Going back home was not exactly what Tim and the C&C gang expected. Trouble continues to follow them back to Gulf Coast Mississippi. Trouble...and a gnome...and an undead midget.
From the unique perspective of David Sedaris comes a new collection of essays taking his listeners on a bizarre and stimulating world tour. From the perils of French dentistry to the eating habits of the Australian kookaburra, from the squat-style toilets of Beijing to the particular wilderness of a North Carolina Costco, we learn about the absurdity and delight of a curious traveler's experiences.
"Devout Fan Disappointed"
Lisa and Francesca are back with another collection of warm and witty stories that will strike a chord with every woman. This six-book series is among the best reviewed humor books published today and has been compared to the late greats, Erma Bombeck and Nora Ephron. Delia Ephron said of the fifth book in the series, Have a Nice Guilt Trip, "Lisa and Francesca, mother and daughter, bring you the laughter of their lives once again and better than ever."
"Love, love, love"
After being dumped by his longtime girlfriend, 28-year-old Justin Halpern found himself living at home with his 73-year-old dad. Sam Halpern, who is “like Socrates, but angrier, and with worse hair,” has never minced words, and when Justin moved back home, he began to record all the ridiculous things his dad said to him.
"Really Funny! Should Be Up for an Audie Award"
If one George Carlin audio is funny, then two are funnier and three must be funniest, right? That's our thinking behind this new collection. t's a HighBridge library of laugh-out-loud, award-winning recordings featuring George himself performing many of his best bits.
"Like a Cast of Thousands"
Critics have called her “sweet, adorable, and vicious.” But there is so much more to be said about Samantha Bee. For one, she’s Canadian - whatever that means. And now, she opens up for the very first time about her checkered Canadian past. With charming candor, she admits to her Lennie from Of Mice and Men-style love of baby animals, her teenage crime spree as one-half of a car-thieving couple, and the fact that strangers seem compelled to show her their genitals.
From the outrageously filthy and oddly innocent comedienne and star of the powerful 2015 film I Smile Back Sarah Silverman comes a memoir—her first book—that is at once shockingly personal, surprisingly poignant, and still pee-in-your-pants funny. If you like Sarah's television show The Sarah Silverman Program, or memoirs such as Chelsea Handler's Are You There Vodka? It's Me Chelsea and Artie Lange's Too Fat to Fish, you'll love The Bedwetter.
"Adequate but not great..."
Infused with her trademark saucy, sweet, and funny voice, Grace’s Guide is a tongue-in-cheek handbook for millennials, encompassing everything a young or new (or regular or old) adult needs to know, from surviving a breakup to recovering from a hangover. Read by the author in her inimitable style, Grace’s Guide features interactive elements and exclusive stories from Grace’s own misadventures - like losing her virginity solely because her date took her to a Macaroni Grill - and many other hilarious lessons she learned the hard way.
"Good entertainment for airplane rides"
With over 500,000 readers a month at her enormously popular blog, AwesomelyLuvvie.com, Luvvie Ajayi is a go-to source for smart takes on pop culture. I'm Judging You is her debut book of humorous essays that dissects our cultural obsessions and calls out bad behavior in our increasingly digital, connected lives - from the importance of the newest Shonda Rhimes television drama to serious discussions of race and media representation to what to do about your fool cousin sharing casket pictures from Grandma's wake on Facebook.
If you could repeat one year of your life, what would you do differently? This heartwarming and hilarious novel features three best friends who get the chance to return to the year they turned 40, the year that altered all of their lives in ways big and small - and get the opportunity to change their future. But it doesn't take long for all three women to learn that reliving a life and making different decisions leads only to new problems and consequences and that the mistakes they made may in fact have been the best choices.
"Meh, not awful, but not a fave..."
Let's be honest - nobody has more fun than atheists. Don’t believe it? Well, consider this: For nonbelievers, every day you’re alive is a day to celebrate! And no one celebrates life to the fullest like Penn Jillette - the larger, louder half of legendary magic duo Penn & Teller - whose spectacularly witty and sharply observant essays in Every Day Is an Atheist Holiday! will entertain zealots and skeptics alike.
"Yes, he curses"
In American on Purpose, Craig Ferguson delivers a moving and achingly funny memoir of living the American dream as he journeys from the mean streets of Glasgow, Scotland, to the comedic promised land of Hollywood. Along the way he stumbles through several attempts to make his mark - as a punk rock musician, a construction worker, a bouncer, and, tragically, a modern dancer.
In Pimpology, star of the documentaries Pimps Up, Ho's Down and American Pimp and Annual Players Ball Mack of the Year winner Ken Ivy pulls a square's coat on the unwritten rules that took him from the ghetto streets to the executive suites. Ken's lessons will serve any person in any interaction. Whether at work, in relationships, or among friends, somebody's got to be on top. To be the one with the upper hand, you've got to have good game, and good game starts with knowing the rules.
