Thursday, July 30, 2009

Booking Through Thursday - Recent Funnies

Today's question:

What's the funniest book you've read recently?


My answer:

This question has lead me to a startling discovery. I don't really read funny books - it seems that I prefer to listen to them! A quick glance through my books read in the last year or so shows that all funny books have been audios. The funniest were:


by David Sedaris
-read by the author







by Nora Ephron
-read by the author


Both of these books were laugh-out-loud funny and made my drive time fly by.

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20 comments:

  1. Oh yes, we have read the same book :)

    The second one sounds good too. I'm convinced I need to read more funny books now.

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  2. Oh, they would be VERY funny books! I don't think I've ever laughed so hard whilst reading as that toilet scene in The Clothes They Stood Up In. I couldn't see for the tears!

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  3. I keep seeing Sedaris mentioned, but haven't read any yet. I think I'm going to have to order some of his audio books soon.

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  4. I haven't listened to an audio book for such a while, I'm going to have a look at the ones you have mentioned!

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  5. Your picks look funny! Here is my response.

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  6. This is what I've noticed. most regular readers don't read funny books that often.

    You'll find mine here

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  7. Both of those are great books. I love Nora Ephron and after reading that book I pledged to read some more.

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  8. I gave my mom I Feel Bad About My Neck for Christmas and she said it was funny. I will have to get it from her.

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  9. I wondered if the Sedaris book would be good. I saw it at my local book store. Thanks for the post.

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  10. David Sedaris is on a lot of lists. I'll look for him in the library.

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  11. I've been wanting to read
    I Feel Bad About My Neck: And Other Thoughts On Being A Woman
    by Nora Ephron

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  12. I've got a kick out of anything by David Sedaris! :)

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  13. A friend read Nora's book and howled with laughter!! I haven't read either one but will keep them in mind when I'm in need of fun!!

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  14. Violetcrush - Isn't Sedaris great? I'd like to listen to another of his books soon.

    Darlene - That scene in The Clothes They Stood Up in will stay with me for a long, long time - it was hysterical!!

    Jackie (farmlanebooks) - Sedaris is so good on audio! His delivery adds much to the humor.

    Gautami - Either of these would be great to start with.

    Dot - Humor really works well for me on audio...especially when read by the author.

    Susan B. Evans - I don't think you can go wrong with either of these.

    Amy Reads Good Books - I was lucky enough to go to one of Sedaris' shows last winter. He's even better in person!

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  15. Anthonynorth - I wonder why that is...

    Linda - That was the first Nora Ephron I read, and I loved it!

    Nise' - You should definitely borrow it from her. If you get the audio, you'll be laughing out loud while you're walking!

    Kerri - I don't think you can go wrong with any of Sedaris' books.

    CeeCee - I hope you can find one of Sedaris' books or audiobooks. If you're a fan of audio, I would highly recommend them.

    Matt - Sedaris is so funny. When I attended one of his shows last winter, my face actually hurt from laughing so much! His delivery is absolutely perfect.

    Staci - My Mom listen to Ephron's book, too, and she laughed so hard she cried!

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  16. Both are great choices, they certainly had me giggling.

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  18. Icedream - Both of those authors are very funny.

    Matt - Thank you so much! I'll be right over....

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