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*Vulture's Best Comedy Books of 2022*

Eating Salad Drunk:

Haikus for the Burnout Age

By Comedy Greats

 

Edited and curated by Gabe Henry

Foreword by Aparna Nancherla

Illustrations by Emily Flake

Jokes and haikus have a common goal: to pack the greatest punch in the most succinct way possible. In Eating Salad Drunk, today's biggest names in comedy come together to do just that, with hilarious, poignant, and (sometimes) dirty haikus about living and coping in our modern "burnout age." Contributors include Jerry Seinfeld, Michael Ian Black, Janeane Garofalo, Aubrey Plaza, Margaret Cho, Maria Bamford, Ray Romano, Aparna Nancherla, Ziwe Fumudoh, Chris Gethard, Sasheer Zamata, Colin Mochrie, Zach Woods, Mike Birbiglia, and dozens more.

The book also features 50 black and white drawings by New Yorker cartoonist
Emily Flake, as well as a foreword by stand-up comedian and actor Aparna Nancherla (Crashing, BoJack Horseman, Inside Amy Schumer).

All author proceeds from the book will benefit Comedy Gives Back, a nonprofit that provides Covid relief funds, mental health support, and medical resources for comedians.

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What the Fact?!

365 Strange Days in History

#1 Amazon Bestseller in History-Humor

Which U.S president was arrested three times in 1866 for speeding in his horse carriage? Why did British prison guards paint inmate cells pink in 1989? Which character did Tupac play in his high school production of The Nutcracker?

 

This daily illustrated collection of facts, stories, tidbits, letters, diary entries, newspaper clippings, and anecdotes explores one odd historical event through the ages, like the day the first pig actually flew (November 4, 1909) or the United States ran out of toilet paper (December 19, 1973). It's the perfect reading for anyone with a curiosity for the weird and wild side of history.

For a list of sources used in What the Fact?!, click here.

 

The New Yorker, February 15, 2022

 

Vulture, March 2, 2022