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Laugh out loud funny books?

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Nikitasol Tue 21-Mar-17 05:35:42

I'm in the process of splitting up with my partner and really need some funny books to make me laugh right now? Any suggestions for books that will make me weep with laughter? Fiction or non fiction fine. I'm x posting this.

Todayistuesday Tue 21-Mar-17 20:33:38

Things My Father Told Me (and sequel) currently making me cry with laughter for third time. Sorry you're going through this.

whatnextfred Tue 21-Mar-17 20:35:14

Rachel's holiday by Marion Keynes. Me too btw x

ArseyTussle Tue 21-Mar-17 20:37:08

Tina Fey's autobiography is fab.

Sorry you're having a shitty time. flowers

NauticalDisaster Tue 21-Mar-17 20:39:17

David Sedaris - When You Are Engulfed in Flames made me properly lol.


Toastandjam16 Tue 21-Mar-17 20:39:56

E by Matt Beaumont. Absolutely hilarious. Novel about emails between people working at an advertising agency. There's a Christmas short novel and a sequel too.

MargotMoon Tue 21-Mar-17 20:41:21

Alan Partridge on audiobook is ace (if you're a fan of course)

I also love anything by Bill Bryson but especially The Lost Continent.

Also, not just laugh out loud funny but great for when you're going through a hard time (I read it after DH left me) is Wild by Cheryl Strayed

MargotMoon Tue 21-Mar-17 20:43:22

PS I'm sorry you are going through this. It's a cliche but it will get better. If you need something cheesy in that regard try the book of Eat Pray Love (it's a lot less vom-inducing than the film, I promise)

littlebillie Tue 21-Mar-17 22:39:32

I loved Rachel's holiday there is some real humour in there but mostly truth!

Heratnumber7 Tue 21-Mar-17 22:51:48

Three Men in a Boat by Jerome K Jerome. Hilarious.

MazDazzle Tue 21-Mar-17 22:55:55

Ben Brooks, 'Grow Up'.

MazDazzle Tue 21-Mar-17 22:58:11

Kevin Bridges' autobiography had me sniggering in bed.

GraceGrape Tue 21-Mar-17 23:01:05

Another recommendation for Bill Bryson. The lost continent is my favourite but Notes from a Small Island also really funny.

annandale Tue 21-Mar-17 23:04:27

Maybe only for lovers of old books but I am rereading The Plague and I by Betty MacDonald and laughing uncontrollably.

artiface Tue 21-Mar-17 23:34:59

The Tent The Bucket And Me. Even if you've never been camping its really really funny!

HarrietSchulenberg Tue 21-Mar-17 23:37:24

Another hand up for Bill Bryson here, and also an old autobiography by Maureen Lipman from about 1988. It had me crying with laughter when I read it.

TeaMeBasil Tue 21-Mar-17 23:47:48

Was about to say The Tent, The bucket & me!! Just re-read for the second time and such a great book, so funny!!

Very very highly recommended!!! grin

RunRabbitRunRabbit Tue 21-Mar-17 23:52:08

Playing the Moldovans at tennis by Tony Hawks

affectionincoldclimate Wed 22-Mar-17 00:02:39

"Alan Partridge on audiobook is ace (if you're a fan of course)"

100 times yes. Even in written form. I remember laughing pretty much constantly while reading it.

Anything by PG Wodehouse

MargotMoon Wed 22-Mar-17 09:08:45

@RunRabbitRunRabbit Good shout - have you read Round Ireland with a Fridge also by T Hawks?

Nikitasol Wed 22-Mar-17 20:32:45

Brilliant! Thanks for these. I've just finished Rob Delaney (he of Catastrophe) autobiography which made me howl with laughter in parts. Just started one of David Sedaris (American hunourist) books too which is also quite good. And have ordered Sara Pascoes book Animal too. I need it after the day I've had - epic tantrums (not mine), dose of worms from nursery, gammy twisted knee and didn't get job I thought I was a shoe in for. Finding my pleasures where I can. 

fruityb Wed 22-Mar-17 20:34:47

Came on to say Bill Bryson too! Notes from a small island had me weeping!

Nikitasol Wed 22-Mar-17 22:14:00

Who's the Tent, the bucket and me by? Sounds promising!

muckology Thu 23-Mar-17 00:14:41

Have we forgotten Bridget Jones Diary and The Secret Diary of Adrian Moles, aged 13 3/4?
And as affectioninacoldclimate said, anything by PJ Whoodhouse,
also perhaps Cold Comfort Farm? - more of a chuckle than a LOL but spirited and brilliant.
Niki you are due a break soon!

Nikitasol Thu 23-Mar-17 07:46:40

Thanks muckology. Let's hope it's not my leg! grin

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