Lebowski itself), this survival guide from the founders of the Church of the Latter-Day Dude and their top disciples shows how to be as Dude-like as the Dude (well, almost):•Secrets of sacred Dudeist practices•The Seven Spiritual Laws of Taking it Easy•Great Dudes who changed the world (without really trying)•New feminist philosophy for special ladies•The Way of the Dude applied to politics, ethics and finances•A 12-step program for personal dudevolution•The science of really tying your room together
From the dive bars of Brooklyn’s Williamsburg to the dirty alleys of San Francisco’s Mission, the urban hipster has redefined American cool with a sighing disdain for everything mainstream. Hipsters are easily identified by their worn-out shoes, fixies and PBR tallboys, but until now no one had investigated beyond the hipster look to the even more hilarious hipster psyche. With personally researched articles, revealing illustrations and helpful charts and graphs, Stuff Hipsters Hate exposes the bottomless well of impassioned scorn that motivates the ever-apathetic hipster, including:MATING AND SOCIAL HATES♦buying you a drink♦monogamy♦texting back in a timely fashionAPPAREL AND GROOMING HATES♦high heels♦muscles♦being asked about their tattoosWORK AND LIFE HATES♦full-time jobs♦knowing their bank balance♦enthusiasm
A collection of insanely funny texts between parents and kids, When Parents Text is a surprisingly affecting window into the complicated time when parents aren’t ready to let go, and kids aren’t ready to be let go. The parents are well-meaning but hopeless, silly and a little corny, and befuddled by the technology. The kids are bewildered yet patient: the perfect straight man. And the authors, two recent college graduates, Lauren Kaelin and Sophia Fraioli, have an unerring editorial instinct to select the funniest, sweetest, quirkiest, most-telling exchanges.T
Everyone loves chibi, the newest, hottest manga style out of Asia. Chibis—characters that range from hypercute miniature people to bizarrely sexy furry characters—come in all varieties, all roles, including chibi teenagers, faeries, schoolgirls, nurses, mermaids, devils, angels, and everything in between. Now Christopher Hart, the world’s best-selling author of cartoon and drawing titles, shows readers exactly how to draw chibis, infusing them with personality and creating authentic costumes for them.
Just when it seemed pets couldn’t get any more adorable, we discovered Tiny Cat. Direct from Japan, this is the sweetest—and smallest—pet around. It is size of a macaron, and its mischievous adventures in a full-size world are chronicled in the pages of this ebook. Animal lovers of any size will enjoy following along as Tiny Cat encounters everyday objects like a strawberry, a ball of yarn, a rubber ducky, and more. The resulting cuteness knows no limits!
This hilarious dad-centric satire is the first magazine written exclusively by dads, for dads! Complete with hard-hitting feature reporting (“What’s Going On with Your Neighbor’s Lawn?”), in-depth lifestyle articles (“How to Talk to Your Son About Growing A Beard”), fashion tips (“Buying Shoes on eBay: A Guide”), and insightful opinion pieces (“These Smoke Detectors Are Too Damn Sensitive, If You Ask Me”), this is the perfect faux periodical for dads of every age, facial-hair style, and sandals/socks combo.
In Movie Title Typos, artist Austin Light removes just one letter from a well-known movie title to inspire a surprising and hilarious visual scenario. There’s Obocop (a robotic police officer works through his PTSD by playing smooth jazz), T. (a boy meets a jewelry-clad alien who pities fools), Harry Otter, The Princess and the Fro, Finding Emo, Pup Fiction, and many more. A massive viral hit when he first posted sketches of the work online (1.2 million hits in the first 6 hours), Light has created new full-color illustrations for all, with the majority of the book’s content never before seen on the Web.
Most of us know that Queen Victoria ruled over a great Empire, that King John signed the Magna Carta, and that Harold was killed at the Battle of Hastings. But this book, for inquisitive visitors to the royal palaces and monarchy buffs everywhere, takes us to the heart of the matter, and tells us what we really want to know about life behind the palace walls: Which monarch had the most eccentricities? Which king pawned his crown? Did monarchs use contraception? What made Mary I "bloody"? Was George III’s madness caused by porphyria, or was it arsenic poisoning? Who was Britain’s first royal motorist? Did Mary Queen of Scots murder her husband?
