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The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir Who Got

The first word spoken by the Indian man Ajatashatru Oghash Rathod upon his arrival in France was, oddly enough, a Swedish word. Ikea. That was what he said in a quiet voice. Having pronounced this word, he shut the door of the old red Mercedes and waited, his hands resting on his silky knees like a well-behaved child. The taxi driver, who was not sure he had heard correctly, turned round to face his customer, making the little wooden beads of his seat cover creak as he did so.

Теща моя… И в шутку, и всерьез

Кто-то хвалится тёщенькой-душенькой, кто-то жалуется на тёщу пилу. И в давние времена, и сейчас мужчины не прочь поговорить меж собой о своих тёщах. В этой книжке собраны не только пословицы, поговорки и анекдоты, но и также и песни и тосты — и все они о тёщах. Подготавливая сборник, автор стремился дать единую по теме, увлекательную, живую книгу народного ума и житейского опыта, которая была бы интересна любому читателю, даже — тёще!

Grantchester Grind

Though as cunning as ever, the formidable Skullion — previously head porter, now elevated to Master — is showing signs of physical frailty after his stroke. So the tricky business of appointing a new Master must start all over again. Meanwhile the Colleg’s monstrous debts refuse to go away, and a sinister American media mogul seems determined to make a television documentary on the premises, destroying part of the chapel in the process. Moreover, the widow of the previous Master is convinced that her husand was murdered, so she plants an agent in the Senior Common Room to dig up an unpleasant truth that everyone else would prefer kept under the carpet. Faced with such continuing crises, the instinct of the true Porterhouse man is to reach for the bottle-or to fall back on the subtle and traditional Cambridge skills of blackmail and kidnap. But will those be enough?

Лучшие офисные анекдоты

Сборник лучших анекдотов про современный офис. Для широкого круга читателей.

Are You There Vodka? It’s Me, Chelsea

Chelsea Handler is a woman on a mission. She’s smart, sassy and not afraid to speak her mind. From an early age Chelsea knew exactly what she wanted and even in the trickiest of situations, she’s never one to pass up an opportunity. Like the time she convinced her third-grade class she was shooting movies with Goldie Hawn on location in the Galapagos just to get them to like her, or when she spent the night in a women’s prison, contemplating an affair with the inmate who killed her own sister. Chelsea, it seems, has done it all, and a whole lot more… Any mishaps along the way just spur Chelsea on further. Whether she is being dry-humped by a sumo masseur, dumped by her Big Red experiment or kicked out of a London restaurant with her pants down, Chelsea is always armed with an unshakeable disregard for rules and is incapable of leading a quiet life. «Are You There Vodka? It’s Me, Chelsea» is an entertaining memoir-in-stories that will have you rolling around with laughter….

Pudd’nhead Wilson

Pudd’nhead Wilson

Коли тобi сумно… Як покращити свiй настрiй

Чтобы донести до читателя суть своего послания, Бредли Тревор Грив иллюстрирует свои тексты, написанные с неподражаемым юмором и жизненной мудростью, прекрасно подобранными черно-белыми фотографиями. Именно этот стиль, ставший «визитной карточкой» автора, принес ему всемирную известность. Издание на украинском языке.

Supreme Courtship

President of the United States Donald Vanderdamp is having a hell of a time getting his nominees appointed to the Supreme Court. After one nominee is rejected for insufficiently appreciating To Kill A Mockingbird, the president chooses someone so beloved by voters that the Senate won’t have the guts to reject her — Judge Pepper Cartwright, the star of the nation’s most popular reality show, Courtroom Six. Will Pepper, a straight-talking Texan, survive a confirmation battle in the Senate? Will becoming one of the most powerful women in the world ruin her love life? And even if she can make it to the Supreme Court, how will she get along with her eight highly skeptical colleagues, including a floundering Chief Justice who, after legalizing gay marriage, learns that his wife has left him for another woman.

What If? Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions

Millions visit xkcd.com each week to read Randall Munroe’s iconic webcomic. Fans ask him a lot of strange questions: How fast can you hit a speed bump, driving, and live? When (if ever) did the sun go down on the British Empire? When will Facebook contain more profiles of dead people than living? How many humans would a T Rex rampaging through New York need to eat a day? In pursuit of answers, Munroe runs computer simulations, pores over stacks of declassified military research memos, solves differential equations and consults nuclear reactor operators. His responses are masterpieces of clarity and hilarity, complemented by comics. They often predict the complete annihilation of humankind, or at least a really big explosion.

Русская эпиграмма

В сборник включены лучшие образцы русской эпиграммы от истоков до начала XX века: Симеона Полоцкого, М.В.Ломоносова. Г.Р.Державина, П.А.Вяземского, А.С.Пушкина. М.Горького, В.Маяковского и др.