Fowler Language

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Author: Brian Gordon

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781449486754

Category: Humor

Page: 128

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The Internet sensation, Fowl Language Comics, is back with its second book, Fowler Language, the perfect parenting humor book for anyone who liked Toddlers Are A**holes! "This Guy's Comics Hilariously Sum Up the Truth About Being a Parent." --Buzzfeed Are you a mom or dad? How wonderful and annoying for you! Do you know someone who will soon have a baby? How exciting and terrifying for them! Are your friends parents, too? Of course they are, those poor sons of bitches . . . If you answered yes to any of these questions, then Fowler Language is for you. And if you answered no, then congratulations, and feel free to sleep in this weekend! Thirty percent of the content in Fowler Language is original to the book, and the Fowl Language bonus panels will be included.

Fowl Language

Welcome to Parenting

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Author: Brian Gordon

Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing

ISBN: 1449479901

Category: Humor

Page: 128

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Parenting can be a magical journey full of bliss and wonder . . . if you're on the right meds. For the rest of us, it's another thing altogether. Fowl Language Comics takes an unvarnished look at the tedium and aggravation of parenting, while never forgetting that the reason we put up with those little jerks is that we love them so damn much. By poking fun at the daily struggles parents face, these cartoons help all of us feel less alone in our continual struggle to stay sane. Brian Gordon, creator of Fowl Language Comics, has two small children of his own and knows well the trials and tribulations that go along with raising them. With more than eighteen years of experience in humorous illustration, writing, and cartooning, Brian's visual point of view is memorable, authentic, and instantly recognizable. From Brian: "They say 'write what you know.' Well, I don’t know much, but I do know what it’s like to be the father of two brilliant, beautiful, bat-shit-crazy kids." Launched in July 2013, the relatable humor of Fowl Language broke out on HuffPost Parents, Pop Sugar Moms, Bored Panda, Awkward Family Photos, and countless other humor and parenting blogs. Thanks to more than 200,000 fans on social media, including Facebook, Tumblr, and Instagram, it continues to grow in popularity at a rapid pace.

Fowl Language: The Struggle Is Real

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Author: Brian Gordon

Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing

ISBN: 1449488447

Category: Humor

Page: 128

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“This Guy’s Comics Hilariously Sum Up the Truth About Being a Parent.” —Buzzfeed He's back, and he's totally got parenting figured out this time. KIDDING. It's another collection of Fowl Language comics, ripped from the headlines of this author's actual friggin' life. You'll laugh. You'll cry. You'll swear. It's almost exactly like a day of parenting, except without the annoying little people.

Lunarbaboon

The Daily Life of Parenthood

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Author: Christopher Grady

Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing

ISBN: 1449485634

Category: Humor

Page: 128

View: 3557

Lunarbaboon shares life's parenting moments from the perspective of a 30-something dad/husband/chaos survivor. Together with the savvy, laid back Mom, wild child Moishe, baby Matilda, and a former Julliard student (their cat), Lunarbaboon must navigate the family and social dynamics of everyday life. Ranging from the hilarious (defeating closet monsters with a “stun” blaster that offers surprising facts about bears, Mars, and cats) to the sweet (the gray scale-to color transition out of depression at the touch of a loved one), this collection explores the bonds within a family and all the characters who bring both order and chaos to life. Lunarbaboon’s perfect meld of crabby humor and moments of impactful honesty give these comics a wide range and distinctive voice that’s both comical and sincere.

Heart and Brain

An Awkward Yeti Collection

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Author: The Awkward Yeti,Nick Seluk

Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing

ISBN: 1449474837

Category: Humor

Page: 144

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Boasting more than two million pageviews per month, TheAwkwardYeti.com has become a webcomic staple since its creation in 2012. In addition to tons of fan favorites, Heart and Brain contains more than 75 brand new comics that have never been seen online. From paying taxes and getting up for work to dancing with kittens and starting a band, readers everywhere will relate to the ongoing struggle between Heart and Brain.

