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When You are Engulfed in Flames (David Sedaris). A laugh-out-loud collection of essays about one man’s interesting life; a New York Times Bestseller Non-Fiction.

The Boy Detective Fails (Joe Meno). A melancholy fantasy about the cost of growing up. Decoder ring included.


Bright Star.  Drama about Romantic poet John Keats’ romance with Fanny Brawne before his death.  Director Jane Campion also wrote the screenplay.  Very sad—have a hankie handy!

Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son About His Father (Kurt Kuenne). An emotionally affecting true-crime documentary. Very well-made, but not in a way that distracts from its profound sadness.

Party Down. A mix of Arrested Development and the original version of The Office; the funniest television show of 2009.