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REDNECK NATION: HOW THE SOUTH REALLY WON THE WAR, Graham, Michael
21 Graham, Michael REDNECK NATION: HOW THE SOUTH REALLY WON THE WAR
Grand Central Publishing 2003 0446690996 / 9780446690997 Paperback Very Good 
A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Forget the calzone and cannoli; the only real difference between Brooklyn, New York, and Birmingham, Alabama, is that you can't get a gun rack into a Trans Am. Trailer parks, pickup trucks, Hee Haw, grits...just the mention of any one of these can elicit a smirk north of the Mason-Dixon Line. But according to Michael Graham, the South is getting the last laugh because redneckery has spread like kudzu from Bangor to Baja. Don't believe it? How else do you explain the incredible popularity of NASCAR and pro wrestling? Now Michael Graham-writer, comedian, radio talk show host, and former GOP flack-fearlessly takes on big government, the public school system, Enron, free speech, illiteracy, multiculturalism, and racism. He proves that the ideas Northern liberals once marched south to protest make up the agenda they promote today. Provocative, honest, and hilarious, Graham takes no prisoners-reminding us that for every slack-jawed yokel swearing he just saw Elvis, there's a left-wing Yankee trying to re-segregate America's schools or watching the chitlin' eating contest on his favorite reality TV show. 
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LOOKING FOR MR. RIGHT, Greive, Bradley Trevor
22 Greive, Bradley Trevor LOOKING FOR MR. RIGHT
Random House 2001 1740510631 / 9781740510639 Paperback Very Good 
A tight clean softcover, no markings throughout, NOT an ex-library edition. 
Price: 300.00 JPY
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THE BOOK FOR PEOPLE WHO DO TOO MUCH, Grieve, Bradley Trevor
23 Grieve, Bradley Trevor THE BOOK FOR PEOPLE WHO DO TOO MUCH
Random House 2004 1740513118 / 9781740513111 Paperback Very Good 
A crisp clean softcover, no markings throughout. 
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GRUMPY OLD HOLIDAYS: THE OFFICIAL HANDBOOK, Holder, Judith
24 Holder, Judith GRUMPY OLD HOLIDAYS: THE OFFICIAL HANDBOOK
Weidenfeld & Nicolson 2007 0297851993 / 9780297851998 Hardcover Very Good 
A crisp clean hardcover, no markings throughout:(no dustjacket) As every Grumpy Old Man and Woman knows, holidays are another way of keeping you all house-trained. They are civilised society's reminder to you that the tedium of everyday life is actually preferable to a fortnight spent in the company of nagging partners, other people's brats, bombastic in-laws; and - worse still - people who can't speak English. As soon as you check in at the airport you are marooned in a sea of screaming babies, dull-faced reps and bland airport food. Count yourself lucky if your optimistic expectation of a good holiday is even remotely fulfilled. Don't be fooled by the glamorous air-brushed photos of American models with tippexed teeth sitting by laguna pools, cocktail in hand. There may be beautiful sunsets by the beach in the brochure, but you'll inevitably find that a) you should have booked the neighbouring hotel (and if you're lucky she'll tell you so, 'ad nauseam') b) you picked the rainy/religious holiday/mosquito/plague infestation season - and wonder why it was so cheap and c) you'll have had too much sex or food by the third or fourth day and be bored of each other, but there's no-one else to talk to, apart from monosyllabic waiting staff and the ubiquitous Russians. A holiday is supposed to be a lovely break, isn't it? This book proves that it is the stay-at-homes who have all the fun. 
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UNCLE JOHN'S ENDLESSLY ENGROSSING BATHROOM READER (UNCLE JOHN'S BATHROOM RE ADER), Institute, Bathroom Readers'
25 Institute, Bathroom Readers' UNCLE JOHN'S ENDLESSLY ENGROSSING BATHROOM READER (UNCLE JOHN'S BATHROOM RE ADER)
Portable Press 2009 1607100363 / 9781607100362 Paperback Very Good 
The BRI's 22nd all-new edition--Uncle John's Endlessly Engrossing Bathroom Reader--is like reading several books all rolled into one: a history book, a weird news anthology, a science text, a dictionary, a how-to manual, a sp orts magazine, a joke book...and the list goes on and on. Since 1987, the B athroom Readers' Institute has led the movement to stand up for those who s it down and read in the bathroom (and everywhere else for that matter). Wit h more than 11 million books in print, the Uncle John's Bathroom Reader ser ies is the longest-running, most popular series of its kind in the world. Where else could you learn about the lost cloud people of Peru, the world's first detective, and the history of surfing? Uncle John rules the world of information and humor, so get ready to be thoroughly entertained. Read all about... Soda pop flops Spider farms England's Secret UFO Files Real hillbilly recipes Webster's least-wanted words Super-trains And much more! 
