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Funniest Books: Top 5 Picks

Funniest Books: Top 5 Picks

Get ready to laugh with these funniest books: top 5 picks.

1. Life on the Mississippi by Mark Twain

Life on the Mississippi was released in 1883 as a memoir by Mark Twain of his days as a steamboat pilot on the Mississippi River before the American Civil War, as well as travels on the river after the war. The writing shows Twain’s love for the river and how it was uniquely American.”

2. The Bottle Factory Outing by Beryl Bainbridge

“Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, The Bottle Factory Outing was inspired by author Beryl Bainbridge’s own experiences working as a cellar girl in the mid-twentieth century. Intertwining themes of loneliness and friendship, sexual frustration and personal power, passion and murder, this tragicomedy is a British classic that depicts working-class life as something both terribly morose and wickedly funny.”

3. Undaunted Optimist: Essays on Life, Laughter and Cheerful Perseverance by Chris Rodell

“Ever wonder how old you’ll be in heaven? Why couples always sleep on the same side of the bed? How to respond when a stranger mistakes you for an old friend? What happens when you get tick bit in a ‘sensitive’ place? Or how you will feel when your daughter tells you she doesn’t want to dress up for Halloween anymore? And, gee, if marriage is so great then how come there’s no Mrs. God? Chris Rodell wonders about stuff like that all the time. He wonders about holidays, occupations, traffic, marriage and if refrigerating your deodorant adds zing to your morning.”

4. The Know-It-All: One Man’s Quest to Become the Smartest Person in the World by A.J. Jacobs

“Part memoir and part education (or lack thereof), The Know-It-All chronicles NPR contributor A.J. Jacobs’s hilarious, enlightening, and seemingly impossible quest to read the Encyclopaedia Britannica from A to Z.”

5. Catch-22 by Joseph Heller

“Fifty years after its original publication, Catch-22 remains a cornerstone of American literature and one of the funniest—and most celebrated—books of all time. In recent years it has been named to “best novels” lists by Time, Newsweek, the Modern Library, and the London Observer.”

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