The comedian, actor, and former host of The Late Late Show presents an irreverent memoir in essays that explore subjects ranging from his childhood and family life to his career and his devotion to Glasgow.
In Nearing Ninety, bestselling author Judith Viorst candidly shares the complicated joys and everyday tribulations that await us at the age of ninety, all with a large dose of humor and an understanding that nothing — well, almost nothing — in life should be taken too seriously
"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.
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 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.