"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 generationâs sharpest comedic voices
From The Bloggess: In this irreverent book, Lawsonâs long-suffering husband and sweet daughter help her uncover the surprising discovery that the most terribly human momentsâthe ones we want to pretend never happenedâare 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 âthe most unadoptable dog in the rescue centreâ, all of them â not least Ernest â are in for a few surprisesâŠ
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.
âSprawling 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.ââKirkus 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.