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1 Adams, Joey Here's to the Friars: The Heart of Show Business
NY Crown Publishers 1976 051752788X / 9780517527887 Cloth & Boards Very Good + Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
186 pp.Several b&w photos scattered through text. Very light wear, no markings, binding firm. Joey Adams spins memories of Friars Club roasts over the decades including those that targeted Sinatra and other Rat Packers. 
Price: 4.00 USD
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2 Adams, Scott Dogbert's Top Secret Management Handbook
NY HarperBusiness (HarperCollins) 1996 0887367864 First Edition Pictorial Board Fine Near Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Nearly new, no markings. Unpaginated, about 100 pp. of text and cartoons. Evil Dogbert, the human resources devil, gives his management training manual, written in Dilbert style. 
Price: 5.50 USD
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When Body Language Goes Bad, Adams, Scott
3 Adams, Scott When Body Language Goes Bad
Kansas City, Mo. Andrews McNeel Publishing 2003 0740732986 / 9780740732980 First Edition Trade Paperback Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
128 pp., Glossy cover. Spine uncreased, dampstain on a few corners. No markings.. Collection No. 21 of Dilbert antics. Includes new characters, such as M.T. Suit and Psycho Hillbilly. 
Price: 2.50 USD
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4 Adler, Bill, Ed. The Washington Wits
NY MacMillan 1967 First Edition Cloth Very Good  No Jacket 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
270 pp. Very clean, no markings, slight foxing on upper part of foredge, text clean. The number 50049 appears on bottom right corner of rear cover. Adler gives a sampling of humor from Washington officialdom of the '60s, including chapters on Robert F. Kennedy, Hubert Humphrey, Johnson Administration officials, plus various congressmen.  
Price: 4.50 USD
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5 Amory, Cleveland The Cat Who Came for Christmas
NY Penguin Books 1995 0140252738 / 9780140252736 Later Printing Mass Market Paperback Very Good 12mo-7.75 in Tall 
240 pp. Light wear, corner crease and thumbing. Text clean. Amory tells how he was tamed by an alley cat he dubbed Polar Bear. 
Price: 3.00 USD
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6 Armistead Maupin Tales of the City
NY HarperPerennial 1900 0060964049 / 9780060964047 1989 Reissue Trade Paperback Near Fine 8vo -- 9.25 in Tall 
371 pp. Nearly new, slightly thumbed. Spine uncreased, no markings in text. Gift quality. A reissue of a collection of short stories telling the romantic adventures of yuppies living in an apartment house in San Francisco. Became the basis of a television series and film. First of six volumes. This edition has a light pastel border of geometric shapes framing a detail shot of a staircase leading up Barbary Street. First published as columns in the San Francisco Chronicle in the 1970s. 
Price: 6.00 USD
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7 Austen, Jane and Grahame-Smith, Seth Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
Philadelphia Quirk Books 594743344 Trade Papeback Very Good 8v0 -- -- 8 in Tall 
319 pp. Light wear, no spine creasing. Light thumbing. Text clean. A satirical novel that presents proper Victorian characters speaking Austenese in a comic battle with bands of roving zombies. 
Price: 4.00 USD
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Dave Barry's Greatest Hits , Barry, Dave
8 Barry, Dave Dave Barry's Greatest Hits
NY Fawcett Columbine 1988 0449904067 / 9780449904060 17th Printing Trade Paperback Very Good +  8vo - over 7'' - 9'' tall 
287 pp. Nearly new, slight toning. No markings. A collection of 81 Dave Barry humor columns.  
Price: 4.95 USD
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9 Benny, Jack and Benny, Joan Sunday Nights at Seven: The Jack Benny Story
NY Warner Books 1990 0446515469 / 9780446515467 Hard Cover Near Fine Fair 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
302 pp. 30 pp. b&w photos., tape on dj. Foreword by George Burns. Benny and his daughter relate their family life. 
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10 Bracken, Peg Peg Bracken's Appendix to the I Hate to Cook Book
NY Harcourt Brace & World 1966 First Edition Cloth Very Good + Very Good 8vo -- 8.25 in. Knight, Hilary 
179 pp. Still bright and close to new, no markings. Small ding on top edge of dj's front panel. Binding firm. A humorous follow-up to her classic "I Hate to Cook Book." This volume blends recipes with culinary philosophy, designed for the busy person who wants to minimize time and aggravation in the kitchen. Cover blurb promises "140 recipes and 323 afterthoughts." Published as feminism was gaining momentum; more relevant than ever in today's age of two-earner couples. 
Price: 7.00 USD
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11 Brunelle, Jim, Ed. The Best of New England Humor...or Pretty Darn Close
Camden Maine Yankee Books 1991 0899092268 / 9780899092263 1st Paperback Edition Trade Paperback Very Good 8vo -- 9 in Tall 
234 pp. Light spine creasing. No markings. Light wear. An anthology of nearly 200 years of humorous observations of New England life and character, including profiles of the individual states. Authors include Mark Twain, Benjamin Franklin, Cleveland Amory, E.B. White, John Gould and many once-famous newspaper writers. 
