Closet Case (Robert Rodi Essentials)

By Robert Rodi

The riotous follow-up to Rodi’s cult hit Fag Hag, Closet Case grew to become the style of the homosexual coming-out tale inside-out and upside-down. lengthy out of print, this 1993 comedian journey de strength now returns to please and enlighten an entire new new release. Lionel Frank is a workaholic account govt at an upscale ads employer, answerable for the über-masculine All-Pro energy instruments account. yet Lionel has a mystery life—one spent huddled in his vehicle, dialing phone-sex numbers like 1-800-BOY-TOYZ, or lurking within the shadows of homosexual strip golf equipment together with his flamboyant hairdresser good friend, Toné. whilst endured specialist good fortune forces a call among his lives, Lionel makes a decision to bury his sexuality forever…a activity more straightforward acknowledged than performed. His more and more calamitous cover-ups eventually achieve severe mass at a client’s retreat on a Wisconsin lake, the place Lionel—who’s constantly acknowledged he’d really die than come out—finds himself dealing with a scenario the place the alternative is precisely that. “A joyride of a book…infectious…hard to place down.” - Boston Phoenix “Utterly hilarious…You’ll event anew what it’s wish to snort with a book.” - NewCity Chicago

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The Manual: How to Have a Number 1 the Easy Way

By Bill Drummond, Jimmy Cauty

This can be an unexpurgated reissue of the infrequent and lengthy out-of print 'how to' e-book by way of Jimmy Cauty and invoice Drummond, aka The KLF, their 'Zenarchistic' step by step consultant to having a leading unmarried within the respectable united kingdom charts. First released in 1988, this variation explains the entire steps wanted to assure luck, as pioneered through The Timelords (another alias) with 'Jamming the Tardis'. The Manual is an unprecedented reveal of the truth in the back of the pop-music enterprise and whereas names can have replaced on account that its first factor, the mechanics of financing, generating and selling a success set out right here stay totally appropriate.

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Ha!: The Science of When We Laugh and Why

Humor, like pornography, is famously tricky to outline. we all know it once we see it, yet is there how to determine what we actually locate funnyand why? during this interesting research into the technology of humor and laughter, cognitive neuroscientist Scott Weems uncovers what is taking place in our heads once we chortle, guffaw, or double over with laughter. whereas we regularly examine humor when it comes to jokes or comedian timing, in Ha! Weems proposes a provocative new version. Humor arises from internal clash within the mind, he argues, and is a part of a bigger wish to understand a posh global. displaying that the pride that includes getting" a punchline is heavily on the topic of the enjoyment that accompanies the perception to unravel a tough challenge, Weems explores why shock is such a big point in humor, why pcs are poor at spotting what is humorous, and why it takes goodbye for a tragedy to develop into appropriate comedic fodder. From the function of insult jokes to the good thing about guffawing for our immune process, Ha! finds why humor is so idiosyncratic, and why how-to books by myself won't ever support us develop into funnier humans.

Packed with the newest study, illuminating anecdotes, or even a number of jokes, Ha! lifts the curtain in this so much human of characteristics. From the origins of humor in our brains to its existence at the standup comedy circuit, this e-book bargains a pleasant travel of why humor is so very important to our day-by-day lives.

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Joe Vampire (Joe Vampire Series Book 1)

By Steven Luna

A smart-mouthed supernatural dude who tells it love it is - sharp-tongued, snarky, and sarcastic to a fault. He simply grew to become a vampire, and he isn't satisfied approximately it in any respect. So he is telling the total international the way it particularly is to be undead, and if truth be told no longer pretty...but it would be lovely hilarious. Real-life meets afterlife in Joe Vampire, a post-modern mixture of darkish comedy, heartfelt romance, and unforeseen suspense.

Hey, fogeys. I’m Joe, and I’m a vampire – no longer via selection, brain you, yet by means of accident…a fate-twisting, fang-creating, blood lust-inducing false impression. It all started with a bunch date, a case of unsuitable identification and much too many sake bombers, and ended with a ludicrous set of situations that I simply can’t appear to wrap my head round. probably you could inform: I’m no longer genuine satisfied approximately it. yet I’m on no account going to allow it get within the approach of my lifestyles. So I’ve thrown my ranting right into a web publication. I’m putting out my soiled laundry to be able to clarify the genuine deal approximately being a card-carrying member of the Undead Elite. possibly it is going to support others comprehend the reality approximately vampires. might be it is going to support me come to phrases with it, too. think me, it’s no longer all satin capes and bare ladies…none of it truly is, truly. One bare woman will be great. in its place, it’s only one nasty little shock after one other. the reality bears exposing, and I’m pulling again the curtain on it all. If i will be able to determine how you can maintain it from mowing me over within the approach, then that’s groovy, too. And that factor approximately vampires glowing within the solar? that may be a bunch of bull.

