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John Kennedy Toole, Barrett Whitener
Description: "A green hunting cap squeezed the top of the fleshy balloon of a head. The green earflaps, full of large ears and uncut hair and the fine bristles that grew in the ears themselves, stuck out on either side like turn signals indicating two directions at once." So enters one of the most memorable characters in recent American fiction.
Format: eAudiobook
Date Added: Apr 21, 2020
Helen Ellis, Kathleen (Actress) McInerney, Lisa Cordileone, Rebecca Lowman, Dorothy Dillingham Blue
Description: A sharp, funny, delightfully unhinged collection of stories set in the dark world of domesticity, American Housewife features murderous ladies who lunch, celebrity treasure hunters, and the best bra fitter south of the Mason Dixon line. Meet the women of American Housewife: they wear lipstick, pearls, and sunscreen, even when it's cloudy. They casserole. They pinwheel. They pump the salad spinner like it's a CPR dummy. And then they kill a party crasher, carefully stepping around the body to pull cookies out of the oven. These twelve irresistible stories take us from a haunted prewar Manhattan apartment building to the set of a rigged reality television show, from the unique initiation ritual of a book club to the getaway car of a pageant princess on the lam, from the gallery opening of a tinfoil artist to the fitting room of a legendary lingerie shop. Vicious, fresh, and nutty as a poisoned Goo Goo Cluster, American Housewife is an uproarious, pointed commentary on womanhood.
Format: eAudiobook
Date Added: Apr 21, 2020
Carl Hiaasen
Description: Andrew Yancy, late of the Miami Police, soon-to-be-late of the Key West Police, has a human arm in his freezer. There is a logical explanation for that, but not for how and why it parted from its owner. Yancy thinks the boating-accident/shark-luncheon explanation is full of holes, and if he can prove murder, his commander might relieve him of Health Inspector duties, aka Roach Patrol. But first Yancy will negotiate an ever-surprising course of events, from the Keys to Miami to a Bahamian out island, with a crew of equally ever-surprising characters, including: the twitchy widow of the frozen arm; an avariciously idiotic real estate developer; a voodoo witch whose lovers are blinded-unto-death by her particularly peculiar charms; Yancy's new love, a kinky medical examiner; and the eponymous Bad Monkey.
Format: eBook
Date Added: Apr 21, 2020
Bunmi Laditan
Description: There are good moms and bad moms, and then there are hot-mess moms. Introducing Ashley Keller, a career girl turned stay-at-home mom who's trying to navigate the world of Pinterest-perfect, Facebook-fantastic, and Instagram-impressive mommies but failing miserably. When Ashley gets the opportunity to participate in the 'Motherhood Better' bootcamp run by the mommy-blog-empire maven she idolizes, she jumps at the chance to become the perfect mom she's always wanted to be.
Format: eBook
Date Added: Apr 21, 2020
Sophie Kinsella
Description: Becky Bloomwood is bored to death writing for Successful Saving. So, with a handsome credit line from her bank, she liberates herself the best way she knows how -- by shopping! Think of it as an investment, she tells herself. But, soon she is buried in bank notices and cursed VISA bills.
Format: eBook
Date Added: Apr 21, 2020
Kevin Kwan
Description: When New Yorker Rachel Chu agrees to spend the summer in Singapore with her boyfriend, Nicholas Young, she envisions a humble family home and quality time with the man she hopes to marry. But Nick has failed to give his girlfriend a few key details. One, that his childhood home looks like a palace; two, that he grew up riding in more private planes than cars; and three, that he just happens to be the country's most eligible bachelor. On Nick's arm, Rachel may as well have a target on her back the second she steps off the plane, and soon, her relaxed vacation turns into an obstacle course of old money, new money, nosy relatives, and scheming social climbers.
Format: eBook
Date Added: Apr 21, 2020
Jim Gaffigan
Description: Stand-up comedian Jim Gaffigan, who's best known for his legendary riffs on Hot Pockets, bacon, manatees, and McDonald's, expresses all the joys and horrors of life with five young children.
Format: eBook
Date Added: Apr 21, 2020
Kyril Bonfiglioli, Simon Prebble
Description: A cult classic in the United Kingdom since its first publication there in the 1970s, Don't point that thing at me is the first of a series of hilarious and dark-humored crime thrillers featuring the Honorable Charlie Mortdecai, degenerate aristocrat, amoral art dealer, seasoned epicurean, unwilling assassin, and acknowledged coward. With his thuggish manservant, the incomparably named Jock Strapp, Mortdecai endures all manner of nastiness involving stolen paintings, a vintage Rolls Royce, secret police, a whirlwind trip to the United States, a dead client, and a ravishing and wealthy young widow, all just to make a dishonest living. He's not one to pass up a drink, and he prides himself on being stylishly dressed for whatever occasion may present itself, no matter how debauched. Don't miss this brilliant mixture of comedy, crime, and suspense.