Only Dead on the Inside

A Parent's Guide to Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse

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Author: James Breakwell

Publisher: BenBella Books

ISBN: 194464864X

Category: Humor

Page: 200

View: 529

It's not easy being a parent these days. There are bills to pay. Kids to feed. And hordes of undead monsters to keep at bay. There are plenty of guides out there about how to survive the zombie apocalypse. All of them assume readers are young, fit, and unencumbered by children. In that scenario, the only living humans left will be smug, outdoorsy Millennials. That's hell on earth, even without the zombies. Only Dead on the Inside is the answer for the rest of us. Written by professional comedy writer and amateur father-of-four James Breakwell (@XplodingUnicorn), Only Dead on the Inside blends traditional parenting advice with zombie survival tips, bringing together two totally unrelated genres in a book no one asked for but everyone needs. This step-by-step manual teaches you how to raise happy, healthy children in a world overrun by the undead. Motivated moms and dads want it all, and that won't change at the end of the world. There's no reason you can't be a zombie killing machine AND parent of the year, but you have to work for it. If you want to make sure your family is apocalypse-ready, Only Dead on the Inside is your best—and only—chance at survival. No pressure, but if you don't read this book, your children will die.

Lady Stuff

Secrets to Being a Woman

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Author: Loryn Brantz

Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing

ISBN: 1449488226

Category: Humor

Page: 128

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Home manicure tips, awkward seduction techniques, scoping out the snack table, and—most important—prioritizing naps: Lady Stuff reveals these womanly secrets and more. In sections like "Grooming and Habitat Maintenance," "Mating Habits," and others, these brightly colored, adorable comics find the humor in the awkwardness of simply existing. Like the work of Sarah Andersen, Gemma Correll, and Allie Brosh, Loryn Brantz’s Jellybean Comics are accessible and funny; lighthearted takes on the author's everyday experiences and struggles being a woman.

Parenting - You Will Never Pee Alone Again

Therapeutic Comics For Very, Very Tired Moms and Dads (Summer and Muu Collection)

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Author: Brenda Li

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781775217305

Category: Humor

Page: 108

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By the award-winning artist and popular Facebook/Instagram cartoonist, Brenda Li, Summer and Muu Comics are followed by over 53K fans as her comics are hilarious and therapeutic. Let's be real, you feel better when you see others struggling too *evil cackle. This book contains 100+ parenting comics; including fan favorites and brand new cartoons.

Bare Minimum Parenting

The Ultimate Guide to Not Quite Ruining Your Child

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Author: James Breakwell

Publisher: BenBella Books

ISBN: 1946885622

Category: Humor

Page: N.A

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This isn’t a book about overachieving at parenting. This isn’t even a book about achieving exactly the right amount. This is a book about doing as little as possible without quite ruining your child. Overachieving parents want you to believe the harder you work, the better your kid will turn out. That lie ends now. The truth is most kids end up remarkably unremarkable no matter what you do, so you might as well achieve mediocrity by the easiest possible route. The goal of “bare minimum parenting” is to turn your child into a functional adult with only a fraction of the effort spent by super moms and dads. If you do it right, your kid will be no better or worse off than their kids, but with more free time left for you. That's more valuable than all the participation trophies in the world. In Bare Minimum Parenting, amateur parenting expert James Breakwell will teach you to stop worrying and embrace your child's destiny as devastatingly average. To get there, you'll have to overcome your kid, other parents, and yourself, all of whom will push you to do more than is absolutely necessary. Honestly, by reading this far, you’re already trying too hard. But don't stop now. You're exactly the kind of person who needs this book.

The Collector

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Author: John Fowles

Publisher: Little, Brown

ISBN: 0316230200

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 546

Hailed as the first modern psychological thriller, The Collector is the internationally bestselling novel that catapulted John Fowles into the front rank of contemporary novelists. This tale of obsessive love--the story of a lonely clerk who collects butterflies and of the beautiful young art student who is his ultimate quarry--remains unparalleled in its power to startle and mesmerize.

Much Ado about Stuffing

The Best and Worst of @CrapTaxidermy

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Author: @CrapTaxidermy,Adam Cornish

Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing

ISBN: 1449466699

Category: Humor

Page: 96

View: 6754

Much Ado about Stuffing brings together the best and worst specimens featured on Twitter's hugely popular @CrapTaxidermy feed, along with some never before seen abominations of nature. Authored by Adam Cornish, a forest-dwelling, Taxonomy admirer, this book is not for the faint of heart or humor. You may laugh; you might cry; the only thing guaranteed is that for every book sold a donation will be made to help a real sanctuary that houses living animals that don't wear clothes or sit on chairs.

