This book made me laugh out loud! Each one of these comics feels like it was taken straight from my life – but these hilarious social observations will be relatable for everyone.
Recommended by Jordan (March 2016)
Ansari delivers a book that exceeded my expectations (and I am a HUGE fan). It is funny, insightful, and not a critique of youth cultures (as one reviewer claimed). Ansari shows how courtship has evolved over the last few decades and analyzes the good, the bad and the hilarious of the journey to find love.
Recommended by Rafael
Let me start by saying that I was incredibly impressed by this book. As a previous psychology major, I loved seeing theories and studies that were mentioned in my former classes. With the help of sociologist, Eric Klinenberg, Aziz Ansari sets himself on a mission to discover how romance has changed with the onset of technology. He discusses the history of romance, pros and cons of online dating, how different cultures view monogamy and courtship, and so much more. Along with these explorations, Aziz incorporates his classic humor. This was a thought-provoking and hilariously put together display of research. I would also highly recommend the audio book!
Recommended by Jen P.
Jeffrey Brown’s second Star Wars themed book is an amazing little book full of great illustrations depicting Darth Vader parenting a young Princess Leia. Every page brought a smile to my face. From illustrations of Leia critiquing the Death Star trash compactor to Leia introducing Vader to Han for the first time. This would be a great gift for any Star Wars fan and particularly good for dads of all ages. I was overjoyed to get my copy and tell as many people as possible about the book.
Recommended by Clark
The editors at mental_floss magazine have produced yet another entertaining volume sure to provoke laughter and discussion. In chapters such as “Ignore the Naysayers,” “Impress your Mother-in-law,” and “Bend the Laws of Science,” our intrepid researchers present the steps required to become a teen idol, stop global warming, brew a lifesaving cuppa joe, get out of jury duty, and much more. What sets this book apart from its imitators is 1) it actually is well-written and has a sense of style, and 2) the amount of research that’s gone into each entry. A great gift for the recent graduate wondering how to make it in this bad ol’ world.
Recommended by Anne