See the Enterprise. See the Enterprise go boldly. Go Go Go, Enterprise! Go Boldly! Join Kirk and Spock as they go boldly where no parody has gone before!
This Prime Directive primer steps through The Guardian of Forever to a simpler time of reading, writing, and red shirts. Fun with Kirk and Spock will help cadets of all ages master the art of reading as their favorite Starfleet officers, Klingons, Romulans, Andorians, and Gorn beam down into exciting adventures.
Robb Pearlman is the Associate Publisher of Universe Books, Calendars, and Licensing at Rizzoli International Publications. He is the author of Groundhog’s Day (Bloomsbury, 2015), Fun with Kirk and Spock (Cider Mill Press, 2014), 101 Ways to Use a Unicorn (Universe, 2014), 101 Ways to Kill a Zombie (Universe, 2013), Nerd Haiku (Lyons, 2012), Spoiler Alert (Lyons, 2011), Disney’s Alice in Wonderland and Disney’s Winnie the Pooh (Universe, 2012), The Q Guide to Sex and the City (Alyson, 2008), Passover is Here! (Little Simon, 2005), and Raggedy Ann and Andy: Leaf Dance (Little Simon, 2001). An editor of pop culture titles including Zombies on Film: The Definitive Story of Undead Cinema, Stuck on Star Trek, and The Princess Bride: A Celebration, he directs a calendar program that includes major licenses asStar Trek, Game of Thrones, Downton Abbey, True Blood, Bob's Burgers, Scandal, and Family Guy. He has edited monographs of the work and lives of award winning animators Bill Plympton and Ralph Bakshi, the movie tie-in books toBurlesque and Amelia, The Joker, the first book soley devoted to the DC Comics supervillain, as well as children's books including M. Sasek's This is... series, Grandma Moses's The Night Before Christmas, John Patrick Byrne's Donald and Benoit, and A Poem as Big as New York City, illustrated by Masha D'yans. Robb has had successful events and signings at San Diego and New York ComicCons, bookstores and comic book retailers in Los Angeles, New York, and New Jersey. He has had an essay and haikus featured on HuffingtonPost.com, has performed at the Nerdnite Nerdtacular, and has been featured on several pop culture blogs and SiriusXM radio shows.
Death by Pet
Learn about the most hilarious (and regrettable) pet choices that led to less-than-happy endings with Death by Pet.
Killed by a cassowary, run through by a red deer, and hacked down by a once-huggable hippo named Humphrey: as much as we love animals, some things are better left in the wild. Learn about the most hilarious (and regrettable) pet choices that led to less-than-happy endings with Death by Pet. Playful illustrations turn these regrettable pets into hilarious anecdotes perfect for fans of dark humor. Humorous language and hilarious asides keep each profile lighthearted enough for even the biggest pet lovers. From wolves to wildebeests, camels to cats, find out why everyone is better off with a pet rock.
The Good Wife Guide
A man’s home is his castle, and as such, he should be treated like a king!
This fun, retro volume shows wives how to keep his royal highness happy. When he returns home from his demanding job, a man rightfully deserves a bit of pampering. A happy smile, a warm kiss, and a pair of cozy slippers are just the start. Here are all the secrets for helping him feel comfortable and content:
- Advice on cooking from scratch - The lowdown on why a clean home makes hubby feel better - Valuable hints on making yourself more attractive to him
The Good Wife is a great and humorous gift for brides-to-be or happily married wives, for Valentine’s Day, and bridal showers and bachelorette parties.
Pat the Husband
Since all men are really little boys at heart, what better way to celebrate (okay—roast) their peccadilloes than with a kids’ book format?
Dorothy Kunhardt’s Pat the Bunny is a children’s classic, with millions of copies sold. It’s inspired numerous spin-offs for both kids and adults—but none as wickedly amusing as this clever interactive book!
