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By Erika Ritter. 2004
Writer Ritter has been observing men for as long as she can remember, and has come into direct or imaginary… contact with a fair few of them. Her alphabetical itinerary starts with Amigos and ends with Zealots, travelling via Dads, Heroes, Non-Committals, Outlaws, and many others. A collection of stories about good and bad relationships, family conflicts, love affairs, and Catholicism, which is part memoir, part comedy, and part inspirational handbook for the cynical. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2004.
By Tim Allen. 1994
Like his character on the sitcom "Home Improvement," Allen ponders the differences between the sexes and discusses male zones that… include the basement of Sears. He explains the horrors of growing up with the surname of Dick, later dropped for show business. And he even finds humour in his stay in prison, where it's difficult NOT to stand so close to a naked man. Includes strong language. c1994.
By Scott Adams. 1997
A humorous management handbook "written" by Dogbert, the canine cartoon character. Dogbert teaches managers how to transform themselves from bitter… and bewildered "little people" into fully functioning, paradigm-spewing management zombies. 1997.
By Dave Barry. 1995
According to Barry, this is a book about guys--not a book about men. Books about men are too serious. Barry… begins with a test to determine the reader's "guyness" and then gives a brief account of the role of guys in history, their biological nature, their social development, and special guy problems. For women, there is a chapter on dealing with guys. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 1995. Uniform title: Complete guide to guys
By Dave Barry. 1997
By George Burns. 1984
By David Feldman. 1991
How did 7-Up get its name? Why do rabbits wiggle their noses? Do earlobes serve any purpose? Feldman answers these… and many other questions in a humorous, but factual, manner. 1991.
By David Letterman, Steve O'Donnell. 1995
Collection of humorous top ten lists from the Late Show with David Letterman. Example of a British nickname for Americans… is "tea-dumping psychos," a rejected McDonald's slogan is "somewhat safer than smoking," and a way to tell you're at a bad airport is the "gift shop selling items from your just-checked luggage." Some strong language. Bestseller. 1995.
By Dave Barry. 1996
Syndicated humour columnist Dave Barry writes about the joys and frustrations of owning and operating a personal computer. Travel with… Barry to the world of Windows and the World Wide Web, including a chapter on "Becoming Computer Literate, or; Words for Nerds." 1996.
By Dave Barry, Jeff MacNelly. 1991
By Jeremy Taggart, Jonathan Torrens. 2017
Sprung from their podcast, Taggart (that guy from that band) and Torrens (that guy from that show) share a collection… of showbiz tales from the road and relatable everyday anecdotes, all wrapped up in a nostalgic fondness for this great country. Takes readers on a cross-country journey, shining the spotlight on notable local heroes (or bahds), the best places to crush food and the greasiest watering holes, coast to coast to coast. Replete with lists of Canada’s top bands, television shows and athletes, as well as random observations about everything this country has to offer, "Canadianity" is often provocative and always hilarious. Bestseller. 2017.
By Janet Podleski, Greta Podleski. 1999
Janet and Greta Podleski, also known as The Looneyspoons Sisters, present Crazy Plates, a collection of low-fat recipes. Also includes… fat facts (for example, a pound of body fat--representative of 3,500 calories--if shaped into a ball, would be the size of a softball and equal four sticks of butter), "Trivial Tidbits" (baking soda used to be added to the water for boiling vegetables until it was discovered that it destroyed the veggies' vitamin C), "You Do the Math" (substituting Canadian bacon for the regular high-fat stuff once a week for a year will cut your fat intake by 1,196 grams), and a lot of corny humour ("Did you hear what happened to the peanut when he walked through the park? He was a salted"). These recipes can be prepared quickly and are aimed at the home cook with a family to feed. 1999.
By Paul Reiser. 1994
Paul Reiser, star and cocreator of the sitcom "Mad about You," discusses the humour in being married and other aspects… of life. Showering together is not much fun since one person is in the back freezing. His wife foolishly never takes a sweater with her on outings, so he is the one who gets cold when he kindly gives up his. And all the mindless, random things he does around the house become greatly amplified when someone is watching. 1994.
By Peter V MacDonald. 1985
When you're in the middle of a trial, the last thing you want to do is laugh. Sometimes, circumstances can't… help but sway the participants that way. This insider's account of the more informal proceedings features the first hand accounts of Canada's lawyers and judges, each relating a story that might very well find readers guilty of laughter. 1985.
By Ogden Nash, Quentin Blake. 1980
By Bill Cosby. 1999
By George Carlin. 1997
A veteran comic offers zany observations and opinions on various aspects of life. Carlin cites oxymorons (mandatory options), redundancies (added… bonus), and euphemisms (body bags equal remains pouches). He also relays his views of pretentiousness in twentieth-century society. Strong language. c1997.
By Arthur Black. 1996
A new collection of essays from humourist Arthur Black, who takes on any subject, from political correctness to student bloopers.… And then there was the time he was caught in his backyard in the middle of the night wearing nothing but a bicycle helmet and a pair of boots, holding a bat caught in a fish net... Winner of the 1996 Stephen Leacock Memorial Medal. 1996.
By Rex Murphy. 2009
Canadian commentator presents his views on subjects ranging from Dr. Johnson's greatness to Bono's gratingness, from doubts about Obama to… utter belief in Don Cherry, from Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn's outstanding oeuvre to Pamela Anderson. The perspective is thoroughly Canadian, and so are many of the topics: our domestic politics and our military involvements abroad, our national identity, human rights and human decency. Some strong language. 2009.