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Wilbur Winkle Has a Complaint

By Wilbur Winkle

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"Wilbur Winkle, an idiosyncratic nebbish with a peculiar focus on the odd and unlikely fact, has corresponded for years with America's major corporations. Fueling his complaints and comments is a single overriding premise: that the rights of consumers - his rights - are under siege, and he must do what he can to defend them."

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The Bear in the Attic

By Patrick F. McManus

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"...he ponders the strange allure of the RV, a thirtieth-century hunting trip, the art of wrestling toads, the existential implications of being lost, the baffling tendency of animals to outsmart those who wish to hunt them, the singular pleasure of doubling the size of every fish one doesn't catch, and what happens when a bear named Pooky decides to hibernate in the attic. Combining the curmudgeonly tone of Dave Barry and the clever insights of Garrison Keillor with his own keen sense of the absurd, McManus brilliantly captures the funny and strange in our everyday existence."
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Planet Idiot: A Survival Guide

By Lindsey Stokes

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"Midway through writing this, her first book, ...Lindsey Stokes faced a dilemma. She realized that there's already so much pain and suffering in life--diseases, hunger, underwire brassieres, folks who flash their headlights at you when you're driving too slowly--that she didn't want to add more. She worried that the world might not be ready for the awful truth: namely, that it is full of idiots."

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