Below are 5 of my favorite books to read when I need a laugh.
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Let's Pretend This Never Happened
(A Mostly True Memoir) By Jenny Lawson
This book was just the comedic break I needed. And apparently, I wasn't alone. The memoir debuted at the top of the Washington Post and New York Times nonfiction bestseller lists, and at the recent Gaithersburg Book Festival. But if the acclaim isn't enough, I'll let Jenny's own words sell the book because I really couldn't do her justice. This is what Jenny had to say about her book on Jenny's website Bloggers.com.
I wrote a book and it only took me 11 years. (Shut up, Stephen King.) You should probably go buy it right now, because it’s filled with awesomeness. And cocaine. But only if you hollow it out and fill it with your own cocaine. I’m not buying you cocaine. Because I love you. And that’s why you should buy my book. Because I’m saving you from yourself. And from cocaine. YOU’RE WELCOME.
Everything is Perfect When You're a Liar
by Kelly Oxford
Kelly Oxford is like your cool babysitter who teaches you about sex and sarcasm in an un-creepy way. Hanging out with her book makes you wish your parents were always out to dinner.
The Most of Nora Ephron
by Nora Ephron
Full disclosure: I haven't read this book yet...but I miss having this bold woman as a part of our world and have no doubt this book will give me a bit of Nora back, if even for a moment. Her work kept us sane and laughing so it's not hard to see why this book is one I'm eager to devour.
I Love Everybody
(and Other Atrocious Lies): True Tales of a Loudmouth Girl by Laurie Notaro
You can't go wrong with t the writings of the amazing Laurie Notaro...She's aspirational funny and a #1 New York Times best-selling writer after all. You may know her from her 10-year career as a reporter and columnist for The Arizona Republic but more likely, you will recognize her from one of her other hilarious and highly recommended reads, like The Idiot Girls’ Action Adventure Club, Spooky Little Girl, or The Potty Mouth at the Table. Her humor draws from real life and her take on it is just so... us.
The Worst Date Ever
War Crimes, Hollywood Heart-Throbs and Other Abominations by Jane Bussman
For 10 seconds of my life, I met Jane Bussman. Funny how I can seemingly forget entire years of my life, and yet remember the blips in time when I have an opportunity to interact with an iconic woman such as Jane...but I do. Jane is a talented and absolutely hilarious in a way that only british woman can be. Jane was a scriptwriter for South Park, The Fast Show, Brass Eye and Smack the Pony and I adore this book and her career. A must read for sure.