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release date: May 23, 2017
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Dilbert 2018 Day-to-Day Calendar
If you thought that changing the dress code in Dilbert's workplace to "corporate dorky" would boost morale and improve efficiency...you may be in management. Or just deluded. Dilbert swapped his unruly tie for a badge and lanyard, but his Pointy-Haired Boss still tries to lead by buzzword, Wally keeps working hard at being useless, and Alice just keeps working at keeping it together.

Whether you rock polos and khakis or full-on business suits, the Dilbert 2018 Day-to-Day Calendar, which features a Dilbert strip on every page, will make sure your sense of humor is sharp (even if your wardrobe isn’t).
release date: Oct 31, 2017
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Win Bigly: Persuasion in a World Where Facts Don't Matter
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

From the creator of Dilbert, an unflinching look at the strategies Donald Trump used to persuade voters to elect the most unconventional candidate in the history of the presidency, and how anyone can learn his methods for succeeding against long odds.

 
Scott Adams—a trained hypnotist and a lifelong student of persuasion—was one of the earliest public figures to predict Trump’s win, doing so a week after Nate Silver put Trump’s odds at 2 percent in his FiveThirtyEight.com blog. The mainstream media regarded Trump as a novelty and a sideshow. But Adams recognized in Trump a level of persuasion you only see once in a generation.
 
Trump triggered massive cognitive dissonance and confirmation bias on both the left and the right. We’re hardwired to respond to emotion, not reason. We might listen to 10 percent of a speech—a hand gesture here, a phrase there—and if the right buttons are pushed, we irrationally agree with the speaker and invent reasons to justify that decision after the fact.
 
The point isn’t whether Trump was right or wrong, good or bad. Win Bigly goes beyond politics to look at persuasion tools that can work in any setting—the same ones Adams saw in Steve Jobs when he invested in Apple decades ago. For instance:
 
·  If you need to convince people that something is important, make a claim that’s directionally accurate but has a big exaggeration in it. Everyone will spend endless hours talking about how wrong it is while accidentally persuading themselves the issue is a high priority.
·  Stop wasting time on elaborate presentations. Inside, you’ll learn which components of your messaging matter, and where you can wing it.
·  Creating "linguistic kill shots" with persuasion engineering (such as “Low-energy Jeb”) can be more powerful than facts and policies.
 
Adams offers nothing less than “access to the admin passwords to human beings.” This is a must-read if you care about persuading others in any field—or if you just want to resist persuasion from others.
release date: Sep 23, 2014
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Goodnight Brew: A Parody for Beer People
It’s closing time at the brewery. While the moon rises, the brewery crew—including three little otters (in charge of the water), a wort hog, and a hops wildebeest—introduce us to the brewing equipment, ingredients, and styles of beer. Join this fanciful crew as they close down for the evening and say goodnight to the brew kettle, barley and yeast, hops and mash, saison, porter, IPA, and much more.

Befuddled about beer ingredients? Puzzled about the brew process? Can’t remember the difference between an ale and a lager? Don’t miss the brew infographics that follow the story!

This humorous parody of a children's literature classic is a "pitcher book" for grown-ups. It's a besotted bedtime story for beer lovers everywhere!



release date: Mar 03, 2015
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Someecards Office Mad Libs
Our newest Someecards Mad Libs features 21 brand-new stories all about office life! Story topics include: who keeps stealing food from the communal fridge?; what happens at the holiday party stays at the holiday party; she wore that to work?!, and much much more. Our book is 48 fun-filled pages, so pick one up for all your coworkers!
release date: Nov 19, 2017
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Work Sucks!: An Adult Coloring Book to Relieve Work Stress: (Volume 1 of Humorous Coloring Books Series by Mark Thompson)
A Humorous Coloring Book: A Great Gift Idea

