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In Advice to Writers , Jon Winokur, author of the bestselling The Portable Curmudgeon , gathers the counsel of more than four hundred celebrated authors in a treasury on the world of writing. Here are literary lions on everything from the passive voice to…
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|October 23, 2012

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Told in the charming and self-deprecating style that has made him one of America’s most beloved celebrities—the real story behind Hollywood legend James Garner, from his Depression-era childhood to his colorful career. His incredible story, in his own…
In Passing: Condolences and Complaints on Death, Dying, and Related Disappointments

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This book, like life, is brief. It is a thinking person's condolence card; a speaker's and writer's reference on a subject that sometimes stymies, sometimes inspires the most loquacious; and a counterpoint to nearly every other book about death. In Passing…
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|October 1, 1992

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More than 1,000 outrageously irreverent quotations, anecdotes, and interviews on a vast array of subjects, from an illustrious list of world class grouches.   “If you can’t say anything good about someone, sit right here by me.”—Alice…
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|November 24, 2015

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Scandalous, sentimental, frank, and sincere—the ultimate inside account of a television and film icon. Burt Reynolds has been a Hollywood leading man for six decades, known for his legendary performances, sex-symbol status, and storied Hollywood romances.…
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|January 10, 2006

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We live in an Age of Anxiety. The events of modern life have overwhelmed the average homo sapiens until getting from Point A to Point B without being overcome by neuroses is a practical impossibility. Enter: the comic safety valve. Encyclopedia Neurotica is a…

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On the theory that an account of a pleasant journey is best not thrust upon friends and strangers, that a disaster makes for a more entertaining story, here is a gathering of quotes, commentary, and anecdotes about the travails of travel, the downright…
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|December 15, 2012

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Jon Winokur defines and classifies irony and contrasts it with coincidence and cynicism, and other oft-confused concepts that many think are ironic. He looks at the different forms irony can take, from an irony deficiency to visual irony to an understatement,…

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The author of the wildly successful Portable Curmudgeon and Portable Curmudgeon Redux outdoes himself in the biggest collection yet of acid wit and wisdom cunningly collected from sardonic savants of every stripe. A curmudgeon is defined as 1. A crusty,…
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|August 29, 2005

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This provocative guide offers bite-size wisdom from East and West, from such intuitive Zen masters as Henry Miller, Albert Einstein, Yogi Berra, Woody Allen, and Joan Didion. It conveys the essence of Zen with an eclectic mix of pithy ponderings on life, death,…
Ennui to Go: The Art Of Boredom
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|August 29, 2005

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The Romans called it "Taedium vitae, "the tedium of life," and Nietzsche described it as "that disagreeable, windless calm of the soul." By whatever name it's known, ennui has reached epidemic proportions. The good news? Ennui causes all sorts of fascinating…