Books about Irreverent

  1. Sabbath's Theater

    by Philip Roth
    A scandalous and provocative novel about the life of a 64-year-old puppeteer, Mickey Sabbath, who is struggling with his own mortality and past mistakes.

    Winner of the National Book Award for Fiction Sabbath's Theater is a comic creation of epic proportions, and Mickey Sabbath is its gargantuan hero. At sixty-four Sabbath is still defiantly ... (Goodreads)

  2. Redshirts

    by John Scalzi
    A group of space explorers uncover an unlikely conspiracy while on a mission to an alien planet.

    In the prologue, several senior officers of the Intrepid , flagship of the Universal Union, lament the unusually high number of casualties of low-ranking crew members during recent away missions and ... (Wikipedia)

  3. The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo

    by Amy Schumer
    A comedic and candid exploration of the author's life, experiences and views.

    THE INSTANT #1, NEW YORK TIMES, BESTSELLER "This is your happy hour with Amy Schumer... It's, Bossypants, meets, Trainwreck, meets your long weekend." —,TheSkimm, “Amy’s got your back. She’s in your ... (Barnes & Noble)

  4. Magic Bites

    by Ilona Andrews
    A female private investigator hunts monsters while searching for answers about her mysterious past.

    Ilona Andrews invites you to experience the first novel in the #1, New York Times, bestselling series featuring the intriguing fantasy world of mercenary Kate Daniels… When the magic is up, rogue ... (Barnes & Noble)

  5. Lucky Jim

    by Kingsley Amis
    A story of a young lecturer struggling to make it in academia, while learning the importance of self-discovery.

    Jim Dixon is a lecturer in medieval history at a red brick university in the English Midlands . He has made an unsure start and, towards the end of the academic year, is concerned about losing his ... (Wikipedia)

  6. Transmetropolitan, Vol. 2: Lust for Life

    by Warren Ellis
    An anti-hero journalist fights to uncover corruption in a futuristic dystopia.

    Outlaw journalist Spider Jerusalem has become a household name in the future City he calls home. This latest collection of twisted tales showcases Spider's horrific yet funny screeds on subjects as ... (Goodreads)

  7. Soul Music

    by Terry Pratchett
    A young girl's adventures through a magical world of music and misadventures.

    A young harpist, Imp Y Celyn from Llamedos (spelled backwards, "sod 'em all", a tribute to Llareggub in Welsh poet Dylan Thomas', Under Milk Wood, ), comes to Ankh-Morpork in hopes of becoming ... (Wikipedia)

  8. We Have Always Lived in the Castle

    by Shirley Jackson
    A family isolated from society, struggling to cope with prejudice and tragedy.

    My name is Mary Katherine Blackwood. I am eighteen years old, and I live with my sister Constance. I have often thought that with any luck at all I could have been born a werewolf, because the two ... (Goodreads)

  9. Brain Droppings

    by George Carlin
    A collection of humorous, thought-provoking, and often irreverent musings on modern life.

    With nearly 20 albums, two Grammys, two Cable ACE awards, and more HBO specials sunder his belt than anyone else, George Carlin is more popular than ever. Now, for the first time, Carlin has produced ... (Goodreads)

  10. The Innocents Abroad

    by Mark Twain
    An account of an American tour group as they travel through Europe and the Middle East.

    The Innocents Abroad, or The New Pilgrims' Progress is a travel book by American author Mark Twain published in 1869 which humorously chronicles what Twain called his "Great Pleasure Excursion" on ... (Goodreads)

  11. The Well of Lost Plots

    by Jasper Fforde
    A detective story set in a world of books, where characters and stories collide.

    Apprentice Jurisfiction agent and SpecOps -27 operative Thursday Next is taking a vacation inside Caversham Heights , a never-published detective novel inside the titular Well of Lost Plots, while ... (Wikipedia)

  12. Postcards from the Edge

    by Carrie Fisher
    Semi-autobiographical novel about a young actress struggling with addiction and relationships in Hollywood.

    The novel revolves around movie actress Suzanne Vale as she tries to put her life together after a drug overdose. The book is divided into five main sections: The prologue is in epistolary form , ... (Wikipedia)

  13. Lies & the Lying Liars Who Tell Them: A Fair & Balanced Look at the Right

    by Al Franken
    Satirical look at the right, exposing their lies and hypocrisies.

    Al Franken, one of our savviest satirists ( People ), has been studying the rhetoric of the Right. He has listened to their cries of slander, bias, and even treason. He has examined the Bush ... (Goodreads)

  14. Choke

    by Chuck Palahniuk
    A darkly humorous story of a man's journey to self-awareness through disruption and chaos.

    Choke follows Victor Mancini and his friend Denny through a few months of their lives with frequent flashbacks to the days when Victor was a child. , Victor had grown up moving from one foster home ... (Wikipedia)

  15. The World According to Clarkson

    by Jeremy Clarkson
    A collection of humorous and controversial essays on various topics, from cars to politics, by the infamous British TV presenter.

    Jeremy Clarkson shares his opinions on just about everything in, The World According to Clarkson., Jeremy Clarkson has seen rather more of the world than most. He has, as they say, been around a bit. ... (Goodreads)

  16. Lullaby

    by Chuck Palahniuk
    A dark satire of modern society, following a journalist in search of the mysterious 'lullaby' killer.

