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15 Laugh Out Loud Comedy Books

What’s better than a book that makes you cry? A book that makes you laugh! Below, we’ve rounded up and quoted some of our most hilarious authors.
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    Modern Romance by Aziz Ansari

    “OH, shit! Thanks for buying my book. That money is MINE. But I worked really hard on this, and I think you’ll enjoy it.”

  2. Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns) Book Cover Picture

    Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns) by Mindy Kaling

    “It’s a small point of pride that I was a six-pound baby, because from my limited understanding of baby weights, that’s on the skinnier side. I flaunt my low baby weight the way really obese people must flaunt their dainty, small feet. It’s my sole claim to skinny fame.”

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    Sick in the Head by Judd Apatow

    “I met Adam Sandler when I was in my early twenties. He was known at that time as the stud man from the MTV game show Remote Control. He also happened to be an extremely original and gifted comedian. We all knew that Adam was going to rule comedy one day; we just didn’t know yet how that would come to pass. What would the trigger be?”

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    Not That Kind of Girl by Lena Dunham

    “It’s not that I didn’t have plans. Oh, I had plans. Just none that these small minds could understand. My first idea was to be the assistant to a private eye. I was always being accused of extreme nosiness, so why not turn this character flaw into cold hard cash?”

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    Gumption by Nick Offerman

    “The story has it that as a young boy, Washington was given a new hatchet. Now, I can tell you from experience that there is really nothing more fun for a young person who likes to spend time in the woods than either a sharp knife, for obvious reasons, or, just as obviously, a hammer, and by crikey, a hatchet combines the two into one devastating tool of destruction.”

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    Food: A Love Story by Jim Gaffigan

    “When a thin person announces, ‘Here’s a great taco place,’ I kind of shut down a little. How do they know it’s so great? From smelling the tacos? If they only ate one taco, the taco could not have been that great.”

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    You Deserve a Drink by Mamrie Hart

    “This book has a built-in drinking game! Drinking games are a great way to rationalize excessive drinking, plus I selfishly want everyone to have a buzz so they think I’m a better writer than I actually am.”

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    One More Thing by B.J. Novak

    “Tim kissed Lynn, and she kissed him back. They felt like they were in heaven. They were, of course; but they felt like it, too.”

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    Let’s Pretend This Never Happened by Jenny Lawson

    “This book is totally true, except for the parts that aren’t. It’s basically like Little House on the Prairie but with more cursing. And I know, you’re thinking, ‘But Little House on the Prairie was totally true!’ and no, I’m sorry, but it wasn’t. Laura Ingalls was a compulsive liar with no fact-checker, and probably if she was still alive today her mom would be saying, ‘I don’t know how Laura came up with this whole ‘I’m-a-small-girl-on-the-prairie’ story. We lived in New Jersey with her aunt Frieda and our dog, Mary, who was blinded when Laura tried to bleach a lightning bolt on her forehead.'”

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    Diary of a Mad Diva by Joan Rivers

    “It’s a perfect way to ring in the New Year—great resort, private beach and plenty of servants who’ll do anything for a thirty-cent tip. This place is kind of like Downton Abbey with sombreros.”

  11. Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography Book Cover Picture

    Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography by Neil Patrick Harris

    “You come in weighing a very average, very sexy seven pounds, seven ounces. As it happens, that is also the exact weight of an Emmy Award. Coincidence? Yes… but true fact? No.”

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    Revolution by Russell Brand

    “What you just read is crazy. Insane. Unbelievable but true. As real as your hands that are holding this book (Kindle/tablet/​ intra-­neural-­brain hologram, if it’s really far in the future), that information is as real as the breath that you are inhaling.”

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    So That Happened by Jon Cryer

    “When I started this book I truly believed that I did not curse very much. That I added a dash of salty language to a slab of comedic irony only when it was urgently necessary. For flavor. But the process of writing it has brought me to the realization that what I tend to offer up is actually a sodium-packed canned ham of expletives of dubious necessity.”

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    Live Right and Find Happiness (Although Beer is Much Faster) by Dave Barry

    “So apparently the old saying is wrong: Money can buy you happiness. The problem is, you need a really large quantity of it. You have to be one of those twenty-three-year-old Internet billionaires that everybody would like to punch in the mouth.”

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    I Regret Nothing by Jen Lancaster

    “Doesn’t mean I don’t still cringe when I look back at my choices, like The Birkenstock Semester or the time I got into a shouting match with a now ex-friend over my passionate love for Wham! and its clearly heterosexual front man, George Michael.”

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