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Narconomics: How to Run a Drug Cartel

$20.65 from Amazon »

No war is radder than the war on drugs. At least from a business and economics standpoint. Tom Wainwright's Narconomics: How to Run a Drug Cartel isn't your traditional how-to book (sorry, budding drug lords), but it...

The Movie Book (Big Ideas Simply Explained)

$16.78 from Amazon »

Apparently, DK writes a whole series of books on Big Ideas Simply Explained, but The Movie Book is by far the most interesting. The others are about boring things like Shakespeare, philosophy, and...ugh...politics. The...

Swear Word Adult Coloring Book (NSFW)

$18.08 from Amazon »

Adult coloring books are getting to be nearly as popular as Xanax for promoting relaxation and managing stress. Pair filling in the intricate line drawings with a few puffs of your favorite herbal refreshment, and you...

Star Wars Where's the Wookiee?

$8.11 - $13.95 from Amazon »

Bonding with your kids is never easier than when there's something in it for you too. Like catching a fish. Witnessing a buzzer beater. Finding a Wookiee. Sure, Waldo isn't the worst dude for you and Mini You to be on...

The Food Lab: Better Home Cooking Through Science

$27.47 from Amazon »

Is it bad to get my girlfriend a book that will teach her how to cook me delicious meals with balls-on scientific accuracy for Valentine's Day? (Remember, I'm making her an origami Swift Wind too.) Yeah, I think you're...

The Trump Coloring Book

$8.20 from Amazon »

Whether you're for or against him, MG Anthony has compiled thousands of black lines and white space that will set you up to "show The Donald in his true colors." And I have to say, The Trump Coloring Book does a pretty...

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Icons Unmasked Book

$30 from Kickstarter »

Have you ever wondered if the superheroes, animated icons, and comic book stars you see in pop culture are hiding something--a demure inner self, a secret identity, an ugly mug, James Franco--behind their masks? I haven't....

Scratch & Sniff Guide to Becoming a Whiskey Know-It-All

$13.09 from Amazon »

For some, knowing what they like is enough. Others--the curious, the professionals, the annoying dudes who never quite grew out of toddlerhood--can't just accept that they like it, they have to know why. Richard Betts'...

Killing Hitler With Praise And Fire

$13.48 from Amazon »

It's a choose your own adventure book that marries the past, the future, and one of the worst human beings in the history of the world. (See, look on the bright side Wu-Tang Clan: at least it was Martin Shkreli and not...

Star Wars Kama Sutra

$17.55 from Amazon »

SN Herder has thought a lot about the Force awakening. So much that his mind went...there. First the gutter, and then the toy bin. Herder says he made The Extremely Unofficial and Highly Unauthorized Star Wars Kama Sutra...

Fallout 4 Vault Dweller's Survival Guide

$23.99 from Amazon »

The Fallout 4 Vault Dweller's Survival Guide hardcover is a once-off printing, a Collector's Edition for all the fanboys and fangirls out there still as hyped up about the game's 5th installment as they were a month ago...

Do You Want To Play With My Balls?

$14.95 from Amazon »

Do You Want to Play with My Balls? The question has Amazon reviewers riled up. Some are riled up because they're sooooo offended that someone would turn satirical sexual innuendo into a children's book, particularly one...

Middle Class Problems

$8.90 from Amazon »

Mo' money, mo' problems, right? Never mind starvation and religious persecution. Homes destroyed by conflict or natural disaster. A paucity of healthcare, education, clean water. We're not talking problems of the have-nots...

Experimenting with Babies

$10.80 from Amazon »

Nope, Experimenting with Babies is not a Carps & Angsty Manatee card. Nor is it, to the disappointment of at least one Amazon reviewer, a book of "information about surgical experiments intended to transform the baby...

Thing Explainer: Complicated Stuff in Simple Words

$14.97 from Amazon »

While I think Randall Munroe takes things, or, more precisely, thing explaining, too far when he "un-jargons" words such as smartphone ("hand computer"), helicopter ("plane with turning wings"), and microwave ("food-heating...

