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Before Liz Lemon, before "Weekend Update," before "Sarah Palin," Tina Fey was just a young girl with a dream: a recurring stress dream that she was being chased through a local airport by her middle-school gym teacher. She also had a dream that one day she would be a comedian on TV. She has seen both these dreams come true.
Bill Bryson's first travel book, The Lost Continent, was unanimously acclaimed as one of the funniest books in years. Like many of his generation, Bill Bryson backpacked across Europe in the early seventies - in search of enlightenment, beer and women.
"Certain books by our most talented essayists... carry inside their covers the heat and struggle of a life's central choice being made and the price being paid, while the writer tells us about other matters, and leaves behind a path of sadness and sparkling loss. Reading Lolita in Tehran is such a book."- The Atlantic Monthly
The Inside Story of Six M.I.T. Students Who Took Vegas for Millions by Ben Mezrich. The amazing inside story about a gambling ring of M.I.T. students who beat the system in Vegas- and lived to tell how.
Few people knew Hunter S. Thompson as well as Ralph Steadman did. In this no-holds-barred memoir, Steadman vividly recounts the Gonzo years and the escapades of these two important chronicles of the counterculture.