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  • 'My Shorts R Bunching. Thoughts?': the Tweets of Roland Hedley

    By G.B. Trudeau

    Our Price: $4.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780740791093
    • Publisher: Andrews Mc Meel Publishing
    • Published: October 2009
    "Hilarious!" -- Jake Tapper, ABC News"Hilarious!" -- Karen Tumulty, TIME"Hilarious!" -- Erin Moriarity, CBS NewsIn March of 2009, Doonesbury's intrepid journalist Roland Burton Hedley, III, opened a Twitter account and began to tweet. A lot. Four weeks later, a sampling of his 140-character missives was published in The New Yorker to great acclaim, and his posts were featured in a one-on-one "tweet-off" in the Columbia Journalism Review. Rushed into print, this groundbreaking volume is the first book-length Twitter collection by a single author. With dozens of Doonesbury strips and over 500 tweets, it presents the best of Hedley's work -- frontline micro-blogging from the self-anointed dean of Washington journotwits.Eight months into this project, author G.B. Trudeau can confirm that Twitter is a colossal sinkhole of time, but is gratified that he has found a way to monetize Roland's inane postings. (Follow Roland_Hedley.) When not writing comedy haiku on Twitter, Trudeau writes and draws the Pulitzer-prize-winning comic strip Doonesbury for 1100 newspapers worldwide, and lovingly curates his web presence at Doonesbury.com. He also hosts a milblog called The Sandbox.From the book:"Just spotted colleague Terry Moran in hall. Could wave, but easier to tweet. Hey, dude." 10:49 AM Mar 18th from Tweetdeck"Bumped into an old stalker of mine at Borders. She'd lost some weight and looked terrific, but I tweeted 911 anyway. Cops arrived from 3 states." 1:43 PM Mar7th from Blackberry"I refuse to apologize for making time for my kid's ball games, so I usually end up not going." 9:13 AM May 4th from web"Had close call watching MJ memorial service. They ended 'We are the World' before I could jimmy open my gun closet and blow my brains out." 12:33 PM Jul 7th from web"While speaking last night, someone threw panties on stage. Or boxers. Whatever. Times like that, always ask myself: What would The Boss do?" 5:13 PM Mar 12th from web"Kabul. Awakened by huge blast in hotel lobby. Suicide bomber blew up complimentary breakfast buffet. Off to find bagel." 3:14 PM Apr 8th from Tweetdeck"Accompanying HMMV patrol, used on-board computer to order Ab Rocket. And because I acted when I did, receiving second one absolutely free." 8:01 PM Apr 13th from Blackberry
  • 'Twas Miss Jo's Night After Christmas

    By Jodi Oden

    Our Price: $5.38
    • ISBN-13: 9781539607823
    • Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • 'Twas the Night Before Christmas 21st Century Edition

    By Bruce Kluger

    Our Price: $9.99
    • Format: Oversize Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780740797965
    • Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
    • Published: October 2010
    Verses in the style of the classic poem combine with news releases, letters, memos, magazine covers, and other sources to reveal what happens when Santa's grandson, Kyle Kringle, sells the toy operation to a rapacious Australian.
  • (Just Like) El Cid's Bloomers

    By Timothy John Roux

    Our Price: $19.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781450004404
    • Publisher: Author Solutions
    • Published: November 2009
  • (My) Dying Is Fun: A Comedy of Disabled Misadventures

    By Christopher Day

    Our Price: $19.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781425106225
    • Publisher: Trafford Publishing
    • Published: February 2007
  • (Not that You Asked): Rants, Exploits, and Obsessions

    By Steve Almond

    Our Price: $18.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780812977592
    • Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
    • Published: July 2008
    The iconoclastic author of Candyfreak presents a witty compilation of original essays that explore the moral dilemmas of modern-day America, ranging from aquatic onanism to the consumption of ham for Chanukah, as he takes on such topics as Sean Hannity, blogging, the Red Sox, Kurt Vonnegut, and more. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.
  • The (What to Do While You're Holding the) Phone Book

