Humor Books by Women

16 Nov

Looking for a fun read?  Of course you are!

A humor book makes a meaningful, high value, yet affordable gift. Experience the joy that comes from sharing laughter.

These 10 titles are available as quality paperbacks and ebooks on Amazon.

The authors are all funny, sharp women.  Check them out…

The CHICK-tionary From A-Line to Z-Snap, the Words Every Woman Should Know  by Anna Lefler

Hilarious. Includes 450+ words no woman can live without! Destined to be a comedy classic.

Got Milf? The Modern Mom’s Guide to Feeling Fabulous, Looking Great, and Rocking a Minivan by Sarah Maizes

Funny and affirmative.   “Celebrates where the modern woman has taken motherhood.”  A mom can so be hot!

How Not to Act Old 185 Ways to Pass for Phat, Sick, Hot, Dope, Awesome, or at Least Not Totally Lame by Pamela Redmond Satran

Brilliant, laugh-out-loud funny, and highly informative. A must read!

I REMEMBER NOTHING And Other Reflections by Nora Ephron

A delightful, insightful look at the past, present, and future by the charming and witty Renaissance woman Nora Ephron.

I FEEL BAD ABOUT MY NECK And Other Thoughts On Being A Woman   by Nora Ephron

Hysterical. The chapter “Parenting In Three Stages” is gold.

I STILL HAVE ITI Just Can’t Remember Where I Put It

Confessions of a Fiftysomething by Rita Rudner

“Near-sighted insights” about aging from the very likable, extremely amusing comedian, actress, screenwriter, and author.

Rebel Without A Minivan Observations on Life in the ‘burbs

by Tracy Beckerman

Highly entertaining collection of essays by the author of the popular syndicated humor column, LOST IN SUBURBIA® and grand prize winner of The Balancing Act’s “America’s Top Blogger.”

Sitting On Cold Porcelain by Rose A. Valenta

Amusing, perceptive collection of satirical essays about current events and politics by top syndicated columnist and humorist.

Confessions of A Semi-Natural Woman Mostly True Tales of a Woman under the Influence of Laughter by Leigh Anne Jasheway

Funny stuff from award-winning humor writer, motivational speaker, and stand-up comedienne. She has an M.P.H. – “master of public health/mistress of public humor!”

The Women’s Daily Irony Supplement by Judy Gruen

Classic collection of comedic essays on family and foibles that succeeds beautifully at being both sophisticated and relatable.

ENJOY!    What are your favorite humor books?

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11 Responses to “Humor Books by Women”

  1. Peyton Price November 16, 2011 at 10:27 am #

    This is a great list! You all might also get a kick out of Suburban Haiku ebooks. http://www.suburbanhaiku.com

    • BARB BEST December 8, 2011 at 11:27 am #

      Thank you, will check them out!

  2. Nancy Wurtzel November 16, 2011 at 7:20 pm #

    Hey Barb,
    Great overview of the latest ha-ha books!! Hope you are well…I’m sorry I couldn’t see you before I departed for Minnesota. I’m getting settled, but it is culture and weather shock! Today, the high was 30! Tonight will be a one dog night, but sadly I don’t have a dog! Let’s stay in touch…maybe we can hook up via phone —I’d love to share tips and ideas for building blog followers.

    • BARB BEST November 17, 2011 at 9:35 am #

      Thank you, Nancy. I’ve read every book, they’re all great. Curl up with a couple of them on a cold night there in Minnesota, and maybe get a small dog? Dogs are very funny!

  3. mollyc November 17, 2011 at 8:54 pm #

    Great list. I hope to be on it. Working hard! Xo

  4. aftertheshow November 22, 2011 at 10:41 am #

    I collect concert ticket stubs (and sometimes the accompanying concert wristband, if there is one). I keep them all in a gold box, and I’ve been collecting them for the last 8 years.

  5. Melanie December 7, 2011 at 6:39 pm #

    I have read most of these, and will be looking for the rest!
    Have you read any Celia Rivenbark? She’s a local humor writer here in NC, but she’s going nationwide. Her titles include: Bless Your Heart, Tramp; Stop Dressing Your Six-Year Old Like a Skank; We’re Just Like You, Only Prettier; and her latest is You Can’t Drink All Day If You Don’t Start in the Morning. She is one crazy lady.

  6. Melanie December 7, 2011 at 6:42 pm #

    I forgot Celia Rivenbark’s latest-latest book, You Don’t Sweat Much for a Fat Girl. Made the NYT bestseller list. Love her books, and no, she doesn’t pay me.:)

    • BARB BEST December 8, 2011 at 11:52 am #

      Thanks so much, Melanie. I love Celia’s work! I have two of her books on my kindle. She’s terrific! http://www.celiarivenbark.com/

      • Melanie December 8, 2011 at 2:42 pm #

        Oh, great, glad you have heard of her. One of my friends worked with her at the local paper. I have met her once, and she’s really a lovely lady. She’s been through a lot in the past couple of years– her husband battled cancer, but I believe he is doing much better now.
        I love your blog– so glad to have found you!

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