- The Dictionary of High School B.S.: From Acne to Varsity, All the Funny, Lame, and Annoying Aspects of High School Life
- The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid: A Memoir
- Crap: How to Deal with Annoying Teachers, Bosses, Backstabbers, and Other Stuff That Stinks
- Toilets of the World
- The Big Bento Box of Unuseless Japanese Inventions: The Art of Chindogu
- Extreme Cuisine: Exotic Tastes from Around the World
- American Shaolin: Flying Kicks, Buddhist Monks, and the Legend of Iron Crotch: an Odyssey in the New China
- Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim
- Updated: April 17, 2010
by Lois Beckwith
Sure, high school has its high points. But it’s also full of ridiculous rules, irritating people, and ongoing drama — in short it’s a breeding ground for B.S.
By Bill Bryson
From one of the most beloved and bestselling authors in the English language, a vivid, nostalgic, and utterly hilarious memoir of growing up in the 1950s. Bill Bryson was born in the middle of the American century—1951—in the middle of the United States—Des Moines, Iowa—in the middle of the largest generation in American history—the baby boomers.
by Erin Elisabeth Conley, et al.
Everyone deals with crap, especially teens. From nagging teachers to unsympathetic coaches to backstabbing friends, it can feel some days like there’s no reprieve. But crap doesn’t have to ruin one’s dayor one’s life, for that matter.
by Morna E. Gregory
From a high-tech cubicle that rises out of the ground in central London to a rickety hut on stilts over the Caribbean, from a toilet in Bolivia carved out of a giant cactus to a solid gold WC in Hong Kong, Toilets of the World provides an irresistible journey around washrooms worldwide.
by Kenji Kawakami
In Japan Kenji Kawakami is famous for his tireless promotion of Chindogu: the art of the unuseless idea. Meant to solve problems of modern life, these bizarre and logic-defying gadgets and gizmos are actually entirely impractical.
by Eddie Lin
Discover the world through its gastronomic diversity. Perfect for those with an appetite for the bizarre, “Weird Food” encourages readers to learn more about the dishes and where they can be found.
by Matthew Polly
A 98-pound weakling transforms himself from a clumsy geek into a kickboxing stud.
by David Sedaris
These 27 essays about his odd family will make you roll in the aisles.