Every wife, girlfriend, and woman who hopes to be one will treasure it, and have endless fun playing with the lift-the-flap, touch-and-feel, pull tabs, and other highly designed elements. It slyly questions who wears the pants in the family, and lets women humor their men by removing the Velcro pants from the female figure and putting it on the male. Or, eager to have hubby say yes to your request? Then just use the tab to make his head nod! Since all men are really little boys at heart, what better way to celebrate (okay—roast) their peccadilloes than with a kids’ book format? Pat the Husband takes amusing aim at the oddities of guys everywhere, making it the perfect gift from girlfriend to girlfriend, as well as for bridal showers and anniversaries. Every wife will recognize the humor in the quirky characteristics played out about “husbands everywhere”—and find a reason every day to sneak a peek and pat!
The Godfather Classic Quotes
Here is the classic collection of quotes from Francis Ford Coppola's The Godfather.
Francis Ford Coppola’s The Godfather is one of the greatest movies of all time and one of the most popular: on its 35th anniversary, it continues to be a top earner on video and DVD. But what has made this classic so compelling is the unique Corleone wit and wisdom. Every fan will want to own this officially licensed, completely fascinating anthology of memorable words from the film. It features a great selection of famous quotes from the “Family,” from the Don’s unforgettable “I’m gonna make him an offer he can’t refuse” to Clemenza’s infamous, “Leave the gun. Take the cannolis.” Every sharp and witty line will bring back a memory of this great movie—and that makes it a perfect gift for every Godfather aficionado. Who would dare to resist?
Nasty Women Posters
Inspire your inner powerhouse with empowering broadsides with quotes from history’s most influential women.
With 30 inspirational posters at your disposal, you can cover every inch of your home or dorm room in motivational statements from powerful women who helped change history. Frame them, hang them as-is, or leave them bound in the book as an eye-catching coffee table reader—the choice is yours. These posters are perfect for hanging in dorm rooms, living rooms, hallways, and anywhere else that needs a pick-me-up! These broadsides are the perfect gift for anyone looking to be inspired by the women who changed history.
The Illustrated Histories of Everyday Inventions
The Illustrated Histories of Everyday Inventions uncovers the fascinating, humorous, and often unbelievable origins behind the world’s most overlooked innovations!
Nobody knows the backstories behind our most taken-for-granted inventions, like credit cards, egg cartons, windshield wipers, and breakfast sandwiches! But the strange and wonderful origins of these inventions are far from ordinary: They are rooted in forgotten history. Inside this hardcover book, discover the extraordinary true stories of:
the TOASTER — actually the best thing before sliced bread the PASSPORT — the original Facebook the TOOTHBRUSH — so much more than bamboo + hog bristles the PIZZA SAVER — no pie left behind since 1985 SLICED BREAD — at first, no one wanted it and MANY, MANY MORE of history’s most influential discoveries!
Organized chronologically from 75,000 B.C. to today and illustrated with more than 200 pieces of original artwork, The Illustrated Histories of Everyday Inventions is as beautiful as it is entertaining and informative. Discover who invented BATHING, why some of the first-ever BEDS were naturally mosquito-repellant, how president Theodore Roosevelt’s encounter with a black bear inspired the TEDDY BEAR, and why SELFIE STICKS might be older than you think!
Speedy Christmas Tree
Take the stress out of holiday decorations with Speedy Christmas Tree.
No mess, no fuss, no watering needed, Speedy Christmas Tree is the perfect solution for anyone who feels bah, humbug about fighting with a real tree. Simply pop, place, and fan for a perfect miniature Christmas tree for side tables, table toppers, and window displays. Plus, this easy-to-use board book comes with pop-out ornament to make decorating a snap.This durable board book will stand up to the wear and tear of the holiday season, so you can make it a part of your holiday tradition for years to come. Take the stress out of holiday decorations with Speedy Christmas Tree.
Speedy Cocktails guarantees that you’ll get the most important ratio right: less time mixing, more time relaxing.
Thanks to uncomplicated recipes, accessible ingredients, and thumb-cut tabs, Speedy Cocktails ensures that you’ll be enjoying a delicious drink in no time. Featuring classic cocktails like the martini, gin and tonic, and Manhattan, it’s never been easier to bolster your reputation as a great bartender. Best of all, this slim volume can be stored right by the liquor cabinet, making sure you’re always putting your best foot forward when company drops in.
The Illustrated Compendium of Weirdly Specific Words
The Illustrated Compendium of Weirdly Specific Words is an illustrated dictionary of the 300+ most specific words in the English language, along with their definitions, roots, and (hilarious) usage quotes!