Price: 9.00 USD
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12 Brunvand, Jan Harold Curses! Broiled Again! The Hottest Urban Legends Going
NY W.W. Norton & Co. 1989 0393027104 / 9780393027105 First Edition Cloth & Boards Very Good  No Jacket 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
335 pp. Some soil to cover, text clean, no markings, light edgewear on spine. A University of Utah English professor collects a broad sampling of modern urban legends and adds a dash of humor in the retelling.  
Price: 5.85 USD
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13 Buchwald, Art While Reagan Slept
NY G.P. Putnam's Sons 1983 0399128417 / 9780399128417 Cloth & Boards Good + Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Steve Mendelson 
334 pp. Dj chipped at bottom. DJ lettering faintly bled thru to front yellow board. Small dent bottom of front cover. Light dampstain to corners of boards; stains on edges. Text bright andclean, no marks. A collection of Buchwald's satirical columns about the Reagan administration. DJ shows Buchwald in nightshirt, prayhing. Rear panel has humorous cartoon of Buchwald in old-lady drag, clutching infant Reagan in nightcap. 
Price: 3.00 USD
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14 Cantor, Jay Krazy Kat
NY Alfred A. Knopf 1988 Book Club (BCE/BOMC) Hard Cover Good  No Jacket Ex-Library 8vo - over 7' - 9' tall 
245 pp. Novel based on Krazy Kat comic strip by George Herrimon, a romance at the dawn of the nuclear age. Ex-libris sticker f.e.p.  
Price: 2.70 USD
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Napalm & Silly Putty, Carlin, George
15 Carlin, George Napalm & Silly Putty
NY Hyperion Books 2001 0786864133 / 9780786864133 First Edition Boards Near Fine Very Good 8vo -- 8.25 in Tall 
269 pp. Nearly new, no markings, small rip in dj corner. A collection of Carlin's earthy observations, quips and short essays. It's his second book, a follow-up to "Brain Droppings." 
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16 Carter, John The Jug-Eared Kid
Daytona Beach Florida The News-Journal Corp. 2001 096400550 2nd Printing Trade Paperback Near Fine Anthology 8vo -- 9 in. Tall 
273 pp. Close to new, no markings. Spine uncreased. Slight yellowing spot on rear cover near top edge. Color cover sketch by Steve McLachlin. A delightful collection of newspaper columns by the late John Carter, who amused Daytona Beach readers with tales of his boyhood in Jacksonville and the Old Florida characters and folkways that he cherished. Carter worked at the Daytona Beach News-Journal for nearly 15 years, and his catch phrases and anecdotes are still repeated by News-Journal oldtimers. Affectionate tales about him were recounted at the N-J Reunion Jam held Jan. 8, 2011 in Port Orange, Fl. 
Price: 9.00 USD
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17 Cohen, Joseph The Penis Book
NY Broadway Books (Random House) 2004 076791753 Later Printing Glossy Boards Fine Very Good 12mo -- 7 in By 7 in Square Format 
107 pp. on glossy stock. Close to new, small dent in bottom edge, dust jacket has some scuffing. No markings. A lighthearted collection of true facts and trivia mixed with urban legends about the penis. Presented from both a hetero and homosexual perspective. Many color photos, cartoons and graphics. Ideal joke gift or a facts-of-life resource for a teenager of any age. Photo of a banana adorns the front cover. You may laugh but you're likely to learn something new from this mini-book. 
Price: 6.00 USD
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18 Coons, Hannibal, Ed. Dere Mr. President: The Hilarious Letters Kids Write to the President
Wheaton, Ill. Key Publications 1972 3rd Edition Mass Market Paperback Good 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall De Marco, John 
128 pp. Soil to covers, dampstain on rear cover, title page. Textblock clean. No markings. Foreword by Richard Nixon, introduction by Art Linkletter, who conceived the project. A collection of scores of letters children wrote to the White House during Nixon's administration. Linkletter says they were selected on a nonpartisan basis. A humorous assortment that gives no hint of the clouds of Watergate that were starting to gather. A few refer to the Vietnam war, however./ feb 2016, orig 4, m-dto 3.50 
Price: 3.50 USD
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The Salterton Trilogy , Davies, Robertson
19 Davies, Robertson The Salterton Trilogy
NY Penguin 1986 014015910X / 9780140159103 Trade Paperback Very Good  8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
808 pp. Binding firm, tiny chip on cover. No markings. Humorous tales about a quaint Canadian city. Contents: Malice, A Mixture of Frailties and Tempest-Tost.  
Price: 2.70 USD
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20 Dwyer, Bil Dictionary for Yankee and Other Uneducated People
Highlands, North Carolina Merry Mountaineers Publications 1971 First Edition Stapled Scftcover Very Good 8vo --8.75 in. Dwyer, Bil 
Unpaginated, approx. 36 pp. Bit of soil in upper left corner of front cover. Inscription in light pencil on inside front cover. No other markings. Text clean. Dwyer, a writer and cartoonist, presents a humorous guide to Southern pronunciation, plus a dictionary of Southern expressions and a list of Southern supersititons. Likely produced for sale in tourist gift shops in the North Carolina mountains. While this guide is lighthearted in tone, the author seriously studied Southern dialectical English for many years, according to an introduction by an Asheville, N.C.., journalist. 
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