Kitchen Hacks: How Clever Cooks Get Things Done

$12.28 from Amazon »

Want to be a culinary MacGyver? It might not be as admirable or lucrative as righting the world's wrongs, but I bet becoming a master of cooking steaks and making vanilla ice cream by hand will at least get you laid just...

Spy Secrets That Can Save Your Life

$13.72 from Amazon »

We've heard what a Navy SEAL has to say about spitting in the face of danger and disaster...or at least walking away from them alive and safe...so I figured we might as well let a CIA officer weigh in on the topic too....

The Winter Survival Handbook: 157 Ways to Beat the Cold

$15.06 from Amazon »

Winter isn't just coming, winter is imminent. Once again, all the joys of turkey and Christmas and ski season are about to clash with all the nuisances (and sometimes horrors, right Boston?) of extended darkness, frigid...

Grow the F*ck Up

$13.46 from Amazon »

Grow the F*ck Up, you had me at "Giggle and shart." John Kyle's approach to teaching teens and young adults how to survive and, more importantly, make something of themselves in the world outside Mama's house is blunt...

Alien Next Door

$10.09 from Amazon »

Here we have the script for the next sequel in the Alien franchise, tentatively titled Alien: Domestication. OK, not quite. It's actually a new satire from artist Joey Spiotto--the kind that's kind of for kids, kind of...

Extreme Ownership: How US Navy SEALs Lead & Win

$14.84 from Amazon »

Interesting how Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead & Win has released in the midst of our farcical 2016 election race, and the general political circus that's set up shop in Washington. I bet authors Jocko Willink...

Star Wars: Frames

$106.62 from Amazon »

Now that I've finally seen and peed my pants over a full-length teaser of what Episode VII: The Force Awakens has in store, I thought I would spend the rest of the night reflecting on the riveting brilliance of Episodes...

100 Deadly Skills: The SEAL Operative's Guide

$10.80 from Amazon »

What you will learn from Clint Emerson's new book is 100 Deadly Skills: The SEAL Operative's Guide to Eluding Pursuers, Evading Capture, and Surviving Any Dangerous Situation. What you will not learn from Clint Emerson's...

Humans of New York: Stories

$16.74 from Amazon »

Brandon Stanton started his blog Humans of New York in the summer of 2010 in an effort to capture a "photographic census of New York City." The strange, the beautiful, the inspiring, the struggling. The people who say...

Book of Things Better Than Boobs

$6.99 from Amazon »

Part of me wants to tell you what's inside the Book of Things Better Than Boobs so you'll get why it's so brilliant, but part of me wants to let you find out for yourself so you'll experience why it's so brilliant. I...

How to Survive Anything

$20.21 from Amazon »

Apparently survival is a hot enough topic these days that there's not only room (read: profit) for publishers to release a thousand books about it, but enough room for them to release at least 4 survival books with the...

How to Survive Anything: A Visual Guide

$14.84 from Amazon »

Survival isn't just about learning to live in a world turned on its head, to build shelter in a sea of sand, or to fish with a bobby pin dangling from a shoelace. As Lonely Planet so expertly depicts in their recent graphic...

F*ck Feelings

$11.48 from Amazon »

Don't worry, F*ck Feelings: One Shrink's Practical Advice for Managing All Life's Impossible Problems isn't a bait-and-switch. You know, one of those self-help books that claims it won't go all emo about how your mom...

The League of Regrettable Superheroes

$15.21 from Amazon »

For every Batman there's a Doll Man. For every Spider-Man a Doctor Hormone. And for every Ant-Man, an...Ant-Man. The League of Regrettable Superheroes gives an encyclopedic look into the creation, realization, and complete...

The Big Bad Book of Bill Murray

$15.73 from Amazon »

How many actors have not only become icons for multiple roles they've played but also for playing the role of themselves, and also for simply being themselves? And how many have continued working, remained coveted and...

Geek-Art: An Anthology

$30.66 from Amazon »

They may not inspire and move every artist, but icons of the gaming, comic book, and cartoon worlds have touched enough of them in recent decades to create this 400+-page compilation of Geek-Art. The anthology consists...

Tacopedia

$18 from Amazon »

My 28th of September has just started looking a whole lot brighter. That's the date Tacopedia will be released for shipping. Tacopedia is--and how is it possible no one thought of this before?--an encyclopedic tribute...