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GOD, NO!: SIGNS YOU MAY ALREADY BE AN ATHEIST AND OTHER MAGICAL TALES, Jillette, Penn
26 Jillette, Penn GOD, NO!: SIGNS YOU MAY ALREADY BE AN ATHEIST AND OTHER MAGICAL TALES
Simon & Schuster 2011 145161036X / 9781451610369 Hardcover Near Fine/Near Fine 
A crisp clean hardcover, no markings throughout: Not only can the man rant, he can write. From the larger, louder half of the world-famous magic duo Penn & Teller co mes a scathingly funny reinterpretation of The Ten Commandments. They are T he Penn Commandments, and they reveal one outrageous and opinionated atheis t's experience in the world. In this rollicking yet honest account of a god less existence, Penn takes readers on a roller coaster of exploration and f lips conventional religious wisdom on its ear to reveal that doubt, skeptic ism, and wonder -- all signs of a general feeling of disbelief -- are to be celebrated and cherished, rather than suppressed. And he tells some pretty damn funny stories along the way. From performing blockbuster shows on the Vegas Strip to the adventures of fatherhood, from an on-going dialogue wit h proselytizers of the Christian Right to the joys of sex while scuba divin g, Jillette's self-created Decalogue invites his reader on a journey of dis covery that is equal parts wise and wisecracking. Praise for God, No! "People who say that libertarians have no heart or atheists have no soul ne ed to read this book. Because Penn Jillette has a lot of both." -- MATT STO NE and TREY PARKER, creators of South Park and the award-winning Broadway m usical The Book of Mormon "There are few people in the country who question more boldly, brashly, and bravely than my friend Penn Jillette. This book is funny, provocative, and profane. But is it right? God, no!" --GLENN BECK "This planet has yielded exactly one mutual friend for Glenn Beck and me and that friend has written a brilliant book called God, No! 
Price: 800.00 JPY
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THE JOY OF SEQUINS, Keane, Dillie
27 Keane, Dillie THE JOY OF SEQUINS
Methuen Publishing Ltd 1994 0413691101 / 9780413691101 Paperback Very Good+ 
A crisp clean softcover, no markings throughout: In a gale of songs, sequins and shouts of laughter, Fascinating Aida - Adele Anderson, Dillie Keane and Issy Van Randwyck - have taken to the stage. This collection of photographs, stories and songs from the musical satirists combines such old favourites as "Sew on a Sequin" and "Lieder" with a whole range of new classics, from "Politically Correct" and "Kiss and Tell" to "New Man" and "The Blues Got a Skeleton Key". 
Price: 400.00 JPY
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28 Laird, R.F. THE BOOMER BIBLE
Time Warner Paperbacks 1992 0751500038 / 9780751500035 Paperback Very Good 
The Ten Commandments, four gospels and the golden rule meet sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll in this book which looks at the philosophy of the baby boomer generation. The book consists of more than 70 stories that look at history , culture and philosophy from the 1960s to the 1990s. 
Price: 950.00 JPY
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SINNER'S GUIDE TO THE EVANGELICAL RIGHT, Lanham, Robert
29 Lanham, Robert SINNER'S GUIDE TO THE EVANGELICAL RIGHT
NAL Trade 2006 0451219457 / 9780451219459 Paperback Very Good+ 
A crisp clean softcover, no markings throughout: In his latest offering, the author of The Hipster Handbook brings his brand of sardonic wit and caricature assassination to bear on all things evangelical. Like all great satire, the book is cerebral, irreverent and hilarious, while also edifying in introducing the characters, vocabulary and complex political and social network loosely referred to as the Christian right. Lanham skillfully navigates the "Evangophobe" through the treacherous waters of Colorado Springs ("the Evangelical Vatican"); goes after leaders like Jerry Falwell, whose health, Lanham writes, "has been declining ever since he got shrapnel in his leg from the war on Christmas"; and explains the megachurch phenomenon, where congregations approaching 20,000 people can contribute $6 million annually. Readers familiar with Lanham's style will immediately recognize his self-deprecating irony and indomitably hip sensibility. Despite the sometimes predictable snarkiness and easy targets, Lanham keeps the humor sharp throughout. 
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IT CAME FROM THE FAR SIDE, Larson, Gary
30 Larson, Gary IT CAME FROM THE FAR SIDE
Time Warner Paperbacks 1991 0708841929 / 9780708841921 Paperback Very Good 
A crisp clean softcover, no markings throughout. 
