Encyclopedias Brown and White: A Foxtrot Collection (Sept., $8.95) by Bill Amend is a new collection of cartoons starring the Fox family. 100,000 first printing.
What Is the Number for 911 Again?: More Wacky 911 Calls (Sept., $8.95) by Leland H. Gregory III is a sequel to What Is the Number for 911? 50,000 first printing. Advertising. Author publicity.
When Did Ignorance Become a Point of View?: A Dilbert Book (Sept., $10.95) by Scott Adams collects comic strips featuring the nerdy Dilbert and the power-hungry Dogbert. 200,000 first printing.
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The Male of a Cow: An Anthology of Traditional Irish Humor (Oct., $7.95) by David Ross celebrates the comic spirit of Ireland.
It's a Big World, Charlie Brown (Sept., $11.95) by Charles M. Schulz is a new collection of comic strips centering on the Peanuts gang. Advertising.
Garfield Gets Cookin': His 38th Book (Oct., $9.95) by Jim Davis serves up cartoons starring the fat cat. Advertising.
Garfield Gains Weight (Dec., $9.95) by Jim Davis. The 1981 classic returns, for the first time in full color and an oversized format.
Reprint: Dave Barry Is Not Taking This Sitting Down! (Nov., $12.95) by Dave Barry.
Cita's World (Nov., $9.95) by Glenda Howard. The host of Black Entertainment TV's Cita's World offers advice. Ad/promo. Author publicity.
BLACK DOG & LEVENTHAL
The Pocket Encyclopedia of Aggravation: 101 Things in Life That Annoy, Bother, Chafe, Disturb, Enervate, Frustrate, Grate, Harass, Irk, Jar, Miff, Nettle, Outrage, Peeve, Quash, Rile, Stress Out, Upset, Vex, Worry and X,Y,Z YOU! (Sept., $12.95) by Laura Lee. Title and subtitle say it all.
The Encyclopedia of Personal Problems (Nov., $13.95) by Steven Appleby. This British humorist describes embarrassing situations.
If Men Had Babies... (Sept., $7.99) by Karen Rostoker-Gruber ponders how life would be different if men had babies. 30,000 first printing. Ad/promo.
Good for Nothin' Men (Oct., $6.99) by Carroll Zahn presents this cartoonist's male-bashing. Ad/promo.
Buy This Book... or We'll Sue You!: Outrageous Lawsuits, Outlandish Settlements (Oct., $12.95) by Laura Benko Taylor and Attila Benko takes a tongue-in-cheek look at our litigious society.
Esquire's Things a Man Should Know About Handshakes, White Lies, and Which Fork Goes Where (Nov., $10) by Ted Allen and Scott Omelianuk is a guide to business etiquette.
Humor for a Woman's Heart (Sept., $12.99) is the second in a series.
The Smoking Gun: Confidential... Classified... Top Secret... Until Now (Sept., $14.95) by William Bastone, Daniel Green and Barbara Glauber. The creators of thesmokinggun.com Web site share previously-unpublished public documents. 40,000 first printing. Advertising. Author publicity.
Daily Afflictions: The Agony of Being Connected to Everything in the Universe (Jan., $11.95) by Andrew Boyd offers a parody of daily affirmations. Author publicity.
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The Wit of Irish Conversation (Oct., $9.95) by Tadhg Hayes is a guide to the tradition of Irish banter.
Bart Simpson's Treehouse of Horror Spine-Tingling Spooktacular (Sept., $15.95) by Matt Groening presents a humorous take on terror. 100,000 first printing. Ad/promo.
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Uncle John's Supremely Satisfying Bathroom Reader (Nov., $16.95) by Bathroom Readers Institute. Topics include the history of tipping, rock's greatest album, the origin of the paperclip and more scintillating subjects.
Urban Legends (Sept., $16.95) by Ann Fiery, illus. by Mark Ulriksen, retells 28 "believe-it-or-not" tales. 50,000 first printing. Author publicity.
Kill Duck Before Serving: Red Faces at the New York Times(Jan., $14.95), edited by Linda Amster and Dylan McClain, compiles bizarre corrections that have appeared in the newspaper since 1995.
More George W. Bushisms: The Second Annual Edition of Slate's Accidental Wit and Wisdom of Our 43rd President (Dec., $9.95) by Jacob Weisberg discloses Bush's way with words. Author publicity.
SOUND & VISION
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Quotable Alice and Quotable Sherlock (Dec., $14.95 each), edited by David W. Barber, collect quotes from the works of Lewis Carroll and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
The Burn Your Anger Book (Oct., $9.95) by Karen Salmansohn encourages readers to write down things that make them angry--and then burn the page.
What Color Is Your Cat? (Oct., $9.95) by Cathy Crimmins examines how the color of a cat's fur reflects its personality.
"Quick! Somebody Call 9-1-1!" (Nov., $12.95) by Randy Nickerson. A fire department paramedic recounts his experiences on the job. Advertising. Author publicity.
THREE RIVERS PRESS
The Onion Dispatches from the Tenth Circle (Sept., $16) by Robert Siegel and the staff of the Onion collects stories that have appeared in the newspaper. Ad/promo. Author publicity.
Rough Draft (Oct., $14) is a satirical look at popular culture, inspired by features on ModernHumorist.com. Ad/promo. Author publicity.
Fun with Phone Solicitors: 50 Ways to Get Even! (Oct., $7.95) by Robert Harris tackles the annoying practice of phone solicitation. Ad/promo. Author publicity.
Spy vs. Spy: The Complete Casebook (Sept., $24.95) by Antonio Prohias presents sketches, roughs and finished drawings by the cartoonist.
Volume 248 Issue 33 08/13/2001
Fall 2001 Trade Paperbacks: Humor