What are the best books written by witty authors?

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    #1Shit my History Teacher DID NOT tell me!

    Shit my History Teacher DID NOT tell me!
    Shit my History Teacher DID NOT tell me! is a history reference book written by Karl Wiggins. It was published in January 7, 2014 by Karl Wiggins.
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    Ronald Reyes
    Written on May 16, 2018
    "Super good for a history teacher. All history teachers and student should be reading this!"
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    #2Grit

    Grit
    Grit: The Banter and Brutality of the Late-Night Cab Driver is a humorous true-crime memoir novel written by Karl Wiggins. It is first published in 2004. 
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    Zhang Wan
    Written on May 6, 2018
    "I remember picking up this book soon after it came out. It felt so real, I could have been there. A few times I laughed so hard that I choked."
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    #3Dogshit Saved My Life

    Dogshit Saved My Life
    Dogshit Saved My Life is a non-fiction humorous comedy book written by Karl Wiggins. With over 300 pages, this book is published on 24th May 2014 by Amazon Digital Services and available only on Kindle version.
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    #4Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk

    Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk

    Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk is a fictional essay book written by David Sedaris and illustrated by Ian Falconer. This book was originally published in September 2010 by the Little, Brown and Company.

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    Heather Alexander
    Written on May 15, 2018
    "Cute little squirrel and chipmunk! Besties separated by their families. What a valuable lesson I will learn reading this book. I like the description, not at all what I originally thought it might be. Sounds interesting. "
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    #5Me Talk Pretty One Day

    Me Talk Pretty One Day
    Me Talk Pretty One Day is comedian and author David Sedaris' book containing snippets from his life, particularly his move to Paris and his experience of learning French from a teacher who did not like their sessions.
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    Carl Roberts
    Written on May 10, 2018
    "This is a good book about the trials and tribulations in learning a new language. The oops moments when you think you said the right thing with polish only to find out you've said something completely different. Hiding under the table in a restaurant would be a great place!"
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    #6Holidays on Ice

    Holidays on Ice
    Holidays on Ice by David Sedaris is a short story collection originally published in December 1997 by the Little, Brown and Company. This book was preceded by Naked and followed by Me Talk Pretty One Day.
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    Gregory Franklin
    Written on May 13, 2018
    "This is a fun book that is a collection of holiday stories. I really recommend this book because you are getting 6 stories to read in total. The author is very witty and is known for his humorous style so almost everyone will find these stories funny. "
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    #7Santaland Diaries

    Santaland Diaries

    Santaland Diaries by David Sedaris is a humorous novel originally published in 1999. This essay book tells the story of Sedaris as a Christmas elf in Macy's department store which he fictionally calls "Santaland".

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    Jose Burton
    Written on May 9, 2018
    "David Sedaris is a hugely funny and oddly irreverent guy in his appearances on NPR, and he has carried it thru to this book. Being an elf at Macy's is a great rip on the commercialization of American traditions. I always tell my kids that Christmas does not start until Santa's sleigh passes Macy's front doors."
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    #8The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

    The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

    The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy is written by Douglas Adams. It depicts Arthur Dent's road trip with his alien friend Ford Prefect after his house and the Earth was demolished to create a way for a hyperspace express route. 

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    Linda Hernandez
    Written on May 14, 2018
    "Hitchhiker's guide is always a joy to read. I was given these to read when I was a child and now have shared them with my children. "
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    #9Cyrano De Bergerac

    Cyrano De Bergerac

    Cyrano de Bergerac is a play by Edmond Rostand. The play is loosely biographical, based on the life of the French author, Savinien Cyrano de Bergerac. Set in 17th century Paris, the play is about the struggles of a man with a large nose.

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    Hugo Barron
    Written on May 9, 2018
    "Definitely one of the wittier plays written in the 1800s and most likely the most famous one. Reading it in book form instead of acted out is still worth the read though clearly you should ideally watch this as a play."
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    #10Mort

    Mort

    Mort is a fantasy novel written by Terry Pratchett. Originally published in 1987 by HarperTorch, it is the fourth Discworld novel. It focuses on the character Death.

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    Rachel Hunter
    Written on May 9, 2018
    "I thought that this book was really fun to read. I thought that it was quirky, clever, unique, and very entertaining. I really enjoyed the character in this book. "

Summary

Best What are the best books written by witty authors
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Shit my History Teacher DID NOT tell me!Books 20 Paid
2GritBooks 19 Paid
3Dogshit Saved My LifeBooks 17 Paid
4Squirrel Seeks ChipmunkBooks 17 Paid
5Me Talk Pretty One DayBooks 12 Paid
6Holidays on IceBooks 11 Paid
7Santaland DiariesBooks 9 Paid
8The Hitchhiker's Guide to the GalaxyBooks 9 Paid
9Cyrano De BergeracBooks 5 Paid
10MortBooks 4 Paid
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