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Humorous Books and Fiction

If Life Is a Bowl of Cherries, What Am I Doing in the Pits?

Erma Bombeck

$7.61

The hilarious #1New York Times bestseller: Erma Bombeck's take on marriage and family life is "fun from cover to cover" (Hartford Courant).
Ever since she was a child, Erma Bombeck has been an expert worrier, and married life has only honed that skill. She gets anxious about running out of ball bearings; about snakes sneaking in through the pipes; about making meaningful conversation on New Year's Eve. Married life, she realizes, is an unpredictable saga even when you know exactly how loud your husband snores every night-and she wouldn't have it any other way. In this crisp collection of essays, Bombeck shows off the irresistible style that made her one of America's favorite humorists for more than three decades. When she sharpens her wit, no family member is sacred and no self-help fad is safe. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Erma Bombeck including rare images and never-before-seen documents from the author's estate.

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Motherhood: The Second Oldest Profession

Erma Bombeck

$7.99

#1New York Times bestseller:A hilarious look at one of the toughest jobs on earth, by a writer "with the comic equivalent of perfect pitch" (The Boston Globe).
Anyone who thinks motherhood is easy has never had children. To care for children, a husband, and oneself is a superhuman task, and any woman who appears to be expert at doing all three simultaneously is not Supermom-she's a good actress. For three decades, Erma Bombeck chronicled motherhood's daily frustrations and victories. In this classic anthology, she presents all sorts of mothers, and even a stay-at-home dad, on good days and bad. With hilarious anecdotes and deep compassion, she shows that there is no other profession that demands so much, and rewards so highly. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Erma Bombeck including rare images and never-before-seen documents from the author's estate.

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At Wit's End

Erma Bombeck

$5.78

"America's irrepressible doyenne of domestic satire."
THE BOSTON GLOBE
Madcap, bittersweet humor in classic Erma Bombeck-style. You'll laugh until it hurts and love it! "Any mother with half a skull knows that when Daddy's little boy becomes Mommy's little boy, the kid is so wet, he's treading water. What do you mean you're a participle in the school play and you need a costume? Those rotten kids. If only they'd let me wake up in my own way. Why do they have to line up along my bed and stare at me like Moby Dick just washed up onto a beach somewhere?"

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The Grass Is Always Greener Over the Septic Tank

Erma Bombeck

$11.27

The "marvelously funny" and much-loved humorist explores the perils of suburban living in thisNew York Times bestseller (Vogue).
For years, the Bombecks have heard rumors of a magical land called Suburbia where the air is clean, the grass is trimmed, and children don't risk getting mugged on their walk to school. After watching their friends flee the city for subdivided utopias like Bonaparte's Retreat and Mortgage Mañana, Erma and her family load up their belongings and cry, "Station wagons . . . ho!" But life on the suburban frontier is not as perfect as they had hoped. The trees are stunted, the house is cramped, and there's no grass at all. But the Bombecks will make do, for they are suburbanites now-the last true pioneers! This ebook features an illustrated biography of Erma Bombeck including rare images and never-before-seen documents from the author's estate.

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Just Wait Till You Have Children of Your Own!

Erma Bombeck

$5.06

"She goes a long way with her book to prove that humor is the best -- possibly the only -- way to keep the world on an even keel."
CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
Remember the things Mother used to say? Erma Bombeck remembers them all and now she's using them on her own kids! With clever illustrations by Bil Keane, these really funny, too-true observations on family and kids and why it shouldn't work but does, is a wonderful antitdote to the daily problems and crises that every family faces. With Erma Bombeck in your corner, laughter is the best coach you can have....

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Bitter is the New Black: Confessions of a Condescending, Egomaniacal, Self-Centered Smartass, Or, Why You Should Never Carry A Prada Bag to the Unemployment Office

Jen Lancaster

$11.56

New York Times bestselling author Jen Lancaster takes you from sorority house to penthouse to poorhouse in her hilarious memoir of living the sweet life-until real life kicked her to the curb.
She had the perfect man, the perfect job-hell, she had the perfect life-and there was no reason to think it wouldn't last. Or maybe there was, but Jen Lancaster was too busy being manicured, pedicured, highlighted, and generally adored to notice.

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Such a Pretty Fat: One Narcissist's Quest To Discover if Her Life Makes Her Ass Look Big, Or Why Pi e is Not The Answer

Jen Lancaster

$9.92

A NOTE FROM JEN LANCASTER:
"To whom the fat rolls…I'm tired of books where a self-loathing heroine is teased to the point where she starves herself skinny in hopes of a fabulous new life. And I hate the message that women can't possibly be happy until we all fit into our skinny jeans. I don't find these stories uplifting; they make me want to hug these women and take them out for fizzy champagne drinks and cheesecake and explain to them that until they figure out their insides, their outsides don't matter. Unfortunately, being overweight isn't simply a societal issue that can be fixed with a dose healthy of positive self-esteem. It's a health matter, and here on the eve of my fortieth year, I've learned I have to make changes so I don't, you know,die. Because what good is finally being able to afford a pedicure if I lose a foot to adult onset diabetes?"

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Right Ho, Jeeves (Classics To Go)

P.G. Wodehouse

$1.70

Bertie returns to London from several weeks in Cannes spent in the company of his Aunt Dahlia Travers and her daughter Angela. In Bertie's absence, Jeeves has been advising Bertie's old school friend, Gussie Fink-Nottle, who is in love with Madeline Bassett. (Excerpt from Wikipedia)

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Better Off Without Him

Dee Ernst

$4.01

Mona Berman has it all-a twenty-year marriage, a successful career as a romance novelist, and three teenage daughters. But when her husband, Brian, leaves her for someone younger, thinner, blonde, andFrench, she has to step back and take a good, long look at her life.

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A Slight Change of Plan

Dee Ernst

$4.01

Kate Everett is about to begin her "second act." She's been a widow for eight years and thinks it might be time to start looking for someone to share her life with again. She quits her high-pressure job for something that will allow her more leisure time. She gets rid of the huge family home and moves into a fabulous condo that's smaller and easier to manage. She's pretty much got the rest of her life figured out. All she has to do is sit back, relax, and let the pieces fall into place.

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Stealing Jason Wilde: A Novel

Dee Ernst

$3.84

After her divorce, librarian Annie Reynolds thought she'd closed the book on love for good-it just wasn't part of her safe, comfortable routine. But if there's anyplace she can relax and have a little fun, it's Dune Road, where she and her closest girlfriends return for their annual getaway in the Hamptons. She knows it's just what she needs to escape her empty nest (and empty bed).

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Am I Zen Yet?: ...and other random thoughts

Dee Ernst

$1.92

Andy Williams. Yoga. Twitter. Costco.
What do these things have in common?
Well, at one time or another, I blogged something about each of them. As a writer, you are often told to write what you know. This should tell you a lot about how glamorous and exciting this writer's life is.

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