dilbert-and-the-way-of-the-weaselScott Adams

I love this book. It was one of my saving graces while working for The Evil Company. Adams takes the view that most people are weasels. You can either be the victim of weasels, or become a weasel yourself. Illustrated with numerous Dilbert cartoon and real letters sent …

why-do-men-have-nipplesMark Leyner and Billy Goldberg, M.D.

This strange combo of a TV writer and a ER medical doctor came up with their “ticket to fame” – a book filled with questions “You’d only ask a doctor after your third martini.” Goldberg and Leyner answer a slew of questions – from …

Museum of Bad Art

http://www.museumofbadart.org/

After wandering through the Museum of Bad Art’s online gallery, look of abject horror frozen on my face, I HAD to see the book. My god, what were these people thinking?! The museum “is the world’s only museum dedicated to the collection, preservation, exhibition and …

crap-carsRichard Porter

This fantastically snarky book full lives up to its title. Porter lists the (arguably) 50 top bombs and give succinct descriptions of the lemon, along with a nasty little “If this car was…” tagline. #15, the AMC Gremlin “If this car was… a movie, it would be ‘Dude, …

very-bad-poetryThe Petras Siblings

I did so enjoy Here Speeching American that I grabbed another one of the Petras’ books. Through what must have been painfully arduous research, the duo managed to out together a collection of the worst poetry ever. No really, it is that bad. Godawful, in fact. Poems …

here-speeching-american Kathryn Petras and Ross Petras

So enough with the serious literature already.

The Petras siblings came up with a hilarious little collection of horribly, painfully mangled attempts at English from around the world. Fans of engrish.com will recognize some of the old favorites (“No smorking!” )but there is a world …

the-idiot-girls-action-adventure-clubLaurie Notaro

The Idiot Girls’ Action-Adventure Club, We Thought You Would Be Prettier, I Love Everybody (and Other Atrocious Lies I have Told), Autobiography of a Fat Bride

Notaro’s books are the sort of books that I know I should slow down and save some for later, but it is …

amys-answering-machineAmy Borkowsky

Do you hear little voices, telling you what to do, critiquing and nagging at all hours? You may be cracking up, or perhaps you’ve been listening to NPR playing some clips from Amy’s Answering Machine (the cd). The author, Amy Borkowsky, has been stricken with one of the …

thudTerry Pratchett

Life would be a much bleaker place without Terry Pratchett. Thud! has all the usual happy Pratchettism, Vimes et al., lots of silly jokes and now a tie-in to his children’s book “Where’s my Cow?”. The final reading of the book – “IS THIS MY COW? NO!”, …