25 Funniest Books of All Time
Get ready to annoy the people sitting close by and wake up whoever’s sleeping next to you. Here are the books that are guaranteed to make you LOL.
The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl
Issa Rae, of the hit HBO show Insecure, recounts what it’s like to be a social misfit in a way that’s effortlessly lovable and totally relatable. Her book shares a name with the hit web series that catapulted her to stardom. Being awkward is rarely this brilliant, brave and beautiful, and in Rae’s insightful writing, it’s also incredibly funny. Check out these 10 books written by female authors every woman should read in her lifetime.
It Looked Different on the Model: Epic Tales of Impending Shame and Infamy
Laurie Notaro’s hilarious slice-of-life memoir turns mundane challenges into comedy gold. This bestseller begins in the dressing room of a chic boutique and Notaro’s riffs on shopping, price tags, and the fantasy of what a great blouse might do for you are sidesplittingly funny. She muses that stores should have “courtesy volcanoes” outside dressing rooms so women can toss themselves in after discovering their total inadequacy in certain lighting. You won’t be able to stop reading and you’ll laugh all the way.
Sh*t My Dad Says
Justin Halpern finds himself living back at home with his parents after his girlfriend unexpectedly dumps him. His recently retired Dad spends his time speaking in a charmingly crude and cuss word-heavy vernacular, or what Halpern characterizes as a “mixture of honesty and insanity.” When Halpern starts posting his Dad’s remarks on a twitter account, they go viral, because you can’t read them without laughing. The book includes more Dad stories and a compilation of his Dad’s best quotes on a variety of subject. He says of slumber parties: “There’s chips in the cabinet and ice cream in the freezer. Stay away from knives and fire. OK, I’ve done my part. I’m going to bed.”
Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ’s Childhood Pal
Comic horror novelist Christopher Moore takes on the gospel in this popular novel about the early life of Jesus, told by his bestie, Biff. It’s as poignant as it is hilarious, and fans admit to laugh out loud page-turning and a story that stays with them long after they’ve finished reading. Don’t miss these 9 life-changing books everyone should read.
Fans love Carl Hiaasen’s over-the-top novels filled with zany writing and bizarre scenarios. This one follows former cop Andrew Yancy as he investigates a severed arm that turns up at the end of a fishing line. The middle finger is somehow frozen in the up position, a harbinger of the crude and funny madcap investigation to come.
The Importance of Being Ernest
Oscar Wilde’s famous play, written in 1915, is still considered a rollicking read. Wilde basically invented witty repartee, and the dialogue here delivers. The story concerns two men romancing two women and it’s filled with madcap chaos and hilarious twists and turns. Lose yourself in timeless language that still induces an impressive amount of giggles. Check out these 10 funny typos in famous works of literature.
Let’s Pretend This Never Happened: A Mostly True Memoir
Jenny Lawson makes embarrassing moments totally hilarious. Get caught up in her lively literary style filled with asides, cussing, and truly alluring sarcasm. This memoir became a much-loved bestseller because Lawson’s life stories are heartwarming, relatable, and so funny you’ll shake the bed and scare anyone close by while you’re reading.
Are You There, Vodka? It’s Me, Chelsea
Chelsea Handler’s funny, engaging musings are ultra-clever and keep you turning pages and laughing out loud with ease—almost like having a drink. Handler’s style is raunchy, offensive, and filled with comic punches as she lets you in on the details of her life, both the outrageous and the mundane.
One for the Money
In Janet Evanovich’s first Stephanie Plum novel, you’ll follow the exploits of department store lingerie buyer turned bounty hunter. The eponymous Jersey girl is known for her wisecracks, cynical outlook, and adventures in capturing her erstwhile hook-up, the hottie Morelli. She needs the money so why not try to capture an old fling? Fans love Plum’s laugh-out-loud antics. Find out the top 10 books everyone lies about reading.
Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns)
Mindy Kaling’s signature wit comes with heaping doses of brilliance in this memoir about her life as the daughter of immigrants and how she became known for her comedy. She was a writer and performer on the critically-acclaimed, ever-ironic, and hilariously soulful The Office. She also starred in, wrote and executive produced her hit show, The Mindy Project. You’ll love laughing as you fall hard for her honest, tell-it-like-is, witty voice.