Category: Humor Satire

  • Gargantua and Pantagruel (Penguin Classics) by Francois Rabelais

    By Francois Rabelais

    A masterly new translation of Rabelais’s powerful scatalogical comedy

    Parodying each person from vintage authors to his personal contemporaries, the remarkable and exuberant tales of Rabelais divulge human follies with mischievous and sometimes obscene humor. Gargantua depicts a tender vast who turns into an aesthetic Christian knight. Pantagruel portrays Gargantua’s bookish son who turns into a Renaissance Socrates, divinely guided through knowledge and through his idiotic, self-loving significant other, Panurge.

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  • PS, I Love You by Cecelia Ahern

    By Cecelia Ahern

    A perfectly hot and heartfelt debut from a gorgeous new expertise. every person wishes a parent angel! a few humans wait their entire lives to discover their soul buddies. yet no longer Holly and Gerry. youth sweethearts, they can end each one other's sentences or even after they fought, they laughed. not anyone may well think Holly and Gerry with out one another. till the unthinkable happens.

    Gerry's demise devastates Holly. yet as her thirtieth birthday looms, Gerry comes again to her. he is left her a package of notes, one for every of the months after his demise, lightly guiding Holly into her new lifestyles with out him, each one notice signed 'PS, i like You'. because the notes are steadily opened, and because the 12 months unfolds, Holly is either cheered up and challenged. the fellow who is aware her higher than someone units out to educate her that existence is going on.

    With a few aid from her pals, and her noisy and loving kin, Holly reveals herself guffawing, crying, making a song, dancing--and being braver than ever ahead of. lifestyles is for residing, she realises--but it usually is helping if there is an angel staring at over you.
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  • The Good Wife Strikes Back by Elizabeth Buchan

    By Elizabeth Buchan

    Elizabeth Buchan’s big apple occasions bestseller Revenge of the Middle-Aged lady was once hailed as “a considerate, clever, humorous, coming-of-middle-age tale” via The Boston Globe. Now she’s again with one other clever and wonderful novel a couple of girl who veers off the overwhelmed path—and reveals even more than she bargained for. After nineteen years of being definitely the right spouse to an bold baby-kisser, Fanny Savage is stressed. uninterested in in simple terms preserving quiet and searching sturdy at public engagements, she recalls the profession she deserted and the existence she left in the back of as a profitable accomplice in her father’s Italian wine company. She has dedicated twenty years to being the great spouse. used to be it worthy it finally? might it's time for a visit again to Italy—to the pleasures of sunlight, wine, and foodstuff? may it's time for . . . a metamorphosis?
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  • Fathermucker by Greg Olear

    By Greg Olear

    "...a whip-smart, hilarious, and deeply relocating meditation on fatherhood and marriage." --Jonathan Evison, writer of West of the following and All approximately Lulu "In brilliant Crayola yellow, Olear brilliantly highlights the bliss and pathos, worry, loathing and lusting of twenty first century parenthood. but underneath the sippy cups, crumpled satisfied Meal luggage, and mother denims intertwined with one other dad's sweatpants at the flooring of this runaway minivan of a singular lies even more. FATHERMUCKER is not anything below a relocating and sneakily profound meditation on what it ability to exist in those absurd and troubling times." -- James P. Othmer, writer of The Futurist and Holy Water"..a publication you cannot watch for your mates to learn, too -- an exciting and fearless occasion of life's highs, lows, and all of the excellent in-betweens."-- Maria Semple, writer of This One Is Mine "Fathermucker is a stunning fulfillment. a mirrored image on love, marriage and parenthood, so astoundingly sincere, laugh-out-loud humorous, and actual, it's going to holiday your heart."    -- Robin Antalek writer of The summer time We Fell Apart"I LOVE this booklet. jam-packed with beautifully spot-on parenting info, and so humorous, I saved studying it out loud to each person round me (Yes, even the children. Let's wish they do not remember)." --  Lenore Skenazy, writer of the ebook and web publication unfastened diversity young children "With candor and wit, Greg Olear takes the reader to the main uncomfortable truths of marriage and parenthood--and but Fathermucker oozes with vulnerability and love. I burst into tears numerous instances whereas studying this novel, and was once past moved through the anguished popularity of younger Roland's autism. Compassionate, insightful, and laugh-out-loud funny." -- Susan Henderson, writer of Up from the Blue "Funny, clever, sexy...this claustrophobic imaginative and prescient of latest parenting hits home."-- Thelma Adams, writer of Playdate "Only a author with the verve, bold and nice expertise of Greg Olear may well pull off a singular that bargains with sippy cups, masturbation, autism spectrum illness, affairs, and playdates without notice. Fathermucker is delightfully unforeseen, absolutely unique, and a pleasure to read."-- Jessica Anya Blau, writer of The summer season of bare Swim events and ingesting towards domestic
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  • Roger's profanisaurus by Viz, Terry Jones

