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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: Sep 07, 2010
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The House of God
By turns heartbreaking, hilarious, and utterly human, The House of God is a mesmerizing and provocative novel about Roy Basch and five of his fellow interns at the most renowned teaching hospital in the country. 

Struggling with grueling hours and sudden life-and-death responsibilities, Basch and his colleagues, under the leadership of their rule-breaking senior resident known only as the Fat Man, must learn not only how to be fine doctors but, eventually, good human beings. 

A phenomenon ever since it was published, The House of God was the first unvarnished, unglorified, and uncensored portrait of what training to become a doctor is truly like, in all its terror, exhaustion and black comedy. With more than two million copies sold worldwide, it has been hailed as one of the most important medical novels ever written.

With an introduction by John Updike 
release date: Sep 04, 2011
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How to Traumatize Your Children: 7 Proven Methods to Help You Screw Up Your Kids Deliberately and with Skill
Parents of the world rejoice! Knock Knock's bestselling How to Traumatize Your Children has been revamped with all-new totally dysfunctional illustrations. This groundbreaking instructional volume teaches you how to give your children the lifelong gifts of mental and emotional damage. Whether you employ the same ruinous techniques your parents used or try out an entirely new approach, you are bound to succeed!
  • Learn the latest buzzwords and trends in traumatic parenting!
  • Choose a personal trauma style controlling, indulgent, and more!
  • Paperback; 4.5 x 6.5 inches; 144 pages; written by Knock Knock
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release date: May 31, 2011
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The Hungover Cookbook
Everything you need to know to assess, understand, and improve a hangover is here: dozens of comforting recipes, very clever graphic tests for analyzing your state of mind, and quizzes for tracking your progress.
 
A good hangover brings its victim to a new state of mind—and one that, when looked at objectively, can be quite fascinating to its host: It can create an increased awareness of the body, a willingness to eat something usually off limits, and a fascination with the mind’s strange acrobatics. With P. G. Wodehouse’s six hangovers—The Broken Compass, The Sewing Machine, The Comet, The Atomic, The Cement Mixer, and The Gremlin Boogie—as a starting point, recipes are tailored to each specific malady, allowing the reader to find a recipe (or just a menu item) that precisely suits his state of mind . . . and body. Interspersed with the recipes are mind games, witticisms and graphic jokes, insights into hangover science, quizzes to see if you are still drunk or now just merely hungover, and more.
release date: Dec 29, 2016
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Nurse Coloring Book: Sweary Midnight Edition - A Totally Relatable Swear Word Adult Coloring Book Filled with Nurse Problems (Coloring Book Gift Ideas) (Volume 2)

Get fantastic value for money with this huge Sweary Nurse Coloring Book!

The 40 hilarious, swear word designs in this coloring book for adults will provide hours of entertainment!

Features of this Sweary Nurse Coloring Book:
  • Single sided coloring pages allow for the pages to be removed
  • Suitable for markers, felt tips, gel pens, coloring pencils and more due to single sided, removable pages
  • Professional quality designs from start to finish
  • 2 Color test pages at the back of the book
Nurse Coloring Book: This Sweary Nurse coloring book contains 40 single sided coloring pages. This allows you to remove each page for framing or hanging. This also helps reduce bleed through onto the other designs even if you are using markers, making this book suitable for everything from coloring pencils through to marker pens.

The hilarious, rude Nurse designs contained within this humorous book are hand picked by us here at Adult Coloring World to ensure fantastic quality. We know that sometimes you will buy a book after being impressed initially by an amazing design on the cover, only to be disappointed with the books contents when you open it. Well we make sure this never happens with any of our books and we can assure you that all of the designs inside are high quality from start to finish.

This adult coloring book contains a wide variety of designs, each complete with a very relatable, funny quote. This book makes a fantastic funny gift idea for a Nurse. So if you have a family member or friend who works as a Nurse they will be sure to love adult coloring book!
release date: Oct 13, 2015
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Lobster Is the Best Medicine: A Collection of Comics About Friendship
Fans have fallen in love with Liz Climo's charmingly quirky animal kingdom, which was first featured in The Little World of Liz Climo—a place where porcupines, anteaters, and grizzly bears all grapple with everyday life with wit and humor. Now Liz returns with a book devoted to friendship. Chapter themes include “Old Friends,” “New Friends,” “Unlikely Friends,” and “Friends with Benefits.” It's the perfect gift for a special friend.
release date: Sep 26, 2017
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Doctor Who: Now We Are Six Hundred: A Collection of Time Lord Verse

With illustrations by Russell T Davies, original showrunner of the new-era Doctor Who, the first ever Doctor Who poetry collection—a charming, funny and whimsical illustrated collection of verse that celebrates the joys and pitfalls of getting older . . . Time-Lord older.

