This is a book for those who, to put it mildly, lead with their hearts when they should lead with their heads (and I count myself in that category.) Author Megan Doherty has distilled a life's worth of lessons into a handy-dandy guide for everyday life. With precise and humorous illustrations she expounds on how to safely navigate our most person-to-person common interactions. How To Not Be A Dick is a Miss Manners for those who follow the Golden Rule rather than social propriety. It is the perfect gift for anyone who might need a reinforcement of those principles, whether it's your irritable middle schooler, your roommate, partner, or best friend. We can all (re-) learn from this book.
Marc Maron is his own worst enemy which is probably why he's such a great comedian and host of the no-holds-barred WTF podcast. Maron's inability to get out of his head or his own way is what makes Attempting Normal such a hilarious, uncensored ride exploring his addictions, self-loathing, parental issues, and two failed marriages. Maron's story is that of a comedian's comedian, someone who perfected their art while berating and insulting success whenever it came knocking, but found it when he began hosting WTF. Unflinchingly honest throughout, from his sex life to his cats, Attempting Normal is also really funny and reveals the idealist under Maron's damaged, neurotic exterior.
Imagine going to a cocktail party where you could meet and listen to every generation of ground-breaking and hilarious female in comedy from the last sixty years. Sadly, you can’t. But don’t despair! Instead, read We Killed: a VERY Oral History of Women in Comedy in which everyone from Joan Rivers, Lily Tomlin, Roseanne Barer, Paula Poundstone, Jeanene Garofalo, and Tiny Fey weigh in. Author Yael Kohen keeps the narrative flowing while giving everyone their moment to shine. We Killed is an honest, critical, hilarious, and contradictory tome (like all the best oral histories) that celebrates what these women accomplished. If you still don't think women are funny you just aren't paying attention.
(This book cannot be returned.)