Have you ever been lying in your bed, surrounded by crumbs and wrappers, feasting on your fifth pop tart and thought, “I wish there was a word for this”? Well, there is! Accubationis - the practice of eating and drinking while lying down. The English language is populated by many words that have a regular place in everyday conversation, and The Illustrated Compendium of Weirdly Specific Words celebrates these words by featuring definitions, origins and usage, and couplingillustrations. Words include:
Badling (noun) - a group of ducks. Crapulence (noun) - sickness resulting from eating too much. Guddle (verb) - fishing only with your hands. Kaiju (noun) - A film genre characterized by giant, terrifying monsters. Slugabed (noun) - A lazy person who stays in bed late. Wegotism (noun) - The excessive use of the word ‘we’.
With more than 300 insanely specific words, you’d think that you would know a few of them, right? Well, think again! We’re willing to wager that you don’t know a single one of these words! Unless, of course, you have a special interest in the smell of horse urine (the word for that particular odor is jumentuous). The Illustrated Compendium of Weirdly Specific Words not only captures these words through equally specific illustrations, it also tells you what they mean! And like so many great reference books before it, it is organized in alphabetical order, from aglet to zopissa.
Readers will close this book a little bit smarter than they were when they picked it up!
The Avocado Toast Manifesto
Filled with more facts than a clickbait article and more authentic than the Kardashians, this handbook is a Millennial’s first line of defense against naysayers, Baby Boomers, and politicians.
Millennials are killing everything: marriage, the economy, the environment. Or was that the Baby Boomers? Filled with more facts than a clickbait article and more authentic than the Kardashians, this handbook is a Millennial’s first line of defense against the naysayers. Hold your own in your next Twitter fight or show your Aunt Linda what it means to be “woke” with facts about the housing market, marriage, and even politics. This manifesto is packed full of sarcasm, satire, and statistics about America’s most self-centered generations.
World's Greatest Dad Jokes (Volume 1)
Laugh with dads, not at them, with over 160 hilarious knee-slappers and puns dads love to tell!
A potato walks into a bar. All eyes were on him: this is just one example of the 160 hilariously hokey knee-slappers and puns in World's Greatest Dad Jokes. Tired of the same humdrum ill-fitting pants jokes, or jabs about turkeys being flightless birds? This perfect Father’s Day, Christmas or anytime gift will keep the dads in your life on the pulse of family-friendly corny humor that is all new and exclusive to this book. With this comically exhaustive resource on hand, everyone will be laughing with dads, not at them!
The Illustrated Compendium of Ugly English Words
Behold the 300 Ugliest Words in the English Language!
J. R. R. Tolkien once said that cellar door is the most beautiful phrase in the English language; since then it has received quite a bit of attention from poets and linguists. But what of the ugly words? This delightfully humorous volume celebrates the words that make people gag and cover their ears. Too long have these atrocious utterances gone unrecognized, nay, shunned from society. No longer! The Illustrated Compendium of Ugly English Words pays homage to the 300 worst words in existence, such as:
Amazeballs (noun): The public’s opinion on this word can be perfectly encapsulated by a recent Slate article titled “Who coined amazeballs and why do they hate humanity?” Chunky (adjective): Chunky (meaning “lumpy”) is a word so vile, it can make even the most pleasant image sound disgusting. Let’s try. Chunky flower. Chunky chocolate milk. Chunky Jonathan Van Ness. See? Moist (adjective): Slightly or moderately wet; damp; the linguistic equivalent of stepping in a lukewarm puddle in socks and feeling the water ooze between your toes with every step thereafter. Rural (adjective): Meaning “of the countryside,” rural’s definition is not actually gross. Its foulness stems more from its pronunciation, which forces the speaker to make a noise akin to the grunt of a zombie. Worm (noun): Any type of burrowing, elongated invertebrate with a soft, limbless body. (Is that a description of a real creature or a monster from a nightmare video game? Hard to say.)
