Friday, April 9, 2010

Inspirational, Humor, & Philosphy

Inspirational, Humor, & Philosphy
Inspirational Humor

Richard Carlson
Don't Sweat the Small Stuff ... and it's all small stuff: Simple Ways to Keep the Little Things from Taking Over Your Life  (1997)

Mitch Albom-
Tuesdays with Morrie (2002)
The Five People You Meet in Heaven (2003)
For One More Day (2006)
Have a Little Faith: A True Story (2009)
The Time Keeper (September 2012)  
The First Phone Call from Heaven (November 2013)  
The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto (November 2015)
A Lynn Byk, Joseph John Byk (Interviewee), Kathryn K Swezy
Mister B: Living with a 98-Year-Old Rocket Scientist (2017)
Robert Fulghum
All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten (1986),
It Was On Fire When I Lay Down On It (1989)
Uh-Oh: Some Observations from Both Sides of the Refrigerator Door (1991)
Maybe (Maybe Not) (1993)
From Beginning to End -- The Rituals of Our Lives (1995)
True Love (1997)
Words I Wish I Wrote (1997)
Third Wish (2004)
"What On Earth Have I Done" Stories, Observations, and Affirmations (2007)

Jon Gordon
The Positive Dog: A Story About the Power of Positivity (2012)        

Paul Harvey-
Paul Harvey's The Rest of the Story.(1977)
More of Paul Harvey's The Rest of the Story. (1981)
Destiny: From Paul Harvey's The Rest of the Story. (1983)
Paul Harvey's For What It's Worth (1991)
Good Day!: The Paul Harvey Story  by Paul J. Batura, (2009)
Garrison Keillor
Lake Wobegon Days  (1985)
Greg Mortenson
Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Promote Peace . . . One School at a Time(2006)
Three Cups of Tea: Young Reader's Edition  (2006)
Stones into Schools: Promoting Peace with Books, Not Bombs, in Afghanistan and Pakistan (2009)
Three Cups of Deceit: How Greg Mortenson, Humanitarian Hero, Lost His Way (2011) by Jon Krakauer

Charles Osgood
The Osgood Files (1991)
See You on the Radio (1999)
Funny Letters from Famous People (2003)
Defending Baltimore Against Enemy Attack: A Boyhood Year During World War II  (2004)
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the White House: Humor, Blunders, and Other Oddities from the Presidential Campaign Trail  (2008)
Chuck Norris
Against All Odds: My Story  (2004)
The Official Chuck Norris Fact Book: 101 of Chuck's Favorite Facts and Stories (2009) with Todd DuBord,
Black Belt Patriotism: How to Reawaken America (2008)

Randy Pausch,
The Last Lecture (2008) with Jeffrey Zaslow 
Time Management: Getting Things Done and Goal Setting  (2008)
Jean Shepherd- Too Many Books to List
I, Libertine (1956, hoax novel perpetrated by Shepherd, written by Theodore Sturgeon as "Frederick R. Ewing")
The America of George Ade (1960, edited and introduced by Jean Shepherd)
In God We Trust, All Others Pay Cash (1966)
Wanda Hickey's Night of Golden Memories: And Other Disasters (1971)
The Ferrari in the Bedroom (1972)
The Phantom of the Open Hearth (1978)
A Fistful of Fig Newtons (1981)
A Christmas Story (2003, posthumously)
Listen to
Works by or about Jean Shepherd at Internet Archive (radio shows from the 50s–70s)
The Brass Figlagee – Nightly podcast of Jean Shepherd shows
Jean Shepherd Reads Poems of Robert Service (1975) at Smithsonian Folkways
Insomnia Theater – Free 24 × 7 stream of Jean Shepherd shows
Shep-A-Day – What was Jean Shepherd talking about on this day in history? Podcast updated daily
Laura Schroff, Alex Tresniowski,
An Invisible Thread: The True Story of an 11-Year-Old Panhandler, a Busy Sales Executive, and an Unlikely Meeting with Destiny  (2010)
Robin S. Sharma
The Saint, the Surfer, and the CEO: A Remarkable Story about Living Your Heart's Desires (2002)

