"A fiercely funny collection of essays on marriage and manners, thank you notes and three-ways, ghosts, gunshots, gynecology, and the Calgon-scented, onion-dipped, monogrammed art of living as a Southern Lady" —
"From the iconic creator of the "Cathy" comic strip comes a collection of funny, warm, and wise essays in the style of Nora Ephron and Erma Bombeck, centered around the particular challenge of caring for aging parents and growing children, all while trying not to lose oneself in the process. As the creator of the "Cathy" comic strip, Cathy Guisewite found her way into the hearts of readers over 40 years ago, and has been there ever since. Her deeply funny and relatable look at the life of a frazzled career woman became a cultural touchstone for women everywhere, and now, in her debut essay collection, Guisewite returns with her signature self-deprecating wit and warmth, this time taking a look at her own life. The autobiographical essays that make up Fifty Things That Aren't My Fault offer a disarming, hilarious, and wise look at the lives of "the sandwich generation," which Guisewite calls "the panini generation." In this collection, Guisewite turns her uniquely wry and funny gaze to her own day-to-day life, with topics ranging from the mundane—teaching her parents to use TiVo, organizing four decades of photos, attempting to meditate—to the more profound—her struggle to find a purpose post-retirement, helping her parents downsize their lives, andher personal definitions of feminism. Humorous, warm, and poignant, Fifty Things That Aren't My Fault is ideal reading for mothers, daughters, and everyone who is caught somewhere in between, and on the threshold of "What Happens Next.""—
The Guardian columnist and This American Life social commentator presents a series of essays about the qualities of a comedic feminist and her experiences of coming of age in a popular culture that is hostile to plus-sized women who speak their minds.
The star of Broadway's The Book of Mormon and HBO's Girls presents a heartfelt coming-of-age memoir that recounts how, as a fiercely ambitious but sexually confused Midwestern teen, he haphazardly pursued his theatrical dreams in 1997 New York City.
The former Sex & Relationships Editor for Cosmopolitan and host of Tinder Live with Lane Moore shares her own moving — and ultimately triumphant — personal story, which serves as a guide for finding solace in solitude and connecting with our innermost selves.
A witty, authoritative guide to writing by the leading Twitter language guru and veteran Random House copy chief shares playful lessons on better writing that cover usage questions ranging from the series comma to split infinitives.
The creator of the popular podcast, The Longest Shortest Time, provides inspirational and sometimes bizarre parenting tips and hacks that have actually worked for other desperate parents, including snorting like a pig to quiet a crying baby.
This rollicking ride through the history of paperback pre-teen series of the 80s and 90s reveals the stories behind the best-known books, including Pen Pals, Dear Diary, The Pink Parrots, Cheerleaders and many others. Original.
The co-creator and co-star of Broad City presents an uproarious collection of anecdotes and reflections on her career, her relationships and her decision to undertake a solo cross-country driving tour. 250,000 first printing.
The star of "2 Dope Queens" presents a humorous essay collection that explores subjects ranging from intersectional feminism and today's destructive dating scene to the cultural obsession with work and beauty.
Everyone loves The Dude, the shaggy, laid-back burnout from The Big Lebowski. But what if this hapless figure somehow found his way into a completely different movie, perhaps from another era? Spot our hero as he ambles his way through the sets of 12 iconic movies, from Titanic to Apocalypse Now, The Wizard of Oz to Rocky, along with a host of other iconic movie characters and references in every scene.
A doodle-illustrated collection takes readers on an anecdotal tour of the female body that explores the social biases, self-maintenance practices, and aesthetic realities that shape how women view themselves.
The comedian host of the nationally syndicated radio program, The Original Kings of Comedy, builds on conversations he had with his children in a cutting satire of race relations in the era of Trump and Black Lives Matter.
Recounts the author's experiences growing up as a creative, sensitive gay black man in a world that constantly tries to deride and diminish his humanity.
From the witty and exuberant New York Times best-selling author comes a history of humor—from fart jokes on clay Sumerian tablets all the way up to the latest Twitter memes—that tells the story of how comedy came to rule the modern world.
The best-selling author of Bringing Up Bébé charts the largely unexplored realities of being a 40-something in today's world, in a latest collection of laugh-out-loud essays that examines the decade as a milestone less associated with midlife than by the disconnects of social media, the French perspectives about libido and the challenges of raising kids while caring for aging parents.
A latest collection of personal essays by the best-selling author of Let's Explore Diabetes With Owls and Me Talk Pretty One Day shares even more revealing and intimate memories from his upbringing and family life.
The critically acclaimed writers, directors, producers, and actors share the secrets behind their creative partnership, offering insight into their balance between innovation and commercial viability, and the challenges of collaborating professionally with a loved one.
A latest collection of essays by the award-winning author of I Was Told There'd Be Cake shares her trademark, laugh-out-loud observations on subjects ranging from scaling active volcanoes and crashing shivas to assisted fertility and playing herself on Gossip Girl.