    Newspaper reporter Carl Streator has been assigned to write articles on a series of cases of sudden infant death syndrome , from which his own child had died. Carl discovers that his wife and child ... (Wikipedia)

  17. Assholes Finish First

    by Tucker Max
    A comedic exploration of modern dating and relationships.

    From the Tucker Max website: What do you do when you've become rich and famous for writing a #1 best-selling book about your drunken, sexual misadventures? I'll tell you what I do: I write another ... (Goodreads)

  18. This Book Is Full of Spiders

    by David Wong
    A comedic tale of horror and suspense, as two friends battle against their greatest fears.

    Originally released as an online serial where itreceivedmore than 70,000 downloads,John Dies at the End has been described as a"Horrortacular", an epic of "spectacular" horror that combines the laugh ... (Goodreads)

  19. Jeeves and the Feudal Spirit

    by P.G. Wodehouse
    Bertie Wooster and his valet Jeeves navigate the social intricacies of the English upper class, with hilarious consequences.

    Bertie has grown a moustache, which Jeeves disapproves of. G. D'Arcy "Stilton" Cheesewright , a fellow member at the Drones Club who has drawn Bertie's name in the annual club darts sweep, becomes ... (Wikipedia)

  20. Carpe Jugulum

    by Terry Pratchett
    A vampire family moves to a small town, where a priest and his family must defend against them.

    Count Magpyr and family, vampires from Überwald , are invited to the naming of Magrat and King Verence 's daughter, to be conducted by the Omnian priest, Mightily Oats. During the party after the ... (Wikipedia)

  21. Jailbird

    by Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
    A satirical look at the prison system, as a prisoner faces the challenge of reforming himself.

    Jailbird takes us into a fractured and comic, pure Vonnegut world of high crimes and misdemeanors in government—and in the heart. This wry tale follows bumbling bureaucrat Walter F. Starbuck from ... (Goodreads)

  22. Going Bovine

    by Libba Bray
    A teen's surreal journey of self-discovery, spurred by a diagnosis of a terminal illness.

    Cameron Smith is a high school slacker from Texas who is on “a slow but uncontrollable skid to nowhere” , living a somewhat aimless life. His father is a college physics professor; his mother is a ... (Wikipedia)

  23. Asterix in Spain

    by René Goscinny
    Asterix and Obelix travel to Spain to help a village resist Roman occupation. Hilarity ensues.

    Upon learning that a village of Iberian resistance fighters have refused Roman rule, Julius Caesar and his Romans kidnap Chief Huevos Y Bacon's son Pepe and send him to Gaul as a hostage, where ... (Wikipedia)

  24. The Portable Dorothy Parker

    by Dorothy Parker
    A collection of witty, satirical, and candid stories and poems.

    This collection ranges over the verse, stories, essays, and journalism of one of the twentieth century's most quotable authors. ... (Goodreads)

  25. Beast Behaving Badly

    by Shelly Laurenston
    A shapeshifting hockey player falls for a tough and independent wolf shifter. Chaos and hilarity ensue.

    “Shelly Laurenston’s shifter books are full of oddball characters, strong females with attitude and dialogue that can have you laughing out loud.” ,—,The Philadelphia Inquirer, Some men just have ... (Barnes & Noble)

  26. Death of a Cad

    by M.C. Beaton
    A philandering cad is murdered in a small Scottish village, and the local constable investigates the suspects.

    From the author of the Agatha Raisin television series... Death of a Cad: A Hamish Macbeth Mystery When Priscilla Halburton-Smythe brings her London playwright fiance home to Lochdubh, everybody in ... (Barnes & Noble)

  27. Sick Puppy

    by Carl Hiaasen
    A wild and chaotic adventure involving a hapless protagonist and a crooked politician.

    Robert Clapley, a former drug smuggler -turned-real estate developer, plans to build high-rise condominiums and golf courses on Toad Island, the home to a large population of oak toads . The project ... (Wikipedia)

  28. Johnny Carson

    by Henry Bushkin
    A memoir of the author's time as Johnny Carson's lawyer, confidant, and friend, revealing the private life of the legendary talk show host.

    A revealing and incisive account of the King of Late Night at the height of his fame and power, by his lawyer, wingman, fixer, and closest confidant From 1962 until 1992, Johnny Carson hosted The ... (Goodreads)

  29. Revenge

    by Stephen Fry
    A man seeks revenge after being betrayed by his friends and left for dead. A tale of obsession, manipulation, and the consequences of revenge.

    In 1980, Ned (Edward) Maddstone is a seventeen-year-old student, the sort of person for whom everything goes right. He is head boy , talented at sports, and following in the footsteps of his father ... (Wikipedia)

  30. The Truth with Jokes

    by Al Franken
    A satirical take on politics and media, exposing the lies and hypocrisy of those in power with humor and wit.

    Al Franken’s landmark bestseller, Lies (And the Lying Liars Who Tell Them): A Fair and Balanced Look at the Right , was praised as a “bitterly funny assault” ( zThe New York Times ) that rang “with ... (Goodreads)

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