    By Viz, Terry Jones

    The final in schoolboy humor, this is often the publication for somebody who really loves Viz humor! Roger Mellie provides a brand new variation of his vintage dictionary of swearing that provides a hilarious special approach to many formerly innocently used phrases. totally up to date for the recent millennium with definitions culled from the intellects of Viz's most interesting readers, this is often absolutely the ultimate in modern profanity.
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  • Miranda's Big Mistake by Jill Mansell

    By Jill Mansell

    New York Times and USA Today Bestseller!

    Miranda's tune checklist with males is horrible.

    Her latest disaster is Greg. He turns out perfect—gorgeous, witty, interesting. And he and Miranda are in love… till Miranda discovers he left his spouse while he discovered she used to be pregnant.

    With assistance from her neighbors, Miranda plans the sweetest and such a lot public revenge a heartbroken lady can get. yet will Miranda study from her mistake, or circulation directly to the following "perfect" guy and forget about the affection of her lifestyles ready within the wings…

    Even the worst mistake of your existence may end up in real love finally…

    See what individuals are announcing approximately this impossible to resist summer time learn from foreign bestselling writer Jill Mansell:

    "An fascinating examine love, friendship and candy revenge - fabulously fun."
    domestic and Life

    "Both laugh-out-loud humorous and tear-jerkingly sad…You will not placed it down."
    New Woman

    "Watch and examine as Miranda wreaks her candy revenge—and memorize her sharp one-liners."
    Cosmopolitan (UK)

    "A jaunty summer season read."
    Daily Mail

    "Fast, livid, and wonderful enjoyable. To learn it truly is to consume it."
    Company

    "Pick this up at your peril: you will not get something performed until it really is finished."
    Heat Magazine

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  • Cockatiels at Seven (Meg Langslow Mysteries) by Donna Andrews

    By Donna Andrews

    Whilst her outdated good friend Karen drops by way of together with her two-year-old son, Meg Langslow reluctantly is of the same opinion to brain him for a couple of hours. the subsequent morning, while Karen remains to be MIA, Meg retraces her friend’s footsteps and starts off to suspect that her disappearance is associated with at the least one severe crime. Has Karen been killed or abducted? Is she at the run? What’s the tale along with her ex-husband Jasper? The police don’t appear to care…So now it’s as much as Meg to crack the case—no small job when you think about she’s additionally facing a home choked with reptilian site visitors courtesy of pop and Grandpa, brooding about beginning a relations of her personal with new husband Michael, and chasing after a two-year-old who doesn’t take into account that the undesirable men will be after him subsequent.
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  • Kapitoil (P.S.) by Teddy Wayne

    By Teddy Wayne

    "Sometimes you don't really become aware of anything till you examine it in reverse," writes Karim Issar upon arrival to long island urban from Qatar in 1999. Fluent in numbers, good judgment, and company jargon but usually baffled through human connection, the younger monetary wizard quickly creates a working laptop or computer software named Kapitoil that predicts oil futures and reaps checklist earnings for his corporation.

    first and foremost an introspective loner adrift in New York's social scenes, he anchors himself to his mythical boss Derek Schrub and Rebecca, a delicate, disappointed colleague who may perhaps comprehend him larger than he does himself. Her impression, and his father's disapproval of Karim's Americanization, reason him to question the ethical implications of Kapitoil, relocating him towards a call that would ascertain his destiny, his firm's, and to whom—and where—his loyalties lie.

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  • Jingo by Terry Pratchett

    By Terry Pratchett

    It's not a lot of an island that rises up one moonless evening from the depths of the Circle Sea -- quite a few sq. miles of silt and a few previous ruins. regrettably, the traditionally disputed lump of land known as Leshp is once more floating without delay among Ankh-Morpork and the town of Al-Khali at the coast of Klatch -- that's spark sufficient to ignite that wonderful foreign hobby known as "war." Pressed into patriotic provider, Commander Sam Vimes thinks he might be major his unswerving watchmen, lady watchdwarf, and girl werewolf into conflict opposed to neighborhood malefactors instead of opposed to uncomfortably well-armed strangers within the Klatchian desolate tract. yet conflict is, in spite of everything, easily the best of all crimes -- and it is Sir Samuel's sworn responsibility to find felony masterminds at any place they're hiding ... and lock them away earlier than they could do any actual harm. Even those on his personal aspect.
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