Format: eAudiobook
Date Added: Apr 21, 2020
Christopher Moore, Euan Morton
Description: Pocket, King Lear's fool, sets out to straighten out the mess the mad king has made of the kingdom and the royal family, only to discover the truth about his own heritage.
Format: eAudiobook
Date Added: Apr 21, 2020
Jacob Tomsky
Description: "A humorous memoir by a veteran hospitality employee that reveals what goes on behind the scenes of the hotel business. Includes tips on how to get the most out of your hotel stay"-- Provided by publisher.
Format: eBook
Date Added: Apr 21, 2020
Dave Barry
Description: "During the course of living (mumble, mumble) years, Dave Barry has learned much of wisdom,* (*actual wisdom not guaranteed) and he is eager to pass it on--to the next generation, the generation after that, and to those idiots who make driving to the grocery store in Florida a death-defying experience"-- Provided by publisher.
Format: eBook
Date Added: Apr 21, 2020
David Sedaris
Description: Compared by The New Yorker to Twain and Hawthorne, Sedaris has become one of our best-loved authors. - Overdrive
Format: eBook
Date Added: Apr 21, 2020
Robert Krulwich, National Public Radio (U.S.)
Description: A collection of Driveway Moments - stories that keep you in the car to listen to the end even after you've reached your destination.
Format: eAudiobook
Date Added: Apr 21, 2020
B. J. Novak
Description: A boy wins a $100,000 prize in a box of Frosted Flakes--only to discover how claiming the winnings might unravel his family. A woman sets out to seduce motivational speaker Tony Robbins--turning for help to the famed motivator himself. A new arrival in Heaven, overwhelmed with options, procrastinates over a long-ago promise to visit his grandmother. We also meet Sophia, the first artificially intelligent being capable of love, who falls for a man who might not be ready for it himself; a vengeance-minded hare, obsessed with scoring a rematch against the tortoise who ruined his life; and post-college friends who try to figure out how to host an intervention in the era of Facebook. Along the way, we learn why wearing a red T-shirt every day is the key to finding love, how February got its name, and why the stock market is sometimes just. down. Finding inspiration in questions from the nature of perfection to the icing on carrot cake, One More Thing has at its heart the most human of phenomena: love, fear, hope, ambition, and the inner stirring for the one elusive element that might just make a person complete.
Format: eBook
Date Added: Apr 21, 2020
Sophie Kinsella
Description: Lexi wakes up in a hospital bed after a car accident, thinking it's 3 years earlier and she's a twenty-five-year old with crooked teeth and a disastrous love life. But, her teeth are straight, she's the boss of her department and she's married to a good-looking millionaire!
Format: eBook
Date Added: Apr 21, 2020
Amy Sedaris
Description: According to Amy Sedaris, it's often been said that ugly people craft and attractive people have sex. But in her new audiobook SIMPLE TIMES she sets the record straight, doing for crafting what she did so brilliantly and successfully for entertaining in her bestseller I Like You...
Format: eAudiobook
Date Added: Apr 21, 2020
Amy Schumer
Description: Amy's got your back. She's in your corner. She's an honesty bomb. And she's coming for you. 7Actress Tilda Swinton and Trainwreck The Emmy Award-winning comedian, actress, writer, and star of Inside Amy Schumer In The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo Ranging from the raucous to the romantic, the heartfelt to the harrowing, this highly entertaining and universally appealing collection is the literary equivalent of a night out with your best friend-- an unforgettable and fun adventure that you wish could last forever. Whether she's experiencing lust-at-first-sight while in the airport security line, sharing her own views on love and marriage, admitting to being an introvert, or discovering her cross-fit instructor's secret bad habit, Amy Schumer proves to be a bighearted, brave, and thoughtful storyteller that will leave you nodding your head in recognition, laughing out loud, and sobbing uncontrollably-- but only because it's over.
Format: eAudiobook
Date Added: Apr 21, 2020
Simon Jones, Geoffrey McGivern, Stephen Moore, William Franklyn, Mark Wing-Davey
Description: Panic! It's the last ever instalment of The Hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy, with a brand new full-cast dramatisation of Mostly harmless, the final book in Douglas Adams' famous "trilogy in five parts." While frequent flyer Arthur Dent searches the universe for his lost love, Ford Prefect discovers a disturbing blast from the past at The Hitchhiker's guide HQ. Meanwhile, on one of many versions of Earth, a blonder, more American Trillian gets tangled up with a party of lost aliens having an identity crisis. And just when Arthur thinks he has found his true vocation on the backwater planet of Lamuella, the original Trillian turns up with more than a little spanner in the works. A stolen ship, a dramatic stampede and a new and sinister guide lead to a race to save the Earth ... again. But this time, will they succeed?
