Giant of the Senate

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ISBN: 9781455540419
Published: Twelve - May 30th, 2017

Franken is an excellent raconteur in this entertaining but highly informative memoir of his political journey to the U.S. Senate.  Providing an account of his excruciatingly drawn out contested run-off election and a sneak peak into the inner workings of government, this funny man shows he is deadly serious about politics, Ted Cruz and Minnesota. Franken for 2020!


Literary Starbucks

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ISBN: 9781250096791
Availability: Out of Print
Published: St. Martin's Griffin - August 23rd, 2016

English Lit humor. If you don't get the jokes, you should read more! My personal favorites are the recurring characters like Harper Lee and Hannibal Lecter. Laugh out loud funny.


Apocalypse Cow

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ISBN: 9781250032867
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Because of how it is sold to us we cannot accept a return of this title.
Published: St. Martin's Griffin - May 21st, 2013

We all miss Terry Pratchett. A lot.This is the next best thing - the winner of the inaugural Terry Pratchett Anywhere But Here, Anywhen But Now Prize.  And deservedly so.Read it now before Simon Pegg makes it into a moo-vie.



Notorious RBG

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ISBN: 9780062415837
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Published: Dey Street Books - October 27th, 2015

I don't quite know exactly what this is but I'm in awe. Biography or Etsy shop? Scrapbook and photo album or feminist polemic? Either way RBG and her legions of admirers win my ardent admiration for her life work and their creativity.



Slaughterhouse 90210

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ISBN: 9781250061102
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Flatiron Books - October 6th, 2015

What does Leo Tolstoy have to do with Orange is the New Black? Or Sylvia Plath with The Bachelor? Maris Kreizman's juxtapositions of great literature with pop culture icons are funny and clever, but also intuitively true on a deeper level the stories told through "high" and "low" culture may not be that different at their core. A great gift for the film, TV, and book lovers on your list.



Smashie McPerter and the Mystery of Room 11

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By N. Griffin, Kate Hindley (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780763661458
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Published: Candlewick - February 10th, 2015

What a fun book. The hamster is missing from the classroom so Smashie and her friend start investigating. Griffin’s depiction of Room 11, and her use of  humor and complicated vocabulary layer the story beautifully. Parents will love reading this to their kids.



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