Thursday, February 19, 2009

Laugh - Anytime, Anywhere

I love books that make me laugh and I'm always on the lookout for something new and different. You never know when or where you'll find that certain book that is LOL - Laugh Out Loud - funny. One little gem is Lon Emerick's You Wouldn't Like It Here: A Guide to the REAL Upper Peninsula of Michigan. I discovered this book on a revolving rack in the gift shop of the S.S. Badger while crossing from Ludington, Michigan to Manitowoc, Wisconsin. I read it all (85 pages and great illustrations) during the crossing and laughed so much my friend grabbed it from me and read it after I finished. If you've ever visited the U.P. you'll understand and probably love this book. If you were born there... well, sorry.

The Sweet Potato Queen's Book of Love by Jill Conner Browne became one of my favorites after it drew my attention because of it's flashy cover. I could tell from the first page that it was my kind of humor. I highly recommend the audio version as the author reads the book with her southern drawl. Browne has many other titles about the Sweet Potato Queens, so you can keep right on laughing after the first book.

Both the title and the cover art attracted me to Bless Your Heart, Tramp and Stop Dressing Your Six-Year-Old Like a Skank by Celia Rivenbark. Both are LOL funny and this author has also written other humorous books.

So what books have you discovered that make you laugh? How did you find them? Come on, share the laughs.

Linda Knorr - Readers' Services


Anonymous said...

Give me anything written by David Sedaris. He's bitingly funny but his stories are really about serious topics. It's only after you laugh that you realize you just ate the sugar to make the medicine go down.

Jeanne said...

I'm all about the Stephanie Plum series by Janet Evanovich. Those novels are always good for a laugh or two.

Eileen said...

I too am a Stephanie Plum fan..Also, you might enjoy Bill Bryson's "I'm a stranger here myself" for laugh out loud articles...Eileen

Cheryl said...

Stephanie Plum rocks! My favorite one is To The Nines. Very hilarious. I've also enjoyed Bill Bryson. Good call Eileen!

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