Meeting March 4, 10:30 am in the Community Room

The benchmark is one of the following 3 titles:

  • When will Jesus bring the pork chops? by George Carlin is a great example of a standup comedian transferring his riffs to print. Here Carlin grumps about politics, religion, and quirky language in his trademark crude and irreverent style.

  • I Feel Bad About My Neck: and Other Thoughts on Being a Woman by Nora Ephron is a collection of stories about growing older and being a woman. Ephron’s observational comedy is as deft and touching as it is charming and warm as she reflects on the trouble she has reading the print on pill bottles, the need for turtlenecks, and the sad reality of gravity.

  • Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim by David Sedaris, who writes bitingly funny stories about his own life and his skewered perceptions of the world. His work is deeply rooted in family life and highly autobiographical. It is sly, witty, and sneakily funny one moment and in-your-face hilarious the next.

Please comment on this post with your second title choice to avoid duplication.

Some resources for finding a second title:

Getting Up to Speed in Humor – Novelist
Thurber Prize Winners
Lives behind the laughs – Novelist
Funny Families – Novelist
On the Road – Novelist

Humor binder in the RA section in the Reference Room


10 Responses to Humor

  1. Lynn says:

    I will be reading “Bossypants” by Tina Fey

  2. Molly says:

    I’ll be reading Coop : a year of poultry, pigs, and parenting by Michael Perry

  3. Jason says:

    I’m reading “Live From New York: An Uncensored History of Saturday Night Live” edited by Tom Shales.

  4. Lilly says:

    I’m reading “I Was Told There’d be Cake” by Sloane Crosley

  5. Jason says:

    I’m changing my title to “Paddle Your Own Canoe” by Nick Offerman!!!!

  6. Lisa says:

    I’ve selected Why Animals Sleep So Close to the Road (and Other Lies I Tell My Children) by Susan Konig.

  7. Paula says:

    I’m going to read The egg and I by Betty Bard MacDonald

  8. Julie says:

    I am reading Baby Laughs by Jenny McCarthy

  9. Steven says:

    I will read Side Effects by Woody Allen

  10. Faith says:

    I listed to Piece by Piece by Calvin Trillin.

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