Gretchen Rubin
The Happiness Project: Or Why I Spent a Year Trying to Sing in the Morning, Clean My Closets, Fight Right, Read Aristotle, and Generally Have More Fun  (2009)  
Happier at Home: Kiss More, Jump More, Abandon a Project, Read Samuel Johnson, and My Other Experiments in the Practice of Everyday Life  (2012)
Better Than Before: Mastering the Habits of Our Everyday Lives  (2015)       

Don't Stand Too Close to a Naked Man  (1994) I'm Not Really Here (1996) Tim Allen
Without Feathers  (1972) Woody Allen
Lots of Books Dave Barry-
The Best of Robert Benchley (1990) Robert Charles Benchley
Adulting: How to Become a Grown-up in 468 Easy(ish) Steps (2013) Kelly Williams Brown
The Erma Bombeck Collection (2013)  Erma Bombeck  
The 50 Funniest American Writers*: An Anthology of Humor from Mark Twain to The Onion Hardcover  –(2011) Andy Borowitz
Hyperbole and a Half: Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things That Happened (2013) Allie Brosh
Too Soon to Say Goodbye (2006) Art Buchwald
Fat Dad, Fat Kid: One Father and Son’s Journey to Take Power Away from the “F-Word”  (2015)
by Shay Butler, Gavin Butler 
Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot (1990) John Callahan
Stephen Colbert
I Am America (And So Can You!) (2007)
America Again: Re-becoming the Greatness We Never Weren't (2012)
I am a Pole (2012)
Brain Dropping (1997), Napalm & Silly Putty (2001) George Carlin
Cosbyology: Essays and Observations from the Doctor of Comedy and other various writings (2009)
Bill Cosby
I Feel Bad about My Neck: And Other Thoughts on Being a Woman (2006) Nora Ephron
You Are Worthless: Depressing Nuggets of Wisdom (1999) Scott Dikkers
My Point... And I Do Have One (1996) Seriously... I'm Kidding  (2011) Ellen DeGeneres
I Hate This Place: The Pessimist's Guide to Life (1999) Jimmy Fallon
Bossypants (2011) Tina Fey
Dad Is Fat  (2013) Food: A Love Story  (2014) Jim Gaffigan 
The Fantastic Fable of Peter Able (2015)    Natalie Grigson
Lamentations of the Father: Essays (2008)  Ian Frazier
Deep Thoughts: Inspiration for the Uninspired  (1992) Jack Handey 
Don't Shoot, It's Only Me: Bob Hope's Comedy History of the United States (1990) Bob Hope,
Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?  (2011) Why Not Me? (2015) Mindy Kaling
Haven Kimmel 
A Girl Named Zippy (2001)
She Got Up Off the Couch: And Other Heroic Acts from Mooreland, Indiana (2005)
Politically Correct Bedtime Stories (The Politically Correct Storybook Book 1) (1994) James Finn Garner
Suddenly, a knock on the door Etgar Keret ; translated from the Hebrew by Miriam Shlesinger, Sondra Silverston, and Nathan Englander  
Let There Be Laughter: A Treasury of Great Jewish Humor and What It All Means (2016) Michael Krasny
Grizzardisms:: The Wit and Wisdom of Lewis Grizzard  (1995) Lewis Grizzard 
Kids Say the Darndest Things!  (1957) Art Linkletter with Charles M. Schulz
Jenny Lawson
 Let's Pretend This Never Happened (2012)
Furiously Happy: A Funny Book About Horrible Things (2015)
You Don't Have to Be in Who's Who to Know What's What (1979) Sam Levenson
Pure Drivel (1998) Born Standing Up: A Comic's Life  (2007) by Steve Martin
McCarthy's Bar: A Journey of Discovery In Ireland(1999) Pete McCarthy
Ted L. Nancy
Letters from a Nut (1997)
More Letters from a Nut (1998)
Extra Nutty! Even More Letters from a Nut!  (2000)
All New Letters from a Nut: Includes Lunatic Email Exchanges  (2010)
Letters from a Nut's Family Tree  (2013)
Ted L. Nancy's Afternoon Stories  (2011)
Hello Junk Mail!  (2008)
To Be or Not To Be: A Chooseable-Path Adventure (2013) Ryan North
Paddle Your Own Canoe: One Man's Fundamentals for Delicious Living (2013) Nick Offerman
The Onion Book of Known Knowledge: A Definitive Encyclopaedia Of Existing Information ( 2013)
The Onion
Yes Please  (2014) Amy Poehler 
Couplehood (1995) Babyhood (1997) Familyhod (2002) Paul Reiser
Great Lies to Tell Small Kids (2005) Andy Riley
Everything and a Kite (1998) Ray Romano 
Si-cology 1: Tales and Wisdom from Duck Dynasty’s Favorite Uncle (2013) Si Robertson
Andy Rooney: 60 Years of Wisdom and Wit and other various writings (2009) Andrew A. Rooney
Never Met a Man I Didn't Like  (1991) Will Rogers, Joseph H. Carter 
Thrown Under the Omnibus: A Reader (2015) PJ O Rourke-  
Me Talk Pretty One Day (2000) David Sedaris
SeinLanguage  (1993) Halloween (2002) Jerry Seinfeld-,
America (The Book): A Citizen's Guide to Democracy Inaction  (2004) Jon Stewart
Today I Will Nourish My Inner Martyr: Affirmations for Cynics (1998) Ann Thornhill, Sarah Wells 
The Self-Destruction Handbook: 8 Simple Steps to an Unhealthier You (2004) Adam Wasson
Triggered: A Memoir of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (2012)  Fletcher Wortmann

