No, no. Thank YOU.
Thanksgiving is one of those truly American holidays. It’s not just the history behind it, but the way we celebrate. Parades? Check. Long weekend? Check. Stuffing our faces with delicious food and wishing we’d worn pants with an elastic waistband? Check.
In the spirit of the season, we’ve got a collection of 5 unique books with Thanks or Thank You in the title. Think of it as one small way to keep things interesting as you stand in the security line at the airport or the line at the mall on Black Friday.
So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish by Douglas Adams
Thanksgiving is the busiest travel holiday of the year, so who better to serve as your companion than the man who wrote the guidebook to traversing the galaxy? The fourth book in Doug Adams’ classic Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy series, finds Arthur Dent Back on Earth ready to believe that the past eight years were all just a figment of his stressed-out imagination. But a gift-wrapped fishbowl with a cryptic inscription, the mysterious disappearance of Earth’s dolphins, and the discovery of his battered copy of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy all conspire to give Arthur the sneaking suspicion that something otherworldly is indeed going on.
Thank You for Smoking: A Novel by Christopher Buckley
Think your family’s smoked turkey is the best around? Think again. Nobody blows smoke like Nick Naylor. He’s a spokesman for the Academy of Tobacco Studies-in other words, a flack for cigarette companies, paid to promote their product on talk and news shows. The problem? He’s so good at his job, so effortlessly unethical, that he’s become a target for both anti-tobacco terrorists and for the FBI. In a country where half the people want to outlaw pleasure and the other want to sell you a disease, what will become of the original Puff Daddy?
Thank You, Jeeves (A Jeeves and Bertie Novel) by P. G. Wodehouse
Your Thanksgiving family drama has nothing on these Brits. Thank You, Jeeves contains four more antic selections from comic genius, P.G. Wodehouse. “A Damsel in Distress” is an early novel about the aristocratic Marshmoreton family-a precursor to the Blandings series. “Leave It to Psmith” is a comedy adventure involving crime and gunplay, and “Mulliner Nights” is a series of stories about the inimitable Mr. Mulliner. Meanwhile, Lord ‘Chuffy’ Chuffnell borrows the services of Jeeves in “Thank You, Jeeves.”
Kanye West Presents Thank You and You’re Welcome by Kanye West
I’m really happy for the other books on this list, and I’mma let them finish, but the oddest book with Thanks or Thank You in the title has to be this one by Kanye West. This book is a quick, visually appealing read that showcases Kanye’s trademark wit, confidence, and swagger (the same found in his lyrics), and shows readers the rules he played by to reach the top. Each tidbit is briefly explained, often with anecdotes from Kanye’s life. This is philosophy at its hippest and pithiest – and an absolute must-have for every Kanye fan.
As Hot as It Was You Ought to Thank Me: A Novel by Nanci Kincaid
With shorter days and colder weather, it’s the perfect time to curl up with a warm book. The novel’s young heroine, Berry, joins the ranks of other memorable and spirited girl narrators such as Bone in Bastard Out of Carolina, Kaye Gibbon’s Ellen Foster, Lily Owens in The Secret Life of Bees, and Scout from To Kill a Mockingbird.
Thank You, Death Robot Mark R. Brand (Editor)
When you just can’t take the cheery Macy’s Day Parade commentary one minute longer, there’s Thank You, Death Robot to the rescue! An enduring icon much beloved by science fiction fans everywhere, the Death Robot comes to life in this collection of stories by some of the brightest upcoming stars in speculative fiction. Authors and filmmakers for the last two hundred years have given birth to an emerging archetype: a manifestation of industrial malevolence, a cautionary tale of technological hubris, and a call to reassert the tenuous hold modern man has over the machines that do his bidding.