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A genuinely funny book is one of life's simplest pleasures, but finding the real stand-outs is never as easy.
Reading List: Humor for Adults
“The best way of escaping into nature.”—The New York Times
Back in America after...
âThese books are, quite simply, brilliant. . . . Thrilling, bloody, action-packed stories from American history.â âNew York Times
Learn about the most well-known battles (and little-known secrets) of World War I with the New York Times bestselling graphic novel series!
In 1914, the worldâs biggest countries (and some of...
4) Born A Crime
**New York Times Bestseller**
Comedic actor, producer, and writer Rainn Wilson, cofounder of the media company SoulPancake, explores the problem-solving benefits that spirituality gives us to create solutions for an increasingly challenging world.
The trauma that our struggling species has experienced in recent years—because of both the pandemic and societal tensions that threaten to overwhelm us—is
#1 NATIONAL BESTSELLER • A candid, hilarious look at women of a certain age and dealing with the tribulations of maintenance, menopause, empty nests, and life itself.
“Wickedly witty ... Crackling sharp ... Fireworks shoot out [of this collection].” —The Boston Globe
With her disarming, intimate, completely accessible voice, and dry sense of humor, Nora Ephron chronicles her...
15) Dad Is Fat
Though he grew up in a large Irish-Catholic family, Jim was satisfied with the nomadic, nocturnal life of a standup comedian, and was content to be "that weird uncle who lives in an apartment by himself in New York that everyone in the family speculates about." But all that changed when he married and found out his wife, Jeannie "is someone who gets pregnant looking at babies."
16) You can't joke about that: why everything is funny, nothing is sacred, and we're all in this together
From here the story could take many turns. When this guy is David Sedaris, the possibilities are endless, but the result is always the same: he will both delight you with twists of humor and intelligence and leave you deeply moved.
Sedaris remembers his father's dinnertime attire (shirtsleeves and underpants), his first colonoscopy (remarkably pleasant), and the time he considered buying the skeleton of a murdered...
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