Strange Planet

I feel attractive.Honestly, you are.It s the star damage.I CRAVE STAR DAMAGE.Straight from the mind of New York Times bestselling author Nathan W Pyle comes an adorable and profound universe in pink, blue, green, and purple Based on the phenomenally popular Instagram of the same name, Strange

You Look Like a Thing and I Love You: How Artificial Intelligence Works and Why It's Making the World a Weirder Place

AS HEARD ON NPR S SCIENCE FRIDAY Discover the book that Malcolm Gladwell, Susan Cain, Daniel Pink, and Adam Grant want you to read this year, an accessible, informative, and hilarious introduction to the weird and wonderful world of artificial intelligence Ryan North You look like a thing and

The White Man's Guide to White Male Writers of the Western Canon

Narrated by the voice of a once in a generation Twitter account GuyInYourMFA a handbook for the wannabe literary elite and those who laugh at them all illustrated by a New Yorker cartoonist.Who better than that unjustifiably overconfident guy in your MFA to mansplain the most important aka white

Christmas Cliche

Twas the week before Christmas and all through L.A., Allie Parker s famous twin sisters were driving her cray She fled to the mountains with a hostage in tow, hoping to sleep through the holidays, which were a shit show A crash in a blizzard, and a hot mountain man, definitely wasn t part of her

CONTAGION

One OCD neat freak alien One human woman Both are abducted and held captive in a very unsterile environment What could go wrong Simmi I ve broken free and I ve also freed the human who was held captive with me But I don t know where we are, and I don t know where my home is The local

Crying Laughing

Winnie Friedman has been waiting for the world to catch on to what she already knows she s hilarious It might be a long wait, though After bombing a stand up set at her own bat mitzvah, Winnie has kept her jokes to herself Well, to herself and her dad, a former comedian and her inspiration.

Dishonesty is the Second-Best Policy: And Other Rules to Live By

David Mitchell s 2014 bestseller Thinking About It Only Makes It Worse must really have made people think because everything s got worse We ve gone from UKIP surge to Brexit shambles, from horsemeat in lasagne to Donald Trump in the White House, from Woolworths going under to all the other shops