Price: 800.00 JPY
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THE AMERICAN DREAM: WALKING IN THE SHOES OF CARNIES, ARMS DEALERS, IMMIGRAN T DREAMERS, POT FARMERS, AND CHRISTIAN BELIEVERS, Leon, Harmon
31 Leon, Harmon THE AMERICAN DREAM: WALKING IN THE SHOES OF CARNIES, ARMS DEALERS, IMMIGRAN T DREAMERS, POT FARMERS, AND CHRISTIAN BELIEVERS
Nation Books 2008 1568583524 / 9781568583525 Paperback Very Good 
For some, the American Dream is a pre-fab house in the suburbs with 2.5 kid s and a two-week vacation at the end of the year. To others, it is working a push fruit cart in Oakland in order to put food on the family's table in Oaxaca. In The American Dream Harmon Leon draws upon his experiences of ado pting personas and disguises to infiltrate the various institutions of ever yday life, living among a diverse range of subcultures and learning first h and how they see their vision and utopia. His incursions include working as a marijuana farmer in a hippie commune in Northern California; becoming a carnie in rural Indiana; visiting a tourist attraction in Mexico (that allo ws people to simulate illegally crossing the border); venturing to Hollywoo d while trying to climb the ranks in the star-making machine; and working i n the strawberries fields of California with newly arrived immigrants. The American Dream is a funny, satirical, and ultimately poignant take on what it means to be an American today. 
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AN ALTOGETHER NEW BOOK OF TOP TEN LISTS, Letterman, David
32 Letterman, David AN ALTOGETHER NEW BOOK OF TOP TEN LISTS
Pocket 1991 0671749013 / 9780671749019 Paperback Very Good 
A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. The hysterically funny trade paperback that topped everyone's list of smash hit bestsellers last year was just the beginning. Now, get ready for 169 more of the funniest, most outrageous Top Ten Lists in one hilarious volume including: "Orville Redenbacher's Top Ten Most Horrifying Secrets," "Top Ten Mafia Euphemisms for Death," and " Top Ten Features of Saddam Hussein's Bunker." 
Price: 400.00 JPY
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DAVID LETTERMAN'S BOOK OF TOP TEN LISTS, Letterman, David
33 Letterman, David DAVID LETTERMAN'S BOOK OF TOP TEN LISTS
Bantam 1995 0553102222 / 9780553102222 Hardcover Very Good 
David Letterman's Book of Top Ten Lists and Zesty Lo-Cal Chicken Recipes by David Letterman and the Late Show with David Letterman Writers It's like watching TV -- with the added danger of paper cuts! Top Ten Apologies to People Buying This Book: 10. Cheap glue will only hold the thing together for about six days. 9. Some kids sneaked into the printing plant and added the word "ass" to a lot of the lists. 8. It costs about a dime to print one of these babies -- now take a look at the retail price, sucker! 7. We're using the money we make to buy "little Dutch girl" outfits for Dav e's poodles. 6. The book was hastily assembled overseas by jabbering foreigners who don' t give a damn about you or your family. 5. A drunk maintenance guy fell into the press and parts of him appear on p ages 68-87. 4. Felt safe making jokes about the Amish on TV; forgot some of them might actually see the book. 3. Dave insisted on writing some of these and we had to play along. . 2. There is no remote control. Don't look for one. 1. The book ain't much better than the TV show. 
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THE LATE NIGHT WITH DAVID LETTERMAN BOOK OF TOP TEN LISTS, Letterman, David
34 Letterman, David THE LATE NIGHT WITH DAVID LETTERMAN BOOK OF TOP TEN LISTS
Pocket 1990 0671726714 / 9780671726713 Paperback Very Good 
For eight years, David Letterman has been a late-night phenomenon. Ever sin ce the first Top Ten List premiered, the feature has consistently been one of the most popular segments of the show. Now 175 of the most outrageous To p Ten Lists have been collected in one hilarious volume. Illustrated with a "surprise" photo insert. 
Price: 450.00 JPY
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35 LTD, TOBAR INCREDIBLY ABSURD ADVERTS
TOBAR LIMITED 2006 1903230241 / 9781903230244 Hardcover Fine 

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GO THE F**K TO SLEEP, Mansbach, Adam
36 Mansbach, Adam GO THE F**K TO SLEEP
Akashic Books 2011 1617750255 / 9781617750250 Hardcover Very Good 
A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. "Nothing has driven home a certain truth about my generation, which is appr oaching the apex of its childbearing years, quite like this." --The New Yorker "A parenting zeitgeist" --Washington Post "A hilarious take on that age-old problem: getting the beloved child to go to sleep." --National Public Radio "A new Bible for weary parents" --New York Times "Resonates powerfully with almost everyone" --Boston Globe "Go the F*** to Sleep challenges stereotypes, opens up prototypes, and ackn owledges that shared sense of failure that comes to all parents who weary o f ever getting their darling(s) to sleep and briefly resuming the illusion of a life of their own." --Midwest Book Review Go the F*** to Sleep is a bedtime book for parents who live in the real wor ld, where a few snoozing kitties and cutesy rhymes don't always send a todd ler sailing blissfully off to dreamland. Profane, affectionate, and radical ly honest, California Book Award-winning author Adam Mansbach's verses perf ectly capture the familiar--and unspoken--tribulations of putting your litt le angel down for the night. In the process, they open up a conversation ab out parenting, granting us permission to admit our frustrations, and laugh at their absurdity. With illustrations by Ricardo Cortes, Go the F*** to Sleep is beautiful, su bversive, and pants-wettingly funny--a book for parents new, old, and expec tant. You probably should not read it to your children. Seriously, Just Go to Sleep, a children's book inspired by G 
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37 Mather, Victoria ABSOLUTELY TYPICAL TOO
Methuen Publishing, Ltd. 1997 0413717909 / 9780413717900 1st Edition Hardcover As New/As New 
A highly collectible first edition/printing, a tight clean copy, protected in a new brodart wrapper, no inscriptions or markings, not price clipped an ex-library or a book of the month club edition; This witty new volume takes up where the first left off, further expanding their gallery of colorful characters. 