What makes these words ugly? It’s the nature of the word’s meaning, the pre-existing association the reader has with the word, or the sound and look of the word—or all three! The Illustrated Compendium of Ugly English Words catalogues the ugliness from A to Z, along with each word’s pronunciation guide, definition, and origin, plus quotes demonstrating usage. Illustrations on nearly every page of this hardcover make it both a hilarious reference book and the ideal gift for anyone who can’t stand the sound of words like acrid, panties, gubernatorial, ointment, and squirt.
More than anything, though, this compendium can be used as a reminder that, despite all of our differences, deep down we all share the same hopes, the same dreams, and the same primal hatred for the terms that make us go, “Ugh, why would you even say that?!”
Proceed at your own risk!
Discover the wonders of stress-free yoga with the help of this speedy pose book.
Save yourself time with easy-to-follow yoga routines specially designed for your busy lifestyle. With dozens of poses just a page turn away, you’ll have one less reason to skip your daily workout. This conveniently tabbed pose guide allows you to learn new poses and refresh yourself on your favorites with ease, and with yoga routines for any time of day, perfecting your balance and relaxing your body has never been simpler.
Read the Classics
Take a stroll through some of the most influential pieces of literature of all time with Read the Classics.
From Aristotle and Plato to Kerouac and Tolstoy, don’t just read the classics, learn why they hold such a time-honored place in the literary cannon. Each literary masterpiece is broken down into its key components by informative essays sure to pique your interest. The latest edition in the Curio series, this pocket-sized book is perfect for referencing on the go. Whether you’re a college student or a student of life, you’ve never looked at the classics like this before.
You've Never Heard Your Favorite Song
"Doucet takes a refreshingly genre-free approach, careening from heady dub reggae to pastoral folk-rock, from unreal disco workouts to mind-bending electronica. His enthusiasm is such that you'll be stopping on every page to track down the songs being discussed." -- Aquarium Drunkard
Let go of your musical biases and dive into the deep cuts that are what music is really about with You’ve Never Heard Your Favorite Song. From underground musicians to passed-over classics, your favorite song is out there waiting for you, you just need to go find it. Relearn what makes a song great and set those played out pop tunes on the back burner once and for all. The latest edition in the Curio series, this pocket-sized book is perfect for referencing on the go. So get reading to find out why you might not even know your favorite song yet, and why you should keep your musical mind open.
"You've Never Heard Your Favorite Song holds an immeasurable amount of unfettered love, passion and knowledge about what I've long considered to be one of the world's only truly universal languages: music." -- Portland Press Herald
Your Mother Called, Again
We love our moms, but sometimes they make for the perfect comedy.
From awkward questions to nagging phone calls, sometimes a mother’s love can be smothering. Laugh along with some of mom’s greatest follies, from the times she wants to set you up on a date with a doctor to checking to making sure you’ve eaten. The perfect gift for stressed out siblings and good-humored mothers alike, this book will have you in stitches. The latest edition in the Curio series, this pocket-sized book is perfect for laughter on the go.
1,001 Ways to Celebrate Family
Kids get bored, no matter what the occasion. This book remedies that with fun and unique ideas that will add excitement to any gathering and keep them off the phone.
And as any parent knows, a grumpy child can make for a grumpy adult; these fun, educational, and unplugged activities—from games to play in the car to scavenger hunts and ideas for trying new foods—will keep everyone happy. No matter if you are going camping, visiting family, hosting a family reunion, or just looking to make your next car ride more exciting, this book drives home the importance of making each and every day a family day, without screen time.
This Book Will Teach You Business Etiquette
This Book Will Teach You Business Etiquette is theessential pocket-sized guide for business skills nobody teaches you about in school!
There was a time when you could diligently put in your hours and stay in the same job from graduation to retirement. But these days you have to be savvy to get ahead in business! Inside this handy, pocket-size hardcover, you will find:
- Five tricks for remembering names (the first time) and engaging people on a deeper level! - How to avoid burnout, savor vacation time, and love your work! - What not to do during a conference call! - How to be professional - How to get a promotion and win that raise!
Recent grads and seasoned professionals alike will rely on this trusty little hardcover guide to the nuances of business etiquette that typically take years to learn. With dozens of how-tos, lists, and charts, This Book Will Teach You Business Etiquette breaks down business insider secrets in an entertaining, informative, and encouraging manner. You’ll be winning friends and influencing people in no time!