What are the funniest books?

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    #1The Ultimate Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

    The Ultimate Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
    The Ultimate Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy is the five-novel compilation of Douglas Adams' hysterical science fiction story. It has a bonus story titled "Young Zaphod Plays it Safe". Neil Gaiman wrote the intro for the book.

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    Annie Zhang
    Written on April 21, 2018
    "One of the best sci-fi comedy romps ever written. Good even for people who aren't necessarily into science fiction."
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    #2We Got Zombies On The Lawn Again, Ma

    We Got Zombies On The Lawn Again, Ma

    We Got Zombies On The Lawn Again, Ma is a horror zombie humorous fiction written by Donnie Smith as the first book in the Ax Handel's Special Zombie Notebooks. With over 200 pages, this book is published in 2013.


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    Steven Berry
    Written on May 5, 2018
    "There are plenty of funny books in the world. This is not one I would say is the "best". It doesn't even seem to have a comical side to the story line."
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    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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    Willie Morales
    Written on April 23, 2018
    "This book is funny and entertainment. Highly recommend"
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    #4Foreigner In My Own Backyard

    Foreigner In My Own Backyard

    Foreigner In My Own Backyard is a humor-filled world-travel nonfiction book written by Travis Casey. It was published July 11, 2014 by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform.


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    Madison Elliott
    Written on May 10, 2018
    "My sister read this book and she said it was charming and very funny at times. She had not finished reading it when she told me all about it and said I had to buy it in the enar future. She said it was like no other and really could not find any other book to compare it too."
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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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    Victoria Vázquez
    Written on April 11, 2018
    "It seem to be a comical book!"
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    Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything is a nonfiction economics business book written by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner. This is also the name of the website featuring economics radio shows.


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    Christine Cole
    Written on May 6, 2018
    "This is the type of book I am looking for honestly as of right now of just finishing a book that is all about adventure, I am in the mood to purchase something satire like Freakonomics. I have not read the book yet but I am confident enough to say that this is one of the few books on top of my head that is one of the best when it comes to being hilarious for me to recommend to others."
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    #7Let's Pretend This Never Happened

    Let's Pretend This Never Happened
    Let's Pretend This Never Happened is a bestselling memoir written by Jenny Lawson. First published in 2012, it tells stories about the author's childhood and the challenges she faced while growing up.

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    Slaughterhouse-Five is a science fiction novel by Kurt Vonnegut that tells the story of the time-traveling American soldier Billy Pilgrim, who became devoutly anti-war after witnessing the bombing of Dresden.

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    Gilberto Morán
    Written on April 20, 2018
    "Slaughterhouse-Five is a thought-provoking book that demonstrates why war is always popular. It's a deep insight into the nittty gritty ugliness of war. I recommend it to young people."
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    #9The Importance of Being Earnest

    The Importance of Being Earnest

    The Importance of Being Earnest is a satirical play by Oscar Wilde. It tells the story of John Worthing, who pretends to have a brother named Earnest as part of an alter ego, and AlgernonMoncrieff, who pretends to be Earnest.


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    Andrea Ford
    Written on April 20, 2018
    "Very nice book."
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    #10Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns)

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

    Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns) is a non-fiction book by American actress Mindy Kaling. It tells about her life as a comedian and the pains of growing up when you are full of doubt.


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    Julie Harrison
    Written on April 19, 2018
    "The life of suuccessful people can seem rather different from the average Joe. Mindy Kaling makes it appear less so in her book."
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    Bossypants is an autobiography by American actress and comedian, Tina Fey. Written in a comedic style, Bossypants includes stories of Fey's childhood aspirations, her career, and her advent into motherhood.

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    Rebecca Ortega
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "Tina Fey, what can I say? Comedian, actress and now author. She nails it! If you want some old fashioned belly laughs then this is the book for you. It gives insight on how she got to where she is today. Definitely not your average autobiography. Two thumbs up!"
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    #12Yes Please

    Yes Please

    The coolest mom of all time writes this inspirational text which explains how did she manage to succeed in the show business. Amy Poehler shares stories, lists and pictures that will help anyone who wants to start their actin career. 


