Download E-books Farther Along the Coastal Road PDF

By Steven Bowman

the day prior to this I nearly died. and that i hate to confess it due to the entire bullshit that individuals say nowadays approximately close to demise studies and screaming YOLO! yet fuck it, my lifestyles did certainly flash earlier than my very eyes. which can sound love it used to be a deal with that witnessing all these lengthy forgotten moments through the years all dashing again and exploding on your face like a German jizz compilation, however it actually wasn’t. I hated it, nay, loathed it!

Never have i actually thought of my lifestyles, I suggest who particularly does? yet from what I observed the previous day, it fucking sucked. i used to be nearly uninterested – how ironic and wildly a laugh might which were? yet now again to the purpose of this raving, it sucked. therefore the explanation I stand atop this condominium construction staring down at my forthcoming dying, looking at yellow taxis force through having a look like a video game of house invaders as humans move the road attempting to not get run over. And don’t you are worried your beautiful little heads, leaping isn’t precisely an alternative for me straight away – not only but. along with, not anyone may ever leave out a man like me, that is why I’m prolonging this second of expiry till additional discover. If I’m going to die, i would like it to be worthy it.

The subsequent time my existence has the nerve to flash sooner than my eyes i would like to be entertained, or at least, mildly amused. I’d accept a wry smile. whatever that claims: you recognize what, it wasn’t all bad.

This isn't a few coming of age tale, now I say this to provide you with a warning simply because i've got no inspiration what lies forward. i'm only a guy – a guy who's now keen to witness the depths of his personal depression. they are saying a breath with out existence might be thought of transgression and an insult to those that died for our freedom. i'm to blame of insulting those who got here earlier than me, yet i'll not sit down at the sidelines and allow existence glide on by means of. There comes a time in every one of our lives after we simply need to throw warning to the wind. a few of us omit it, unaware that any such second ever existed. however the time has come for me to leap out of the airplane and wish that i will be able to fly.

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Download E-books The Stench of Honolulu: A Tropical Adventure PDF

By Jack Handey

The mythical Deep Thoughts and New Yorker stand-up comedian Jack Handey is again along with his first actual novel-a hilarious, absurd, far-flung experience tale.

THE STENCH OF HONOLOLU

Are you keen on books within which well-known vacationer locations are repurposed as unlivable hellholes for no specific cause? learn on!

Jack Handey's unique story is stuffed with laugh-out-loud twists and unforgettable characters whose names break out me immediately. A reliably unreliable narrator and his buddy, who's another man, have to get out of city. they've got a style for event, so that they pay a trip to a relic of bygone days-a commute agent-and become aware of an previous treasure map. She could have been a witch, incidentally. Our heroes quickly embark on a quest for the Golden Monkey, which takes them into the mysterious and pungent overseas land of Honolulu. There, they meet untold risks, confront unusual natives, kill and consume Turtle humans, kill another issues and folks, devour one other factor, and observe the ruins of historical civilizations.

As our narrator says, "The ruins have been notable. yet like such a lot of civilizations, they forgot the rule of thumb that would have stored them: do not permit vines develop in all places you."

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Download E-books Poking a Dead Frog: Conversations with Today’s Top Comedy Writers PDF

By Mike Sacks

A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
NAMED A top publication OF THE 12 months by means of NPR

Amy Poehler, Mel Brooks, Adam McKay, George Saunders, invoice Hader, Patton Oswalt, and plenty of extra take us deep contained in the mysterious international of comedy during this attention-grabbing, laugh-out-loud-funny ebook. full of behind-the-scenes stories—from an afternoon within the writers’ room at The Onion to why a cartoon does or doesn’t make it onto Saturday evening stay to how the BBC approximately erased the full first season of Monty Python’s Flying Circus—Poking a lifeless Frog is a must-read for comedy buffs, writers and dad tradition junkies alike.

