The requested theme this time? Books that are funny. I don’t typically read books that are considered funny, but I’ve come up with what I consider to be humorous books.
Let’s Pretend This Never Happened (A Mostly True Memoir)
Okay, I’m not just putting this first because my ad for my blog went live on the author’s blog (thebloggess.com) this week. This book is written by the author of the blog I just mentioned. I can honestly say that this book is the funniest book I’ve ever read. I read it over my breaks at work, and I usually ended up laughing so hard I would be in tears. This led to co-workers thinking that something was terribly wrong. Anyway, not quite sure where this rabbit trail is going, but the point is, this book is hysterical. It’s filled with stories of taxidermy, animals, arm condoms, HR, and her struggles with mental health issues. One word of warning, the author cusses a lot. I know that bothers some people, and doesn’t bother others. Personally, I think the content is worth the read.
Tina Fey has got of be one of my very favorite female comedians, and her book was a fantastic read. What I really appreciated about the book was that she showed her journey from being a drama nerd to being a successful writer. She doesn’t gloss over things like her time spent working at a YMCA at weird hours, or being part of the comedy minority (mainly, being a female).
Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns)
Okay, I’ll be honest, I’m currently reading this. I’m half-way through, and I can honestly say I love this book. She’s incredibly down to earth. She’s really honest about not fitting in, and when she has made decisions that could have been incredibly career damaging. Also, the story of her going on a Broadway audition with zero dance experience is fantastic!
James Herriot’s Dog Stories
This book is a collection of stories from the All Creatures Great and Small series. This book runs the gambit from absolutely heartbreaking to rolling on the floor laughing. I personally recommend the stories about Tricky Woo and Cedric the Boxer.
Pretty Much Anything By Dave Barry
I’ve been a Dave Barry fan ever since I was a little kid. If you’re looking for a good laugh, you really don’t have to look much further than his stories on toilet snakes, parenthood, and things that would make a good name for a rock band. He’s also has a blog (http://blogs.herald.com/dave_barrys_blog/) that has all the news you wish wasn’t true…
Snickers From The Front Pew
This is one of the best books I’ve read regarding growing up a PK (mine will be just as awesome…provided I ever finish it). They cover everything from food to church sports leagues to trying not to laugh during funerals.
And that pretty much does it for me for tonight.