Cubicle Warfare: 101 Office Traps and Pranks

$13.31 from Amazon »

The only thing worse about work than working is co-workers. Like the guy I seem to have started an ass war with after he left some anus chocolates on my desk and I countered with a pair of Manties. Today I got Shreddie

Mini Weapons of Mass Destruction: Ninja Weapons

$13.11 from Amazon »

I guess ninja weapons have always been made out of everyday household items, it's just that the definition of an everyday household item isn't quite the same in contemporary America as it was in feudal Japan. So when...

What Pet Should I Get?

$9.99 from Amazon »

It seems Dr. Seuss recognized the quandary of choice long before Malcolm Gladwell and Jonah Lehrer started writing books about it. What Pet Should I Get? isn't just a brand new (i.e., newly publis

Make: Electronics

$12.50 from Amazon »

What drew me to Charles Platt's Make: Electronics wasn't the title, the cover, or the reviews. It was a page from the book I saw in a Google Images search that shows a dude licking a 9V battery, alongside the suggestion...

MEAT: Everything You Need to Know

$25.16 from Amazon »

Rack of Lamb. Whole Shank Osso Bucco. Crown Pork Roast with Pineapple Bread Stuffing. It's not just beef it's all kinds of MEAT that are what's for dinner in Pat LaFrieda's full-color book of buying, butchering, cooking...

Cabin Porn

$23.54 from Amazon »

Straw, sticks, and bricks. You'll find them all throughout the pages of Cabin Porn, a forthcoming coffee table book from the folks behind the tumblr of the same name. Cabin Porn began as a photographic blog shared just...

Guerilla Furniture Design

$13.22 from Amazon »

Guerilla Furniture Design author Will Holman believes you should never design anything you can't actually make (attn: Triton human gills, Zero Helicopter, 60% of all crowdfunding projects). The problem with that ethos...

Goodnight Brew: A Parody for Beer People

$14.79 from Amazon »

Call it a nightcap. Goodnight Brew: A Parody for Beer People traces the after-hour activities of a bear, a few otters, a wort hog, and a hops wildebeest--you know, a brewery's typical staff--as they demonstrate how to...

The Geeky Chef Cookbook

$14.35 from Amazon »

Cassandra Reeder isn't just so geeky that she geeks out cooking dishes inspired by Star Wars, Legend of Zelda, and Doctor Who in her free time, she's so geeky that she started a blog about it, and has now released an...

Defending Your Castle

$13.33 from Amazon »

While author William Gurstelle might use the word "castle" figuratively in his how-to book's title, he definitely means us to take the "defending" part at face value. The manual's full title is Defending Your Castle:...

Oh, the Places You'll Eff Up

$14.24 from Amazon »

Know someone who's about to graduate college? Stressing, lying awake at night thinking, Now what? For me it was business as usual. Chillin', mowwin', gamin' at my mama's house with my friend Cornelius. But then one day...

Rude Hand Gestures of the World

$12.22 from Amazon »

"Evolutionary anthropologists tell us that gesture is much older than speech." So begins Romana Lefevre's Rude Hand Gestures of the World: A Guide to Offending without Words. What follows? Pictures! Lots and lots of pictures!...

Proper Etiquette for the Modern Degenerate

$18.99 from Amazon »

Are you the Grand Poobah of politically incorrect? Then I recommend sitting down for a session with Mr. Manners. Not to "fix" yourself into another sociopolitical drone, but to learn how to continue talking trash, playing...

The Fetish Coloring Book (NSFW)

$9.95 from Amazon »

That's a nice strap-on you've got there, ma'am, but I think it could use a little more color....

Sneaky Uses for Everyday Things

$9.63 from Amazon »

Sneaky and shady basically mean the same thing, but for some reason sneakiness manages to carry an air of charm, whereas shadiness makes everyone want to steer clear of the jackhole who will short you on his portion of...

Cooking for Geeks

$34.97 from Amazon »

If you're going to geek out on something, I feel like the kitchen will produce the best returns. Example: Geeking out on cosplay and crafting the most badass Jabba the Hutt costume ever for San Diego Comic-Con probably...