From the acclaimed writer, director, and star of the hit documentary The Muslims are Coming! comes a memoir in essays about growing up Iranian-American in a post-9/11 world and the power of comedy to combat racism.
Negin Farsad is an Iranian-American-Muslim female stand-up comedian who believes she can change the world through jokes. And yes, sometimes that includes fart jokes. In this candid and uproarious book, Farsad shares her personal experiences growing up as the “other” in an American culture that has no time for nuance.
With good humor and a stylish look, Cad captures the mood of 1950’s men’s magazines in as’ femmes fatales in maximalist lingerie, and contents include articles and interviews. A compilation of great retro stuff that would be found in all those great men’s magazines from the 50s and 60s, such as a photos of a pre-Gilligan’s Island Tina Louise to a interview with the great breast-obsessive director, Russ Myer. 200 photographs; 120 line drawings.
CAD is humorous, entertaining, and sexy. It is a manual/zine for the swinging bachelor.
The world’s wildest collection of animal knowledge and lore!Lions, and tigers, and bears . . . and dinosaurs, dragons, and monsters. Oh my!For hundreds of years, the most popular books in the Western world next to the Bible were "bestiaries," fanciful encyclopedias collecting all of human knowledge and mythology about the animal kingdom. In these pages, eagles and elephants lived next to griffins and sea monsters. Now, in The Big, Bad Book of Beasts, award-winning author Michael Largo has updated the medieval bestsellers for the twenty-first century, illuminating little-known facts, astonishing secrets, and bizarre superstitions about the beasts that inhabit our world—and haunt our imaginations.
delightful and colorful high-fashion romp featuring Toast, the world’s first supermodel dog.She’s graced the pages of the New York Times and Us Weekly, and has appeared on Good Morning America and the Today show. She’s starred in designer Karen Walker’s advertising campaign, and pens her own weekly column in People Magazine: Pets. Her jet-setting friends include Karlie Kloss, Reese Witherspoon, Jane Lynch, and, of course, her Internet celebrity dad, The Fat Jew. She has hundreds of thousands of fans following her every move on Instagram.
The dazzling success of The Toaster Project, including TV appearances and an international book tour, leaves Thomas Thwaites in a slump. His friends increasingly behave like adults, while Thwaites still lives at home, "stuck in a big, dark hole." Luckily, a research grant offers the perfect out: a chance to take a holiday from the complications of being human-by transforming himself into a goat. What ensues is a hilarious and surreal journey through engineering, design, and psychology, as Thwaites interviews neuroscientists, animal behaviorists, prosthetists, goat sanctuary workers, and goatherds.F
There’s never been a book like this. It will make you laugh, and open up new thinking that’s made millions. It has a video inside. It makes stupid into the new smart. Your rivals will be so off put by the title, that they’ll never stoop to read it. This gets you in the clear to leap, and they won’t even know what hit them.
A new edition of longtime farmer Keith Stewart’s deeply personal and highly acclaimed book on the hows and whys of running a small organic farm in 21st century America—updated with five new essays, a foreword by Deborah Madison, and gorgeous new woodcuts by Flavia BacarellaKeith Stewart, already in his early forties and discontent with New York’s corporate grind, moved upstate and started a one-man organic farm in 1986. Today, having surmounted the seemingly endless challenges to succeeding as an organic farmer, Keith employs seven to eight seasonal interns and provides 100 varieties of fresh produce to the shoppers and chefs who flock twice weekly, May to December, to his stand at Union Square Greenmarket in Manhattan—the only place where his produce is sold.
After Vanilla Ice, but before Eminem, there was “Hot Karl,” the Jewish kid from the L.A. suburbs who became a rap battling legend and then almost became a star.
