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The Story of Sex: A Graphic History Through the Ages by Philippe Brenot

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By Philippe Brenot, Laetitia Coryn (Illustrator), Will McMorran (Translated by)
ISBN: 9780316472227
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Published: Black Dog & Leventhal - September 19th, 2017

Sexy and informative, which is two counts better than any of your Tinder dates. (Admit it). ~ Reviewed by Katelynne Shimkus

How to Be Perfectly Unhappy by The Oatmeal - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781449433536
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Published: Andrews McMeel Publishing - October 31st, 2017

Readers expecting a cynical parody will be pleasantly surprised: The Oatmeal's comic genius dismantles our obsession with the monochromatic word "happiness" and reveals that he is a modern Nietzsche who discovered drawing instead of syphilis. ~ Reviewed by Katelynne Shimkus

Love Sucks: The Truth about Romance from the World's Greatest Cynics by Daria Summers - Book Review

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By Daria Summers, Emma Munger (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781925418699
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Published: Smith Street Books - December 26th, 2017

If you're feeling like drunk Adam Sandler in "The Wedding Singer", but want to say it with a little more finesse, here it is straight from the mouths of the best, brightest and driest. BONUS MATERIAL includes provocative illustrations with great tattoo potential. If you get the Tiny-Fey-on-a-pizza-slice one, we'll be twins. Perfect for Valentine's Day. ~ Reviewed by Katelynne Shimkus

All the Dirty Parts by Daniel Handler - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781632868046
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Published: Bloomsbury USA - August 29th, 2017

Pick it up for the sheer thrill of reading dirty thoughts in literature. Get your heart unexpectedly torn when you get more attached than you wanted. Realize you've been taken on the exact same trip as the narrator. Throw the book against the wall because it's so good; because that's you how express your teenage angst. Then decide what to do with this book you have tattered on the floor. ~ Reviewed by Katelynne Shimkus

Pie & Whiskey: Writers Under the Influence of Butter & Booze by Kate Lebo - Book Review

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By Kate Lebo (Editor), Samuel Ligon (Editor)
ISBN: 9781632171122
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Published: Sasquatch Books - October 24th, 2017

Gosh, Pie & Whiskey just sounds fun, doesn't it? Like the kind of celebration you want to be at? I mean, you might get too stuffed on sugar or screw up the baking, you might get happy drunk while your sloshed bestie becomes the violent drunk; you might be toasting to your accomplishments and burying your emotions in filling. We drink, eat and read both to celebrate and commiserate, and here between these damn fun covers is a story for every single iteration of joy, despair, pie, and whiskey-based drinks. ~ Reviewed by Katelynne Shimkus

Bone by Yrsa Daley-Ward - Book Review

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By Yrsa Daley-Ward, Kiese Laymon (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9780143132615
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Published: Penguin Books - September 26th, 2017

The best poetry volume I've read since Cohen's Book of Longing. I nearly shouted at the words on the page to stop telling me about my life, that it didn't know anything about me - but of course it did. And if that's not enough to convince you, Florence Welch of Florence + the Machine is mad about this book, too. ~ Reviewed by Katelynne Shimkus


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