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Top 10s
General Non-Fiction
#1
Old Farts Are Forever
Lee Lorenz.
Publisher: Andrews McMeel.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780740785023.  Daedalus Item Code: 40939
 
The New Yorker's cartoon editor for 24 years, the legendary Lee Lorenz here offers a pocket-sized treasury of some 120 single-panel cartoons featuring one of his signature characters, the "old ... (Read More)
 
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#2
Downton Tabby: A Parody
Chris Kelly.
Publisher: Simon & Schuster.   Format: laminated cover.
ISBN: 9781476765938.  Daedalus Item Code: 41840
 
Welcome to Downton Tabby, where the aristocrats of the animal kingdom dwell in stately splendor, unaware that their way of life is about to be swept away by the noisy vacuum cleaner of history. For ... (Read More)
 
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#3
5 People Who Died During Sex: And 100 Other Terribly Tasteless Lists
Karl Shaw.
Publisher: Broadway.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780767920599.  Daedalus Item Code: 42302
 
Prepare to be amazed, appalled, disgusted—and of course thoroughly entertained—by this compendium of indelicate oddities. Karl Shaw, who also gave us Royal Babylon: The Alarming History of ... (Read More)
 
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#4
The Queen's English: An A to Zed Guide To Distinctively British Words
C.J. Moore.
Publisher: Reader's Digest.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781606523254.  Daedalus Item Code: 40655
 
One need never be flummoxed again. From "chips" and "crumbs" to "spending a penny," here is an indispensable guide to surviving and thriving in the tricky byways of the English language as the ... (Read More)
 
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#5
Don't Forget to Sing in the Lifeboats: and 366 Other Bits of Uncommon Wisdom for Uncommon Times
Kathryn & Ross Petras.
Publisher: Workman.   Format: laminated cover.
ISBN: 9780761156147.  Daedalus Item Code: 42026
 
When life hands you lemons, it's inspiring to hear from people who've made (and drunk) the lemonade. People who've been there and done that, who've graduated from the school of hard knocks and never ... (Read More)
 
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#6
Everyday English: How to Say What You Mean and Write Everything Right
Patrick Scrivenor.
Publisher: Reader's Digest.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781606524824.  Daedalus Item Code: 40654
 
Do you puzzle over participles, argue over agreement, or moan over proper punctuation? This back-to-basics overview of the mechanics of English grammar spells out what you need to know to make a ... (Read More)
 
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#7
The Facts on File Dictionary of Cliches: Meanings and Origins of Thousands of Terms and Expressions (Second Edition)
Christine Ammer.
Publisher: Checkmark Books.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780816062805.  Daedalus Item Code: 42648
 
Also the author of The American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms, etymological language maven Christine Ammer here offers an enlightening and entertaining reference to nearly 4,000 clichés. ... (Read More)
 
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#8
Curing Hiccups with Small Fires: A Delightful Miscellany of Great British Eccentrics
Karl Shaw.
Publisher: Pan.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780330512923.  Daedalus Item Code: 41417
 
An 18th-century French scholar once attributed the British tendency toward eccentricity to a "mixture of fogs, beef, and beer ... aggravated by the tedium of the English Sunday." Whatever the reason, ... (Read More)
 
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#9
Jim, Who Ran Away From His Nurse and Was Eaten By a Lion: A Cautionary Tale
Hilaire Belloc. Mini Grey, illus.
Publisher: Knopf.   Format: pop-up book.
ISBN: 9780375859700.  Daedalus Item Code: 20569
 
As much for adult fans of Edward Gorey as it is for children 8 and up with a sense of ironic humor, this mock cautionary tale by Hilaire Belloc, originally penned in 1907, is set perfectly with Mini ... (Read More)
 
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#10
The Little Red Book of New York Wisdom
Ed Koch. Gregg Stebben & Jason Katzman, eds.
Publisher: Skyhorse.   Format: laminated cover.
ISBN: 9781616083724.  Daedalus Item Code: 30825
 
"I'm not the type to get ulcers. I give them," former New York mayor Ed Koch famously quipped, and here he pilots a book full of such Big Apple chutzpah, refreshingly blunt observations, and eloquent ... (Read More)
 
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