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General Non-Fiction
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H is for Hummus: A Modern Parent's ABC
Joel Rickett & Spencer Wilson.
 
Publisher: Penguin
Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780241971239
Daedalus Item Code: 62168
 
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American Cornball: A Laffopedic Guide to the Formerly Funny
Christopher Miller.
 
Publisher: Harper
Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780062225177
Daedalus Item Code: 62881
 
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The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2015
Adam Johnson, ed. 826 National, series ed.
Publisher: Mariner.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780544569638.  Daedalus Item Code: 62871
 
Founded by former series editor Dave Eggers and his high-school-age writing students at 826 Valencia in San Francisco, this enormously popular series is edited this year by Adam Johnson, a creative ... (Read More)
 
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Never In A Million Years: A History of Hopeless Predictions
Ivor Baddiel & Jonny Zucker.
Publisher: Orion.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781409140221.  Daedalus Item Code: 62420
 
From the scientist who thought our average life span could reach 200 to the record company executives who claimed that the Beatles wouldn't succeed in America, and from an Assyrian prediction that ... (Read More)
 
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The World's Greatest Crimes of Passion
Tim Healey.
Publisher: Hamlyn.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781851528684.  Daedalus Item Code: 62945
 
The frenzies and frustrations of love sometimes lead to crimes of passion. From the 16th-century court of the Medicis to the 1980 murder of Scarsdale Diet doctor Herman Tarnower, this book collects ... (Read More)
 
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Bi-Curious George: An Unauthorized Parody
Andrew Simonian.
Publisher: Cider Mill.   Format: laminated cover.
ISBN: 9781604332834.  Daedalus Item Code: 62857
 
"George was a straight little monkey but always very ... curious. One day George saw a man. He had on a sassy purple beret. And George got excited, despite himself." Not just a parody, but a very ... (Read More)
 
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The World's Most Evil Men
Neil Blandford & Bruce Jones.
Publisher: Hamlyn.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780753706961.  Daedalus Item Code: 62946
 
What is it that makes a man a monster, bent on the destruction of his fellow men? Neil Blandford and Bruce Jones explore the lives of men like Caligula, Attila the Hun, Ivan the Terrible, Pol Pot, ... (Read More)
 
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Tiny Cat
Yoneo Morita.
Publisher: Chronicle.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781452149752.  Daedalus Item Code: 69146
 
Though no bigger than a cookie, Tiny Cat fearlessly explores everything around him. In these charming color photos we see him playing on the makeup table, peeking from a flower arrangement, batting ... (Read More)
 
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Dangerous Book for Idiots: 100 Death-Defying Projects for the Reckless Fool
Chaz Nuffington-Twattt.
Publisher: Prion.   Format: no jacket.
ISBN: 9781853759185.  Daedalus Item Code: 62555
 
Are you stark raving bonkers? Possess too much adrenaline and not enough brain cells? Do you perhaps love the taste of hospital food? Then this may be just the book for you—a collection of 100 ... (Read More)
 
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Last Laughs: Funny Tombstone Quotes and Famous Last Words
Kathleen E. Miller. Julie Collins Rousseau, illus.
Publisher: Sterling.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781402729690.  Daedalus Item Code: 62792
 
In this irreverent book of deadpan humor we find the pithy, the punny, and the unintentionally funny on tombstone epitaphs, as well as a few choice last words. Some are etched on the graves of the ... (Read More)
 
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The Snark Handbook: Clichés Edition: Overused Buzzwords, Hackneyed Phrases, and Other Misuses of the English Language
Lawrence Dorfman.
Publisher: Skyhorse.   Format: flexi-binding.
ISBN: 9781616086350.  Daedalus Item Code: 61909
 
In the words of Stephen Fry, "It is a cliché that most clichés are true, but then like most clichés, that cliché is untrue." Clichés are like rationalizations: try going a week without using one. ... (Read More)
 
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The Inheritor's Powder: A Tale of Arsenic, Murder, and the New Forensic Science
Sandra Hempel.
Publisher: Norton.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780393349887.  Daedalus Item Code: 59001
 
In the first half of the 19th century, an epidemic of arsenic poisoning swept through Europe. Available at any corner shop for a few pence, arsenic was undetectable in food or drink, and came to be ... (Read More)
 
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1. 100 Words Almost Everyone Confuses & Misuses
Editors of the American Heritage Dictionaries.
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2. I Only Read It for the Cartoons: The New Yorker's Most Brilliantly Twisted Artists
Richard Gehr. Matt Groening, foreword.
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3. Epitaphs to Remember: Remarkable Inscriptions from New England Gravestones
Janet Greene. Castle Freeman, foreword.
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4. Rules for Aging: A Wry and Witty Guide to Life
Roger Rosenblatt.
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5. Why Grizzly Bears Should Wear Underpants
The Oatmeal.
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6. George Washington Is Cash Money: A No-Bullshit Guide to the United Myths of America
Cory O'Brien. Soren Melville, illus.
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7. Everything I Need to Know I Learned from This Little Golden Postcard Book
Diane Muldrow.
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8. Tiny Cat
Yoneo Morita.
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9. The Biteback Dictionary of Humorous Literary Quotations
Fred Metcalf.
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10. I Knead My Mommy: And Other Poems by Kittens
Francesco Marciuliano.
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