By The Satire and Humor Festival

How to Be Successful Without Hurting Men's Feelings: Non-Threatening Leadership Strategies for Women

Sarah Cooper

$16.99 $15.63

This hilarious satirical book (with glitter on the cover) is a cathartic read for anyone who's ever worked in a workplace.

Less

Andrew Sean Greer

$15.99 $14.71

Winner of the 2018 Pulitzer Prize, this humorous take on "the American abroad" is a fast and furious read.

Catch-22

Joseph Heller

$18.99 $17.47

We put one classic on here. JUST ONE. Read it with your book club and wonder what took you so long.

Wow, No Thank You.: Essays

Samantha Irby

$15.95 $14.67

Samatha Irby is back - with this #1 NY Times-bestselling book of hilarious essays!

New Erotica for Feminists: Satirical Fantasies of Love, Lust, and Equal Pay

Fiona Taylor, Carrie Wittmer, et al.

$15.00 $13.80

A viral piece led to a book deal led to a satirical book in under ten months. Whew!

Spoiled Brats (Including the Story That Inspired the Major Motion Picture an American Pickle Starring Seth Rogen): Stories

Simon Rich

$16.98

Humorist, former SNL writer, and TV writer Rich shows his skill in this tight story collection.

And Here's the Kicker: Conversations with 21 Top Humor Writers--The New Unexpurgated Version!

Mike Sacks

$19.95

This and the sequel, โ€œPoking a Dead Frog,โ€ are essential interviews by all-time-great Mike Sacks.

Toxic Femininity in the Workplace: Office Gender Politics Are a Battlefield

Ginny Hogan

$16.99

A laughter (and anger) provoking look into the workplace from comedian Ginny Hogan.

Poking a Dead Frog: Conversations with Today's Top Comedy Writers

Mike Sacks

$18.00 $16.56

Not-to-be-missed wisdom.

Dear Committee Members

Julie Schumacher

$14.95 $13.75

The FIRST WOMAN to ever win the Thurber Prize for American Humor, this epistolary novel is a delight.

Amateur Hour: Motherhood in Essays and Swear Words

Kimberly Harrington

$15.99

Fest panelist Kimberly Harrington is funny and ferocious in her debut book. Her next, "But You Seemed So Happy" is out in 2021!

That Was Awkward: The Art and Etiquette of the Awkward Hug

Emily Flake

$16.00

Fest and workshop teacher Emily Flake wrote AND illustrated this precious gem of a funny book.

Weird But Normal: Essays

Mia Mercado

$17.99 $16.55

Fest performer Mia Mercado released her first book of essays and humor pieces in May 2020 - grab it now!

Why Did I Get a B?: And Other Mysteries We're Discussing in the Faculty Lounge

Shannon Reed

$26.00 $23.92

Friend of the fest Shannon Reed's humorous and heart-warming book on teaching is a perfect read if you've ever taught or been taught (so...everyone).

A Confederacy of Dunces (Anniversary)

John Kennedy Toole

$16.00 $14.72

Treat yourself to this laugh-until-you-choke-on-your-own-spit book - you deserve it.

Priestdaddy: A Memoir

Patricia Lockwood

$17.00 $15.64

A comic memoir by poet of our times Patricia Lockwood? You know we love it.

Cool, Calm & Contentious: Essays

Merrill Markoe

$17.00

Enjoy these comedic essays by multiple Emmy Award-winner (very casual!) Merrill Markoe.

The Fran Lebowitz Reader

Fran Lebowitz

$16.95 $15.59

Marvel at the economy of funny writing in these collected pieces by legend Fran Leibowitz.

Crazy Rich Asians

Kevin Kwan

$16.00 $14.72

Before it was a hit movie, it was a sharp satirical novel kicking off the trilogy from Kevin Kwan.

The Sellout

Paul Beatty

$17.00 $15.64

As astonishing read, dive into Paul Beatty's Man Booker Prize-winner satire now.

How to Weep in Public: Feeble Offerings on Depression from One Who Knows

Jacqueline Novak

$16.00

A combo memoir and advice book, comedian and author Jacqueline Novak isn't afraid to get real and dark.

Missed Translations: Meeting the Immigrant Parents Who Raised Me

Sopan Deb

$27.99 $25.75

Fest panelist and NYT reporter Sopan Deb has written a bittersweet and humorous memoir of family - with a foreword by Hasan Minhaj!

The Stench of Honolulu: A Tropical Adventure

Jack Handey

$16.98

If you're at all a Deep Thoughts acolyte (...and you should be), this slim, bonkers book will split your sides.

Self Care

Leigh Stein

$16.00 $14.72

As Publishers Weekly says, โ€œSteinโ€™s sharp writing separates her from the pack in this exquisite, Machiavellian morality tale about the ethics of looking out for oneself.โ€ Out in June 2020!

Nothing Is Wrong and Here Is Why: Essays

Alexandra Petri

$25.95 $23.87

This collection of pieces by topical satirist Alexandra Petri (The Washington Post) is a way to laugh at the routine horrors of this modern era.

Here for It: Or, How to Save Your Soul in America; Essays

R. Eric Thomas

$26.00 $23.92

Topical columnist for Elle Magazine ("Eric Reads the News"), playwright and storyteller R. Eric Thomas has a joyful and meaningful book for you.

Bury My Heart at Chuck E. Cheese's

Tiffany Midge

$29.95 $27.55

Employing humor as an act of resistance, these slices of life and matchless takes on urban-Indigenous identity from writer Tiffany Midge disrupt the colonial narrative and provide commentary on popular culture, media, feminism, and the complications of identity, race, and politics.

I Don't Want to Die Poor: Essays

Michael Arceneaux

$17.00 $15.64

Funny and illuminating, Michael Arceneaux's second book of personal essays is a must-read about economic anxiety and the cost of pursuing your dreams.