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An Absolutely Remarkable Thing: A Novel Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781524743468
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Dutton - July 30th, 2019

This is a hilarious whirlwind of a story that follows April May an co. as they fumble their way through first alien contact, deal with unwanted internet fame, and navigate so much more than they knew they were getting into. It's funny as hell, ultimately hopeful, and full of so much heart. 

Leave it to Hank Green to bringing humans living on this planet together. You won't easily forget this story.


Review by Gabi

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Stay Sexy & Don't Get Murdered: The Definitive How-To Guide Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9781250178954
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Published: Forge Books - May 28th, 2019

With the same refreshing honesty, wit, and fierce feminism that fans have come to love in their wildly successful podcast, Georgia and Karen present a blueprint for how to stay sexy and stay alive. From mental health to addiction; family, relationships, and loss, these autobiographical essays offer advice and commiseration without sacrificing self awareness and humor. Much of what makes their podcast so popular can be found in these pages-- perhaps most importantly, the gentle yet insistent reminder that we are not alone.


Review by Erin

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Belzebubs Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781603094429
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Published: Top Shelf Productions - March 19th, 2019

You don't have to be a metalhead to fall in love with this adorably dark family of loons. Sweetly subversive a la The Adams Family, this book make me cackle aloud approximately 666 times. 


Review by Dean

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A Short History of the Girl Next Door Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781524716103
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Published: Ember - December 24th, 2018

I have now read this book twice and, with both readings, finished it in one sitting. This hilarious and heartbreaking novel will make you laugh out loud and then cry so much you'll go through an entire box of Kleenex (or, maybe that's just me). Anddddd that's all I'm going to tell you because I promise it's just one of those books that is best approached--like most worthwhile things in life--by taking a chance and letting the story lead you where it will.  


Review by Claire

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Frankland Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9780743244497
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Published: Free Press - January 2006

Whorton is one of those rare authors I read and lose the sensation of turning pages, slipping into his quirky worlds past the printed page. Here he creates a kind of redneck "Alice in Wonderland," each character more startling and vivid than the last. But what most surprises is how deeply Whorton causes you to care about--and cheer on--these fragmented but tenacious and hopeful personalities.  


Review by Adam

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The Chapo Guide to Revolution: A Manifesto Against Logic, Facts, and Reason Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9781501187285
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Published: Atria Books - August 21st, 2018

If watching the Daily Show in 2018 feels like pelting rocks against the bloodstained blade of an IDF bulldozer, Chapo is here with a dose of the hard stuff. 


Review by Stephen

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The Lonely Polygamist Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780393339710
Availability: Out of stock, usually available in 1-5 days
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - April 29th, 2011

I'm cracking up right now just thinking of this book. It's hilarious. And big-hearted, with wonderful characters and yes, some tragedy. And did I mention it's funny? One of my favorite books of the last ten years. 

  • Yes, the author is related to the famed Udall political family of the west!
  • His New Yorker article, "Big Love," was the basis for the HBO series of the same name!


Review by Zak