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Lifestyles of the Doomed
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 65,100. Language: American English. Published: November 10, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Humor and satire, Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Current affairs
Let the author of "The Cynic's Dictionary" lead you on a bitterly amusing journey back to the turn of the millennium, as we transitioned from an age of frivolity to an age of terror. Written between 1998 and 2002, these 47 eloquently witty essays form a quirky chronicle of a slow-motion cultural shipwreck. Read them, laugh, shake your head, and get a handle on our perplexing times.
Who Left the Cork Out of my Lunch? Middle Age, Modern Marriage & Other Complications
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 50,540. Language: English. Published: June 1, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Humor and satire, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Humor and satire
Who Left the Cork out of My Lunch? is chock-full of funny, informative how-to lists, hilarious advice columns, and sharp personal anecdotes that cover subjects from menopause (are we done yet?), empty nest syndrome (sob!), and grandchildren (yay!), to sex (better after fifty), marriage (he said what?), age-appropriate fashion (what does that mean?), and cosmetic intervention (to Botox or not?).
Who Stole My Spandex? Life in the Hot Flash Lane
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 62,070. Language: English. Published: June 1, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Humor and satire, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Humor and satire
Blogger Marcia Kester Doyle tells it like it is and nothing is off limits. Who Stole My Spandex? is a witty selection of stories from Doyle’s madcap world of menopausal pitfalls, wardrobe malfunctions, and a family full of pranksters. Welcome to the nuthouse that Marcia Kester Doyle calls home.
Teacher Misery: Helicopter Parents, Special Snowflakes and Other Bullshit
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 60,550. Language: English. Published: May 10, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Humor and satire
Teacher Misery perfectly encapsulates the comical misery that has become the teaching profession. Morris’ strange, funny, and sometimes unbelievable teaching experiences are told through a collection of short stories, essays and artifacts including real emails from parents, students and administrators.
You Want WHAT??? Concierge Tales from the Men and Women who Make Las Vegas Dreams Come True
Price: $4.49 USD. Words: 62,590. Language: English. Published: April 21, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Humor and satire
Ding ... Every time the bell rings at a concierge’s desk, you never know the story that will follow… especially in Las Vegas, City of Sin. Will a request be awkward and embarrassing or sweet and lighthearted? A concierge never knows until the… ding. “You Want WHAT???” is a lighthearted glimpse into the lives of dozens of Las Vegas concierges.
The Half Fund: He’s Taking His Ball and Going Home
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 58,300. Language: English. Published: January 29, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Cancer, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Humor and satire
Dan Duffy was twenty-nine when he heard the worst three words imaginable: “you have cancer.” Testicular. Stage three. His life became equal parts fear and anger, with a dash of stupidity for flavor. From systematically alienating everyone around him to embracing psychological and physical acts of acute masochism and loathing, cancer became the least of his worries.
Short Stories - Collection
Price: Free! Words: 77,110. Language: English. Published: July 2, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Humor and satire
Short story enthusiasts, this book is for you. It is a collection of my favourite short stories written over a span of approximately 25 years. During this interval I was privileged to work in various jurisdictions on 6 continents of the world. At each locale I chose to live as closely as possible with the populous therein, thus maximizing my chance to collect intriguing material for this treatise.
China Teaching Behind the Great Firewall & Other Inadvisable Things in a Country Shaped Like a Chicken
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 134,700. Language: English. Published: June 1, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » By region, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Humor and satire
An irreverent and often satirical armchair adventure about teaching English in mainland China by a woefully overeducated former lawyer and part-time university music lecturer and teacher.
I Sold My Gold Tooth for Gas Money: True Tales to Make you Laugh, Chortle, Snicker and Feel Inspired
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 52,580. Language: English. Published: November 9, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Humor and satire
Traveling is not for the timid of heart. What can go wrong often does, as twenty-six road warriors relate in this book. Whether it's driving across Canada at Christmastime or journeying to remote corners of the planet, you'll alternately laugh, cringe, giggle and feel inspired by these writers, and the often bizarre and extraordinary circumstances they find themselves in.
A Bear Stole My Fishing Boat: True Tales to Make you Laugh, Chortle, Snicker and Feel Inspired
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 54,610. Language: English. Published: November 9, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Humor and satire
What happens when your trip goes awry? When your sandal-clad foot steps in the cow dung? Perhaps you too have watched with disbelief as your travel plans fell apart, and have been tempted to look up at the cosmos and cry, “Why me?” Join our posse of twenty-five traveling scribes as they endure some of the weirdest, wackiest, and most comic moments of misadventure you are ever likely to read about.
Never Trust a Smiling Bear: True Tales to Make you Laugh, Chortle, Snicker and Feel Inspired
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 50,990. Language: English. Published: November 9, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Humor and satire
The fifth volume in Summit Studios bestselling travel and outdoor humor series. Join thirty-one intrepid travel writers who will take you on a journey from Alaska to the Amazon to the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. It’s another helping of zany, absurd and downright preposterous tales of misadventure, some of which are hardly believable.
