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The Official Dictionary of Sarcasm

official dictionary of sarcasm napoli sterling innovation 2010The Official Dictionary of Sarcasm: A Lexicon for Those of Us Who Are Better and Smarter Than the Rest of You by James Napoli, 1/5

If I didn’t know the definition of “sarcasm” before starting this book, I’d soon come to the conclusion that it means “cringeworthy attempts at humor by an amateur stand-up comedian as he bombs his first gig.”  I suffered through the entire “A” section before coming to terms with the fact that there was no earthly reason to continue reading.

Why I read it: it was a gift from a family member years ago.

Be Ready When the Sh*t Goes Down

Be Ready When the Sh*t Goes Down: A Survival Guide to the Apocalypse by Forrest Griffin and Erich Krauss, 3/5

be ready when the shit goes down back cover forrest griffin erich krauss be ready when the shit goes down forrest griffin erich kraussThis book is extremely crude and full of hilariously bad advice, but is also somehow endearingly funny.  Definitely not a book you’d want to read in public or, for that matter, send your mom and little sister to pick up for you at the library (true story)…

[Why I read it: I enjoyed Griffin’s other book Got Fight.]