Format: eAudiobook
Date Added: Apr 21, 2020
Brendan Vaughan, Patrick G. (Patrick Girard) Lawlor, Shelly Frasier
Description: For anyone who's ever wished they could channel the 1980s action-adventure icon comes this clever collection of forty-five true stories, commemorating the use of improvised genius to solve everyday problems. Inspired by television's Angus MacGyver (played by Richard Dean Anderson), a secret agent who relied on his brains and scientific prowness-not to mention duct tape and a Swiss Army knife-to save the day, the "MacGyverisms" recounted range from the concrete (using Chex Mix to provide taction in an icy parking lot) to the intangible (saving a relationship with the perfect turn of phrase). - Overdrive
Format: eAudiobook
Date Added: Apr 21, 2020
Maria Semple
Description: When her notorious, hilarious, volatile, talented, troubled, and agoraphobic mother goes missing, teenage Bee begins a trip that takes her to the ends of the earth to find her.
Format: eBook
Date Added: Apr 21, 2020
Mindy Kaling, B. J. Novak, Greg Daniels
Description: In Why Not Me? Kaling shares her ongoing journey to find contentment and excitement in her adult life, whether it's falling in love at work, seeking new friendships in lonely places, attempting to be the first person in history to lose weight without any behavior modification whatsoever, or most important, believing that you have a place in Hollywood when you're constantly reminded that no one looks like you. In "How to Look Spectacular: A Starlet's Confessions," Kaling gives her tongue-in-cheek secrets for surefire on-camera beauty, ("Your natural hair color may be appropriate for your skin tone, but this isn't the land of appropriate--this is Hollywood, baby. Out here, a dark-skinned woman's traditional hair color is honey blonde.") "Player" tells the story of Kaling being seduced and dumped by a female friend in L.A. ("I had been replaced by a younger model. And now they had matching bangs.") In "Unlikely Leading Lady," she muses on America's fixation with the weight of actresses, ("Most women we see on screen are either so thin that they're walking clavicles or so huge that their only scenes involve them breaking furniture.") And in "Soup Snakes," Kaling spills some secrets on her relationship with her ex-boyfriend and close friend, B.J. Novak ("I will freely admit: my relationship with B.J. Novak is weird as hell.") Mindy turns the anxieties, the glamour, and the celebrations of her second coming-of-age into a laugh-out-loud funny collection of essays that anyone who's ever been at a turning point in their life or career can relate to. And those who've never been at a turning point can skip to the parts where she talks about meeting Bradley Cooper.
Format: eAudiobook
Date Added: Apr 21, 2020
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A Confederacy Of Dunces [Electronic Resource]
John Kennedy Toole, Barrett Whitener
Me Talk Pretty One Day [Electronic Resource]
David Sedaris
American Housewife [Electronic Resource]
Helen Ellis, Kathleen (Actress) McInerney, Lisa Cordileone, Rebecca Lowman, Dorothy Dillingham Blue
Npr Funniest Driveway Moments [Electronic Resource] : Radio Stories That Won't Let You Go.
Robert Krulwich, National Public Radio (U.S.)
Bad Monkey [Electronic Resource]
Carl Hiaasen
One More Thing [Electronic Resource] : Stories And Other Stories
B. J. Novak
Confessions Of A Domestic Failure [Electronic Resource] : A Humorous Book About A Not So Perfect Mom
Bunmi Laditan
Remember Me? [Electronic Resource]
Sophie Kinsella
Confessions Of A Shopaholic [Electronic Resource]
Sophie Kinsella
Simple Times [Electronic Resource]
Amy Sedaris
Crazy Rich Asians [Electronic Resource] : Rich Series, Book 1. Kevin Kwan.
Kevin Kwan
The Girl With The Lower Back Tattoo [Electronic Resource]
Amy Schumer
Dad Is Fat [Electronic Resource]
Jim Gaffigan
The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy. The Quintessential Phase [Electronic Resource]
Simon Jones, Geoffrey McGivern, Stephen Moore, William Franklyn, Mark Wing-Davey
Don't Point That Thing At Me [Electronic Resource]
Kyril Bonfiglioli, Simon Prebble
What Would Macgyver Do? [Electronic Resource] : True Stories Of Improvised Genius In Everyday Life
Brendan Vaughan, Patrick G. (Patrick Girard) Lawlor, Shelly Frasier
Fool [Electronic Resource]
Christopher Moore, Euan Morton
Where'd You Go, Bernadette [Electronic Resource] : A Novel
Maria Semple
Heads In Beds [Electronic Resource] : A Reckless Memoir Of Hotels, Hustles, And So-called Hospitality
Jacob Tomsky
Why Not Me? [Electronic Resource]
Mindy Kaling, B. J. Novak, Greg Daniels
Live Right And Find Happiness (Although Beer Is Much Faster) [Electronic Resource] : Life Lessons And Other Ravings From Dave Barry
Dave Barry