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From C-Student to the C-Suite

Building real and meaningful connections has been a key component of Tami Holzman’s path to becoming an empowered boardroom broad. From her journey as a mid-level student to a prosperous business executive, Tami knows, first hand, the road to success is paved with future BFFs and the occasional douchebag. By sharing her own failures, achievements, and hilarious stories, she dives face first into the truths and taboos that dictate modern-day business behavior.

Everyone you work with, see on TV or read about in headlines has insecurities, so the sooner you recognize people for who they truly are, the better you can relate, the stronger your relationships will be, the more fun you will have and the sooner you will prosper.

Whether you are just starting out or are a CEO, this book is for you. Holzman’s no bullsh*t, non-PC approach to relationship building is guaranteed to make you laugh.

The ultimate business relationships handbook and irreverent guide to being yourself and tapping into your Emotional Intelligence, From C-Student to the C-Suite delivers!

Barbarian Lord

“A sword untried is a sword untested,” says one raven to another as they set out to witness the fate of the finest farm in Garmrland and its owner, Barbarian Lord. When he is cheated out of his lands and banished, Barbarian Lord begins a quest for allies and for justice, encountering monsters, ghouls, gods, and mediocre poets along the way.

Combining the rich traditions of the Vikings and Nordic lore with sword-and-sorcery-and slyly understated humor-this graphic novel introduces an original hero with classic flair, brought to life in Matt Smith’s beautifully drawn, detailed, and action-filled black-and-white illustrations.

Failure, Incompetence

A comic book collection that has been out of print for five years has triumphantly returned! And here’s a book trailer for it! It’s not really all that exciting. 48 pages of good old-fashioned FUN!

Whose Mind Is It Anyway? Get Out Of Your Head And Into Your Life

Most of us spend our lives trailing after our minds, allowing our brains to take us in directions that are safe and secure, controlled and conformed. Your mind doesn’t want you to take that new job, sign up for that pottery class, or ask someone out. It wants you to stay unemployed, unfulfilled, and single because it enjoys routine and is resistant to change, no matter how positive the change may be. But more often than not, that’s not what you want.

Whose Mind Is It Anyway? will help you learn how to separate what you want from what your brain wants and how to do less when your mind is trying to trick you into doing more. In a colorful, funny, and nonthreatening way, it answers the difficult question of how we can take control of our self-defeating behaviors. Filled with charming illustrations, this book will be the friendly voice in your head to counter your negative thoughts, and it will teach you how to finally be at peace with all that you are.

Off to See the Wizard

It’s a classic tale: You know, villain starts apocalypse to meet a girl, people blame wizard, wizard invents heroic quest to save himself, quest goes wrong, world goes to hell. This is the Inquisitor General’s investigation into an epic quest that ended in disaster, told by a constantly intercutting set of narrators, and it is definitely NSFW.

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Pretend I’m Your Friend: Stories

“There are, I suppose, stories full of brilliance, hilarity, and longing—the stories in MB Caschetta’s terrific Pretend I’m Your Friend are full of all these things—but I can’t remember when I’ve read a collection so full of life. Actual life: the bad jokes, the astounding velocity, the sweetness and darkness. You will love the characters here the way you love your own family: complicatedly, with tenderness, understanding, and consternation. The only difference may be how willing—and eager—you are to introduce them to friends. Good heavens, this book is good.”
—Elizabeth McCracken, author of Thunderstruck

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Just Joking Cats

What’s funnier than cat videos? Cat jokes! Find hundreds of infectiously funny feline jokes, facts, and photos in this adorable book for kids about cats of every stripe, breed, size, and species. Plus, meet 10 of the world’s most famous felines. Available wherever books are sold. Just Joking Cats from National Geographic.

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Geeks & Greeks

== STORY ==
Geeks & Greeks is Good Will Hunting meets Animal House in graphic novel format. In this high-tech battle royale two of MIT’s smartest students square off in an escalating war of pranks and egos. Jim Walden is an underachieving freshman with a knack for mischief and a secret that could end his career before it begins. Luke Bardolf is a gruff alpha-nerd senior on a mission to pull the ultimate prank and maintain dominance over his fraternity. When their rivalry comes to a head, it will take all of Jim’s creativity and resourcefulness to save his scholarship, his friendships, his girlfriend, and his dream of becoming an astronaut.

