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Ape Books and CDs

After Harry Potter, the Laundry
Mary Ladd reviews the final installments of Harry Potter and Lemony Snicket

Andy Kaufman: Wrestling with the American Dream
Nerdia reviews Florian Keller's academic theories on the ultmate anti-comic.

Everything Bad is Good For You
Nerdia reviews Steven Johnson's thought-provoking defense of video games and other low culture delights

Hot Line: The Letters I Get...and Write By Burt Reynolds
A long, long time ago, before the dawn of the computer age, women thought Burt Reynolds was sexy. Strange but true. Julie Wiskirchen explores this ancient phenomenon in her book review.

Kate the Great
Reviews of two Katharine Hepburn novelty books: At Home With Kate (Growing Up in Katharine Hepburn's Household) by Eileen Considine-Meara and How to Hepburn (Lessons on Living from Kate the Great) by Karen Karbo.

Katharine Hepburn: Star as Feminist
Love me, love my Katharine Hepburn theories! M. E. Ladd reviews the heady film theory of Andrew Britton and his book on the feminist relevance of Katharine Hepburn.

Red Lobster Sizzles
Ann Cefola reviews the book Red Lobster, White Trash, and the Blue Lagoon by Joe Queenan. Peruse the quagmire of pop culture with a man who tried to resist!

Would It Kill You To Read This Stuff
Reviews of Generation X (Tales For An Accelerated Culture) by Douglas Coupland; Life the Movie: How Entertainment Conquered Reality by Neal Gabler; Why We Watch: Killing the Gilligan Within by Dr. Will Miller; A Supposedly Fun Thing I’ll Never Do Again by David Foster Wallace; Mystery Train by David Wojahn.

The Zen of Oz, Ten Spiritual Lessons from Over the Rainbow
A classic piece of Americana gets welded to this Japanese meditative sect of Buddhism.



Reviews of Stuff People Sent Us For Free

Patton Oswalt: Feelin' Kinda Patton
Mary Elizabeth Ladd reviews this underwelming comedy CD

Schmelvis: In Search of Elvis' Jewish Roots
A book and a film confront the burnin' question: was Elvis actually a Jew?

I Almost Killed George Burns
Mary Elizabeth Ladd reviews the Andy Nulman book about the bad behavior of comedy legends at the Canadian comedy festival "Just For Laughs."

The Worst Noel: Hellish Holiday Tales
Julie Wiskirchen reviews a collection of Christmas-from-Hell essays

Laguna Beach: Life Inside the Bubble
Julie Wiskirchen learns more than she wanted to know about the children who would grow up to be the hot teens of Laguna Beach

The Republican Playbook
Mary Elizabeth Ladd reviews Andy Borowitz's satire

The Best of Bond... James Bond
Neil S. Bulk reviews the latest in a long line of James Bond theme music compilations.



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