This fall's humor books are not for the faint of heart. If you have delicate sensibilities and a mild sense of humor, turn back now. If you can laugh at religious irreverence, lewd suggestions, and a potty-mouthed rant, then perhaps I've got just the books for you.
Are the end times near? Is the Rapture really just around the corner? Could Jerry Falwell and Pat Robertson possibly be right? About 1 billion people among us believe, yes, absolutely. And that means one thing: investment opportunities!
Taking the familiar form of a how-to investment guide, Steve and Evie Levy delivers unto us HOW TO PROFIT FROM THE COMING RAPTURE
, a book that instructs those readers who will certainly be left behind on how to exploit the inevitable demise of the world in order to make a tidy profit. Sure, the rivers and seas will run with blood, locusts will swarm, mountains will move all over the place, and famine will strike. But for the five billion of us left behind, the post-Rapture world will be a time of even more unique investment opportunities.
Being a professional athlete isn’t easy. Sure, they have money, ice-sculpture busts of themselves, and free use of team whirlpool facilities for their extramarital liasons. But they also have obnoxious fans, conniving groupies desperate to get pregnant, and hardass coaches.
MEN WITH BALLS
gives would-be pros the advice they really need, including tips on how to:
- Showboat using classical pantomime techniques.
- Figure out whether or not a stripper actually fancies you.
- Cope from the emotional fallout of rookie year hazing games.
- Find out which free locker room amphetamines will give you a shot of energy, and which will cause you to run down terrified schoolchildren with your Escalade (NOTE: Some do both).
- And much, much more.
is the co-founder of the website Kissing Suzy Kobler and a columnist for Deadspin.com. Read his article about writing MEN WITH BALLS: How to Write a Nonbook
IS IT JUST ME OR IS EVERYTHING SHIT?
It isn’t just you.
Written by Steve Lowe and Alan McArthur, with Brendan Hay
, this is an encyclopedic attack on modern culture so hilariously bitter that it actually becomes uplifting. If you hate chick lit, Che Guevara merchandise, pop Kabbalah, cosmetic-surgery-gone-wrong-as-TV-programming, DVDs with ads you can’t skip, or any of a few hundred other insanely annoying modern things, then this book will finally lend credence to your frustrations.
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