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Books written by comedians that will make you laugh out loud.

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I Want to Kill the Dog
Richard M. Cohen

BIOGRAPHY COHEN

A humorous rant about the author’s struggles with his wife’s difficult dogs relates his frustrations at constant canine drama, aggression, and behavioral issues.


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Let's Pretend This Never Happened: (A Mostly True Memoir)
Jenny Lawson

BIOGRAPHY LAWSON

In an illustrated memoir, the creator of the Bloggess blog shares humorous stories from her life, including her awkward upbringing in Texas and her relationship with her husband.


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Everything Is Perfect When You're a Liar
Kelly Oxford

BIOGRAPHY OXFORD

A Twitter sensation and popular writer uses her trademark blend of biting wit and self-deprecation to find hilarity in everyday life.


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If It's Not One Thing, It's Your Mother
Julia Sweeney

BIOGRAPHY SWEENEY

Julia writes about deciding to adopt her child, strollers, nannies, knitting, being adopted by a dog, and The Food Network. She also recounts how she explained the facts of life to nine-year-old Mulan, a story that became a wildly popular TED talk and YouTube video.


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Instant Mom
Nia Vardalos

BIOGRAPHY VARDALOS

The author shares her story of adopting a preschooler while discussing innovative ways to conquer the challenges new moms face.


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Gazelles, Baby Steps and 37 Other Things Dave Ramsey Taught Me about Debt
Jonathan Acuff

HUMOR ACU

Jon Acuff’s hilarious thoughts on all things “Dave Ramsey.” Perfect for the Dave fan who has everything, or the person who wants to laugh about money while on their journey to financial peace.


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Sleepwalk with Me: and Other Painfully True Stories
Mike Birbiglia

HUMOR BIR

Some of the stories are about my childhood, some are about girls I made out with when I was thirteen, some are about my parents, and some are, of course, about my bouts with sleepwalking. Bring this book to bed. And sleepwalk with me.


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Total Frat Move
W. R. Bolen

HUMOR BOL

The next (d)evolution in college debauchery, based on the highly popular website and twitter feed.


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Star Wars: Darth Vader and Son
Jeffrey Brown

HUMOR BRO

What if Darth Vader took an active role in raising his son? What if ‘Luke, I am your father’ was just a stern admonishment from an annoyed dad? In this comic reimagining, Darth Vader is a dad like any other—except with all the baggage of being the Dark Lord of the Sith.


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America Again: Re-becoming the Greatness We Never Weren't
Stephen Colbert

HUMOR COL

The political satirist, comedian, and host of “The Colbert Report” puts his signature humorous spin on healthcare, the economy, and food, promising that this book will singlehandedly fix an America that is broken and has lost its way.


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Seriously...I'm Kidding
Ellen DeGeneres

HUMOR DEG

I’ve experienced a lot the last few years and I have a lot to share. I think you’ll find I’ve left no stone unturned, no door unopened, no window unbroken, no rug unvacuumed, no ivories untickled. What I’m saying is, let us begin, shall we?


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Bossypants
Tina Fey

HUMOR FEY

From her youthful days as a vicious nerd to her tour of duty on “Saturday Night Live”; from her one-sided college romance to her nearly fatal honeymoon, comedian Tina Fey reveals all, and proves that you’re no one until someone calls you bossy.


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Dad Is Fat
Jim Gaffigan

HUMOR GAF

Stand-up comedian Jim Gaffigan expresses the joys and horrors of life with five young children.


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Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang
Chelsea Handler

HUMOR HAN

Handler delivers one laugh-out-loud moment after another as she sets her sights on the ridiculous side of childhood, adulthood, and daughterhood.


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Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns)
Mindy Kaling

HUMOR KAL

Kaling shares her observations, fears, and opinions about a wide-ranging list of the topics that she thinks about most. From her favorite types of guys to life in the “The Office” writers’ room, her book is full of personal stories and laugh-out-loud philosophies.


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When You Are Engulfed in Flames
David Sedaris

HUMOR SED

David Sedaris uses life’s most bizarre moments to reach new heights in understanding love and fear, family and strangers.


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Cake Wrecks: When Professional Cakes Go Hilariously Wrong
Jen Yates

HUMOR YAT

Here are the worst cakes ever, including the ugly, the silly, the downright creepy, the unintentionally sad or suggestive, and the just plain funny. With witty commentary and behind-the-scenes tidbits, Cake Wrecks will ensure that you never look at a cake the same way again.


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Wicked Plants: The Weed That Killed Lincoln's Mother and Other Botanical Atrocities
Amy Stewart

SCIENCE PLANTS STE

In Wicked Plants, Stewart takes on over two hundred of Mother Nature’s most appalling creations. It’s an A to Z of plants that kill, maim, intoxicate, and otherwise offend. Menacing botanical illustrations and splendidly ghastly drawings create a fascinating portrait of the evildoers that may be lurking in your own backyard.


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