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Inside the Box: A Proven System of Creativity for Breakthrough Results Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781451659290
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Published: Simon & Schuster - June 10th, 2014

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Born Standing Up: A Comic's Life Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781416553656
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Published: Scribner Book Company - September 2nd, 2008

This is my go-to book. I've read it five times. Steve Martin's memoirs of his time as a stand-up comic are a gift to anyone who's interested in what it takes to be funny.
 


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The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid: A Memoir Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780767919371
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Published: Broadway Books - September 25th, 2007

Another favorite. Brings you back to a time when life was better... and funnier.
 


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Hyperbole and a Half: Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things That Happened Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781451666175
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Published: Touchstone Books - October 29th, 2013

Totally unexpected, fresh, and painfully funny.


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One More Thing: Stories and Other Stories Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9780804169783
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Published: Vintage - February 3rd, 2015

So funny it's actually kind of depressing. B.J. Novak announced himself as a major literary talent with this one, and his stuff for young kids is just as good.
 


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Bossypants Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780316056878
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Published: Reagan Arthur Books - January 3rd, 2012

In a crowded field of memoirs written by comedians, this one's the gold standard. Tina Fey is even funnier on the page than she is on the screen.


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