FoxTrotius Maximus: AFoxTrotTreasury (Sept., $14.95) by Bill Amend is a new treasury from the comic strip that looks at teen and family life.
Get Fuzzy Collection #5: A
Collection (Nov., $10.95) by Darby Conley. Bucky, Satchel and Rob endures trials and tribulations.
pat the politician: A Political Poke and Pull Parody (Sept., $9.95) by the Imagineering Company is a touch and feel parody with grown-up Paul and Judy interacting with American politicians. 25,000 first printing.
CARROLL & GRAF
Peculiar Beauty: Three Centuries of Charmingly Absurd Advice (Oct., $13), edited by Bonnie Downing, assembles hundreds of misguided beauty secrets.
The Dinette Set: In Memory of Good Taste (Sept., $12.95) by Julie Larson offers cartoons that show a good-natured slice of middle American family life.
The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook: Weddings (Jan., $14.95) by Joshua Piven, David Borgenicht and Sarah Jordan provides hilarious and helpful instructions for the bride, groom and all attendees.
Move Over, Santa, Ruby's Doin' Christmas (Oct., $12.95) by Ruby Ann Boxcar. The irrepressible Ruby Ann shows how to do the holidays trailer-park style with recipes, decoratin' tips, hostess ideas and more.
DA CAPO PRESS
The Hedonism Handbook (Nov., $13.95) by Michael Flocker. Master the lost art of leisure and pleasure.
Your Belief System Is Shot: Cartoons and Stuff (Oct., $12.95) by P.S. Mueller. Cartoons chronicle our strange times and provide observations on American culture. Advertising. Author tour.
JUSTIN, CHARLES & CO.
Stoned, Naked, and Looking in My Neighbor's Window: The Best Confessions from GroupHug.us (Nov., $10.99) by Gabriel Jeffrey reveals what people will do for an audience when they're under the cover of anonymity. Advertising. Author tour.
Kyle's Bed and Breakfast (Sept., $13) by Greg Fox collects Fox's popular comic strips about the guys in the house.
Say What?: Funny Expressions from Around the World (Sept., $5.99) by Lou Callan offers foreign idioms that can be used to impress friends.
MARLOWE & COMPANY
The Jerk with the Cell Phone: A Survival Guide for the Rest of Us (Oct., $9.95) by Barbara Pachter and Susan Magee channels our rage against cell phone users and shows how to reclaim some peace and quiet.
Molvania: A Land Untouched by Modern Dentistry (Sept., $13.95) by Santo Cilauro, Tom Gleisner and Rob Sitch invites readers to explore this faux travel guide. 100,000 first printing. $50,000 ad/promo.
The Homer Book and
The Bart Book (Oct., $9.95 each) by Matt Groening are titles in the new series, the Simpsons Library of Wisdom. 100,000 first printing each.
This Book Will Change Your Love Life (Nov., $16) by Benrik is an interactive book for couples of every orientation, filled with demented tips on happy loving.
The Return of the Bunny Suicides (Feb., $10) by Andy Riley follows more than 100 bunnies as they find ever more outlandish self-snuffing schemes.
Uncle John's Bathroom Reader Plunges into the Presidency (Sept., $12.95) by Bathroom Readers' Hysterical Society provides facts, funny anecdotes and information on the lives, terms and issues of each president.
RUTLEDGE HILL PRESS
You Might Be a Redneck if... This Is the Biggest Book You've Ever Read (Sept., $14.99) by Jeff Foxworthy contains more than 1,500 entries.
RUGGED LAND BOOKS
National Lampoon's Encyclopedia of Humor (Feb., $TBA), edited by Michael O'Donoghue, brings the classic parody back into print. 40,000 first printing.
SANTA MONICA PRESS (dist. by IPG)
Good Things You Can Learn from a Bad Relationship (Sept., $9.95) by Ted Meyer dispenses advice for the love weary.
SIMON & SCHUSTER
The Dick Cheney Code (Sept., $9.95) by Henry Beard sends up the well-known bestseller. 100,000 first printing.
The Borowitz Report: The Big Book of Shockers (Oct., $9.95) by Andy Borowitz collects the author's columns on everything from politics to Paris Hilton. 60,000 first printing. Ad/promo. Author publicity. 20-city radio satellite tour.
The Official Rock Paper Scissors Strategy Guide (Oct., $9.95) by Douglas and Graham Walker is the ultimate strategy guide to this decision-making method. Ad/promo. 20-city radio satellite tour.
SIMON SPOTLIGHT ENTERTAINMENT
The Man Show On Tap: A Guide to All Things Beer (Nov., $12.95) by Ray James dispenses advice as told through beer, man's other best friend. 75,000 first printing.
I Hate Valentine's Day (Jan., $9.95) by Bennett Madison explains how to sneak through this holiday, painlessly.
You Know You're a Republican/Democrat if... (Sept., $7.95) by Frank Benjamin takes a humorous look at both parties. 25,000 first printing.
Men Are Dogs* *in the Best Possible Sense! (Oct., $12.95) by Molly Hewitt describes the various breeds and how to get and care for one. 20,000 first printing.
THREE RIVERS PRESS
Fanfare for the Area Man (Sept., $17.95) by the Onion's editorial staff includes everything that appeared in the Onion between October 2002 and October 2003. 150,000 first printing. Advertising. Author publicity. 20-city radio satellite tour.
The Sweet Potato Queens' Field Guide to Men: Every Man I Love Is Either Married, Gay or Dead (Oct., $13.95) by Jill Conner Browne is a manifesto on all matters of the heart. 250,000 first printing. 19-city author tour. 20-city radio satellite tour.
Jewish Holiday Fun... for You! (Sept., $14.95) by Barbara Rushkoff deconstructs Jewish holidays.
Here Speeching American: A Very Strange Guide to English as It Is Garbled Around the World (Oct., $9.95) by Kathryn Petras and Ross Petras. "Beware of safety" and "English well talking" are samples of unfortunately executed English.
The Tinkerbell Hilton Diaries: My Life Tailing Paris Hilton as Told to Dr. Resin (Sept., $9.95) Tinkerbell Hilton. The hotel heiress's beloved dog shares entries from her diary.
The Official Razzie Movie Guide: Enjoying the Best of Hollywood's Worst (Jan., $13.95) by John Wilson. The creator of the Razzie Awards for bad flicks and acting gives the lowdown on 100 fabulously awful films. Author publicity.
NEIL WILSON PUBLISHING (dist. by Interlink)
The Little Book of Loony Sex Laws (Sept., $7.95) by Christine Green collects more than 250 sex laws and rules that are just bizarre.
MouthSounds: How to Whistle, Pop, Boing, and Honk Your Way to Social Success (Oct., $12.95) by Fred Newman is a guide to making more than 150 noises with your mouth and includes a CD.