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Download E-books Foreign Affairs: A Novel PDF

By Alison Lurie

WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE

Virginia Miner, a fifty-something, single tenured professor, is in London to paintings on her new e-book approximately children’s folks rhymes. regardless of sporting a U.S. passport, Vinnie feels basically English and quite appears down on her fellow americans. yet even with that, she is drawn right into a mortifying and oddly pleasant affair with an Oklahoman vacationer who attire extra Bronco Billy than Beau Brummel.

Also in London is Vinnie’s colleague Fred Turner, a good-looking, flat broke, newly separated, and carefully depressing younger guy attempting to concentrate on his personal study. as an alternative, he's distracted by means of a gorgeous and unpredictable English actress and the realm she belongs to.

Both American, either overseas, and either achingly lonely, Vinnie and Fred play out their careworn alienation and dizzying romantic liaisons in Alison Lurie’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel. well written, poignant, and witty, Foreign Affairs is still an everlasting comedian masterpiece.

“A correct comedy, very shiny, brilliantly written in a convinced and unique demeanour. the simplest booklet via one among our most interesting writers.”
–Elizabeth Hardwick

“There isn't any American author i've got learn with extra consistent excitement and sympathy. . . . Foreign Affairs earns an identical shelf as Henry James and Edith Wharton.”
–John Fowles

“If you have the capacity to learn just a couple of strong novels a yr, make this one in every of them.”
USA Today

“An inventive, touching book.”
Newsweek

“A faultless jewel.”
Philadelphia Inquirer

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Download E-books Sick in the Head: Conversations About Life and Comedy PDF

By Judd Apatow

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NAMED the most effective BOOKS OF THE 12 months by way of THE A.V. membership • Includes new interviews!

From the author and director of Knocked Up and the manufacturer of Freaks and Geeks comes a set of intimate, hilarious conversations with the largest names in comedy from the earlier thirty years—including Mel Brooks, Jerry Seinfeld, Jon Stewart, Roseanne Barr, Harold Ramis, Louis C.K., Chris Rock, and Lena Dunham.

earlier than changing into probably the most winning filmmakers in Hollywood, Judd Apatow used to be the unique comedy nerd. At fifteen, he took a role washing dishes in an area comedy club—just so he might watch unending stand-up at no cost. At 16, he used to be web hosting a exhibit for his neighborhood highschool radio station in Syosset, lengthy Island—a convey that consisted of Q&As along with his comedy heroes, from Garry Shandling to Jerry Seinfeld. They noted their careers, the technology of a great funny story, and their goals of destiny glory (turns out, Shandling was once attracted to having his personal television express someday and Steve Allen had already invented everything).

Thirty years later, Apatow continues to be that very same comedy nerd—and he’s nonetheless interviewing humorous humans approximately why they do what they do.

Sick within the Head
gathers Apatow’s so much memorable and revealing conversations into one hilarious, wide-ranging, and enormously candid assortment that spans not just his profession yet his complete grownup existence. listed below are the comedy legends who encouraged and formed him, from Mel Brooks to Steve Martin. listed here are the contemporaries he grew up with in Hollywood, from Spike Jonze to Sarah Silverman. And the following, ultimately, are the brightest stars in comedy this day, lots of whom Apatow has been lucky to paintings with, from Seth Rogen to Amy Schumer. And alongside the way in which, anything type of magical occurs: What began as a lifetime’s worthy of conversations approximately comedy turns into anything else fullyyt. It turns into an exploration of creativity, ambition, neediness, generosity, spirituality, and the enjoyment that comes from making humans laugh.

Loaded with the type of back-of-the-club tales that comics inform each other while not anyone else is gazing, this interesting, own (and borderline-obsessive) ebook is Judd Apatow’s present to comedy nerds everywhere.

