Modern Conveniences That Would've Rewritten History
Life is more comfortable today than ever in history, thanks to a dizzying array of modern conveniences we never imagined we could live without. In this entertaining exploration of history merged with contemporary times, discover how a selection of modern conveniences would’ve impacted the lives of some of the world's most recognizable historical figures—and altered the course of humankind.
In Defense of Animalhood
Sharing the planet with other species can go awry at times. This collection of humor expresses just how twisted things can get. From Miami macaws trying to protect their young from poachers to captive polar bears wanting nothing more than to hunt seals on the Arctic ice to circus tigers loathing performance, animals have had it. In Defense of Animalhood gives animal lovers a front-row seat to the misadventures experienced by wildlife—and they’re crossing their paws, fins, and feathers, hoping you’ll sympathize with their plight.
In Defense of the Eighties
Growing up in the eighties meant you might have participated in confusing fashion trends, mixed your own music, and generally lived in a more carefree time. Fusions of pop and rock were produced by glamorous hair bands of the day—with hairspray defining the entire decade. In fact, everything was larger than life in the eighties. Relive the days of ultra-neon colors, corded telephones, and ubiquitous leg warmers in In Defense of the Eighties, and indulge in the idiosyncrasies that made the eighties one of the most recognizable and unforgettable decades ever.
In Defense of the Grim Reaper
Listen, I’ve gotten a bad rap throughout eternity, and I aim to set things straight. You’ll hear my side of the story in this hilarious collection of essays about yours truly. So be prepared for your deep-rooted ideas about me to change. You’ll be among the privileged few who get to see my brighter side. If you don’t already have a sense of humor about me, you will after you read In Defense of the Grim Reaper.