Chelsea Handler loves to smoke out "dumbassness", the condition people suffer from that allows them to fall prey to her brand of complete and utter nonsense. Friends, family, co-workers - they've all been tricked by Chelsea into believing stories of total foolishness and into behaving like total fools. Luckily, they've lived to tell the tales and, for the very first time, write about them.
"Money Grab… Chelsea Owes Me a Credit!"
If you are driving, pull over. If you are at work, close your door, unless you don't mind your colleagues seeing you doubled over, in tears, on your office floor. With this recording, taped before a delirious sold out audience at Carnegie Hall, you are there as David Sedaris performs new stories from his upcoming book. A parrot who mimics an ice maker, lovers quarreling over a rubber hand, and a Santa Claus who moonlights from his job as bishop of Turkey, the cast of characters is like no other.
"Material that exists on other books."
Often compared to Garrison Keillor and Mark Twain, Patrick F. McManus maintains just the right balance between baffled innocence and conspiratorial confidence. Since 1979, this humorist has been delighting readers with hilarious stories recounting his childhood in rural Idaho and relating his misadventures in the great outdoors. Whether you're a sportsman or a couch potato, he will have you laughing out loud at his escapades.
"Good enough to listen to over and over"
Aisha Tyler, comedian, actress, cohost of CBS's The Talk, star of Archer, and creator of the top-ranked podcast Girl on Guy, serves up a spectacular collection of her own self-inflicted wounds. From almost setting herself on fire, to vomiting on a boy she liked, to getting drunk and sleeping through the SATs, to going into crushing debt to pay for college and then throwing away her degree to become a comedian, Aisha's life has been a series of spectacularly epic fails. And she's got the scars to prove it. Literally.
"Love it - weightier than you might think"
In the chapters of Never Sniff a Gift Fish, McManus will teach you the wisdom that is usually shared only in the close ranks of modern-day hunters and gatherers. To complete your arsenal, McManus also includes "The Hunter's Workout Guide" and a special "Family Camper's Dictionary". Exercises like the hindquarter shuffle will make you move like a hunter. And phrases like "Yip-yip-yip-Owoooooo!" will help you sound like one, too.
"McManus, a favorite author for two decades"
Secret Lives of the U.S. Presidents features outrageous and uncensored profiles of the men in the White House - complete with hundreds of little-known, politically incorrect, and downright wacko facts.
"Sloppy, dull, partisan"
As a thank you to those who have loved the stories and supported him for so long, Tucker has gone back through his massive archive of material one last time, culled out what you might call the "best of the rest" and arranged it here, in Sloppy Seconds, like an audiobook version of deleted scenes. Unlike most deleted scenes, however, these don't suck. So enjoy.
Connie Crawford's high school career is far from typical: she attended a public school, a private prep school, and an alternative hippie school, all in the mid seventies. Connie shares all the odd and hilarious qualities of these institutions live for RISK! at the PIT in New York, New York.
When comedian Adam Newman meets a girl online, he thinks he's found a friend to help his band tour in a new city. Soon he realizes that he has a full-blown Internet girlfriend, and she turns out to be quite different than he expected. Adam performs his hilarious and bittersweet love story for the RISK! storytelling series.
John Tong shares a hilarious and heartwarming tale about proposing to his wife, before a live audience for SpeakeasyDC at the 9:30 Club in Washington, DC on January 2, 2012.
Arthur Bradford performs a comedic story about a ridiculous naked prank he played at a friend's wedding, before a live audience at Mission Theater in Portland, OR for Back Fence PDX on January 25, 2013.
The World's Worst Backpacker is for anyone who has gone on a day hike, picked up a backpack, or walked for a few days in the middle of nowhere. Ken's stories are not just cautionary tales; they're the kind of tales all backpackers (and would-be backpackers) acquire if they don't stop soon enough. They're the kind of tales that leave you wondering, "Am I the worst person at this?" when you start and thankful you're not when the story ends.
While trying to make it in LA as a sketch comic, Dominic Dierkes develops a slight phobia: fear of opening his mail. Between the endless bills, rejections, and other stressful documents, he thinks it's better to avoid it all. Hear how he tries overcome this fear in this funny story from RISK! performed live in San Francisco, CA.
[Contains explicit content] All Robin Gelfenbien wants in the world is to drive the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile, and she's willing to go the extra mile to get there. As long as the extra mile includes tap shoes and a self-produced music album. Robin shared the story of her hilarious interview process for the Soundtrack Series, at (Le) Poisson Rouge in New York, on February 27, 2014.
When Christian Finnegan finds a cheap apartment on Central Park West in New York City, he thinks it's the answer to all his prayers. But when Christian realizes he's also sharing the apartment with a host of unusual roommates, he has to ask himself what rock bottom might really look like. Hear how Christian reaches his limit in this classic NYC tale, told live for RISK! in New York City.
It comes as no surprise that someone nicknamed 'Gump' might not be a MENSA member, but that doesn't mean a 'Gump' can't achieve some sort of greatness. Hear how Rob Lathan earned his second nickname in this funny story told to a live audience for RISK!.