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    Larry Hansen
    Written on April 19, 2018
    "there is a thing and humor novel, and yes please is one of them. Comical, inspirational story of show business success, get yours today"
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    #13The Eyre Affair (Thursday Next)

    The Eyre Affair (Thursday Next)

    The Eyre Affair by Japser Fforde is a science fiction and literary detective novel originally published in 2001.This book belongs to Fforde's Thursday Next series. It is followed by Lost in a Good Book.


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    Louis Arnold
    Written on April 23, 2018
    "The Eyre Affair (Thursday Next) is rather "different" for the lack of a better word. About happenings in an alternate universe and the turn is rather fun and doesn't otherwise detract from what's an interesting read."
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    #14The Uncommon Reader

    The Uncommon Reader

    The Uncommon Reader is a contemporary fiction novella written by Alan Bennett which centers on the Queen of England and the subversive power of reading. 


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    Maria Harrison
    Written on April 23, 2018
    "The Uncommon Reader is an intriguing novella that details the story of the royal Queen who, uncommonly, reads voraciously. Written by acclaimed British author Alan Bennett, royal fanatics will love this read."
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    #15Modern Romance

    Modern Romance

    Modern Romance is a nonfiction humorous book written by Aziz Ansari and Eric Klinenberg. With over 200 pages, this book is published in 2015 by Penguin Press.


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    David Ortiz
    Written on May 7, 2018
    "If you're looking for a funny book, check out Modern Romance. Despite its non-fiction nature, it's packed full of humor in over 200 pages."
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    #16The Big Over Easy

    The Big Over Easy

    The Big Over Easy is the first book in the funny series Nursery Crime written by Jasper Fforde which centers on Detective Jack Spratt who is called to investigate the death of Humpty Dumpty.


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    Jack Watkins
    Written on April 30, 2018
    "It is very cleverly written with many inside puns & jokes. I love Nursery Rhymes and I loved this silly, smart, and thoroughly enjoyable book."
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    Pym: A Novel is a Fantasy, Cultural, Humor, Adventure Fiction novel written by Mat Johnson. It was published March 1, 2011 Spiegel & Garu.


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    Keith Johnston
    Written on May 15, 2018
    "This is sort of a treasure hunt book that's fiction but based on a real life myth. The main thing that I dislike about this book is that it's in first person perspective, which I find pretty boring to read through."
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    #18The Elegance of the Hedgehog

    The Elegance of the Hedgehog

    The Elegance of the Hedgehog is a fiction book written by Muriel Barbery. This humorous novel is first published in 2006 by Europa Editions. 


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    Roy Spencer
    Written on April 17, 2018
    "This book doesnt really fit my taste, due to there being a ton of things about Philosophy. Hard for me to get into, but I can definitely see this being for someone who is into those sort of things. "
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    #19Thank You Notes

    Thank You Notes

    Thank You Notes is a non-fiction book written by Jimmy Fallon wherein he addresses people and things to give and his gratitude to thank them. 


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    Alexander Hunt
    Written on April 15, 2018
    ""Thank You Notes" is one of the funniest books that I've picked up in a while. Being a fan of the segment on Jimmy Fallon's show, I naturally devoured this book."
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    #20A Bad Idea I'm About to Do

    A Bad Idea I'm About to Do
    A Bad Idea I'm About to Do: True Tales of Seriously Poor Judgment and Stunningly Awkward Adventure is a humorous autobiographical memoir written by Chris Gethard. Published in 2012 by Da Capo Press.

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    Jessica Wu
    Written on April 24, 2018
    "If you're a fan of self depreciating humor, this book is for you. Full of stories that make you cringe on behalf of the author's awkwardness, it's an amusing read."


Best What are the funniest books
1The Ultimate Hitchhiker's Guide to the GalaxyBooks 37 Paid
2We Got Zombies On The Lawn Again, MaBooks 30 Paid
3GritBooks 28 Paid
4Foreigner In My Own BackyardBooks 25 Paid
5Me Talk Pretty One DayBooks 23 Paid
6FreakonomicsWebsites 19 Free
7Let's Pretend This Never HappenedBooks 18 Paid
8Slaughterhouse-FiveBooks 16 Paid
9The Importance of Being EarnestBooks 7 Paid
10Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns)Books 6 Paid

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