A UNIQUE COLORING BOOK TO RELIEVE WORK STRESS: COOL DESIGNS AND FUNNY SAYINGS ABOUT WORK AND OFFICE

This hand-drawn book by Mark Thompson has 40 exclusive doodle designs with cute, funny characters, alien monster cartoons and extremely funny, sarcastic, humorous sayings like:
  • I wake up with good attitude every day. Then idiots happen.
  • You! Off my planet!
  • I am BUSY now. Can I IGNORE you later?
  • Well, aren't we a bloody ray of sunshine
  • Aw, did I step on your poor itty, bitty ego?
  • I'm out of my mind, but feel free to leave a message.
  • There is no 'I' in TEAM, but there is definitely a 'U' in DULL
  • Teamwork is overrated
  • Never miss a good chance to shut up
  • This isn't an office. It's HELL with fluorescent lighting.
  • If Monday had a face, I'd punch it.
  • You should smile more frequently. The boss likes idiots.
  • Well, this day was a total waste of make-up
  • Not Anti-Social. Anti-Idiot.
  • When did ignorance become a point of view?
  • I'd like to help you out. Which way did you come in?
...and many more.

Simply put, it is one of the most practical and quickest ways to relieve stress, unwind and relax after a hard day's work.  You can even share colored pages with your co-workers, pin them up in your office or, if you're feeling brave, present one to your boss.

Also, Work Sucks!: An Adult Coloring Book to Relieve Work Stress is a fantastic gift idea for a friend.

This book comes with free BONUS PDF pages.

Order your copy today!

(Mark Thompson's 2nd Book: "No Better Vacation: An Adult Coloring Book to Relieve Work Stress" is also available now)
Note: "Mark Thompson" and "Coloring Tiger" are trademarks of Carrboro Book Company, LLC.
 
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Do you ever feel overworked and underappreciated? Do you have stupid co-workers and an unreasonable boss? Does your workplace feel like a place you can't wait to get out of? Do you need an outlet for bottled up emotions, rage and stress at workplace?

Friends, let's admit it. Work Sucks! Monday morning blues, terrible Tuesdays and hump-day Wednesdays. We are grateful when it comes to our favorite, Friday.
Your work may be stressing you out if you have to deal with any of the following:
  • Long hours, heavy workload and tight deadlines
  • Frequent changes in your duties and your organization
  • Boring work and an inadequate work environment
  • A terrible boss and insensitive co-workers
  • Lack of proper resources and equipment
  • Lack of career advancement and growth
  • Getting paid less than what you really deserve
  • Unreasonable customers and unreliable suppliers
This could lead to anxiety, discouragement, irritability and feelings of being overwhelmed.
So what can we do about it?
Thankfully, there is an easier way to deal with all this work stress. Yes, with Work Sucks!: An Adult Coloring Book to Relieve Work Stress you can color away your stress with 40 engaging doodle designs containing humorous comments, funny sayings and sarcastic workplace remarks.
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release date: Oct 17, 2017
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Quackery: A Brief History of the Worst Ways to Cure Everything
What won’t we try in our quest for perfect health, beauty, and the fountain of youth?

Well, just imagine a time when doctors prescribed morphine for crying infants. When liquefied gold was touted as immortality in a glass. And when strychnine—yes, that strychnine, the one used in rat poison—was dosed like Viagra.

Looking back with fascination, horror, and not a little dash of dark, knowing humor, Quackery recounts the lively, at times unbelievable, history of medical misfires and malpractices. Ranging from the merely weird to the outright dangerous, here are dozens of outlandish, morbidly hilarious “treatments”—conceived by doctors and scientists, by spiritualists and snake oil salesmen (yes, they literally tried to sell snake oil)—that were predicated on a range of cluelessness, trial and error, and straight-up scams. With vintage illustrations, photographs, and advertisements throughout, Quackery seamlessly combines macabre humor with science and storytelling to reveal an important and disturbing side of the ever-evolving field of medicine.


 
release date: Aug 06, 2002
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The Motley Fool Investment Guide for Teens: 8 Steps to Having More Money Than Your Parents Ever Dreamed Of
From the personal-finance duo Fortune magazine called “funny, smart, cynical, [and] opinionated” comes savvy financial advice for today’s street-smart young investors.

The Motley Fool has made investing fun and easy for millions of people. Now, it custom designs its wit and wisdom for today’s money-savvy teens. The Motley Fool Investment Guide for Teens helps teens stand out from the ho-hum mutual-fund crowd, build a portfolio of stocks they can actually care about, and take advantage of the investor’s best friend—time—to watch their profits multiply.