Humor Me: An Anthology of Funny Contemporary Writing (Plus Some Great Old Stuff Too) (2010)
EDITED BY Ian Frazier
The 50 Funniest American Writers: According to Andy Borowitz (2011) Andy Borowitz
F in Exams: The Very Best Totally Wrong Test Answers (2011) Richard Benson
America's Dumbest Criminals: Wild and Weird Stories of Fumbling Felons, Clumsy Crooks, and Ridiculous Robbers (1995) Daniel Butler
How To Be Funny: Releasing Your Inner Comedian and Improving Your Sense of Humor (2017)
Francis Harrison
Lonely Planet Signspotting (General Pictorial) (2005) Doug Lansky
The Humor Code: A Global Search for What Makes Things Funny (2014)  Peter McGraw and Joel Warner
The Book of General Ignorance (2007) John Mitchinson and John Lloyd
Connect Using Humor and Story: How I Got 18 Laughs 3 Applauses in a 7 Minute Persuasive Speech (2016)  Mr Ramakrishna Reddy
My Planet: Finding Humor in the Oddest Places (2013)  Mary Roach
You Can't Make This Stuff Up: Ridiculously Funny Stories By Real Cops (2016)
Elizabeth Shiftwell and Mike TheCop
Causing a Scene: Extraordinary Pranks in Ordinary Places with Improv Everywhere (2009)
Charlie Todd, Alex Scordelis 
The Extraordinary Book of Useless Information: The Most Fascinating Facts That Don't Really Matter (2013) Don Voorhees
As a Man Thinketh: James Allen's Original Masterpiece (1902)  James Allen
An Illustrated Book of Bad Arguments(2014) Ali Almossawi and Alejandro Giraldo
The Good, the True and the Beautiful: A Quest for Meaning (2008) Michael Boylan
Man's Search for Meaning (1946)  Viktor E. Frankl
But What If We're Wrong? Thinking About the Present As If It Were the Past (2016) Chuck Klosterman
10 Books That Screwed Up the World: And 5 Others That Didn't Help (2008) Benjamin Wiker
SoulPancake: Chew on Life's Big Questions (2010)
Rainn Wilson, Devon Gundry, Golriz Lucina, Shabnam Mogharabi

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