A Beaver is Eating My Canoe: True Tales to Make you Laugh, Chortle, Snicker and Feel Inspired
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 54,860. Language: English. Published: November 9, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Humor and satire
Have you ever felt like the Universe is laughing at you? Like you’re the butt of some great cosmic joke? Fear not! You are not alone. In this long-awaited sequel to Mugged by a Moose, we hope you’ll find a feeling of kinship with our twenty-five free-spirited wanderers as they relate some of their craziest, wackiest, funniest and most inspiring tales of travel from the far side of beyond.
Mugged by a Moose: True Tales to Make you Laugh, Chortle, Snicker and Feel Inspired
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 51,830. Language: English. Published: November 9, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Humor and satire
Is a bad day spent outside really better than a good day at the office? This collection of twenty-three short stories, written by twenty semi-intrepid adventurers, aims to answer that question. Alternately laugh, cringe, giggle and feel inspired by our writers as they tell some of the most outrageous tales from the Great Outdoors you've ever heard.
Toddler TV: a Befuddled Father's Guide to What the Kids are Watching
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 82,800. Language: English. Published: October 30, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Television, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Humor and satire
One of the problems of becoming a father in my late forties that I DIDN'T expect was watching television with my pre-schooler: “Daddy, can we watch Barney?” “Sure! The Andy Griffith Show is on in a few minutes!” “No Daddy, the purple dinosaur.” “Dino? I LOVE The Flintstones...” Reviews and commentary on over 100 shows aimed at ages 0-5 from the 1960s to now! Just what ARE our kids watching?
Extremely Dark Chocolates: Bitterly Amusing Thoughts on Aging, Insanity, Death, Extinction & Other Inconveniences (Bayan's Tirades, Volume 1)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 53,570. Language: English. Published: October 23, 2014. Categories: Essay » Literature, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Humor and satire
Join the author of "The Cynic's Dictionary" on a morbidly amusing tour of life's dark underside. Gathered from the vintage "tirades" on his Cynic's Sanctuary website, these eloquently witty essays help you chuckle sympathetically at the ghastly fates that the gods inflict on innocent organisms. (It beats screaming in terror, doesn't it?) Curiously intoxicating despite the bleak subject matter.
Mob Hit on My Grandmother's Dog: Funny Animal Stories to Make you Laugh, Chortle, Snicker and Feel Inspired
Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 55,010. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Humor and satire, Nonfiction » Home and Garden » Pets & livestock
Since 2006, Summit Studios has been publishing travel and outdoor humor anthologies, including bestselling titles "Mugged by a Moose," "A Beaver is Eating My Canoe," and "Never Trust a Smiling Bear." In the pages of "Mob Hit on My Grandmother's Dog," readers can now join twenty-eight writers as they share some of the funniest and most outrageous animal stories they are ever likely to read about.
Never Light a Match in the Outhouse: Funny Stories from Cottage Country
Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 53,000. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Humor and satire, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Essays
Since 2006, Summit Studios has been publishing travel and outdoor humor anthologies, including bestselling titles "Mugged by a Moose," "A Beaver is Eating My Canoe," and "Never Trust a Smiling Bear." In the pages of "Never Light a Match in the Outhouse," readers can now join twenty-nine writers as they share hilarious tales about the lighter side of the cottaging experience.
Moose on the Loose: True Tales to Make you Laugh, Chortle, Snicker and Feel Inspired
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 52,710. Language: English. Published: September 22, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Humor and satire
Travel brings with it extraordinary moments—from the whimsical to the hilarious to the downright absurd. By following in the footsteps of previous bestselling humor titles such as "Mugged by a Moose" and "A Beaver is Eating My Canoe," our twenty-six writers continue to celebrate those moments. While outlandish things can happen on the road less traveled, there's no such thing as a bad story!
Hot Chocolate For The Mind: Funny Stories from Comedian Dwayne Perkins
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 56,280. Language: English. Published: May 28, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Humor and satire, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Humor and satire
Hot Chocolate For The Mind, is a collection of funny essays from Stand-Up Comedian Dwayne Perkins. He has traveled the world. Luckily his sense of humor, keen observational skills and laptop were with him along the way. This is the book David Sedaris would've written if he was a straight Black man from Brooklyn doing stand-up comedy in Dubai.
Welcome to Dissertation Hell: A (hilarious) Handbook for Doctoral Students
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 70,340. Language: English. Published: May 4, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Humor and satire, Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Adult & continuing education
"Welcome to Dissertation Hell" is a compilation of selected posts from the Hellish Handbasket Blog, written and illustrated by Carol B. (AKA The Chronic Malcontent). Each post marks a memorable moment on her two-year journey from A.B.D. doctoral candidate to Ph.D. scholar. Humorous pen-and-ink drawings illustrate many of the posts. Frustrated grad students will find a kindred spirit here.

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