Strike a blow for financial independence. The Fool shows you how to:

· Question authority when it comes to managing your money
· Save cash (for investing, for college...and, yes, even for having fun!)
· Dodge the spending and saving pitfalls that trap so many adults
· Get started investing—online and off—with just a few dollars
· Discover up-and-coming businesses that could become future blue chips

Warning: this is not your parents’ money guide! From identifying companies that are both cool and profitable to building a portfolio that makes tracking investments exciting, The Motley Fool Investment Guide for Teens shows young investors the way to financial freedom.
release date: Mar 15, 2010
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Liar's Poker (Norton Paperback)

The time was the 1980s. The place was Wall Street. The game was called Liar’s Poker.

Michael Lewis was fresh out of Princeton and the London School of Economics when he landed a job at Salomon Brothers, one of Wall Street’s premier investment firms. During the next three years, Lewis rose from callow trainee to bond salesman, raking in millions for the firm and cashing in on a modern-day gold rush.

Liar’s Poker is the culmination of those heady, frenzied years—a behind-the-scenes look at a unique and turbulent time in American business. From the frat-boy camaraderie of the forty-first-floor trading room to the killer instinct that made ambitious young men gamble everything on a high-stakes game of bluffing and deception, here is Michael Lewis’s knowing and hilarious insider’s account of an unprecedented era of greed, gluttony, and outrageous fortune.
release date: Oct 04, 2016
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100 Tricks to Appear Smart in Meetings: How to Get By Without Even Trying
"Sly satire that will bring endless joy to anyone who has ever endured the drudgery of corporate life."―Dan Lyons, writer for HBO's Silicon Valley and New York Times-bestselling author of Disrupted

Funny because it's true.  From the creator of the viral sensation "10 Tricks to Appear Smart in Meetings" (5+ million views and hundreds of thousands of shares) comes the must-have book you never knew you needed, 100 Tricks to Appear Smart in Meetings.  In it, you will learn how to appear smart in less than half the time it takes to actually learn anything.

You know those subtle tricks your coworkers are all guilty of? The constant nodding, pretend concentration, useless rhetorical questions? These tricks make them seem like they know what they're doing when in fact they have no clue. This behavior is so ingrained, so subtle, and so often mistaken for true intelligence that identifying it, calling it out, or compiling it into an exhaustive digest has never been attempted. Until now.

Complete with illustrated tips, examples, and scenarios, 100 Tricks gives you actionable ways to use words like "actionable," in order to sound smart. Every type of meeting is covered, from general meetings where you stopped paying attention almost immediately, to one-on-one meetings you zoned out on, to impromptu meetings you were painfully subjected to at the last minute. It's all here.

Open this book to any page and find an easy-to-digest trick with an even easier-to-digest illustration, guiding you on:
  • how to nail the big meeting by pacing and nodding
  • most effective ways to listen to your coworkers while still completely ignoring them
  • the key to making your presentations "interactive." 
If you hadn't noticed these behaviors before, you will see them now--from your colleagues, your managers, and soon yourself. Each trick is a mirror to the reality of what happens in meetings, told in the form of hilariously bad advice--advice that you might just want to take. But probably not. But maybe.
release date: Apr 01, 2008
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Kill as Few Patients as Possible: And Fifty-Six Other Essays on How to Be the World's Best Doctor
This oft-quoted all-time favorite of the medical community will gladden--and strengthen--the hearts of patients, doctors, and anyone entering medical study, internship, or practice. With unassailable logic and rapier wit, the sage Dr. Oscar London muses on the challenges and joys of doctoring, and imparts timeless truths, reality checks, and poignant insights gleaned from 30 years of general practice--while never taking himself (or his profession) too seriously.

The classic book on the art and humor of practicing medicine, celebrating its 20th anniversary in a new gift edition with updates throughout. Previous editions have sold more than 200,000 copies. The perfect gift for med students and grads as well as new and practicing physicians. Approximately 17,000 students graduate from med school each spring in North America.
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