Part language usage book, part memoir, all amusing, Between You & Me is a delight. Norris spent many years at The New Yorker, and many of her examples of misused language are gleaned from her time at the magazine. Have trouble with "who" vs "whom" or "that" vs "which"? Norris gives memorable...
Book Genre: Humor and Comedy
This is a great quick read. There isn't a whole of doctor talk or scientific stuff when it comes to pregnancy, just a pregnant talking about what can go wrong or what weird things happen during pregnancy. It has a great sense of humor, but there wasn't too much that comforted me or made me laugh...
This book can be read as humorous and satrical, but it does have a serious tone in many chapters. The humorous and satirical part usually came from the chapters, like mentioning that white people should now have more than one "token" black friend. But he did bring up topics, like the use of the...
A fun, playful book about "what if" scenarios for heroes in training or those who want to learn how to live on the edge. It is guaranteed to make you laugh and marvel at the creative ingenuity of the authors such as how to perform the Jedi mind trick or fend off a ghost. Enjoy but share wisely...
I loved Amy Poehler, ever since I watched her on Saturday Night Live. I knew I had to read her book. I really enjoyed her book for many reasons. She talks about the moments that led to her success, while using humor, like obviously name dropping because she could. I listened to the audio book,...
Melissa McCarthy did not disappoint in this movie. The details of the storyline are pretty vague when it comes to the trailer and I think that was great because there were so many more surprises in the movie. It's definitely full of laughs. There are some heart felt moments as well, but the...
Jean Thompson's mostly contemporary retellings of classic fairy tales brim with "grimm" and convey an undertone of Shirley Jackson-esque dread. Fabulous!
This book is a quick read, you are just basically going through the alphabet with reasons to miss school. But the most important part of this book is the art and the design of the book. At first, it comes off as a picture books for kids, but once you look at the art it instantly draws in an...
CeCe is moving from her old school to a new one where everyone knows she is different: CeCe can't hear as well as everyone else, but she handles this difference with humor. She also deals with the everyday problems of growing up like losing best friends, and struggling in school. ...
Hannah (she's real informal) is a Gen Y or Millennial and a talented spokesperson for her generation. John Green, only one of the most popular authors, wrote the introduction. But Hannah, a talented punster, does more in her anthem. She reveals the anxiety and tenderness under the narcissism...
The wolf finally gets to tell his side of the story…after all there are two sides to every story! In this awesome, fast-paced, amusing tale the wolf shares his outlandish version of what “really” happened when he squared off with the three little pigs. The abstract illustrations compliment this...
Do you need a little pick-me-up? Looking for that best medicine ever, laughter? Have I got the cure for you! I had heard about NPR's Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!, but it wasn't until I happened upon the...
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian is an impressive read; it has humor, illustrations, witty dialogue, friendship, tragedy, social commentary, and a protagonist, Junior, that you can't help but find endearing. Junior is a high-schooler who has lived on a reservation ("the...
Alexander McCall Smith is the author of several popular series and this one is yet another in that number. Originally published as a newspaper column, McCall himself says that they were intended to keep readers' interest and leave them longing to read the next installment and so the book'...
Throughout most of the book, Elna is trying to find a way to balance her life in New York with her life as a Mormon. It's definitely not easy, especially when it comes to dating. She deals with a lot of things that most 20-somethings struggle with.
I was able to...
Jeffrey Brown has proved to be humorous with his Star Wars themed books. This book can be enjoyed by all those who aren't Star Wars fans. There are real hilarious moments and definitely laugh out loud ones. If you have ever been around a toddler, you can appreciate the child's voice. It wasn't...
Very funny! I loved all the little asides and lightbulbed "What to Remember" takeaways at the end of every chapter. And mixed amid the humor are often little tidbits of common sense, helping us harried moms keep things in perspective.
Haha! This is an absurd, dark and delightful little treat. Needless to say these birds are troubled, from the necrophiliac owls to the bulimic sparrows and the grosbeak that WILL KILL you for your fries it is filled with birds from the wrong side of the road. Charming little paintings paired...
This is a strange little Weird Western, the main characters are all acts from Buffalo Bill Cody’s Wild West show. But this is not the Buffalo Bill you know, this one’s just a head in a jar (on top of a robot body). Join the crew as they take a Zeppelin west to perform for the Japanese Emperor,...
This is an amusing illustrated story for any cat/pet lover. Many of us wonder what are pets are doing when we're not around. Author Caroline Paul and illustrator Wendy MacNaughton took this idea and ran with it after their cat Tibia disappeared for five weeks, then returned home. Where had he...
NPR recommended this book so I read it.
Edward's life is so depressing.
Is humanity in a cage?
The black and white drawings kept me going.
I wanted to set all the hamsters free like Elliott set the frogs free in E.T.
My bird won't leave his cage. He is...
Reminiscent of "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time", "The Good Luck of Right Now" follows the story of Bartholomew Neil after the death of his mother, who he has relied on his entire life. Now that Bartholomew has to find his own way, he comes to realize at age 38 just...
Emma spills her guts on a plane trip to the stranger next to her because she hates flying. She confesses all her little white lies that she tells her boyfriends, family and friends. What's the harm? She'll never see him again--unless he turns into her new boss.
At times laugh-out-loud...
Mindy Kalling is a comedic genius, I can tell by watching the shows she has participated in. I decided to read her book to see her real thoughts on life. She discusses everything from adolescence to being a writer in Hollywood. Also, what it took for her to become a writer on a hit show. It's...
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