Love...From Both Sides (The Love... Series)

By Nick Spalding

Dating isn’t effortless nowadays. simply ask hapless singletons Jamie Newman and Laura McIntyre, thirtyish Brits who're attempting to stay confident within the face of the entire awkwardness, chaos, and humiliation that pave the line to discovering love. Jamie, who’s nonetheless licking his wounds after his fiancée deserted him, will try out absolutely anything to discover the lady of his desires: from disastrous blind dates to the world’s worst speed-dating occasion. Laura, who's getting a bit apprehensive with the massive 3-0 looming, attempts to place her awful-but-sexy ex in her rear view and circulation on, no matter if it potential blind dates with spandex-clad bikers and drunken first-date hand jobs. while Jamie and Laura eventually meet one another, love begins to blossom—but throw in a few undesirable fajitas, obnoxious mom and dad, and exes popping out of the woodwork, and issues get advanced quickly. A hilarious, relatable romp during the travails of recent love, this ebook will make you chortle until eventually you cry.

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The Restaurant at the End of the Universe

By Douglas Adams

"DOUGLAS ADAMS IS an awesome SATIRIST."
--The Washington submit ebook World
Facing annihilation by the hands of the warlike Vogons is a curious time to have a longing for tea. it will possibly in simple terms occur to the cosmically displaced Arthur Dent and his curious comrades in hands as they hurtle throughout house powered through natural improbability--and desperately looking for a spot to eat.
Among Arthur's motley shipmates are Ford Prefect, an established pal and specialist contributor to the Hitchhiker's advisor to the Galaxy; Zaphod Beeblebrox, the three-armed, two-headed ex-president of the galaxy; Tricia McMillan, a fellow Earth refugee who is long gone local (her identify is Trillian now); and Marvin, the moody android who suffers not anything and nobody very gladly. Their vacation spot? the final word scorching spot for a night of apocalyptic leisure and positive eating, the place the nutrition (literally) speaks for itself.
Will they make it? the reply: tough to assert. yet take into account that the Hitchhiker's consultant deleted the time period "Future excellent" from its pages, because it was once chanced on to not be!
"What's such enjoyable is how fun the galaxy seems to be via Adams' sardonically foolish eyes."
--Detroit unfastened Press

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Top Secret Twenty-One: A Stephanie Plum Novel

By Janet Evanovich

#1 NEW YORK occasions BESTSELLER • Don’t omit Janet Evanovich’s brief tale “Pros and Cons” behind the book.

Catch a qualified murderer: most sensible precedence. discover a failure-to-appear and gather large greenbacks: most sensible ranking. How she’ll pull all of it off: best secret.
 
Trenton, New Jersey’s favourite used-car broker, Jimmy Poletti, used to be stuck promoting much more than used autos out of his dealerships. Now he’s out on bail and has neglected his date in courtroom, and bounty hunter Stephanie Plum is calling to convey him in. Leads are quick changing into lifeless ends, and all too usually into lifeless our bodies. Even Joe Morelli, the city’s most popular cop, is suffering to discover a clue to the suspected killer’s whereabouts. those are determined occasions, they usually demand determined measures. So Stephanie goes to need to do whatever she quite doesn’t are looking to do: defend former medical institution safeguard safeguard and normal soreness in her in the back of Randy Briggs. Briggs used to be picking out up quickly money as Poletti’s bookkeeper and is aware all his boss’s soiled secrets and techniques. Now Briggs is subsequent on Poletti’s record of individuals to place six toes under.
 
To best issues off, Ranger—resident defense specialist and Stephanie’s maximum temptation—has been the objective of an assassination plot. He’s dodged the bullet this time, but when Ranger desires to live to tell the tale the subsequent try out on his lifestyles, he’ll need to enlist Stephanie’s support and exhibit a section extra of his mysterious past.
 
demise threats, hugely educated assassins, hugely untrained assassins, and Stark highway being overrun by way of a pack of feral Chihuahuas are all in a day’s paintings for Stephanie Plum. the genuine problem is facing her Grandma Mazur’s wild bucket checklist. A boob activity and getting revenge on Joe Morelli’s Grandma Bella can slightly carry a candle to what’s no 1 at the list—but that’s top secret.