Price: 2200.00 JPY
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I HOPE THEY SERVE BEER IN HELL, Max, Tucker
38 Max, Tucker I HOPE THEY SERVE BEER IN HELL
Citadel 2008 0806531061 / 9780806531069 Paperback Very Good 
A tight clean softcover,no markings throughout, Not an ex-lib edition: Tucker Max drinks to excess at inappropriate times, disregards social norms, indulges every whim, takes no responsibility for his actions, rebels against any authority, mocks idiots and posers, sleeps with more women than is safe or reasonable and generally just acts like an asshole. "I Hope They Serve Beer In Hell" contains everything the modern-day bounder that is Tucker Max has written since he started sharing his depraved reality with an audience of millions. 
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MORRELLO LETTERS, Mcnair, Duncan
39 Mcnair, Duncan MORRELLO LETTERS
Duncan Mcnair 2009 0956342205 / 9780956342201 Paperback Near Fine 
A crisp clean softcover, no markings throughout: Mr. Morello is a slightly confused, pear-shaped, 45 year-old Italian immigrant living with his larger, plump wife and three children. As a family, they share a curious fondness for all things British and yet by dint of their Italian heritage, struggle to come to terms with some of our more esoteric characteristics. Mr. Morello, a fastidious and prodigious letter writer, takes it upon himself to correspond with some of the great institutions and individuals-from Tony Blair, George W. Bush, The Lord Chancellor, Richard Branson, and the Archbishop of Canterbury to Gordon Ramsay and The Bank of England. All in an attempt to have his seemingly endless list of quandaries answered by the experts and, at times, in vain attempts to secure employment for his idling children. These hilarious letters, composed in Mr. Morello's bizarre English-Italian hybrid vernacular, and plethora of responses from the great and not so good, follow a long and successful tradition of prankish correspondence, as pioneered by Lazlo Toth and Henry Root. This good-natured exploration of British customs and idiosyncrasies is written with gentle and generous humor. 
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THINGS BOGANS LIKE: TRIBAL TATTS TO REALITY TV. BY E. CHAS MCSWEEN ... [ET AL.], McSween, E. Chas
40 McSween, E. Chas THINGS BOGANS LIKE: TRIBAL TATTS TO REALITY TV. BY E. CHAS MCSWEEN ... [ET AL.]
Hachette Australia 2011 0733626696 / 9780733626692 Paperback Fine 
A crisp clean softcover, no markings throughout: The word bogan has a bad rap; first impressions are still associated with flannelette, VB, utes and mullets. But this would be wrong. The bogan has advanced and needs new explanation, evolution has cursed (or blessed, depending on your thinking) us with a modern version. The bogan with money. The bogan with aspirations. The bogan with Ed Hardy t-shirts. The new bogan will not rest until it owns a plasma TV so large that Rove McManus becomes six feet tall for the first time.Today s bogan defies income, class, race, creed, gender, religion and logic. Now the bogan is defined by what it does, what it says and, most importantly, what it buys. Those who choose to deny the bogan on the basis of their North Shore home, their stockbroking career or their massive trust fund choose not to see the real bogan. Many bogans are affluent and perhaps are working in that same stockbroking firm and sharing a Corona with you over Friday night drinks. They set themselves apart by their efforts to stand out by conforming as furiously, and conspicuously, as possible.The authors, six self-confessed snobs, have drawn on their friends, family, neighbours, workmates and that guy who always jumps the queue at the bar, to show the evolution of the much-loved Australian bogan, their modern desires, and how we can either join them or mock them. This will be a groundbreaking sociological publication and, far more importantly, the perfect Christmas gift for anyone who has ever bought a Buddhist-themed water feature, Ed Hardy t-shirt or watched Today Tonight. 
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