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Andrew Shaffer is the New York Times bestselling author of HOPE NEVER DIES: AN OBAMA/BIDEN MYSTERY, the parody FIFTY SHAMES OF EARL GREY, and numerous other humorous works of fiction and nonfiction. He has been nominated by readers for a Goodreads Choice Award for Humor. (He didn't win.) Shaffer attended the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and studied comedy writing at Chicago's famed The Second City. An Iowa native, Shaffer lives in Lexington, Kentucky, with his wife, novelist Tiffany Reisz. He teaches and mentors writers at Lexington's Carnegie Center for Literacy and Learning.

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Hope Never Dies: An Obama Biden Mystery

By Andrew Shaffer

Vice President Joe Biden is fresh out of the Obama White House and feeling adrift when his favorite railroad conductor dies in a suspicious accident, leaving behind an ailing wife and a trail of clues. To unravel the mystery, “Amtrak Joe” re-teams with the only man he’s ever fully trusted: the 44th president of the United States.

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Fifty Shames of Earl Grey

By Andrew Shaffer

Young, arrogant, tycoon Earl Grey seduces the naïve coed Anna Steal with his overpowering good looks and staggering amounts of money, but will she be able to get past his fifty shames, including shopping at Walmart on Saturdays, bondage with handcuffs, and his love of BDSM (Bards, Dragons, Sorcery, and Magick)?

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How to Survive a Sharknado and Other Unnatural Disasters

By Andrew Shaffer

Syfy's "How to Survive a Sharknado and Other Unnatural Disasters" is the first and only comprehensive guide to surviving the very worst that Mother Nature can throw our way.

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The Day of the Donald: Trump Trumps America

By Andrew Shaffer

Read the satire that boldly (or foolishly?) predicted the Trump presidency, from Andrew Shaffer, author of the instant New York Times bestseller Hope Never Dies: An Obama Biden Mystery.

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Catsby: A Parody

By Andrew Shaffer

Jay Z. Catsby throws the sickest parties on the Jersey Shore. His neighbor Dick has heard all the rumors: Catsby killed a man. He’s richer than Blue Ivy. He’s Hugh Jackman’s butt double in the X-Men movies. As Dick soon learns, the truth is far stranger. Catsby is a “furry” who spends his days and nights in a cat costume, pining away for Dick’s cousin Dandelion, a manic-pixie Brooklynite with a brutish husband. Will Catsby’s romantic obsession cost him all nine of his lives?

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Literary Rogues: A Scandalous History of Wayward Authors

By Andrew Shaffer

"Looking for literature to trash your hotel room by? Look no further than Literary Rogues, acclaimed humorist Andrew Shaffer’s stranger-than-fiction collection of profiles of the maddest, baddest, most dangerous-to-know writers ever to put pen to paper." — Book-of-the-Month Club

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Ghosts From Our Past: Both Literally & Figuratively: The Study of the Paranormal

By Andrew Shaffer

As seen in the Sony Pictures 2016 film Ghostbusters, the ultimate guide to identifying, understanding, and engaging with any paranormal activity that plagues you.

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Great Philosophers Who Failed at Love

By Andrew Shaffer

Although nearly everyone "fails at love" at some point, few have failed as spectacularly as the great philosophers. We revere the wisdom of these storied figures, but history is littered with their poor romantic choices. If only they had taken their own advice! Andrew Shaffer's "Great Philosophers Who Failed at Love" paints brief but entertaining portraits of great thinkers whose words we repeat – but whose decisions we should avoid at all costs.

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Ain't Got Time to Bleed: Medical Reports on Hollywood's Greatest Action Heroes

By Andrew Shaffer

Discover how some of the silver screen’s most iconic action heroes would really fare after being shot, stabbed, and dropped off buildings in this witty look at the real science behind Hollywood injuries.

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It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like F*ck This

By Andrew Shaffer

"It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like F*ck This" is an off-beat collection of Christmas parodies, essays, poems, and cartoons by New York Times bestselling humorist Andrew Shaffer. Previously published as "The Shelf on the Elf," this newly-expanded holiday cult classic has it all: holiday pickles, talking lambs, and knife-wielding maniacs.

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