Funny Books / Writers

I read a lot. Lots of serious stuff, of course. Lots of fiction too. When the world is "too much with me," as they say, I take a break by reading good fiction. (I'm picky. I don't like junk. But I'll spare you the names of writers I consider lousy ones. Of course too, even the good ones can be pretty serious...) If you want to see what kind of "serious" stuff I like, check out this list. And then there's this list. But for right now, it's writers who write good funny stuff I'm focusing on.

Kind of sobering times in the world, eh? In a whole bunch of ways. Somehow, we have to keep our spirits up! So for a day or two, I'm focusing on funny (previous post has funny YouTubes & some movie suggestions).

This is a very preliminary list. I'll add to it as I think of other writers who make me laugh.

Heather Mallick - Cake or Death (for a self-declared depressive, she sure is funny!!) I first mentioned her here

Bill Bryson - anything he writes! (mentioned him in this post about walking)

Dave Barry - ditto. Gotta say, his book about guys (Dave Barry’s Complete Guide to Guys) is absolutely side-splitting! As is I'll Mature When I'm Dead - Dave Barry's Amazing Tales of Adulthood. This is one very funny man!! (For a Dave Barry take on the difference between men & women, go here!)

George Carlin - I'm reading his Braindroppings right now. Pretty good!

Nora Ephron's book I Feel Bad About My Neck and Other Thoughts on Being a Woman is pretty good! She sure does get it about necks...


P.S. a few weeks later:  I believe the 'Quote of the day' I used w. this post was this Woody Allen gem: “More than any time in history mankind faces a crossroads. One path leads to despair and utter hopelessness, the other to total extinction. Let us pray that we have the wisdom to choose correctly.” – Woody Allen