Top Ten Books When You Just Want to Laugh

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This week’s Top Ten Tuesday, a meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, has us talking about moods. There’s a book for every emotion your heart desires: anger, sadness, and even fear (Side note: Why in the world do people like to feel terrified? I will never understand you, horror fans!)

So what should someone read if she just wants to laugh? Here is my list of my top ten funniest books–and if you can get them on audio, even better!

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Celebrity memoirs

  1. Tina Fey, Bossypants
  2. Amy Poehler, Yes Please
  3. Chelsea Handler, Uganda Be Kidding Me
  4. Mindy Kaling, Why Not Me?
  5. Nora Ephron, I Feel Bad About My Neck

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Love, lunacy, and LOLs

  1. Jenny Lawson, Let’s Pretend This Never Happened
  2. Alida Nugent, Don’t Worry, It Gets Worse
  3. Sophie Kinsella, I’ve Got Your Number
  4. Vicki Lewis Thompson, Talk Nerdy to Me
  5. Mallory Ortberg, Texts from Jane Eyre

So which books have you rolling on the floor laughing? Recommendations are always welcome!

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36 thoughts on “Top Ten Books When You Just Want to Laugh

  1. You are so right about Why Not Me! Loved reading it! I LOVE Chelsea Handler, and Amy Poehler! I’ve read all of Chelsea’s books except for Uganda Be Kidding Me. I’ve had the eBook since it came out, and I STILL haven’t read it! I need to get on that! πŸ˜€ Great Top Ten!
    My TTT.

    • Thanks! How does that story compare to others of Sedaris? I read “Me Talk Pretty One Day” and found him to be awfully pretentious and smug. So disappointing, given how popular he is!

  2. Awesome! What a great topic. I’m trying to borrow a friend’s copies of BossyPants and Yes Please — really looking forward to them!

  3. David Sedaris’ ‘When You Are Engulfed in Flames’ is probably the last book that made me laugh out loud uncontrollably (on the train seated between two people). I’ve seen people who’ve read it and didn’t enjoy it that much, but I listened to the audiobook version of it, which he narrates, and while it drags a bit towards the end, for the most part it’s hilarious.

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