This Is Why We Can't Have Nice Things: (Parenting. Marriage. Madness)

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Author: Clint Edwards

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1483433331

Category:

Page: 214

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"Clint is one of my favorite dad voices today ... He's the perfect combination of LOL funny, completely relatable and down to earth. There's nobody else quite like him!" - Jill Smokler, Scary Mommy "Clint Edwards brings real humor to the unsavory parts of childcare..." - Eli Epstein, Mashable "I always know, when I'm about to read a piece by Clint, that I'll end up nodding my head in agreement..." - Amy Joyce, The Washington Post "Clint Edwards writes about fatherhood in a way that is refreshingly self-deprecating and brilliantly honest. With views on parenting that are often off-beat and unconventional, Clint's work emanates a genuine warmth, enthusiasm and most of all, an unshakeable dedication to being the best father he can be." - Grace Koelma, Kidspot "Clint Edwards is dynamic. As a modern dad, his perspective is refreshing and his knack for stating the obvious and otherwise-not-mentioned is what allows him to connect with his readers." -Lara Bestbier, All4Baby.co.za

The Psychopath Test

A Journey Through the Madness Industry

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Author: Jon Ronson

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101515167

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

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In this madcap journey, a bestselling journalist investigates psychopaths and the industry of doctors, scientists, and everyone else who studies them. The Psychopath Test is a fascinating journey through the minds of madness. Jon Ronson's exploration of a potential hoax being played on the world's top neurologists takes him, unexpectedly, into the heart of the madness industry. An influential psychologist who is convinced that many important CEOs and politicians are, in fact, psychopaths teaches Ronson how to spot these high-flying individuals by looking out for little telltale verbal and nonverbal clues. And so Ronson, armed with his new psychopath-spotting abilities, enters the corridors of power. He spends time with a death-squad leader institutionalized for mortgage fraud in Coxsackie, New York; a legendary CEO whose psychopathy has been speculated about in the press; and a patient in an asylum for the criminally insane who insists he's sane and certainly not a psychopath. Ronson not only solves the mystery of the hoax but also discovers, disturbingly, that sometimes the personalities at the helm of the madness industry are, with their drives and obsessions, as mad in their own way as those they study. And that relatively ordinary people are, more and more, defined by their maddest edges.

Buni

Happiness Is a State of Mind

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Author: Ryan Pagelow

Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing

ISBN: 1449496806

Category: Humor

Page: 128

View: 3846

Always positive, Buni doesn’t understand that the cute world he lives in is usually out to get him. The girl he loves loves someone else. And his best intentions never seem to work. Yet he wakes up each day hopeful. Together with his cynical dad and determined dog, he inhabits a surreal world populated by teddy bears, cupcakes, unicorns, and zombies. With few words, these comics rely on images to tell the story, which is often twisted, sad and funny all at the same time. But more than anything, they show that nothing will keep Buni down. Because true happiness is a state of mind.

The Third Policeman

A Novel

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Author: Flann O'Brien

Publisher: Dalkey Archive Press

ISBN: 9781564782144

Category: Fiction

Page: 200

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With the publication of The Third Policeman, Dalkey Archive Press now has all of O'Brien's fiction back in print.

Parentally Incorrect

True Tales by Real Moms about the F**ked-Up Things Their Kids Have Done

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Author: Shayna Ferm,Tracey Tee

Publisher: Health Communications, Inc.

ISBN: 0757320562

Category: Humor

Page: 144

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For over four years, Ferm and Tee have been performing to sold-out audiences across the country. The Pump and Dump Show is a fun and rowdy evening of comedy, singing, games, prizes, drinking, cursing and commiseration, with a clear and universal theme: Parenting is screwed up and hilarious, and we're all just doing the best we can. Motherhood is wonderful for many reasons, but moments of clarity are so often outweighed by public outbursts, poison control phone calls and poop (everywhere!) it's difficult to stop and realize that it's not always a direct reflection of our parenting skills. This gift book is a collection of segments from Ferm and Tee's popular show, including: The Most F**ked Up Thing Your Kid Has Done Recently cards. One of the most popular segments of the show, members of the audience write down crazy and memorable things their kids have done. It is hysterical, cathartic, and never disappoints. Sad Cake moments. Ever eaten cake that was just kind of sad? It's a situation, happenstance, or object that is a bit of a bummer, like getting in a fight on date night or getting puked on when there is no wine in the house. #SadCake Stump the Breeder trivia questions. So you think making a person makes you an expert on making a person? Test your knowledge by answering "extremely difficult" questions so you feel like you know what you're doing. Awesome MOMents. Games for moms to play when and if they ever get a night with friends, like: The Parentally Incorrect Drinking Game--If you've done it, you drink. If you haven't done it, you drink. Lies We Tell Ourselves Before We Have Kids. I'll still hang out after the kids go to bed. Yes you will. But not with your friends. With a glass of wine to help you forget the smell of spit up.

