Funny Books For Adults by TV & Internet Personalities.

Funny Books For Adults by TV & Internet Personalities.

Funny books for adults usually touch on serious subjects too.  These funny life anecdotes, almost biographies,  are written by very funny TV and internet personalities.  They will make you laugh out loud, even in the serious bits.

Science tells us laughter is good for lowering blood pressure, and increasing happy hormones, so go ahead and laugh.  Sharing these funny books for adults will also increase happiness.

1. Why Not Me? – Mindy Kaling

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Even if you are not familiar with Kaling’s work in comedy and TV, her books are still delightful to read. Why Not Me? is a rather personal book of essays where readers can get to know Kaling more – her life, struggles and success. Filled with wit, insight and self-depreciating humor, her essays address topics that almost anyone can relate to and laugh along.

2. You’re Never Weird on the Internet (Almost) – Felicia Day

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If you are in your late 20s to early 30s, you belong to the last generation who knows what life was like before the internet, and thus will find Day’s book more relatable. Day recounts the early, pre-social media era of connecting with people online, the ups and downs of online fame, and how it influenced her life and career. To keep it real, she also highlights the drawbacks and potential dangers of being actively involved in online communities. A very funny book.

3. Furiously Happy: A Funny Book About Horrible Things – Jenny Lawson

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For those who loved Lawson’s first book, Let’s Pretend This Never Happened, may be hoping for a sequel from the blogger. Unlike her collection of anecdotes, however, Furiously Happy is a very personal book, in which she openly shares her struggles, especially with mental illness. As relatable and heartfelt as this book is, it is far from gloomy. Readers will still get plenty of laughs out of it, yet putting the book down with a greater understanding and tolerance for those living with mental conditions.

4. Binge – Tyler Oakley

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Oakley is one of those YouTubers who have gained enough online fame to court a book deal. But if you expect his book to be a printed rehash of his videos, you will be surprised! Binge is filled with deeply personal anecdotes – stuff he would not have shared on YouTube – and life lessons, which will likely resonate with the younger crowd. Whether you belong to Oakley’s target audience on YouTube or not, this book is a worthwhile read.  Even if only for insights on how one person can harness the power of social media to reach and inspire millions.

5. Yes, My Accent is Real – Kunal Nayyar

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Most people became familiar with Nayyar as Raj in The Big Bang Theory TV series. However his book is not really a biography – despite what the title might have you think.  There is very little mention of the TV show.  It is a collection of short self-reflective essays.  Nothing too profound or deep (no Big Bang Theory), it is a great book for light reading and a laugh for fans of Nayyar.

10 Best Ever Comedy Sci Fi Novels

10 Best Ever Comedy Sci Fi Novels

Continued on from our last post we finish reviewing the best ever comedy sci fi novels.

Laughter is healing.  Laughter is relaxing. Laughter lowers your blood pressure.  Laugh out loud with these funny novels.

Give the gift of laughter this Christmas with a good book (or two) from the rest of our list.

10 All Time Best Comedy Sci Fi Novels – continued

See 1-5 here.

6. Job: A Comedy of Justice – Robert Heinlein

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Would you leave Heaven and go through Hell to find your find your beloved? Don’t assume what Heinlein’s novel is about because of the biblical title; it is more than a Sci-Fi twist on the Book of Job. Sure, the plot is based on its source of inspiration, where a man made a wager with his Creator and was put through a series of trials. But what we have here is a character-driven story of personal transformation and lessons learned.

7. Redshirts: A Novel with Three Codas – John Scalzi

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In Scalzi’s novel, the Redshirts refer to crew members abroad a flagship whose mission is predetermined by a Narrative. Fans of the TV series, Star Trek will find the premise familiar. That does not mean the novel is just a knockoff of the highly acclaimed TV show. The novel is made up of the principle story, followed by the three codas – short stories focused on the minor characters, told in first, second and third-person, respectively. Overall, the plot is uncomplicated, filled with sardonic wit, and touches lightly on some serious themes.

8. Equal Rites (Discworld series) – Terry Pratchett

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The plot and characters of each Discworld book can stand on their own, which makes reading them in order not really necessary. Equal Rites is the third book in the series, but could very well work as an introductory book. It is very funny, has better characterization and more depth than the two that came before it. The plot may be a little slow in places, but it is still a thoroughly enjoyable adventure with a satisfying conclusion.

9. Bored of the Rings: A Parody – The Harvard Lampoon

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As a parody, this book has unfortunately not aged perfectly, since it contains many pop culture references relevant in the late 60s to the early 70s. Some of its humor may be considered irrelevant or even inappropriate today. However older fans of Tolkien’s iconic fantasy novels are likely to find Bored of the Rings very funny. For true-blue Tolkien fans though, this book is a worthwhile read, even if it is just for the sake of nostalgia, just keep in mind the era which it was first published.

10. A Spell for Chameleon (Xanth, Book 1) – Piers Anthony

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There are currently over 20 Xanth novels, all featuring stories of heroic characters with magical abilities that are set in the fantasy land of Xanth – a clever allusion to Florida. What makes the Xanth novels stand out from your typical fantasy is Anthony’s witty use of puns and innuendos in his writings. A Spell for Chameleon is the first, and considered by many to be the best of the pun-filled series. The plot is solidly developed and worth reading while one enjoys the humor from its smart writing.

8 Laugh Out Loud Funniest Books Ever Written

8 Laugh Out Loud Funniest Books Ever Written

Because these books are so funny, we recommend that you don’t read them in public, and if you do, we’re not responsible for the consequences. Here is a collection of incredibly funny books, which we think are the funniest books ever written.

8 Laugh Out Loud Funniest Books Ever Written

1. A Confederacy of Dunces, by John Kennedy Toole

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A Confederacy of Dunces… Winner of the Pulitzer Prize… John Kennedy Toole’s work is a masterwork nothing less than a grand comic fugue.

2. The Ultimate Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy – Douglas Adams

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Seconds before the Earth is demolished for a galactic freeway, Arthur Dent is saved by Ford Prefect, a researcher for the revised Guide. Together they stick out their thumbs to the stars and begin a wild journey through time and space.

3. CATCH-22 by Joseph Heller

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CATCH-22 is masterful in so many ways. It begins as comic farce, proceeds to the increasingly surreal, and then transforms into a nightmarish tragedy before ending triumphantly.

4. Three Men in a Boat – Jerome K. Jerome

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Three Men in a Boat, first published in 1889, tells the story of George, Harris, and J., who, accompanied by Montmorency (a misbehaving dog), take a boating trip up the Thames. Narrated in the first person by J., the novel is hilarious, touching, and occasionally profound. The humor ranges from dry wit to slapstick as J. recounts the trio’s hapless efforts to row their way up the river.

5. Good Omens – Terry Prachett and Neil Gaiman

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The Antichrist is coming. The world’s about to end. The only problem is the “rank and file” angels and demons (who’ve begun to enjoy each other’s company and understand each other over the eons) aren’t so sure they want Armageddon to come.

6. Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ’s Childhood Pal Christopher Moore

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Alternative version of Christ’s life. Alternative version of Christ’s life. Laugh out loud funny. Laugh out loud funny.

7. Me Talk Pretty One Day David Sedaris

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A great book for someone entering college or starting study abroad. Very funny life stories told by an imaginative author.

8. The Importance of Being Earnest – Oscar Wilde

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This sparkles with wit that belongs only to Oscar Wilde. The sarcasm is delicious and the twists very intriguing.

So there you are.  If your funny bone needs a rest after these, try some other emotional books here.