Humor - Limericks & Humorous Verse

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release date: Oct 16, 2018
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There Was an Old Man of St. Paul: The Luxury of Limericks
Edward Lear made the form popular for children, and Anon wrote the great dirty limericks, and Garrison Keillor does both while pushing the limerick envelope. E.g.



Here is a yawp for old Walt

Whitman, who’s well worth his salt

Though sometimes he’ll slip

And just let her rip

And say: “Camerados! What is this blade of grass? Who am I?

Who are you?” And you have to say HALT.




Of course he deals in the vulgar. And the semi-salacious:



Chopin wrote a lovely etude

That, when performed in the nude

By a mademoiselle

Who plays fairly well

Can certainly uplift the mood.




Many are educational, including his 26-limerick abecedary for English majors. And also:



The Confederate general Bob E. Lee

Committed treason quite freely

And General Grant

Beat him up cause you can’t

Attack federal troops…I mean really.


He’s written limericks in honor of friends, members of the New York Philharmonic, his daughter’s teachers, a quintuple for Emily Dickinson, and one for his ophthalmologist.



My eye surgeon, good Dr. Khanna,

Looked through her eyepiece down on a

Novelist’s retina

Who thought he was gettin’ a

Vision of the blessed Madonna.




Woven through the verses are terse reflections on daily life, work, faith, and the old man of St. Paul whose office was a toilet stall.
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release date: Aug 08, 2018
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The Gloomster
Acclaimed illustrator Axel Scheffler returns with The Gloomster, a book that captures how many of us feel at least some of the time - the perfect antidote to all those tiresome proponents of seasonal cheer and mindless bonhomie.
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release date: Jul 24, 2018
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Adrian Mole: The Collected Poems
The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole, Aged 13 3/4 is the BBC RADIO 4 Book at Bedtime pick . . . Mole Press - a brand new imprint of Penguin Books - is proud to announce the first publication of The Collected Poems of Adrian Mole to mark the author's 50TH birthday. 'Edgy politics, tortured eroticism, misunderstood intellect, changing Britain - a whiff of the sublime. Mole's contribution is significant' Daily Telegraph Featuring poems scattered over nearly thirty years of writing and salvaged from the diaries 'authored' by one Sue Townsend, this slim volume features more than thirty pieces of Adrian's unique art. From his timeless first documented poem - The Tap - via classic odes to his muse, first and only true love Pandora (I adore ya), we follow Adrian's life in verse form. We not only witness his burgeoning political anger in works like Mrs Thatcher (Do you weep, Mrs Thatcher, do you weep?) but also see in later poems his merciless examination of the hollow shell of masculinity as well as documenting his declining libido in tragic pieces like To My Organ. For the first time in a single volume, these are the collected poems of misunderstood intellectual and tortured poet Adrian Mole. 'It's really, really, really funny' David Walliams 'Wonderfully funny and sharp as knives' Sunday Times 'One of the great comic creations' Daily Mirror 'The funniest person in the world' Caitlin Moran 'I ruthlessly exploited Adrian. But he can't afford to sue me' Sue Townsend
release date: Apr 15, 2018
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Half the Lies You Tell Are Not True

The world of Dave Paddon's recitations is quirky, riotously funny, and utterly unique; a place of tall tales and plain foolishness, where fog is so thick you can use it for cannonballs, and a polar bear hijacks a bingo tournament. Berry pickers turn combatants and the result is a bay full of jam; a local handyman turns doctor and uses the spare parts in his shed to patch up his neighbours.

Half the Lies You Tell Are Not True brings together thirteen recitations long loved by Paddon's many local fans. Great for older kids and grown-ups alike, this is a wonderful cross-over book. Paddon has been called Newfoundland and Labrador's Robert Service, and for good reason. His recitations are non-stop fun, fully engaging the verve and tang of the province's rich language. (The book has a glossary at the back for those from up-along.) These were written to be recited, and readers will surely find themselves reading aloud to family and friends.

Duncan Major's illustrations capture the energy and wit of the recitations. While this is Major's first trade publication, he and Paddon have collaborated on several letterpress chapbooks featuring Paddon's recitations and Major's artwork; they are a perfect pairing.

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release date: Apr 03, 2018
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The Joy of Doing Just Enough: The Secret Art of Being Lazy and Getting Away with It

For anyone who’s ever heard a motivational speech and immediately vomited, a guide to ignoring society’s obsession with success

Sit around, leave sh*t all over the place, drink, forget about deadlines . . . being lazy is pretty easy. The real art in being chill is when someone without any real ambition can fly under the radar, and live unscathed by the never-ending reams of self-help and inspiration rained upon anyone who just wants to watch Netflix. The magical place where doing what comes naturally keeps the do-ers at arm’s length. Rather than doing less, do just enough. So screw TED Talks, Instagram images of a beach that say "Fail Better" in gold cursive, marathon training, tips for keeping plants alive, and all self-aggrandizing social media. Ninety-nine percent of people on this planet are just pretty average. We're doing our thing. Trying to get out of bed in the morning. Hey, are you awake right now? Reading a sentence? You know what? That's success in my book. Being a person is hard enough without all the pressure to be good at it.  B&W illustrations throughout
release date: Aug 22, 2017
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Hamlet (The Incomplete Shakespeare)

This is part of a new collection of the Bard's greatest plays, digested to a few thousand words with invaluable side notes from John Sutherland. Funny and incredibly clever, these parodies are a joy for those who know their Shakespeare, perfect for the theatregoer needing a quick recap, and a massive relief for those just desperate to pass their English exam.


release date: Feb 28, 2017
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Macbeth (The Incomplete Shakespeare)
This is part of a new collection of the Bard's greatest plays, digested to a few thousand words with invaluable side notes from John Sutherland. Funny and incredibly clever, these parodies are a joy for those who know their Shakespeare, perfect for the theatregoer needing a quick recap, and a massive relief for those just desperate to pass their English exam.
 
release date: Aug 22, 2017
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Much Ado About Nothing (The Incomplete Shakespeare)

This is part of a new collection of the Bard's greatest plays, digested to a few thousand words with invaluable side notes from John Sutherland. Funny and incredibly clever, these parodies are a joy for those who know their Shakespeare, perfect for the theatregoer needing a quick recap, and a massive relief for those just desperate to pass their English exam.


release date: Apr 28, 2017
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Romeo and Juliet (The Incomplete Shakespeare)

This is part of a new collection of the Bard's greatest plays, digested to a few thousand words with invaluable side notes from John Sutherland. Funny and incredibly clever, these parodies are a joy for those who know their Shakespeare, perfect for the theatregoer needing a quick recap, and a massive relief for those just desperate to pass their English exam.

 
release date: Mar 06, 2018
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The Gannet's Gastronomic Miscellany


gannet
'ganit/
noun
1. a large seabird with mainly white plumage, which catches fish by plunging into the water.
2. British informal, a greedy person.

The Gannet's Gastronomic Miscellany goes beyond the usual food fixations. Presented in a fresh, visually inventive style, it will appeal to anyone with a passing interest in food - which, in this gastronomy-obsessed age, is pretty much all of us.

In this compendious hotpot of a book you'll find a guide to creating a hit food profile on Instagram, a cross-section of a tiffin box, an explainer on craft beer, the origin story of chicken Marengo, a list of millennia-old products that are still edible today (should you be brave enough to try Irish bog butter or Ancient Egyptian honey) and many more delightful nuggets of information.
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