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Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Highlighting Humor

            Banish those January blues with some new selections from the humor bookshelf.

Works Well with Others: An Outsider’s Guide to Shaking Hands, Shutting up, Handling Jerks, and Other Crucial Skills in Business that No One Ever Teaches You, written by Ross McCammon, is a humorous take on what is a very serious matter for many – succeeding in their careers. McCammon, a senior editor at Esquire magazine brings his business world experience to the forefront with advice on landing that job, keeping it, getting along with co-workers, and more.

The Good News about What’s Bad for You . . .The Bad News about What’s Good for You, written by Jeff Wilser, compiles information from published material about good and bad health practices and then proceeds to debunk these studies. Wilser cautions readers not to select his information over a doctor’s advice; but this is an entertaining view of an often serious topic.

Thug Notes: a Street-Smart Guide to Classic Literature is written by Sparky Sweets, PhD, who also produces online guides to literature on YouTube. In this book we review the plot breakdowns and analyses of sixteen classics of American and English literature, all explained in street language. This isn’t your mother’s Cliff Notes.