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Strange Planet by Nathan W. Pyle - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780062970701
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Published: Morrow Gift - November 19th, 2019

By allowing us to view our own mundanity through the lens of the "other", Strange Planet shows us just how absurd our day-to-day life is. Certainly a series of narratives worth keeping on one's n a r r a t i v e  r e c e p t a c l e. ~ Reviewed by Andrew Bugenis


Parking the Moose: One American's Epic Quest to Uncover His Incredible Canadian Roots by Dave Hill - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780385690041
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Published: Doubleday Canada - October 8th, 2019

Hill is a hoot as he traces his marginal Canadian heritage in a series of North of the Border jaunts. There's loads of Canadian characters, cold Canadian weather, Canadian souvenirs, Canadian heavy metal, and that tasty Canadian delicacy: poutine. ~ Reviewed by Mike Hare


Race Me in a Lobster Suit: Absurd Internet Ads and the Real Conversations that Followed by Kelly Mahon - Book Review9781683691044

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Published: Quirk Books - March 26th, 2019

For many 30-somethings I know, the golden age of Craigslist provided a plethora of entertainment in addition to actual useful services. Need a couch? Concert tickets? New roommate? And hey, for a good chuckle, here's Missed Connections. Kelly Mahon took the entertainment value to a new level by placing prank ads on the site, and then chronicling her correspondence with the curious folks who answered her crazy queries. A quick and highly entertaining read, though I must admit I am especially disappointed that the title event never actually happened. ~ Reviewed by Ashley Castle


Yes, I'm Hot in This: The Hilarious Truth about Life in a Hijab by Huda Fahmy - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781507209349
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Published: Adams Media - December 11th, 2018

I discovered Huda on Instagram under her handle @yesimhotinthis; a name which perfectly summarizes the humor and honesty Huda deploys to talk about being a Muslim woman in America. As instructive as it is funny, this book will make you giggle aloud (I did) with hilarious truth. ~ Reviewed by Katelynne Shimkus


The New Yorker Encyclopedia of Cartoons: A Semi-serious A-to-Z Archive by David Remnick - Book Review

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By David Remnick (Foreword by), Bob Mankoff (Editor)
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ISBN: 9780316436670
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Published: Black Dog & Leventhal - October 2nd, 2018

The similar collection from fourteen years ago is now inadequate. Hundreds of new cartoons spanning nearly ten decades are included in this newly conceived two-volume, slipcased edition in an encyclopedic format (P is for Pianos, U is for Unicorns...) From sidesplitting to smirk-inducing to head-scratching. ~ Reviewed by Stan Hynds


Love All the People: The Essential Bill Hicks by Bill Hicks - Book Review

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By Bill Hicks, John Lahr (Foreword by)
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ISBN: 9781593762018
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Published: Soft Skull Press - September 1st, 2008

Bill Hicks was a comedic anomaly. Scathing and abrasive yet compassionate and empathetic, crass and obscene yet poetic and intellectual, Hicks’ raging philosophical humor could either ignite fires or quell them. Challenging regressive and hypocritical views in all forms, from the drug war to the Gulf War, blind nationalism to religious fanaticism, Hicks was at his purest when taking on the powerful and the ignorant. This posthumous release collects all of his stand-up comedy transcripts in order (and it’s fascinating to see how certain jokes and routines evolve over time) along with letters and song lyrics. ~ Reviewed by Joe Michon-Huneau


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