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The 40 Funniest Books of All Time
But how many of them will suggest a book? Not nearly enough. Which is a shame, because good ole fashioned books—the kind printed on paper and distributed in mysterious places called bookstores and libraries—contain some of the best comedy ever created by other human beings. The intimacy of reading a book is what makes the humor feel more personal, digging deeper into your soul and eliciting guffaws that can truly feel like sweet relief. Here are 40 books that we consider to be the funniest ever written. Armageddon has never been this funny. We love the stories about his father, Lou, who tried and failed to convince his kids to start a jazz combo.
A genuinely funny book is one of life's simplest pleasures, but finding the real stand-outs is never as easy. Back in , we asked some leading lights of comedy and literature to nominate the books that make them laugh out loud. Here we revisit the results, and add some extras from the Esquire team. It's strange how this novel has become a by-word for doomy, nihilistic introspection; I blame Mark Chapman. It's actually a very funny book, right from its perfect opening sentence.
Want a fun new read to dive into? Well, you're in luck! We've got you covered with everything from classic to contemporary titles. Consider this the ultimate comedy booklist with something for everyone. US Edition U. News U. HuffPost Personal Video Horoscopes.