Sam Wiebkin

Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs? Big Questions from Tiny Mortals About Death

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Hilariously written and immensely fascinating! If you have any interest in how death works (and how it doesn't) this is a great read. Written in a Q&A style for each chapter, Doughty breaks down some of the more interesting and unusual questions many of us have about death, decomposition, cremation, and funerals. Did you know it's illegal to have your pet buried with you? Or that there are different methods of dealing with an astronaut's body if they die in space? Neither did I! I highly recommend this book to anyone looking to expand their knowledge on something that we all go through but rarely discuss.

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Furiously Happy: A Funny Book About Horrible Things

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Furiously Happy is, at its core, a book about mental illness, anxiety, and depression, but it is also about embracing those not so nice aspects of our lives and finding joy. Lawson uses her frankness and humor about her own mental illness and daily struggles to remind her readers how beautifully flawed we all are, and we don't have to be ashamed of it. A wonderfully hilarious and inspiring read.

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Nimona

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Noelle Stevenson, also known as the co-creator of the Lumberjanes series, brings her first graphic novel. Based off her original web comic, the story follows villain Ballister Blackheart and his new superhuman shapeshifting sidekick Nimona. Their mission? To expose the true villainy behind The Institute of Law Enforcement and Heroics, and finally beat Blackheart's nemesis and feigned hero, Ambrosius Goldenloin. But it could never be that easy! Nimona is more powerful than she lets on, and her past is an even bigger secret. How can Blackheart trust someone he doesn't even know? This graphic novel is incredibly fun and witty, and will likely make you chuckle out loud. Stevenson's art style is simple and colorful, making this graphic novel an all around great read.

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One more thing: stories and other stories

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B.J. Novak (best known for his work on the US version of The Office) brings you a collection for short stories. The stories are witty and can range from "dirty" jokes told in just a few sentences to quirky philosophical narratives expanding over several pages. If you're looking for a laugh and a quick read, Novak knows how to deliver.

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The Art of Asking: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Let People Help

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Part memoir, part self-help, Amanda Palmer takes you into her crazy, colorful world where she's gone from being a busker on the streets of Boston to giving a TED talk that has reached millions. Amanda shares her insight on how to be vulnerable, how to build a community, and how to (you guessed it) ask. She delves into her personal life, exposing her struggle to accept help and find a sense of independence in her relationship with author Neil Gaiman. Know that you don't have to be a fan of her music to appreciate the care and wisdom Amanda Palmer displays in her book.

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Through the Woods

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A gorgeously illustrated collection of folklore and fairy tales, "Through the Woods" is a colorful graphic novel masterpiece on par with Alvin Schwartz's Scary Stories work. All five stories center around the mystery and fear that allures people in and out of the woods. The illustrations are eerie and bold, and have a very Gothic feel to them. Carroll's work of horror is the perfect thing to keep you up at night!

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