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My Planet: Exploring the World with Family, friends, and Dental Floss My Planet: Exploring the World with Family, friends, and Dental Floss
by Mary Roach

A Hilarious Collection of Essays from one of America's Most Gifted Humorists! In keeping with our mission -- curating the best reads in the land -- Reader's Digest editors neatly packaged these timeless (and hilarious) Roach essays together for the first time. Whether you read this cover-to-cover or during spare moments over morning coffee, flip to a page in this volume and try not to smile.



When Parents Text: So Much Said... So Little Understood When Parents Text: So Much Said... So Little Understood
by Lauren Kaelin and Sophia Fraioli

A collection of insanely funny texts between parents and kids, When Parents Text is a surprisingly affecting window into the complicated time when parents aren't ready to let go, and kids aren't ready to be let go. Launched as a website just last year, www.whenparentstext.com is a phenomenon.



Glued To Games: How Video Games Draw Us In and Hold Us Spellbound Glued To Games: How Video Games Draw Us In and Hold Us Spellbound
by Scott Rigby and Richard M. Ryan

Filled with examples from popular games and the real experiences of gamers themselves, Glued to Games gets to the heart of gaming's powerful psychological and emotional allure -- the benefits as well as the dangers.



Better by Mistake: The Unexpected Benefits of Being Wrong Better by Mistake: The Unexpected Benefits of Being Wrong
by Alina Tugend

New York Times columnist, Alina Tugend, delivers an eye-opening big idea: Embracing mistakes can make us happier and more productive in every facet of our lives.



Spinning The Law: Trying Cases in the Court of Public Opinion Spinning The Law: Trying Cases in the Court of Public Opinion
by Kendall Coffey

A behind-the-scenes-analysis of media strategies with entertaining examples and engaging explanations make this book ideal reading for everyone fascinated by celebrity legal problems: all of us in the court of public opinion.



Divinity of Doubt: The God Question Divinity of Doubt: The God Question
by Vincent Bugliosi

Vincent Bugliosi, whom many view as the nation's foremost prosecutor, has successfully taken on, in court or on the pages of his books, the most notorious murderers of the last half century -- Charles Manson, O.J. Simpson, and Lee Harvey Oswald.



What Will Happen to Me? What Will Happen to Me?
by Howard Zehr & Lorraine Stutzman Amstutz

What is life like for a child who has a parent in prison?



Let's Bring Back: An Encyclopedia of Forgotten-Yet-Delightful, Chic, Useful, Curious, and Otherwise Commendable Things from Times Gone By Let's Bring Back: An Encyclopedia of Forgotten-Yet-Delightful, Chic, Useful, Curious, and Otherwise Commendable Things from Times Gone By
by Lesley M.M. Blume

Whimsical and witty, this beautifully illustrated encyclopedia of nostalgia celebrates the elegant, mysterious, and delightful trappings of bygone ages.



Another Fine Mess: A History of American Film Comedy Another Fine Mess: A History of American Film Comedy
by Saul Austerlitz

Running the gamut of film history from City Lights to Knocked Up, Another Fine Mess retells the story of American film from the perspective of its unwanted stepbrother -- the comedy.



True Blood and Philosophy: We Wanna Think Bad Things with You (The Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture Series) True Blood and Philosophy: We Wanna Think Bad Things with You (The Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture Series)
by William Irwin with George A. Dunn and Rebecca Housel

Teeming with complex, mythical characters in the shape of vampires, telepaths, shapeshifters, and the like, True Blood, the popular HBO series adapted from Charlaine Harris's bestselling The Southern Vampire Mysteries, has a rich collection of themes to explore, from sex and romance to bigotry and violence to death and immortality.



Mad Men and Philosophy: Nothing Is as It Seems (The Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture Series) Mad Men and Philosophy: Nothing Is as It Seems (The Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture Series)
by William Irwin with Rod Carveth and James B. South

From Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle to John Kenneth Galbraith, Milton Friedman, and Ayn Rand, Mad Men and Philosophybrings the thinking of some of history's most powerful minds to bear on the world of Don Draper, and the Sterling Cooper ad agency.



What Would Rob Do? An Irreverent Guide to Surviving Life's Daily Indignities What Would Rob Do? An Irreverent Guide to Surviving Life's Daily Indignities
by Rob Sachs

What do you do if you get a bad haircut? Do you have trouble remembering people's names? What happens if you clog the toilet at a friend's house? Rob Sachs has given prudent and entertaining advice for dealing with all sorts of everyday challenges in his successful What Would Rob Do? podcast series, consulting with experts ranging from Fabio to Erik Estrada on dozens of daily dilemmas and common conundrums.