Best. State. Ever

Author: Dave Barry

Category: Humor

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Deal starts: September 19, 2020

Deal ends: September 19, 2020

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A brilliantly funny exploration of the Sunshine State from the man who knows it best: Pulitzer Prize winner and New York Times–bestselling author Dave Barry.   We never know what will happen next in Florida. We know only that, any minute now, something will. Every few months, Dave Barry gets a call from some media person wanting to know, “What the hell is wrong with Florida?” Somehow, the state’s acquired an image as a subtropical festival of stupid, and as a loyal Floridian, Dave begs to differ. Sure, there was the 2000 election. And people seem to take their pants off for no good reason. And it has flying insects the size of LeBron James. But it is a great state, and Dave is going to tell you why. Join him as he celebrates Florida from Key West at the bottom to whatever it is that’s at the top, from the Sunshine State’s earliest history to the fun-fair of weirdness that it is today.   It’s the most hilarious book yet from “the funniest damn writer in the whole country” (Carl Hiaasen, and he should know). By the end, you’ll have to admit that whatever else you might think about Florida—you can never say it’s boring.

Knitting Under the Influence

Author: Claire LaZebnik

Category: Humor

Regular price: $9.99

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Deal starts: September 18, 2020

Deal ends: September 18, 2020

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When you're in your late twenties and nothing in your life seems to be falling into place, knitting is an awfully seductive way to spend your free time -- especially when life doesn't come with a stitch counter.Kathleen, Sari, and Lucy's Sunday knitting circle is the only thing holding them together. Kathleen has been cut off financially by her family and forced to enter "the real world" for the very first time. Sari has fallen for the man who made her life a living hell in high school, but now desperately needs her help. Lucy, torn between emotion and reason, must reevaluate her life when her lab and her boyfriend are assailed by an animal-rights group. At their club meetings, they discuss the really important questions: how bad is it, really, to marry for money if you like the guy a lot anyway? Can you ever forgive someone for something truly atrocious that they've done? Is it better to be unhappily coupled than happily alone? And the little ones: Can you wear a bra with a hand-knit tube top? Is it ever acceptable to knit something for a boyfriend? And why do your stitches become lopsided after your second martini? In Claire LaZebnik's hilarious and sometimes heartbreaking novel, Sari, Lucy, and Kathleen's lives intersect, overlap, unravel, and come back together in an utterly satisfying read.

Peas, Carrots and a Red Feather Boa

Author: Hannah Lynn

Category: Humor

Regular price: $2.99

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Deal starts: September 17, 2020

Deal ends: September 17, 2020

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Life in the country was supposed to be relaxingEric Sibley's new life in the sleepy riverside village of Burlam is going pretty well ... except for the fact his new house is falling down around his ears, he has committed himself to preparing a lavish Christmas Day feast for the extend family, his wife is stressed out and overworked, his new allotment neighbour is crazy and, if that wasn’t enough, his mother-in-law has come to stay. Apart from that, it is all going brilliantly. Following on from Peas, Carrots and an Aston Martin, once again Eric Sibley and his family navigate their way through the trials and tribulations of everyday life. With the edition of some wonderful new faces, get ready to be swept up in a whirlwind of uninspiring leeks, troublesome chickens, inappropriate plumbers and various sinister interlopers, and they are all hell-bent on turning Eric’s life upside down.Praise for Peas, Carrots and a Red Feather Boa“Loved the easy storytelling style of this book.”“I very much enjoyed the continuation of the Sibley family saga.”“A genuinely lovely story.”“I have read Peas, Carrots and a Aston Martin and Peas, Carrots and a Red Feather Boa both books were brilliant from start to finish love them and would definitely recommend to other readers.”“Normal life brought to life in a way that pulls us in, throws us up and down, and then really spits us out at the end!”“A good follow on from the first book. The family have made the big move when bigger moves happen to them.”“A worthy sequel to Peas, Carrots and an Aston Martin.”“I found this second book to be an absorbing story following on the first one, which was equally enjoyable.”“Bloody wonderful!”

Thank You Notes

Author: Jimmy Fallon

Category: Humor

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Deal starts: September 16, 2020

Deal ends: September 16, 2020

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Jimmy Fallon is very thankful. And in this first book to come from his TV show, he expresses his gratitude for everything from the light bulb he's too lazy to replace to the F12 button on his computer's keyboard. He thanks microbreweries for making his alcoholism seem like a neat hobby. He thanks the name "Lloyd" for having two L's. Otherwise it would just sound like "Loyd." He thanks the slow-moving family walking in front of him on the sidewalk. Without this "barricade of idiots," he might never have been forced to walk in the street and risk getting hit by a car in order to get around them. He's thankful to you, the person reading this right now. It means you're considering buying this book. You should do it. You will be thankful that you did.

After the Fall

Author: Victoria Roberts

Category: Humor

Regular price: $23.70

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Deal starts: September 15, 2020

Deal ends: September 15, 2020

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"This is a wonderful, forever book." —George Booth, cartoonist for The New YorkerAfter the Fall introduces us to a brilliantly eccentric family from New York’s Upper East Side. Pops, a self-made millionaire, is a mad inventor who gleans his inspiration from popovers and Raquel Welsh. Mother is a fabulously dressed but mercurial socialite from Buenos Aires whose weapon of choice is a croquet mallet. Young Alan, our earnest and studious narrator, and his drama-queen little sister, Alex, love their parents but must turn to their good-natured housekeeper and cook for a better sense of reality.One fateful day, Alan returns home to find that the family has gone bust, not even a penny to be found. The next morning, to the children’s surprise, the family wakes up in Central Park along with the entire contents of their penthouse arranged just as before—art, furniture, pugs, and all. Aided by their two loyal housekeepers and fed by the maitre d’ from their favorite restaurant, the family makes Central Park into a comfortable and creative home.But soon the strains of life—and the weather, which is getting chilly—threaten to tear apart the parents’ marriage. As the holiday season approaches, the children rise to the challenge of bringing their family back together.With more than two hundred drawings and featuring kimono-clad squirrels and a visit by a Yeti, this delicious tale is a love letter to family, creativity, and New York.

Matchmaking for Beginners

Author: Maddie Dawson

Category: Humor

Regular price: $5.99

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Deal starts: September 15, 2020

Deal ends: September 15, 2020

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A Washington Post and Amazon Charts bestseller.“A delightful, light-as-air romance that successfully straddles the line between sweet and smart without ever being silly…The novel is simply captivating from beginning to end.” —Associated PressMarnie MacGraw wants an ordinary life—a husband, kids, and a minivan in the suburbs. Now that she’s marrying the man of her dreams, she’s sure this is the life she’ll get. Then Marnie meets Blix Holliday, her fiancé’s irascible matchmaking great-aunt who’s dying, and everything changes—just as Blix told her it would.When her marriage ends after two miserable weeks, Marnie is understandably shocked. She’s even more astonished to find that she’s inherited Blix’s Brooklyn brownstone along with all of Blix’s unfinished “projects”: the heartbroken, oddball friends and neighbors running from happiness. Marnie doesn’t believe she’s anything special, but Blix somehow knew she was the perfect person to follow in her matchmaker footsteps.And Blix was also right about some things Marnie must learn the hard way: love is hard to recognize, and the ones who push love away often are the ones who need it most.