Like many of us, the older they get, the more Time Lords realize how little they understand the universe around them. This delightful collection of poems—the first volume of Doctor Who verse published—offers moments of insight, wit, and reassurance for the maturing inhabitants of Gallifrey (and everywhere else), including such delights as:

THE END

When I was One

I was not much fun

When I was Two

I was barely through

When I was Three

I liked strong tea

When I was Four

I hated a bore

When I was Five

I was really alive

When I was Six

I somehow could never quite fit in to what was expected of me, well, not exactly but that was because things weren’t neat and there are no easy rhymes in the universe and scansion, my dear Peri, is a thing that’s really overrated and you only have to look at a sunset to realise that creation itself is a poem and oh no wait, got it, of course, Fix! The line needed to end with Fix!

(Or tricks. That’s works too.)

When I was Seven

I sent the gods to Heaven

When I was Eight

Kissing was great

When I was Nine

I had forgotten time

When I was Ten

I began again

When I was Eleven

I totally got even

When I was Twelve, I became as clever as clever

And now I think I’ll be Twelve for ever and ever*

(*Unless, of course, there is a terrible catastrophe involving explosions, radiation, or heights. And then I guess we’ll find out what comes next. But the eyebrows won’t be as good.)

release date: Oct 27, 1997
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Laughter the Best Medicine: A Laugh-Out-Loud Collection of our Funniest Jokes, Quotes, Stories & Cartoons(Reader's Digest)
Laughter the Best Medicine is a collection of Reader's Digest magazine's funniest jokes, quotes, stories and captions.
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release date: Jan 06, 2011
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Laughter Really Is The Best Medicine: America's Funniest Jokes, Stories, and Cartoons
Collected from one of the omst popular faetures of Reader's Digest magazine, this compliation of more than 1,000 all-new jokes, quotes, anecdotes, and cartoons is guaranteed to add laughter to your day.

This collection of laugh-out-loud jokes, one-liners, and other lighthearted glimpses of life-drawn from Reader's Digest magazine's most popular humor columns-is sure to tickle the funny bone. Packed with more than 1,000 jokes, anecdotes, cartoons, quotes, and stories contributed by professional comedians, joke writers, and readers of the magazine, this side-splitting compilation pokes fun at the facts and foibles of daily routines, illustrating that life is often funnier than fiction

  • Did you hear about the Broadway actor who broke through the floorboards? He was just going through a stage
  • What did the ill comic say in the hospital? "I'm here...all weak!"
  • Charles Dickens walks into a bar and orders a martini. The bartender asks, "Olive or twist?"
  • Posted in a dental office: "Be kind to your dentist. He has fillings too."
  • "The main advantage of being famous is that when you bore people at dinner parties, they think it is their fault." -Henry Kissinger, Nobel Peace Prize, 1973
  • As Groucho Marx once said, "A laugh is like an aspirin, only it works twice as fast."
    release date: May 01, 2016
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    How to Be Miserable: 40 Strategies You Already Use

    In How to Be Miserable, psychologist Randy Paterson outlines 40 specific behaviors and habits, which—if followed—are sure to lead to a lifetime of unhappiness. On the other hand, if you do the opposite, you may yet join the ranks of happy people everywhere!

    There are stacks upon stacks of self-help books that will promise you love, happiness, and a fabulous life. But how can you pinpoint the exact behaviors that cause you to be miserable in the first place? Sometimes when we’re depressed, or just sad or unhappy, our instincts tell us to do the opposite of what we should—such as focusing on the negative, dwelling on what we can’t change, isolating ourselves from friends and loved ones, eating junk food, or overindulging in alcohol. Sound familiar?

    This tongue-in-cheek guide will help you identify the behaviors that make you unhappy and discover how you—and only you—are holding yourself back from a life of contentment. You’ll learn to spot the tried-and-true traps that increase feelings of dissatisfaction, foster a lack of motivation, and detract from our quality of life—as well as ways to avoid them.

    So, get ready to live the life you want (or not?) This fun, irreverent guide will light the way.

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