When 12-year old Jensen Karp got his first taste of rapping for crowds at his friend’s bar mitzvah in 1991, little did he know that he was taking his first step on a crazy journey one that would end with a failed million-dollar recording and publishing deal with Interscope Records when he was only 19. Now, in “Kanye West Owes Me $300,” Karp finally tells the true story of his wild ride as “Hot Karl,”the most famous white rapper you’ve never heard of.
On his way to (almost) celebrity, Jensen shares his childhood run-ins with rock-listening, southern California classmates, who tell him that “rap is for black people,” and then recounts his record-breaking rap battling streak on popular radio contest The Roll Call a run that caught the eye of a music industry hungry for new rap voices in the early 00s. He also introduces his rap partner, Rickye, who constitutes the second half of their group XTra Large; his supportive mom, who performs with him onstage; and the soon-to-be-household-name artists he records with, including Kanye West, Redman, Fabolous, Mya, and will.i.am. Finally, he reveals why his album never saw the light of day (two words: Slim Shady), the downward spiral he suffered after, and what he found instead of rap glory.
Full of rollicking stories from his closebrush with fame, Karp s hilarious memoir is the ultimate fish-out-of-water story about a guy who follows an unlikely passion trying to crack the rap game despite what everyone else says. It s “30 Rock” for the rap set; “8 Mile” for the suburbs; and quite the journey for a white kid from the valley.
“This book will help you become the ultimate Star Wars fan.” – TIME
“An enlightening and surprisingly personal tour of a galaxy…Sunstein offers plenty of fun details and opinions.” – Washington Post
There’s Santa Claus, Shakespeare, Mickey Mouse, the Bible, and then there’s Star Wars. Nothing quite compares to sitting down with a young child and hearing the sound of John Williams’s score as those beloved golden letters fill the screen. In this fun, erudite, and often moving book, Cass R. Sunstein explores the lessons of Star Wars as they relate to childhood, fathers, the Dark Side, rebellion, and redemption.
Randall Munroe describes xkcd as a webcomic of romance, sarcasm, math, and language. While it’s practically required reading in the geek community, xkcd fans are as varied as the comic’s subject matter. This book creates laughs from science jokes on one page to relationship humor on another.xkcd: volume 0 is the first book from the immensely popular webcomic with a passionate readership (just Google "xkcd meetup").The artist selected personal and fan favorites from his first 600 comics.
The ultimate guide to creating chibis!They populate manga with chunky bodies, oversized heads, and huge expressive eyes. They’re schoolgirls and schoolboys, magical girls and mad scientists, fairies and fighter princesses, cyborgs and sci-fi secret agents, bikers and bad samurais, robots and rebel leaders. They’ve even got chubby pets and zany monster sidekicks! They’re chibis!Excruciatingly cute, highly stylized, and beloved in all manga genres (fantasy, magical girls, shounen, anthro, sci-fi-, and more), without them, manga would barely exist.
Q: What happens to a boy when he reaches puberty? A: He says goodbye to childhood and enters adultery. Q: How can you prevent milk turning sour? A: Keep it in the cow. We’ve all been there. You’ve been studying hard, the day of the BIG test arrives, you turn over the paper, and ‘what the *&%@ does that mean?!’ Not a clue. Some students, rather than admit defeat, choose to adopt a more creative approach to answering those particularly awkward exam questions. Packed full of hilarious examples, this book will bring a smile to the face of teachers, parents and students alike – and anyone who’s ever had to sit a test.
Flush those boring old gifts and give your friends and family something they can really sit down and digest! The Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader series is one of the longest-running, most popular humor collections in the publishing industry. It taps into a vast resource of forgotten readers – the 66 percent of North Americans who admit to reading in the bathroom. It’s our 15th year and we’re still going strong!
“This new book is by two knowledgeable and expert popularizers of chemistry and deals exclusively with molecules and compounds rather than with the simpler atoms and elements. It is based on the very successful ‘Molecule of the Month’ website that was begun by Paul May fifteen years ago and to which his co-author Simon Cotton has been a frequent contributor. … The authors … strike an excellent balance between introducing the novice to the world of molecules while also keeping the expert chemist interested.
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