Praise for Top mystery Twenty-One
 
“The mixture of biting discussion, outrageous characters and extreme tale traces are constant all through. And [Janet Evanovich] novels are the genuine definition of a in charge pleasure.”—Associated Press
 
“Evanovich doesn’t disappoint. . . . [She] weaves environment, relatives, romance and crime to tug the plot of Top mystery Twenty-One forward.”Bookreporter

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Stop Me If You've Heard This: A History and Philosophy of Jokes

By Jim Holt

“Finally I comprehend what it truly is I’ve been guffawing in any respect those years.”―Jimmy Kimmel

From the best-selling writer of Why Does the realm Exist? comes this outrageous, uproarious compendium of absurdity, dust, racy paradox, and gratuitous  offensiveness―just the type of mature philosophical mirrored image readers have come to count on from the ever-entertaining Jim Holt. certainly, Stop Me If You’ve
Heard This
is the 1st ebook to track the evolution of the funny story all of the method from the standup comics of old Athens to the comedy-club Seinfelds of at the present time. After exploring humor’s historical past partially One, Holt delves into philosophy partially : Wall highway jokes; jokes approximately rednecks and atheists, bulimics and politicians; jokes you overlooked if you happen to didn’t visit a Catholic women’ university; jokes approximately good judgment and life itself . . . all turned fodder for the grand theories of Aristotle, Kant, Freud, and Wittgenstein during this heady mixture of the low and high, of the ribald and profound, from America’s such a lot loved philosophical pundit. 15 illustrations

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A Sensitive Liberal's Guide to Life: How to Banter with Your Barista, Hug Mindfully, and Relate to Friends Who Choose Kids Over Dogs

By The Uptight Seattleite

within the culture of The respectable Preppy Handbook, The Uptight Seattleite is the Stephen Colbert of left-wing satire

the writer of the wildly well known Seattle Weekly suggestion column teaches americans in every single place tips on how to include their internal leftist. Artfully balancing the cosmic with the cosmopolitan, the Uptight Seattleite (aka Adrian) delights his dependable readers every one week with snide perception on every little thing from model ("Can I pull off a Rasta beret?") to ear-bud etiquette. In A delicate Liberal's consultant to Life, he brings his savvy smugness to his widest viewers but, on issues akin to the hierarchy of transportation righteousness (what to do with the clunky previous Subaru after buying a Prius) and moral habit on the supermarket, together with find out how to deal with the horror forgetting to deliver your reusable burlap sack.

different day by day suggestion covers what to learn at the bus (Vonnegut as opposed to The Kite Runner as opposed to The Economist) and feasting on the buffet of variety, with counsel for taking pictures a condescending smile at those that don't know the way to exploit chopsticks. The Uptight Seattleite additionally is helping readers navigate the large concerns, similar to in charge parenting (which demands a mini-landfill equipment, excellent for the yard and able to be crammed with environmentally unfriendly diapers). for each insecure liberal-and those that like to make enjoyable of them-the Uptight Seattleite deals us laughs from the top of political correctness.

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Bill Oddie's Little Black Bird Book

By Bill Oddie

In this ebook, comic invoice Oddie writes in regards to the glory of birdwatching, supplying either severe recommendation in addition to hilarious anecdotes. He dissects the right kind uniform for birdwatching, debates even if he'd cherished to be referred to as an "ornithologist" or a "bird spotter," and tells stories of the birdwatching journeys he has taken around the globe.

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The Full Ridiculous: A Novel

By Mark Lamprell

Michaelo O’Dell is hit by way of a motor vehicle, and while he doesn’t die, he's stunned and happy. yet he can’t appear to flow, frozen within the crash place. He can’t focus, or keep watch over his anger and grief, or determine what to do approximately a lot of something. His expert existence starts off to collapse, and even though his spouse Wendy is heroically supportive, his teenage youngsters in simple terms exacerbate his post-accident angst. His daughter Rosie punches out a vindictive schoolmate, plunging the relations right into a specific parent-teacher hell. in the meantime, his son Declan is located with a stash of illicit medicinal drugs, and a wierd policeman begins harassing the relatives, inflicting usual mishaps to tackle a sinister desperation.

Equal components hilarious and painful, this compelling novel delves into the problems of kinfolk, love, and the precarious enterprise of being a guy. Mark Lamprell’s amazing debut examines the negative fact: occasionally you can’t pull your self jointly until eventually you’ve thoroughly fallen apart.

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The Birds of the Air

By Alice Thomas Ellis

Like Ellis's renowned The hotel on the fringe of the area, this novel is determined within the Christmas season. the following, the social comedy of the Marsh family's festivities is determined opposed to the backdrop of a mother's grief over the dying of her son.

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