The two books that prompted this are
- The Big Book of Jerkcity—what better coffee table book than this beauty?
- The K Foundation Burn a Million Quid—I don't technically own it, but I've got the video and accidentally shipped this to a friend as an extra-surprising birthday present. I may buy a copy for myself someday, though.
- Barry Trotter and the Unauthorized Parody—I got this on Amazon because it was cheap, along with Bored of the Rings, and found this one to be riotously hilarious.
- The Elements of Typographic Style, version 3.2—not so much an unusual book for a designer, but I got this as a birthday present, and I'm even more of a typography fan.