Cheryl Strayed performs an insightful story about her photo shoot for Vogue magazine, before a live audience for Back Fence PDX at the Mission Theater in Portland, OR on May 24, 2012.
[Contains explicit content] Mike Harris wanted to be different in high school, but the expectations of his parents and his sports team kept him quiet. So he waited until he was an adult to start a book club fueled by fire, liquor, poetry, and feelings. Hear all about his adventures in this story from The Monti, told live in Chapel Hill, NC.
Kevin Allison wakes up at 3am, in Central Park, without his shoes. He hilariously describes his first gay bar experience before a live audience at Fontana's Bar in New York, NY, for RISK, on January 20, 2014.
Isaac Oliver's adolescence was just like any other young man's - filled with lustful longing over celebrities in Hollywood and peers at school. However, one person in particular helped show Isaac that no matter how he feels, there is always someone going through the same thing, and everyone deserves the respect of an equal. Isaac performed this comedic story for The Soundtrack Series at The Stonewall Inn in New York, NY.
[Contains explicit content] Peter M. shares how he discovered his sexuality a very, very long time after he should have. Hear about all the signs he ignored and the hilarious situations he got himself into in this story performed live for Story League in Washington, DC.
One night, Tim Heidecker awakens to hear his neighbor desperately screaming for help and rushes to her aid. Within five seconds, he's running for his life through the streets of West Hollywood. Hear what lead to this slapstick turn of events in this funny story performed for RISK! in Los Angeles, California.
Lou the lovebird has a big personality, but is fairly oblivious to the real threat a snowstorm power outage poses to an exotic bird. Hear how Chrissy Swanson saved her charming pet in this story told before a live audience for RISK! at The Linda in Albany, NY.
When the police lights began flashing in the rearview mirror, Mark Allen had no idea how to explain why he and his passenger were completely nude. The contents of his car, however, were so weird that the officers involved completely forgot about his birthday suit. Find out what's weirder than naked driving in this hilarious tale, performed live for RISK! at the People's Improv Theater in New York, New York.
What is there for a husband and father of three to do when he suddenly loses his job? Well...he can become a house-dad! Is a man really capable of handling all of the household tasks as well as teaching manners to a three-year-old tyrant? How does it make him feel that his wife brings home the bacon instead of him? How will he and we, his two older children, cope with the snide comments of people that don't respect his decision?
Motherhood is absolutely hilarious if you're not too exhausted to notice! These writings feature funny, blogging moms who chronicle motherhood from a uniquely contemporary perspective. From labor pains to potty disasters, weight gain, holiday mayhem, teen angst, empty nest syndrome, home renovations and even colonoscopy exams, See Mom Run is the perfect prescription for today's harried parents!
Chances are you've been there before: On an awkward first date where you find yourself stuck playing 20 questions with a person who has broccoli stuck in their teeth, or the one who shows up so on-the-rocks wasted that they end up passed out in their bowl of clam chowder before the main course arrives. All My Friends Are Engaged is a collection of dating disaster stories, packed with witty and relatable answers to the age-old annoying question of "Why are you still single?"
"Just not very good."
Downton Abbey has brought out the Anglophile in American fans of the hit TV series. But Anglophilia has a long history in America. Why are some native-born residents of our Shining City Upon a Hill, where All Men Are Created Equal, seduced by the fluting tones of manor-born privilege? At last, Anglophilia explained - in American, thank you.
"Qualifies as my most irritating Audible purchase"
Actor Stephen Tobolowsky has appeared in over 200 movies and television shows. He has played everyone from Ned Ryerson in Groundhog Day to Sandy Ryerson in Glee. He has amused thousands with his true stories on The Tobolowsky Files at Slashfilm.com and iTunes. Here he shares some homespun philosophy and more true stories that prove tales of sex, drugs, and rock and roll are often the most humiliating and almost always the most enjoyable.
Demonstrating once again why he is one of Canada's most loved jokesters, Black masterfully captures the laughter that often bursts out of the seams of everyday life. From an unexpected drag race to a Google search for a picture of the illusive "Arthur the Meek", you just never know when a regular day is going to turn into comedic genius. Black provides uproarious insight into uses a matador might have for a teacup, mango, or simply some paper towel....
These four short biographical stories of teenage delusions mainly recount the early days in actor, film director, and writer Griffin Dunne's life. Whether he's filling someone else's shoes in a new job, trying to impress an older girlfriend, or attempting to get noticed by a President, Dunne's stories are sure to engage and entertain.
The best-selling author of A Chip Off the Old Black, Black is the New Green, and many more is black for another round of gut-busting stories and essays. This time round, Arthur Black turns his critical eye and warped funny bone to the world beyond Salt Spring Island, lambasting the amateur ballplayer who sued because the sun was in his eyes, the craze for blood sports and our anachronistic fetish for suits and ties.