Best Humor Literary Criticism Books
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1. Jokes for Kids: The Best Jokes, Riddles, Tongue Twisters, Knock-Knock jokes, and One liners for kids: Kids Joke books ages 7-9 8-12
Author: by Rob Stevens
Chock full of hilarious jokes wisecracks, riddles, and knock-knock jokes, Jokes for Kids is for young readersand their parents!200+ jokes! Good, clean family funknock-knocks, riddles, and more Have fun, be silly, and practice word recognition and reading comprehension, all at the same time!
2. Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art
Author: by Scott McCloud
William Morrow Paperbacks
“You must read this book.” Neil GaimanThe bestselling international classic on storytelling and visual communication. Praised throughout the cartoon industry by such luminaries as Art Spiegelman, Matt Groening, and Will Eisner, Scott McCloud’s Understanding Comics is a seminal examination of comics art: its rich history, surprising technical components, and major cultural significance.
Explore the secret world between the panels, through the lines, and within the hidden symbols of a powerful but misunderstood art form.
3. I'm Judging You
Author: by Luvvie Ajayi
Holt (September 13, 2016)
“A truth-riot of a book!”Shonda RhimesNew York Times Bestseller#1 Washington Post BestsellerRedbook 20 Books By Women You Must Read this Fall GoodHousekeeping. Com 17 New Best New Books to Read This FallBookRiot 100 Must-Read Hilarious BooksGoodreads Choice Awards FinalistNow in development with “Shondaland” and ABC Signature Studios as cable television seriesComedian, activist, and hugely popular culture blogger at AwesomelyLuvvie.
Com, Luvvie Ajayi, serves up necessary advice for the masses in this hilarious book of essaysWith over 500,000 readers a month at her enormously popular blog, AwesomelyLuvvie. Com, Luvvie Ajayi is a go-to source for smart takes on pop culture. I’m Judging You is her debut book of humorous essays that dissects our cultural obsessions and calls out bad behavior in our increasingly digital, connected lives.
It passes on lessons and side-eyes on life, social media, culture, and fame, from addressing those terrible friends we all have to serious discussions of race and media representation to what to do about your fool cousin sharing casket pictures from Grandma’s wake on Facebook.
4. The Gospel of the Flying Spaghetti Monster
Author: by Bobby Henderson
Can I get a ramen from the congregation?! Behold the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster (FSM), today’s fastest growing carbohydrate-based religion. According to church founder Bobby Henderson, the universe and all life within it were created by a mystical and divine being: the Flying Spaghetti Monster.
What drives the FSM’ s devout followers, a.K.A.Pastafarians? Some say it’s the assuring touch from the FSM’s noodly appendage. Then there are those who love the worship service, which is conducted in pirate talk and attended by congregants in dashing buccaneer garb.
Still others are drawn to the Church’s flimsy moral standards, religious holidays every Friday, or the fact that Pastafarian heaven is way cooler: Does your heaven have a Stripper Factory and a Beer Volcano? Intelligent Design has finally met its matchand it has nothing to do with apes or the Olive Garden of Eden.
Within these pages, Bobby Henderson outlines the true facts dispelling such malicious myths as evolution (only a theory), science (only a lot of theories), and whether we’re really descended from apes (fact: Humans share 95 percent of their DNA with chimpanzees, but they share 99.
5. Psych's Guide to Crime Fighting for the Totally Unqualified
Author: by Shawn Spencer
Grand Central Publishing
GOT A MYSTERY TO SOLVE?DON’T GET STUMPED.GET PSYCHED! You’ve seen him solve unsolvable crimes, stop unstoppable killers, and consume unconsumable breakfast cereals. Now Shawn Spencer, the mastermind from TV’s hit show Psych, shows you how to become a fake psychic-and a real detective-using his patented methods of crime-fighting awesomeness.
Along the way, he’ll help you deal with whiny sidekicks (that means you, Gus), interfering police officers (including but not limited to Chief Vick, Lassiter, Henry, Buzz MacNab, and, ah, Juliet), and flashes of genius (like Evel Knievel’s white leather jumpsuit).
You’ll discover:How to set up a totally bitchin’ office, where Wednesday = Ladies Night How to convince your sidekick that he’s really your partner How to pick up women at a crime scene Shawn’s Stakeout Survival Guide, including sensible snacks Gus’s Scream-and-Run Method for confronting criminals Unsolved mysteries like who stole Shawn’s Sno-Caps in third grade The ideal sleuth car: Magnum, P.
