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Insults Every Man Should Know

Hard-Hitting Insults for Every Occasion

Including

     •  Insulting Someone’s Intelligence
     •  Insulting Someone’s Sexual Prowess
     •  Insults for the Office
     •  Insults on Game Day
     •  Insults throughout History
     •  Insults from around the World

Plus insulting gestures, backhanded compliments, comebacks, all the things you should never say about someone's mama, and much more!

 
Nick Mamatas is the author of a few novels, including Sensation and The Damned Highway, and more than a few insults. A native New Yorker, he now lives in the San Francisco Bay area.

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Stuff Every Dad Should Know

On the heels of the successful Stuff Every Man Should Know and Stuff Every Husband Should Know comes the most important volume yet in Quirk’s handy guides to practical manhood: Stuff Every Dad Should Know. It’s full of the indispensible hands-on wisdom that all fathers need in order to instill that comforting sense of “dad awe” in their children, including:

• How to Fix a Boo-Boo
• How to Stop a Temper Tantrum
• Five Great Books to Read with Your Child
• How to Rid a Room of Monsters
• The Birds and the Bees for All Ages
• How to Photograph Your Child
• And many more!

Blending humor, practicality, and wholesome family values, Stuff Every Dad Should Know is a Father’s Day slam dunk and a must-have pocket reference for any dad or dad-to-be.

BRETT COHEN is the author of the 110,000-copy-selling Stuff Every Man Should Know and the coauthor of the follow-up hit Recipes Every Man Should Know. He lives in Pennsylvania with his wife and children.

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Stuff Every Mom Should Know

This pocket-sized parenting guide for moms and moms-to-be is perfect for a baby shower or Mother's Day gift.
 
This little handbook is filled with all the secrets and strategies a smart mother needs to know. Featuring tips for mastering quick and easy meals, suggestions for baby-proofing like an expert, advice on stocking your medicine cabinet, tricks to making a long wait fun, and much, much more, such as:
 
     •  How to Swaddle a Baby
     •  Fifteen Birthday-Party Survival Tips
     •  The Truth about Potty Training
     •  The Miracle of White Noise
     •  Comebacks for Unsolicited Parenting Advice

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Jokes Every Man Should Know

Why are most joke books so terrible? Why do they always resort to the same tired stereotypes, awful puns, and contrived situations?

Answer: Because good jokes-really good jokes-are as rare as precious gems. Writer and humorist Don Steinberg was not interested in compiling a thousand gags into a giant paperback, because he knew most of the content would be dreck. Instead, he set out to compile the very best of the best, the cream of the crop, the Jokes Every Man Should Know.

Here are jokes for business trips, blind dates, and family get-togethers. Here are eight jokes that will make kids laugh and nineteen jokes that are not at all suitable for children. Here are two jokes about gorillas, three jokes about doctors, one joke involving an alligator and oral sex, eight jokes about heaven, and the world’s only funny knock-knock joke. Packaged in a sleek hardcover format, Jokes Every Man Should Know has the perfect punch line for every occasion.

DON STEINBERG has contributed to The New Yorker, GQ, Harper’s, McSweeney’s, Spy, Entertainment Weekly, the New York Times, the Philadelphia Inquirer, and other publications. His Web site, bluedonut.com, is a real hoot.

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Dirty Jokes Every Man Should Know

Quirk has incredibly high standards of good taste-which is why most of the content in Dirty Jokes Every Man Should Know cannot be reprinted in this catalog. You’ll just have to trust us when we pledge that this book contains more than 100 premium grade-A dirty jokes, including

    * The One About Paris Hilton and the Himalayan Snow Leopard
    * The One About the Octogenarian Hooker and the Box of Raisins
    * The One About the Used Condom Salesman
    * The One About Your Mom

And many, many more. Packaged in the same elegant format as Jokes Every Man Should Know (50,000 copies sold), this raunchy companion volume makes the perfect stocking stuffer for brothers, uncles, grandfathers, and anyone who appreciates a dirty joke.

DOOGIE HORNER is a stand-up comedian and graphic designer based in Philadelphia. He’s also the author of The First-Timer’s Kit (Quirk, 2008) and Everything Explained Through Flowcharts (Collins, 2010).

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Recipes Every Man Should Know

Jokes Every Man Should Know was the sleeper success of Quirk’s Spring 2008 list. Its companion volume, Stuff Every Man Should Know, performed equally well. Now we are proud to unveil Recipes Every Man Should Know, which features the same pocket-size hardcover format and a wealth of easy-to-make recipes, valuable kitchen skills, and tips for guys navigating the kitchen.

Now guys will have all the essentials covered:

    * Coffee, Eggs & Breakfast Classics
    * Sandwiches, Burgers & Snacks
    * Meat & Potato Dinners
    * Bacon, Beer & Bar Food
    * Chocolate, Cheesecake & More!

With an elegant design and affordable $9.95 price point, these Recipes will be an irresistible gift for hungry dads, grads, and men of all ages.

SUSAN RUSSO makes a killer mac ‘n’ cheese and shares recipes, stories, and photos at her popular food blog, Food Blogga. She lives in San Diego.

BRETT COHEN is the author of Stuff Every Man Should Know and has perfected the art of making the ten-minute No-Bake Cheesecake. He lives in Philadelphia.

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