What readers are saying:

"The vampire's humanity that Anne Rice strives for within the Vampire Chronicles? [Luna] captures it completely and neatly in his sleek story of the supernatural everyman."

"I totally enjoyed this publication. It was once packed with witty sarcasm, humor, heartbreak and suspense."

"Joe Vampire is fun out loud hysterical, occasionally poignant, learn. i like to recommend this publication to someone trying to find a humorous, sarcastic examine the undead life."

"I laughed out loud numerous instances analyzing this booklet and giggled such a lot of occasions my husband made me depart the room to move learn elsewhere!"

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Shadows in Bronze: A Marcus Didius Falco Mystery (Marcus Didius Falco Mysteries)

By Lindsey Davis

"Some males are born fortunate, others are referred to as Didius Falco."

It's the 1st century CE in Rome and informer and low imperial agent Marcus Didius Falco is depressing. The high-born girl he fell in love with, Helena Justina, has damaged off their stormy, very unlikely affair. So while Emperor Vespasian assigns Falco a role that would take him out of Rome, he cannot wait. Disguised as tourist within the corporation of his comrade Petronius Longus, captain of the Aventine Watch, Falco travels south to Neapolis, Capreae and Pompeii the place he discovers a conspiracy related to the Egyptian grain cargo to Rome. He additionally stumbles throughout Helena Justina, with ease additionally on a visit out of city, who may possibly, unwittingly, be enmeshed during this harmful, treasonous scheme.
Lindsey Davis' Shadows in Bronze is historic secret at its best.

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The Mexican Pet: More "New" Urban Legends and Some Old Favorites

By Jan Harold Brunvand

"A uniquely exciting ebook: edifying scholarship, diverting social history."—Elaine Kendall, Los Angeles Times

"[The e-book] captures the spirit of convivial storytelling or even encourages the job. . . . Many readers . . . should be gratified to grasp that Brunvand intends to proceed this sequence of secure, unofficial tours into well known legends. Admirers of curiosa and the psychology of crowds can't have enough money to overlook them." —Kirkus experiences

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Coup de tabac (Les annales du Dique-monde, Tome 39)

By Terry Pratchett

Blousé, Vimaire. Dame Sybil, son épouse aimante, lui impose quinze jours de congés à los angeles campagne dans le manoir familial. los angeles vie de hobereau, rien de folichon pour le commissaire divisionnaire du Guet d’Ankh-Morpork, non plus que los angeles déférence servile qu’on lui témoigne, à lui qui tient pour article de foi que les hommes sont tous les mêmes le pantalon baissé. l. a. culture le veut, le flic en vacances n’a pas ouvert sa valise que le ultimate cadavre lui saute à l. a. determine. Mais ce n’est pas un meurtre ordinaire qui attend Vimaire, c’est un crime contre l’existence et l. a. dignité d’une espèce entière. Qu’importe s’il est hors de sa juridiction, si les repères lui manquent dans le monde rural et si l’on s’acharne à le mener en bateau, l. a. justice doit passer.

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Rodrick Rules (Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Book 2)

By Jeff Kinney

Rodrick ideas is the hilarious sequel to bestselling and award-winning "Diary of a Wimpy Kid". ideal for readers of 8+, reluctant readers and all of the thousands of "Wimpy Kid" fanatics in the market. "Rodrick Rules" used to be additionally an immense motion picture hit on the box-office and the rib-tickling 3rd "Wimpy Kid" motion picture, "Dog Days" published within the united kingdom in August 2012! no matter what you do, don't ask Greg approximately his summer time holiday simply because he certainly doesn't are looking to speak about it...It's a brand-new yr and a brand-new magazine and Greg is eager to place the humiliating (and secret!) occasions of final summer season firmly at the back of him. yet somebody is aware every little thing - an individual whose task it really is to more than likely no longer continue something embarrassing of Greg's inner most - his enormous brother, Rodrick. How can Greg make it via this new college 12 months together with his not-quite-cool attractiveness intact? compliment for Jeff Kinney and the "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" sequence: "The international has long past loopy for Jeff Kinney's "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" series". ("Sun"). "Kinney is correct up there with J okay Rowling as one of many bestselling children's authors at the planet". ("Independent"). "Hilarious!". ("Sunday Telegraph"). "The such a lot hotly expected children's books of the yr is right here - "Diary of a Wimpy Kid"". ("The significant Issue"). in addition to being a world bestselling writer, Jeff Kinney is additionally an internet developer and dressmaker. he's the writer of the children's digital global, poptropica the place you may also locate the Wimpy child island. He used to be named certainly one of "Time" magazine's a hundred so much Influential humans in 2009. He lives along with his relations in Massachusetts, united states.

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