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what is the funniest book/books you have ever read?

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In reply to an earlier post on Jan 21, 2009 7:00:48 AM PST
I love Three Men ina Boat. Also there us Diary of a Nobody. Very, very funny. :)

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 23, 2009 11:28:24 AM PST
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In reply to an earlier post on Feb 2, 2009 10:07:06 AM PST
Musette says:
Robert Benchley's "essays" (and Gluyas Williams' illustrations, with Benchley and in separate books)
David Dodge's travel books
Sorry, but I'm old fashioned. No sex, drugs or rock in any of these. They're too funny to allow anything else but humor.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 2, 2009 10:08:15 AM PST
Musette says:
Ooooops, I forgot all of Dave Barry.

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In reply to an earlier post on Feb 7, 2009 8:40:12 AM PST
E. Strand says:
Ed Strnad's "I Wish I Didn't"

Posted on Feb 7, 2009 8:58:12 AM PST
Mark McGinty says:
Elvis and the Blue Moon Conspiracy

Posted on Feb 7, 2009 11:14:53 AM PST
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Woody Thomas says:
"Full Moon" by Peter "Dougal" Butler. The author worked as Keith Moon's 'personal assistant' for many years, and after Moon's death, wrote a book detailing many of their misadventures. Moon was so crazy that he required a keeper, and Dougal had the job. All the while reading it, I was picturing it all on the big screen, and started writing a screenplay. I was able to contact the author who informed me that the screenwriter for the film "The Commitments" had already inquired about the screen rights but that Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey were refusing to give permission for the project.

Posted on Feb 7, 2009 12:29:17 PM PST
EF says:

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 7, 2009 1:18:33 PM PST
I agree, Raoul. I haven't read it in 20 years, but some scenes remain. Not many have read it, I fear, and they are missing a lot!

I think my next favorite funny book was "the Egg and I," but I did like the "Hitchhikers'" series.

Happy reading!


Posted on Feb 9, 2009 5:10:38 PM PST
Binary Life says:
Kurt Vonnegut's "Breakfast of Champions" and "Slaughterhouse Five" for tongue in cheek
John Swartzwelder's "The Time Machine Did It" for outrageous laughs

Posted on Feb 10, 2009 8:33:42 PM PST
K. bloniarz says:
dave barry not taking this sitting down, tim cahill collections, and the funniest written ever, the hitchikers guide to the galaxy- you can get injured laughing from this book. thank you doug.

Posted on Feb 11, 2009 5:55:13 PM PST
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Max Craig says:
For fans of wild, raunchy sarcastic wit...the new one out by Brett Tate.
High Heels and Dirty Deals - Globetrotting Tales of Debauchery from a Binge-drinking Nymphomaniac.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 12, 2009 1:08:05 AM PST
Efa B says:
you should read augusten burroughs...if you like laurie notario you will love him...i to have alot of her books..she is funny..sophie kinsella has a great character in shopaholic series...very much a beach read...but she makes me laugh..check out augusten though you wont be disappointed. happy reading

Posted on Feb 12, 2009 3:33:39 AM PST
The Rev says:
Just so stories by rudyard kipling

Posted on Feb 12, 2009 3:52:36 AM PST
Mr H Bolet says:
"Bored of the Rings" by Harvard Lampoon editors Beard and some other guy.
Read that and you get a nice summary of "Lord of the rings" whilst dying laughing!

Posted on Feb 12, 2009 10:53:56 AM PST
S. Blackmon says:
Funniest eevvvaaarrr is 'Lamb' behind those are Christopher Moore's other books. Confederacy of Dunces gave me a few chuckles. However, nothing compares to Lamb.

Posted on Feb 13, 2009 12:20:30 PM PST
CloseReader says:
Hockey Haiku.

Posted on Feb 13, 2009 3:02:07 PM PST
Rockys Mom says:
Anything by Patrick McManus is hilarious. Even if you don't hunt, fish or camp, his stories are a hoot. Just the titles crack me up. Ex. "Never Sniff a Gift Fish" I promise, just try one and you'll be hooked. I also like Carl Hiaasen, Garrison Kiellor, and Laurie Notaro.

Posted on Feb 14, 2009 4:42:41 AM PST
The Discworld series from Terry Prachett
Liberty Meadows
Calvin and Hobbes

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 14, 2009 5:07:56 PM PST
molly says:
Thanks I will check out Evanovich.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 14, 2009 5:10:44 PM PST
molly says:
Mapp & Lucia are really funny. The BBC did the series and they are excellent.

Posted on Feb 22, 2009 2:10:34 AM PST
KMW says:
Lamb by Christopher Moore is definitely up there for me. Also, The Idiot Girls' Action Adventure Club by Laurie Notaro....omg, I snorted in public reading that one O.o

Posted on Feb 22, 2009 7:20:46 AM PST
Another Pork says:
Saint MisBehavin' and other Saints you never heard of. Check out 'Saint Dude; patron saint of lost brain cells'.....

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 22, 2009 9:27:46 AM PST
Catch 22, drop dead funny...james
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