Friday, December 07, 2012

Holiday Picks Part 4: Funny Books

Over the next few days, we'll be posting theme-based holiday picks lists for your shopping enjoyment. Here we have Shoppers Guide to Funny Books!



America Again: Re-becoming the Greatness We Never Weren't by Stephen Colbert
Fiscal cliffs, partisan bickering - Colbert is here to pull us back from the brink of our own stupidity.

The Great Showdowns by Scott Campbell
Just because it's a famous, long-running, and iconic relationship based on competition - that doesn't mean the parties involved have to be enemies. Campbell's appealing art recreates famous cinematic showdowns like Ripley and the Alien, Brody and the shark, and many more.

How To Be A Woman by Caitlin Moran
It's not as easy as it might seem. Funny, provocative, and a great way to celebrate the end of the year of the War on Women.

How To Be Black by Baratunde Thurston
A funny look at race. You have to like a book that warns, "If you don't buy this book, you're a racist." Therefore - How To Be Black is the perfect gift for non-racists and people who are having a hard time being black.

Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns) by Mindy Kaling
The writer/star of NBC's The Office and Fox's The Mindy Project invites readers to step into her life and share some of her observations. Along with Amy Poehler and Tina Fey, Kaling is undeniably one of the funniest women around - and this book underlines that point.



The Onion Book of Known Knowledge: A Definitive Encyclopaedia Of Existing Information by The Onion
The satirical newspaper The Onion isn't just a funny read, it's a public service, oftentimes delivering funny commentary so precise, it can change the way we think about things. This book will provide you with everything you need to know about knowing stuff - Onion-style.

That Is All by John Hodgman
Here Hodgman delivers the conclusion to his trilogy - Complete World Knowledge. Made-up facts, lists, hilarity and insightful nonsense.

Totally MAD: 60 Years of Humor, Satire, Stupidity and Stupidity by The Usual Gang Of Idiots
MAD Magazine is a humor institution. Gathered together here is a distilled selection of MAD's most ridiculous stupidity from 60 years and counting.

Zombies Hate Stuff by Greg Stones
In a glut of zombie-related entertainment, Stones' magical book shines as a slice of beautifully illustrated, simplistic genius. Zombies do hate stuff - they are surprisingly more complex than you'd think the shambling undead would be. 

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