Why Girls Are Weird

A Novel

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Author: Pamela Ribon

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743486404

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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She was just writing a story. When Anna Koval decides to creatively kill time at her library job in Austin by teaching herself HTML and posting partially fabricated stories about her life on the Internet, she hardly imagines anyone besides her friend Dale is going to read them. He's been bugging her to start writing again since her breakup with Ian over a year ago. And so what if the "Anna K" persona in Anna's online journal has a fabulous boyfriend named Ian? It's not like the real Ian will ever find out about it. The story started writing itself. Almost instantly Anna K starts getting e-mail from adoring fans that read her daily postings religiously. One devotee, Tess, seems intent on becoming Anna K's real-life best friend and another, a male admirer who goes by the name of "Ldobler," sounds like he'd want to date Anna K if she didn't already have a boyfriend. Meanwhile, the real Anna can't help but wonder if her newfound fans like her or the alter ego she's created. It's only a matter of time before fact and fiction collide and force Anna to decide not only who she wants to be with, but who she wants to be.

Batgirl: A Celebration of 50 Years

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Author: Gail Simone,Gardner Fox,Kelley Puckett,Chuck Dixon

Publisher: DC Comics

ISBN: 1401276296

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 384

View: 576

Fifty years ago, Batgirl made her Million Dollar Debut taking down the nefarious Killer Moth. And ever since, the butt-kicking hero has been a vital part of Batman’s team and a role model for girls everywhere, squaring off against mobsters, assassins, super-villains and more. Though many young women have worn the cowl—from unassuming librarian Barbara Gordon to deadly mute assassin Cassandra Cain to teen vigilante Stephanie Brown—all have made their distinct mark on the DC Universe. Now BATGIRL: A CELEBRATION OF 50 YEARS collects all the greatest triumphs and most tragic moments of the many Batgirls in one volume, offering a crash course in the character, from Babs’ first appearance by Gardner Fox and Carmine Infantino to her modern-day adventures by Cameron Stewart, Brenden Fletcher, Babs Tarr, Gail Simone and more.

The Remains of the Day

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Author: Kazuo Ishiguro

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9780307576187

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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The universally acclaimed novel—winner of the Booker Prize and the basis for an award-winning film. Here is Kazuo Ishiguro's profoundly compelling portrait of Stevens, the perfect butler, and of his fading, insular world in post-World War II England. Stevens, at the end of three decades of service at Darlington Hall, spending a day on a country drive, embarks as well on a journey through the past in an effort to reassure himself that he has served humanity by serving the "great gentleman," Lord Darlington. But lurking in his memory are doubts about the true nature of Lord Darlington's "greatness," and much graver doubts about the nature of his own life.

The Big Year

A Tale of Man, Nature, and Fowl Obsession

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Author: Mark Obmascik

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439107459

Category: Nature

Page: 288

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Every year on January 1, a quirky crowd of adventurers storms out across North America for a spectacularly competitive event called a Big Year -- a grand, grueling, expensive, and occasionally vicious, "extreme" 365-day marathon of birdwatching. For three men in particular, 1998 would be a whirlwind, a winner-takes-nothing battle for a new North American birding record. In frenetic pilgrimages for once-in-a-lifetime rarities that can make or break their lead, the birders race each other from Del Rio, Texas, in search of the rufous-capped warbler, to Gibsons, British Columbia, on a quest for Xantus's hummingbird, to Cape May, New Jersey, seeking the offshore great skua. Bouncing from coast to coast on their potholed road to glory, they brave broiling deserts, roiling oceans, bug-infested swamps, a charge by a disgruntled mountain lion, and some of the lumpiest motel mattresses known to man. The unprecedented year of beat-the-clock adventures ultimately leads one man to a new record -- one so gigantic that it is unlikely ever to be bested...finding and identifying an extraordinary 745 different species by official year-end count. Prize-winning journalist Mark Obmascik creates a rollicking, dazzling narrative of the 275,000-mile odyssey of these three obsessives as they fight to the finish to claim the title in the greatest -- or maybe the worst -- birding contest of all time. With an engaging, unflappably wry humor, Obmascik memorializes their wild and crazy exploits and, along the way, interweaves an entertaining smattering of science about birds and their own strange behavior with a brief history of other bird-men and -women; turns out even Audubon pushed himself beyond the brink when he was chasing and painting the birds of America. A captivating tour of human and avian nature, passion and paranoia, honor and deceit, fear and loathing, The Big Year shows the lengths to which people will go to pursue their dreams, to conquer and categorize -- no matter how low the stakes. This is a lark of a read for anyone with birds on the brain -- or not.