6. How Proust Can Change Your Life
Author: by Alain De Botton
Blank journal/notebook/diary for graduates60 pages, lined, extra-wide margins. Oh, the Places You’ll Go parody cover. Laughter is the best medicine!
8. The Code of the Woosters (1)
Author: by P. Wodehouse
Aegitas (April 30, 2020)
April 30, 2020
The Code of the Woosters is a novel by P.G. Wodehouse, first published on 7 October 1938, in the United Kingdom by Herbert Jenkins, London, and in the United States by Doubleday, Doran, New York. It was serialised in The Saturday Evening Post (US) from 16 July to 3 September 1938 and in the London Daily Mail from 14 September to 6 October 1938.
The Code of the Woosters is the third full-length novel to feature two of Wodehouse and #39;s best-known creations, Bertie Wooster and his valet Jeeves. It introduces Sir Watkyn Bassett, the owner of a country house called Totleigh Towers where the story takes place, and his intimidating friend Roderick Spode.
It is also a sequel to Right Ho, Jeeves, continuing the story of Bertie and #39;s newt-fancying friend Gussie Fink-Nottle and Gussie and #39;s droopy and overly sentimental fiance, Madeline Bassett. Bertie and Jeeves return to Totleigh Towers in a later novel, Stiff Upper Lip, Jeeves.
9. One Day We'll All Be Dead and None of This Will Matter: Essays
Author: by Scaachi Koul
Picador (May 2, 2017)
One of NPR’s Best Books of the Year A DEBUT COLLECTION OF FIERCE, FUNNY ESSAYS ABOUT GROWING UP THE DAUGHTER OF INDIAN IMMIGRANTS IN WESTERN CULTURE, ADDRESSING SEXISM, STEREOTYPES, AND THE UNIVERSAL MISERIES OF LIFEIn One Day We’ll All Be Dead and None of This Will Matter, Scaachi Koul deploys her razor-sharp humor to share all the fears, outrages, and mortifying moments of her life.
She learned from an early age what made her miserable, and for Scaachi anything can be cause for despair. Whether it’s a shopping trip gone awry; enduring awkward conversations with her bikini waxer; overcoming her fear of flying while vacationing halfway around the world; dealing with Internet trolls, or navigating the fears and anxieties of her parents.
Alongside these personal stories are pointed observations about life as a woman of color: where every aspect of her appearance is open for critique, derision, or outright scorn; where strict gender rules bind in both Western and Indian cultures, leaving little room for a woman not solely focused on marriage and children to have a career (and a life) for herself.
10. Holy Mother Forking Shirtballs: Clean Swear Word Coloring Book for Adults
Author: by Honey Badger Coloring
GIFT IDEAS | COLOURING BOOKS FOR GROWN-UPS | HUMOROUS What the fork! The Honey Badger Laugh your butt off as you color this hilarious and irreverent coloring book full of clean swear words. Honey Badger Don’t Give a Shirt! Product Details: For adult only (NOT FOR CHILDREN) Silky matte finish cover design Printed single sided on bright white paper Perfect for all coloring and paint mediums High quality 60lb (90gsm) paper stock
11. The Most of Nora Ephron
Author: by Nora Ephron
A whopping big celebration of the work of the late, great Nora Ephron, America’s funniestand most acutewriter, famous for her brilliant takes on life as we’ve been living it these last forty years. Everything you could possibly want from Nora Ephron is herefrom her writings on journalism, feminism, and being a woman (the notorious piece on being flat-chested, the clarion call of her commencement address at Wellesley) to her best-selling novel, Heartburn, written in the wake of her devastating divorce from Carl Bernstein; from her hilarious and touching screenplay for the movie When Harry Met Sally …
(I’ll have what she’s having) to her recent play Lucky Guy (published here for the first time); from her ongoing love affair with food, recipes and all, to her extended takes on such controversial women as Lillian Hellman and Helen Gurley Brown; from her pithy blogs on politics to her moving meditations on aging (I Feel Bad About My Neck) and dying.
Her superb writing, her unforgettable movies, her honesty and fearlessness, her nonpareil humor have made Nora Ephron an icon for America’s womenand not a few of its men.
