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. 800,000 first printing.
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.
The Emmy Award-winning actor and stand-up comedian presents a loving tribute to his late mother that shares the wisdom he gleaned from her throughout his life, his ongoing struggles with food and dysfunctional home dynamics and how he learned to laugh at the absurdities that shaped their family.
A writer for The New York Times and creator of a popular comic strip explores his relationships with women in a collection of essays that ruminate on his troubles finding lasting love, his commitment issues and his valued female friendships.
The stand-up comedian and co-star of The Carmichael Show presents a humorous collection of autobiographical essays that reflect her disadvantaged youth as a foster child in South Central Los Angeles, her discovery of her talent for comedy and her struggles with gender, race and class boundaries in the entertainment industry.
In a follow-up to the New York Times best-selling Poorly Drawn Lines, a popular webcomic artist presents a new collection of sardonic, absurdist comics about friendship, enemies, unexplained mysteries and living in the age of technology. Original.
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.
An actor, podcaster and sports personality uses his signature smack-talk style to assess what is wrong in professional athletics today, sharing irreverent observations on everything from Tiger Woods' need to stay virile for the sake of his game to the author's unrequited crush on Mary Lou Retton.
The best-selling author of That Is All presents a memoir of his cursed travels through the woods of Massachusetts and coastal Maine, describing his midlife transformation from an idealistic youth to an eccentric family man and his observations on such subjects as the horror of freshwater clams and the evolutionary purpose of the mustache.
Showcasing his iconic New Yorker covers, as well as his illustrations for The New York Times, Vanity Fair and Time, among others, the award-winning artist and political cartoonist shares his sketchbooks, drafts and hilarious rejected drawings, offering readers an exclusive view into his process.
The host of the wildly popular podcast presents a collection of insights and observations from such guests as Jerry Seinfeld, Robin Williams and Barack Obama to explore how today's most recognizable figures handle the challenges of today, from parenting and relationships to sexuality and success.
A laugh-out-loud, deeply personal collection of love letters and break-up notes to the books in the librarian author's life explains the complicated reasons why libraries are keeping or removing books that either are no longer checked out by readers or have poor literary value.
The senior comic speechwriter and presidential advisor presents an account of his college education through his years working with Barack Obama, sharing behind-the-scenes anecdotes and his reflections on Obama's legacy in the age of Trump.