While reading ideas are included here and displays featured in most library locations, what you read is entirely your choice. To participate in the program, you must read one book each from five different categories. See the main page for complete details and all ten categories.
||Fat Is the New 30: The Sweet Potato Queens' Guide to Coping with (the Crappy Parts of) Life|
By Browne, Jill Conner
2012-03 - Amazon Publishing
9781612181400 Check Our Catalog
The Sweet Potato Queens® are back and bawdier than ever in Southern belle extraordinaire Jill Conner Browne's ninth edition of the hysterical series. Having experienced pretty much ALL of the crappy parts of life, Browne feels it is her duty to render whatever assistance she can to her fellow sufferers -- and she does so in her own inimitable fashion. Her father taught her there are very few situations in life that we really and truly cannot change, and it is up to us to figure out how to either make fun OUT of them -- or make fun OF them. And fortunately for the rest of us, Browne is well equipped for both. Including the exploits of the Queen contingent and her family, she delivers applicable tidbits like: Thinking or talking about watermelon can save any negative situation ; If you get drunk in Scotland, you can't have your cow with you ; When sanity and reason fail, you can always cheerfully resort to ridicule ; Denial means that every situation is perfectly perfect. More fun than a Cracker Barrel full of monkeys, Fat Is the New 30 will change your life -- or at least give you ideas for making fun of your ownself.
||Not Taco Bell Material: A Memoir |
By Carolla, Adam
2012-06 - Crown Archetype
0307888878 Check Our Catalog
Chart-topping podcaster and funnyman Carolla started broke and blue collar and has now been on the Hollywood scene for over 15 years, yet he never lost his underdog demeanor. He's still connected to the working class, and delivers a raw and edgy, fish-out-of-water take on the world.
||I Didn't Ask to Be Born (But I'm Glad I Was) |
By Cosby, Bill
Illustrator Booth, George
2011-11 - Center Street
0892969202 Check Our Catalog
The world's most beloved funnyman is back with his first humor book since the bestselling "Cosbyology". In this hilarious new collection of observations, Cosby brings us more of his wonderful and wacky insights into the human condition that are sure to become classics. The doctor of comedy holds forth on everything from a game show contestant's confusing origins to a grandchild with a Godzilla infatuation, to his first love Bernadette, and many more delightful digressions.
||Girl Walks Into a Bar...: Comedy Calamities, Dating Disasters, and a Midlife Miracle |
By Dratch, Rachel
2012-03 - Gotham Books
1592407110 Check Our Catalog
The former "Saturday Night Live" star recounts the hilarious adventures and unexpected joy of becoming a mother when she least expected it--at the age of forty-four. The "happily ever after" story proves female comics are truly having their moment.
By Fey, Tina
2012-01 - Reagan Arthur Books
0316056871 Check Our Catalog
Before Liz Lemon, before Weekend Update, before "Sarah Palin, Fey was just a young girl with a dream: a recurring stress dream that she was being chased through a local airport by her middle-school gym teacher. She also had a dream that one day she would be a comedian on TV. She has seen both these dreams come true. At last, Fey's story can be told.
||I Suck at Girls |
By Halpern, Justin
2012-05 - It Books
0062113372 Check Our Catalog
From the author of the massive #1 "New York Times"-bestseller "Sh*t My Dad Says" comes a laugh-out-loud funny and touching story about relationships with the opposite sex, from his first kiss to getting engaged and all the awkward moments in between.
||Lies That Chelsea Handler Told Me |
By Handler, Chelsea
2012-04 - Grand Central Publishing
0446584703 Check Our Catalog
Friends, family, co-workers--they've all been tricked by Handler into believing stories of total foolishness and into behaving like total fools. Luckily, they've lived to tell the tales and write about them.
||Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (and Other Concerns) |
By Kaling, Mindy
2011-11 - Crown Archetype
0307886263 Check Our Catalog
Kaling shares her observations, fears, and opinions about a wide-ranging list of the topics she thinks about the 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.
||If It Was Easy, They'd Call the Whole Damn Thing a Honeymoon: Living with and Loving the TV-Addicted, Sex-Obsessed, Not-So-Handy Man You Married |
By McCarthy, Jenny
2011-10 - Berkley Publishing Group
0425243028 Check Our Catalog
"Hilarious, smart, and utterly addicting. Watch out, Nora Ephron." - Valerie Frankel. Jenny McCarthy presents an uproarious but insightful peek behind the curtains at the unholy state of matrimony. With ballsy wit and bawdy humor, she explores everything from male domestic idiocy and the frustrating misfires in spousal communication to how to stay true to the peskiest of vows: "forsaking all others." Part in-your-face guide, part brutal confession, this book is a must-read manifesto on surviving marriage in an age when everyone seems to live forever and getting a divorce is as easy as ordering a latte.
||It Looked Different on the Model: Epic Tales of Impending Shame and Infamy |
By Notaro, Laurie
2011-07 - Villard Books
0345510992 Check Our Catalog
Former humor columnist Notaro ("Spooky Little Girl," etc.) gathers observations on the odds and ends of her transplanted life in a series of quirky domestic vignettes.
By Reiser, Paul
2011-05 - Hyperion Books
1401324320 Check Our Catalog
In keeping with the theme of his two previous New York Times bestsellers, "Couplehood" and "Babyhood," Reiser brings his trademark warmth and razor-sharp wit to bear on observations about parenting, marriage, and midlife.
||Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim |
By Sedaris, David
2005-05 - Back Bay Books
0316010790 Check Our Catalog
In this "New York Times" bestseller, now available in paperback, Sedaris returns to his deliriously twisted domain: hilarious childhood dramas infused with melancholy, the gulf of misunderstanding that exists between people of different nations or members of the same family, and the poignant divide between one's best hopes and most common deeds.
||Shatner Rules: Your Guide to Understanding the Shatnerverse and the World at Large |
By Shatner, William
2011-10 - Dutton Books
0525952519 Check Our Catalog
With insight, wisdom, and, of course, a heavy dose of humor, Shatner reveals the truth behind his persona, his own career longevity, his understanding of modern technology, and the benefit of staying true to oneself, no matter what the situation. Welcome to the Shatnerverse.
||Quite Enough of Calvin Trillin: Forty Years of Funny Stuff |
By Trillin, Calvin
2012-12 - Random House Trade
0812982215 Check Our Catalog
For at least 40 years, Trillin has committed blatant acts of funniness all over the place. Now he selects the best of his funny stuff and organizes it into topics like high finance and the literary life. In this, the definitive collection of his humor, Trillin is prescient, insightful, and invariably hilarious.
||This Book Is Full of Spiders: Seriously, Dude, Don't Touch It |
By Wong, David
2012-10 - Thomas Dunne Books
9780312546342 Check Our Catalog
Fan favorite Wong takes readers to a whole new level with this blistering sequel to the cult sensation "John Dies at the End," soon to be a movie starring Paul Giamatti.
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