== INSPIRED BY ACTUAL EVENTS ==

Geeks & Greeks was written by humorist Steve Altes and is based on MIT’s world-famous hacking culture and real-life hazing incidents Altes witnessed as an MIT student. At MIT a hack is a clever, humorous, technically sophisticated prank, such as building a life-size campus police car replica atop the Institute’s 150-foot-high “Great Dome” under the cover of night.

This extensively researched 184-page coming-of-age story includes over 100 endnotes providing colorful background details on true aspects of the story as well as revealing numerous Easter eggs which will delight readers of all stripes. These endnotes divulge the many scientific, literary, and pop cultural allusions the creators have embedded in the graphic novel.

Follow the Dotted Line

A funny new Mystery about Epic Family Dysfunction
Andrea Bravos is dazed and amazed when a Styrofoam burger box with her ex’s ashes arrives in the mail. Her adventure to find out what happened will upset officials of several small countries, insult the founders of three major religions, give her four adult children acid reflux, and lead her to assault with a deadly golf club.

In the process, she will joyfully drag along her soft-spoken but fearsome accountant, while trying to fend off her mooch of a nephew. It’s a convoluted and quixotic caper, but it all comes together in the end—even the avocados, World War II spy, IRS agent, palm reader, and deadly spider.

Move over Marple and Plum, here comes Andy!

Introducing the Andrea Bravos Mystery Series.

Fifty Shades of Zane Grey

Gallop along on the hilarious romantic adventures of shy, murmuring dishwasher Anna Ironhead. Set in the Old West, this satire finds Anna courted by handsome railroad tycoon Lash Grey. Innocent, insecure Anna is mesmerized by this wealthy man. At the same time, billionaire Grey is intrigued by Anna’s quiet beauty and her endearing quirks such as rolling her eyes in a full circle.

But what hilarious secrets does Lash Grey conceal?
Grey hints at romantic pleasures hidden in a special railroad car known as the Trap Room. Is young Anna in over her head? How far will she go to please the first man in her life who washes on a regular basis? Or will a cowboy love triangle involving a flirtatious, but deadly, bandit, and Grey’s sinister manservant prove even more hazardous than the passionate Mr. Grey?

More laughs than lewd, this humor-packed E.L. James parody races you around romantic switchbacks as Anna struggles to learn that passion comes in many shades but true love is a primary color.

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Strange as it Seems

As author Chip Jacobs vividly portrays in his new biography, the life of Gordon Zahler was simply so miraculous it might as well have been science fiction. Strange As It Seems (Rare Bird Books) is more than an underdog Hollywood story born from tragedy. It’s about wringing every drop of adventure you can against a ticking clock.

Transformed: San Francisco

Charley McElroy is a handsome, well-heeled travel writer and CIA informant who also happens to be an F-to-M transman. And he’s been recently benched by the Agency for not paying his taxes. On the other side of San Francisco, Electra, a Manhattan socialite-turned-dominatrix has just arrived to rebuild her life. After they meet at yet another boring society benefit, the two manage to uncover a Christian fundamentalist’s plot to destroy the ‘hedonists’ of San Francisco. Soon after they meet Frankie, a lesbian police sergeant on the outs with the SFPD. Together, the three set out to foil this terror plot – but can they get anyone to listen to them? Or are they on their own? Find out in this funny thriller filled with San Francisco’s spectacular scenery and inimitable, quirky characters.

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Finding Your Funny

Exploring The Art, Science And Business Of Comedy. Interviews, stories and practical advice from comedians, entertainers, agents, bookers, club owners and more.

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Husk

Outlandish and emotional, this humorous novel centers on Sheldon Funk, a struggling actor who dies in a bus restroom only to awaken during his autopsy and attack the coroner. Fleeing into the wintry streets of Toronto, Sheldon realizes he’s now a zombie—as if he didn’t have enough on his plate already. His last audition, reading for the reality television series House Bingo, had gone disastrously wrong. His mother is in the late stages of dementia, his savings are depleted, his agent couldn’t care less, and his boyfriend is little more than a set of nice abs. All Sheldon has to his name is a house he can barely hold onto and a cat that is more pillow than mammal. Now he also has to contend with decomposition, the scent of the open grave, and an unending appetite for human flesh—and on top of it all, there’s another audition in the morning. In order to survive his death without literally falling apart, Sheldon must find a way to combine his old life with his new addiction, which would be a lot easier if he could stop eating vagrants. A hysterical take on fame, love, religion, politics, and appetite, this is the story of the “everyzombie” people long to be.

