The Complete Calvin and Hobbes (Sept., $150) by Bill Watterson includes every Calvin and Hobbes cartoon ever published, along with the original introduction by the author. 250,000 first printing.
A Peanuts Christmas (Oct., $14.95) by Charles M. Schulz. Celebrate Christmas with the Peanuts gang in this reissue of a Peanuts classic. Ad/promo.
The New Yorker Book of Art Cartoons (Sept., $21.95), edited by Robert Mankoff. A collection of cartoons about art and artists taken from 80 years of work.
Suburban Confessions: The Truth About Mom (Sept., $9.95) by Ben Mason takes a satirical look at what the maternal martyr really thinks.
Viva la Repartee:Clever Comebacks and Witty Retorts from History's Great Wits and Wordsmiths (Nov., $14.95) by Mardy Grothe pays homage to brilliant ripostes.
Git-R-Done (Oct., $23.95) by Larry the Cable Guy ponders life, love and all things redneck. 300,000 first printing.
The Sweet Potato Queens' Wedding Planner & Divorce Guide (Dec., $22.95) by Jill Conner Browne is a handy flip book: one side on getting hitched, the other side on getting unhitched.
Don't Get Too Comfortable (Sept., $23.95) by David Rakoff. The author of Fraud turns his gimlet eye on contemporary America.
Tiny Ladies in Shiny Pants: Based on a True Story (Sept., $21.95) by Jill Soloway. The Six Feet Under writer-producer takes it all off in a collection of very personal essays. Ad/promo. Author tour.
Talk to the Hand: The Utter Bloody Rudeness of the World Today, or, Six Good Reasons to Stay Home and Bolt the Door (Nov., $20) by Lynne Truss. The author of Eats, Shoots & Leaves sounds a call to arms against encroaching incivility.
The Worst Noel: 20 Writers Tell Their Most Hilariously Hellish Holiday Tales (Nov., $16.95) collects humorous holiday horror stories by an eclectic mix of authors. 100,000 first printing. Ad/ promo.
F.U.B.A.R (Jan., $23.95) by Sam Seder and Stephen Sherrill takes a tough-minded look at the American Right's bad behavior. 100,000 first printing.
Puppies, Puppies Everywhere! (Sept., $12.95) by Peggy Schaefer. Whimsical text accompanies full-page photos of more than 40 pups.
Funny Ladies: The New Yorker's Greatest Women Cartoonists and Their Cartoons (Oct., $32) by Liza Donnelly considers the careers of female cartoonists from the Roaring 20s to the present.
Can a Guy Get Pregnant?: Scientific Answers to Everyday (and Not-So-Everyday) Questions (Nov., $13.95) by Bill Sones and Rich Sones. Syndicated columnists address burning questions about love, sex, death, the human mind, etc. 25,000 first printing.
I Have Chosen to Stay and Fight (Oct., $24.95) by Margaret Cho. A call to arms from the popular comedian and activist. Author tour. Ad/promo.
The I Love Lucy Guide to Life (Nov., $9.95) by Elisabeth Edwards. Invaluable lessons from America's favorite redhead. Author tour. Ad/promo.
The Bad Kitty's Guide to Life (Oct., $7.95) by Katherine Blanc teaches naughty felines how to rule their world without giving up their domestic benefits.
Searle's Cats (Oct., $14.95) by Ronald Searle. The noted cartoonist captures feline personality in all its manifestations. 50,000first printing. Ad/promo.
Life's Little Annoyances: True Tales of People Who Just Can't Take It Anymore (Nov., $15) by Ian Urbina ponders the passive-aggressive behavior people exhibit when pet peeves run amok.
An Idiot Girl's Christmas: True Tales from the Top of the Naughty List (Nov., $14.95) by Laurie Notaro collects tales of dark humor from that December holiday. Ad/promo.
Redneck Dictionary (Nov., $16.95) by Jeff Foxworthy translates Redneckspeak. 8-city author tour. Ad/promo.
Baseball and the Meaning of Life (Sept., $12.95), edited by Josh Leventhal, offers musings from players, managers, umpires and other observers of the game.
Bow Wow Tao: Wit, Wisdom, and Dogma (Sept., $12.95) by Chu Toy. The famous Asian philosopher expounds on canny canines.
Bony Yoga (Sept.,$14.95) by Ryn Gargulinski uses skeletal creations to combine traditional yoga poses with nontraditional commentary.
WRITERS DIGEST BOOKS
Fondling Your Muse: Infallible Advice from a Published Author to Writerly Aspirant (Sept., $19.99) by John Warner bestows his wit and wisdom on bestseller wannabes. Author tour.Ad/ promo.