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I need a funny and light book.

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Initial post: Jan 12, 2013 9:52:58 PM PST
Britt says:
I need a funny and light book. It would be better if it was comprised of short stories. The more sarcasm the better! I haven't read a funny and light book in a long time or any that stand out in my mind. Fiction only please! Thanks for the suggestions!

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 13, 2013 8:35:25 PM PST
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Posted on Jan 26, 2013 9:52:21 PM PST
Anything by Laurie Notaro (I loved 'Autobiography of a Fat Bride') or Celia Rivenbark. If you want darker humor, David Sedaris' early work is pretty funny.

Autobiography of a Fat Bride: True Tales of a Pretend Adulthood
Stop Dressing Your Six-Year-Old Like a Skank: A Slightly Tarnished Southern Belle's Words of Wisdom

Posted on Feb 9, 2013 9:37:45 AM PST
PattiMac says:
Try MURDERING MR. MONTI, by Judith Viorst.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 9, 2013 9:51:40 AM PST
Irish Lace says:
I found Standing in the Rainbow by Fannie Flagg to be very light, fun and amusing. The sequel, Can't Wait to Get to Heaven was also good. They are both set in a small town in Southern Missouri in the middle of the 20th century. It will also give you a glimpse of what life was like in that era in that part of the US.

Posted on Feb 9, 2013 3:10:53 PM PST
BCJS says:
They're not a short story, but any of Janet Evanovich's books (Stephanie Plum series) are light and fast reading with a whole bunch of sarcasm and humor thrown in. A very quick read and a good belly laugh.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 12, 2013 5:38:12 AM PST
Try THE PURPLE CORVETTE by Margot Rising. I think you'll enjoy it. Just enter my name as author and my books will come up. I hope you enjoy it.
Margot Rising

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 12, 2013 10:52:23 AM PST
Tedd Brenner says:
Go back to the amusing and heart-warming James Herriot stories, if you also happen to be an animal lover.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 12, 2013 7:36:26 PM PST
Try A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson. Very funny

Posted on Feb 12, 2013 7:39:00 PM PST
A Walk in the Woods

Posted on Feb 13, 2013 10:08:38 AM PST
C. Batty says:
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

This is light, with a protagionist that comes off like a sarcastic LM Montgomery character. Its very charming, much like the Avonlea chronicles are.

Posted on Feb 13, 2013 11:12:10 AM PST
Tombstone says:
Chet and Bernie mysteries. The first one is "dog on it". A mystery narrated by the dog.

Posted on Feb 13, 2013 1:36:17 PM PST
People Are Unappealing: Even Me or My Custom Van are both hilarious.

Posted on Feb 13, 2013 2:06:45 PM PST
Reana says:
Flabbergasted found myself laughing every turn of the page and purchasing the majority.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 14, 2013 5:31:20 AM PST
Juanita Fae says:
Try The Green Mystery and Royal Purple by Juanita Fae. Very funny and delightful mysteries!

Posted on Feb 14, 2013 5:36:55 PM PST
The early "Mrs. Murphy" mysteries by Rita Mae Brown. Especially if you like animals.
Anything by Peter Mayle ("A Year In Provence", etc.)

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 14, 2013 10:08:18 PM PST
red maple says:
Jan Arden's Falling Backwards-national best seller

Posted on Feb 15, 2013 5:32:21 PM PST
Denise F. says:
Another Saturday Night and I Ain't Got No Body by Jennie, quick read that had me laughing out loud! Only one story but more books on the way!

Posted on Feb 15, 2013 9:26:46 PM PST
a reader says:
Let's Pretend This Never Happened

Not fiction but really funny :)

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 16, 2013 8:32:18 AM PST
Three Men in a Boat (To Say Nothing of the Dog) by Jerome K. Jerome

Posted on Feb 16, 2013 8:34:43 AM PST
Three Men in a Boat: To Say Nothing of the Dog [annotated]

Posted on Feb 16, 2013 8:56:10 AM PST
Anything by Sophie Kinsella.

Posted on Feb 17, 2013 3:58:38 AM PST
J. Brandt says:
"Native Tongue" by Carl Hiaasen.
"Pest Control" by Bill Fitzhugh.

I laughed out loud when I read both of those as they are both very funny reads.

Posted on Feb 17, 2013 6:08:09 AM PST
Nancy James says:
The Stephanie Plum series by Janet Evanovich. Especially 2,3,4,and 5 in the series. Titles: "One for the Money"; "Two for the Dough"; "Three to get Ready"; "Four to Show". (Actually I forget every title). You can read one and know what's going on immediately. I laughed out loud for hours on an airplane one time. I couldn't help it! Simple premise: Jersey girl making ends meet by bounty hunting. Problem: She has no clue! She and side-kick seem to have the worst luck, cars burn up, handcuffs malfunction, petty criminals run through malls, up trees. How can a Jersey girl cope, especially when her feisty Grandma goes along as back-up. Funny, light, you can't stop reading.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 17, 2013 3:00:03 PM PST
Cathy says:
Brat by Bryce McBryce sounds perfect for your search. There's a story in each chapter, lots of laughs, a bit of nostalgia and ironic philosophy. Kindle or paperback are both available.
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