    By Gary Owens

    Our Price: $7.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780874770155
    • Publisher: J.P. Tarcher, Inc.
    • Published: 1973
  • ...And Then You Die of Dysentery: Lessons in Adulting from the Oregon Trail

    By Lauren Reeves

    Our Price: $7.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781328624390
    • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
    • Published: October 2018
  • ...then Just Stay Fat

    By Shannon Sorrels

    Our Price: $11.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781477692332
    • Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
    • Published: November 2012
    For a couple of years, Shannon Sorrels has wanted to put out a book about fitness and weight management, a book that?s entertaining, motivating and a tad bit pointed, sort of a Dave Barry and Erma Bombeck meets Dr. Oz and Bob Greene -- definitely not your traditional this-is-how-to-lose-weight manual.A multi-degreed certified personal trainer and owner of an award-winning fitness training and nutrition studio in Phoenix, Sorrels has heard every excuse for not exercising and committing to a weight-management program: I?m too busy I?ve been out of town TV was good last night I had to go out to dinner a lot this week I?ve been sick The conference lunch had bad food choices My job is stressful I?m PMSing I?ve been busy I?m backed up (and I don?t mean scheduling) They made me a cake I?m too busy I need wine I?m genetically fat My family is sick I?m allergic to South African bee pollen My car is at the shop My dog is sick These are new shoes My metabolism thinks I?m starving My child failed a test Dunkin' Donuts had a sale I usually weigh-in in the morning The soft serve yogurt with Oreo toppings was for calcium I?m too busy My cat is sick Beer helps me relax My tree fell over I forgot to wash my workout clothes I?m tired These are different clothes My pinky nail fell off My fridge died; I had to eat it all The moon is out of phase with Jupiter I?m too busyAnd to the people who made those excuses, she has wanted to say, ??then just stay fat.?Sorrels knows of what she speaks. The word ?diet? has been part of her vocabulary since she was 9 years old. She spent many years upset, depressed, frustrated and confused. She lost weight and then gained it back. She read books, listened to tapes and joined programs. She fumbled around until she figured it out, and when she did she changed careers and started Physix.She also found a way to share her thoughts and frustrations: writing.This book isn?t a step-by-step weight-loss or fitness plan. There already are plenty of those, and Sorrels doesn?t agree with most of them anyway.Instead, it is intended to motivate and entertain, spur some heated debates ? and maybe even put an end to all of the excuses.
  • 06/19 Event: The Hidden Power of F*cking Up

    By Try Guys

    Our Price: $24.99
    • Format: Hardcover
    • Publisher: Strand Book Store
    • Published: 2019
    Admission and the signed copy will only be available for pick-up at the event, so please select “in store pick-up” as your shipping method. Payment is required at the time the order is placed. Please note that if you order a book but do not attend the event, your book will be held at the Strand’s basement holds desk for one week after the event. Please note that some of our events are recorded and posted online. By purchasing a book you are agreeing to your image and likeness being used.
  • 1, 2, Can't Reach My Shoe: A Counting Book for the Middle-Aged

    By Kathryn Petras

    Our Price: $9.99
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780740797729
    • Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
    • Published: September 2010
    From best-selling humor authors Ross and Kathryn Petras comes a follow-up to their successful B Is for Botox: An Alphabet Book for the Middle-Aged. It’s another board book for baby boomers, full of retro illustrations and hilarious text poking gentle fun at the pitfalls of getting older.
  • 1,003 Great Things About America

    By Lisa Birnbach

    Our Price: $9.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780740729492
    • Publisher: Andrews McMeel Pub
    • Published: May 2002
  • 1,003 Great Things About Being A Woman

    By Lisa Birnbach

    Our Price: $9.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780740750137
    • Publisher: Andrews McMeel Pub
    • Published: April 2005
  • 1,003 Great Things About Being Jewish

    By Patricia Marx

    Our Price: $9.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780740755293
    • Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
    • Published: March 2006

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