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MIDMEN: The Modern Man’s Guide to Surviving Midlife Crisis

(Ochs uses) as much rudeness and as many invectives as he can muster, which he deploys here like a lion tamer’s chair and whip to prod midlife men into action. The reader will catch himself nodding his head in agreement… or unleashing a guffaw. (It is) as Ochs says, “a do-it-yourself guide to working out your own shit,” the last any midlife ordinary Joe will need.
Kirkus Reviews

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The Ultimate Inferior Beings

An ill-chosen spaceship crew encounter a race of loopy aliens and find that the fate of the Universe rests in their less-than-capable hands.

Sci-fi comedy. Bronze medal winner in the Wishing Shelf Book Awards 2013.

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In the Seam

In the Seam
By Kirk James Folk

You think you’re having a rotten day? When nine year old Frank Frandoza’s father goes on the lam, Frank is sentenced to attend public school, asphyxiated in a cave-in and awakens in a surreal realm known as the Seam. The Seam houses the essence of the comatose and unconscious and is overseen by a literal big cheese: a giant rogue dairy product who’s exceeded his expiration date.
The fabric of the Seam has begun to fray. Numbed by their surroundings and oblivious to time, the residents are morphing into physical manifestations of their personalities and losing all memory of their former lives. Meanwhile, an unseen malevolent force conspires to prevent any of them from ever returning to the corporeal world.
Frank and new-found friend and guardian Ivan Blastov soon cross paths with Harvey Melodrama, the only person known to have toggled between realms.
Confronted at every turn by misfits, grotesques and villains, Frank, Ivan, Harvey and a shaggy group of improbable heroes devise an escape plan which may end with all of them wounded, dead or worse: hellbent on returning to the Seam to save our world.
A vigorously shaken cocktail of social satire and juvenile whimsy “In the Seam” is an illustrated novel about hope, camaraderie, polecats, rock’n’roll and what happens when the stories we tell intertwine with the stories we live. In other words, it is appropriate and meant for adolescents of all ages. Let yourself be knocked out!

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Side-Stepping the Rules: Broken or Not

“Side-Stepping the Rules: Broken or Not” by Edward Galluzzi and published by C C B Pub lishng, is a entertaining book that provides the gift of laughter from the male perspective, as it offers men childish ways for escaping the clutches of the woman who thinks she is Mrs. Right. Quite by accident, of course, it offers women time-tested strategies how to snag their man.

The parody book, “Breaking the Rules: Last-ditch Tactics for Landing the Man of Your Dreams” by Banks and Barber (Career Press). As a parody, it offered, “All rules are made to be broken.”
Now it’s time for the sensitive man’s point of view in this parody of a parody, “Side-Stepping the Rules: Broken or Not.” This parody book offers men childish ways for escaping the clutches of the woman, even a RB (Rule Breakin’) woman, who thinks she is Mrs. Right.

Side-Stepping the Rules: Broken or Not provides the sensitive male with 11 manifestos as countermeasures to the wiles of RB women. No worries mate! If you fail to apply successfully the first manifesto, you still have 10 more chances to fight off those pesky RB women. These include: Avoid Eye Contact with Women and for Heaven’s Sake… Shut Up; Go Somewhere Else When She
Tells You Where to Go; and Divest Yourself of All Communicative Devices and Reduce the
Odds of First Contact.

Even if you are unsuccessful with the first 10 manifestos, the final manifesto, “Sell your house and blend invisibly with the homeless,” still provides you, the most pitiful representation of mankind, a way out.

Side-Stepping the Rules: Broken or Not by Edward Galluzzi is an entertaining book that will make you grin and laugh. Order your copy today at Amazon.com, I tunes.com, Barnes and Noble.com. This book is available in print and e-format. Side-Stepping the Rules: Broken or Not by Edward Galluzzi and C C B Pub lishing. Order your copy today!

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