5 New Humour Books

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How to Die in the Outdoors: 150 Wild Ways to Perish (1 May 2017)
The Book That Makes Dying by Heart Attack Seem Downright Boring Simply by living a normal life, you have an excellent chance of becoming yet another statistic on the list of leading causes of death. But Buck Tilton prefers to ponder the alternatives. In How to Die in the Outdoors, he presents 150 more interesting and unique ways to perish, from snake bite, elephant foot, rhino horn, and more! With witty prose, Tilton describes not only the details of how you can die-some intriguingly gory, yet all based on facts-but also ways to avoid death should a life-threatening situation arise before you’re ready to leave this world for whatever afterlife there may be.

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Walt Whitman’s Guide to Manly Health and Training (4 May 2017)
TO YOU, IDLER. UP!

Though your limbs may be corpulent and weary from your sedentary repose, your head a-thunder from an evening of indulgence, your spirit weary from the wretched nine-to-five – fret not, dear man, for within these pages are strategies to replenish and rejuvenate your manly health and well-being.

Heed not those who would have you join a house of muscled exertion and toss your technological flim-flam into the long grass. Attend instead to the most gentlemanly of guides, esteemed man of letters Walt Whitman, who will advise on the most vital qualities of health and training for fellows of all ages and inclinations.

Undiscovered and unutilized for more than 150 years, here are the choice extracts from Mr Whitman’s manifesto, which will provide you with a complete and exact science of manly virtue and vigour.

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The Best American Emails: RE: a Collection of the Finest Party Planning Threads, Accidental Reply Alls, and Pharma Spams (6 Jun 2017)
A collection of the greatest writing in the American literary canon: email correspondences. From the eerily foreboding chain letters forwarded from your aunt, to the slyly persuasive emails of Russian black market pharmacists, we scoured your inbox for this satire of literary collections and flagged these threads as timeless gems. The messages selected for Best American Emails are the platonic ideals of “I’m running late” messages, vet appointments, freelance gigs queries, awkward breakups, and impotent death threats. This collection is edited by author and renowned email receiver Amanda Meadows.

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Be a Unicorn: and Live Life on the Bright Side (12 Jun 2017)
Escape the real world and enter into the magical realm of unicorns with this little book of positivity.

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Hurrah for Gin: A book for perfectly imperfect parents (13 Jul 2017)
This book is not a how-to-guide. It won’t tell you how to get your baby to sleep, how to deal with toddler tantrums, how to be a good parent, a cool parent or even a renegade parent. It is a book about parenting that contains absolutely no useful advice whatsoever.

Instead it shares beautifully honest anecdotes and illustrations from the parenting frontline that demonstrate it is perfectly possible to love your children with the whole of your heart whilst finding them incredibly irritating at the same time.

From pregnancy to starting school, Hurrah For Gin takes you through the exciting, frustrating, infuriating and wonderful whirlwind of parenthood, offering solidarity and a friendly hug after a tough day.

Best served with gin.

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