Praise for in poor health within the Head

“I can’t cease examining it. . . . I don’t wish this e-book to end.”—Jimmy Fallon

“An crucial for any comedy geek.”Entertainment Weekly

“Fascinating . . . a suite of interviews with some of the nice figures of comedy within the latter 1/2 the 20th century.”—The Washington Post

“Open this booklet at any place, and you’re certain to locate a few fascinating nugget from anyone who has had you in stitches many, many times.”—Janet Maslin, The big apple Times

“An striking learn, packed with insights and connections either artistic and interpersonal.”The New Yorker

“Fascinating and revelatory.”—Chicago Tribune

“These are fabulous, expansive interviews—at occasions brutal, every now and then breathtaking—with artists whose wit, intelligence, gaze, and insights are all sharp sufficient to attract blood.”—Michael Chabon

“Anyone even remotely attracted to comedy or humanity may still personal this publication. it really is hilarious and informative and it includes insightful interviews with the best comics, comedians, and comediennes of our time. My representatives guarantee me i'm going to look in a destiny edition.”—Will Ferrell

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Download E-books Foreign Affairs: A Novel PDF

By Alison Lurie

WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE

Virginia Miner, a fifty-something, single tenured professor, is in London to paintings on her new ebook approximately children’s people rhymes. regardless of sporting a U.S. passport, Vinnie feels basically English and particularly seems down on her fellow americans. yet despite that, she is drawn right into a mortifying and oddly gratifying affair with an Oklahoman vacationer who attire extra Bronco Billy than Beau Brummel.

Also in London is Vinnie’s colleague Fred Turner, a good-looking, flat broke, newly separated, and carefully depressing younger guy attempting to specialise in his personal examine. as an alternative, he's distracted through a gorgeous and unpredictable English actress and the realm she belongs to.

Both American, either overseas, and either achingly lonely, Vinnie and Fred play out their pressured alienation and dizzying romantic liaisons in Alison Lurie’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel. well written, poignant, and witty, Foreign Affairs continues to be an everlasting comedian masterpiece.

“A well suited comedy, very vibrant, brilliantly written in a convinced and unique demeanour. the easiest publication through one in all our best writers.”
–Elizabeth Hardwick

“There isn't any American author i've got learn with extra consistent excitement and sympathy. . . . Foreign Affairs earns an analogous shelf as Henry James and Edith Wharton.”
–John Fowles

“If you be capable of learn just a couple of reliable novels a 12 months, make this one in every of them.”
USA Today

“An creative, touching book.”
Newsweek

“A perfect jewel.”
Philadelphia Inquirer

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Download E-books Mr. K's Book of Really Nasty Jokes PDF

By Mr. K

Here is what they are announcing approximately Mr. K's e-book of actually Nasty Jokes: "I could not positioned it down" -Benny the Shoplifter, Ferd, New Jersey "Vile . . . completely disgusting . . . shockingly repulsive . . . and that used to be simply the copyright web page" -Miss Henrietta Starch, Librarian, Prairie Oyster, Texas "This ebook made me snort so not easy I dropped my dentures into my soup" -Hiram Crimp, writer of by no means belief a Fart: Surviving outdated Age with Dignity Mr. ok is a pseudonym. He has labored as a pimp in a leper colony in Guatemala, a crash try dummy in Detroit, and a deep sea fisherman in Iowa. From 1989 via 1992 he used to be within the Federal Witness security application until eventually he used to be booted out for marrying a horse. he's the writer of The Looter's advisor to American towns and Dial M for Martyr: Suicide Bombing for newcomers. He lives in Oatmeal, Nebraska, along with his spouse, the previous pass over Tequila Mockingbird.

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Download E-books Anonymous Lawyer: A Novel PDF

By Jeremy Blachman

He's a hiring companion at one of many world's biggest legislations businesses. significant but ruthless, he has little endurance for affiliates who go away the place of work earlier than middle of the night or thieve sweet from the bowl on his secretary's table. He hates vacation trips and paralegals. And he is simply all started a web publication to inform the area approximately what lifestyles is admittedly like on the best of his profession.

Meet nameless attorney. The summer's approximately to begin, and he is obtained a brand new crop of interns. yet he is additionally obtained a number of issues bothering him: The Jerk, his sour rival, is decided to overcome him out for the chairman's activity. And nameless spouse is spending his funds as speedy as he could make it. and there is that mystery web publication he is writing, that is only a perverse little bit of enjoyable till he will get an e mail from a person contained in the enterprise who is familiar with he is its author.

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