Once upon a time in rural Maine, a big black bear found a briefcase under a tree. Hoping for food, he dragged it into the woods, only to find that all it held was the manuscript of a novel. He couldn’t eat it, but he did read it, and decided it wasn’t bad. Borrowing some clothes from a local store, and the name Hal Jam from the labels of his favorite foods, he headed to New York to seek his fortune in the literary world.
In a near future hilariously reflective of contemporary trends and fears, middle-aged Lenny Abramov falls for younger Eunice Park. Separated by sensibilities as much as by years, anxious, book-loving Lenny and unfulfilled, hyper plugged-in Eunice both struggle with where they fit in their world and who they can be to each other. Shteyngart ably satirizes the preoccupations of the Information Age while also giving us its first great romance. -- Julia S., DC Public Library staff
From actor Cary Elwes, who played the iconic role of Westley inThe Princess Bride, comes a first-person account and behind-the-scenes look at the making of the cult classic film filled with never-before-told stories, exclusive photographs, and interviews with costars ...
"This debut novel demonstrates the author's outstanding talent with phrasing to portray the characters' personalities. Funny, sweet, sad, laugh-out-loud in many instances, I have recommended this book to many friends who want a thoughtful, engaging, yet playful story about human nature and people interacting with each other." - Schlow Library Staff
Now a New York Times Bestseller A hilarious, thoughtful, and in-depth exploration of the pleasures and perils of modern romance from one of this generation’s sharpest comedic voices
From The Bloggess: In this irreverent book, Lawson’s long-suffering husband and sweet daughter help her uncover the surprising discovery that the most terribly human moments—the ones we want to pretend never happened—are the very same moments that make us the people we are today.
When the society-conscious but well-meaning McToffes decide to adopt a younger canine companion for their elderly, easy-going Ernest and return home with ‘the most unadoptable dog in the rescue centre’, all of them – not least Ernest – are in for a few surprises…
Bill Maher, the hilarious, irreverent star of the hit ABC talk show Politically Incorrect, is one of America's hottest comics. But like many of today's late-night humor kings, Maher began his career navigating New York City's seedy stand-up comedy circuit. He was there back in the Golden Age of comedy, when everybody wanted to be Eddie Murphy, and even the laundromat had its own open-mike night.
“Sprawling and insightful . . . The candidness of the interviews also exposes the peculiar community of comedians with anecdotes and cameos unlikely to be heard elsewhere. A delightful and hilarious read for anyone interested in what makes comedians tick.”—Kirkus Reviews
2015 Summer Book Awards Winner: When Oliver, a shy and somewhat socially-challenged fourteen-year-old with an over-active imagination gets his first dog - an adopted Lurcher - he soon begins to see his new canine companion as a 'very special dog indeed', capable of great achievements.
A hilarious and moving memoir of growing up Iranian in America, and the quest to make it in Hollywood without having to wear a turban, tote a bomb, or get kicked in the face by Chuck Norris.
From the bestselling author of High Fidelity, About a Boy, and A Long Way Down comes a highly anticipated new novel.