12. Dear Fahrenheit 451: Love and Heartbreak in the Stacks: A Librarian's Love Letters and Breakup Notes to the Books in Her Life
Author: by Annie Spence
A librarian’s laugh-out-loud funny, deeply moving collection of love letters and breakup notes to the books in her life. If you love to read, and presumably you do since you’ve picked up this book (!, you know that some books affect you so profoundly they forever change the way you think about the world.
Some books, on the other hand, disappoint you so much you want to throw them against the wall. Either way, it’s clear that a book can be your new soul mate or the bad relationship you need to end. In Dear Fahrenheit 451, librarian Annie Spence has crafted love letters and breakup notes to the iconic and eclectic books she has encountered over the years.
From breaking up with The Giving Tree (a dysfunctional relationship book if ever there was one), to her love letter to The Time Traveler’s Wife (a novel less about time travel and more about the life of a marriage, with all of its ups and downs), Spence will make you think of old favorites in a new way.
Filled with suggested reading lists, Spence’s take on classic and contemporary books is very much like the best of literaturesometimes laugh-out-loud funny, sometimes surprisingly poignant, and filled with universal truths. A celebration of reading, Dear Fahrenheit 451 is for anyone who loves nothing more than curling up with a good bookand another, and another, and another!
13. In Praise of Idleness: The Classic Essay with a New Introduction by Bradley Trevor Greive
Author: by Third Earl Bertrand Russell
Thomas Dunne Books
Bertrand Russell is considered the Voltaire of his time, and Bradley Trevor Greive is considered one of the funniest people of his. Russell was a Nobel Laureate, and Greive is a New York Times bestselling author. Together, with Russell bringing the philosophy and Greive bringing the hilarious commentary, this book is a classic.
In his celebrated essay, In Praise of Idleness, Russell champions the seemingly incongruous notion that realizing our full potentialand thus enjoying the greatest possible success and happinessis not accomplished by working harder or smarter, but through harnessing the extraordinary power of idleness.
Russell’s penetrating insights and exquisite turns of phrase feel as fresh and relevant today as when they were first written. Arguing that we can achieve far more by doing far less and that traditional wealth accumulation is a form of cultural and moral poverty, Russell demands greater depth from our age of abundant creativity and heralds the next wave of enlightened entrepreneurs.
14. The Wicked Wit of Winston Churchill
Author: by Dominique Enright
Sir Winston Churchill remains a British hero, lauded for his oratorical skill. Hewrote histories, biographies, memoirs, and even a novel, while his journalism,speeches and broadcasts run to millions of words. Perfect for fans of the film Darkest Hour. From 1940 he inspired and united the British people and guided their war effort.
Behind the public figure, however, was a man of vast humanity and enormous wit. His most famous speeches and sayings have passed into history but many of his aphorisms, puns and jokes are less well-known. This enchanting collection brings together hundreds of his wittiest remarks as a record of all that was best about this endearing, conceited, talented and wildly funny Englishman, and is perfect for fans of the film Darkest Hour.
15. What I'd Say to the Martians: And Other Veiled Threats
Author: by Jack Handey
Jack Handey is one of America’s favorite humorists, from his New Yorker pieces to his Deep Thoughts books and Saturday Night Live sketches. Now, in What I’d Say to the Martians, Handey regales readers with his incredible wit and wacky musings.
16. The 50 Funniest American Writers*: An Anthology of Humor from Mark Twain to The Onion
Author: by Andy Borowitz
Library of America
New York Times BestsellerThe creator of The New Yorker’s long running satirical column and one of the funniest people in America pays tribute to comedic geniuses both past and present, including Mark Twain, George Saunders, Nora Ephron, and more (CBS Sunday Morning) Library of America’s collection of hilarious stories, essays, and articles is an exclusive Who’s Who of the very best American comic writing.
Classic pieces of American humor appear here, such as The Ransom of Red Chief by O. Henry and a selection from Anita Loos’ Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. Contemporary writing is well represented, with entries from comedic geniuses like David Sedaris, Larry Willmore, Roy Blount Jr., Sloane Crosby, Bernie Mac, Wanda Sykes, and George Saunders plus laugh-out-loud lesser-known pieces from The New Yorker, Esquire, The Atlantic, National Lampoon, and The Onion.
Full List of ContributorsMark Twain George Ade O. Henry Sinclair Lewis Anita Loos Ring Lardner H.L. Mencken James Thurber Dorothy Parker S.J. Perelman Langston Hughes Frank Sullivan E.B. White Peter De Vries Terry Southern Lenny Bruce Tom Wolfe Jean Shepherd Hunter S.