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Old 08-15-2010, 09:23 PM   #21
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I like Bill Bryson, specifically A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail. Its about a travel writer to decides to through-hike the AT and has some very entertaining moments, but also is a nice story. Good on audiobook for the car too. A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail…

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Old 08-15-2010, 10:11 PM   #22
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Another vote for David Sedaris. I listened to When You Are Engulfed in Flames on a recent road trip and laughed out loud a lot.


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Old 08-15-2010, 10:25 PM   #23
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David Sedaris is a very funny man, I agree vehemently! His sister Amy is also very very funny. Here is another fictional book-on-CD I checked out of the library, written by Amy Sedaris and starring Amy, Steve Colbert, and Paul Dinello as cuckoo residents/peripheral characters of Wigfield and its struggles, narrated by Colbert: Wigfield (9781565117723): Amy Sedaris: Books

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Old 08-15-2010, 10:32 PM   #24
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Sherry Shepard's Permission Slips was funny to me. I found myself laughing out loud in my room alone, so that, in my book, qualifies as a good and funny book.
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Old 08-15-2010, 11:30 PM   #25
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"Wishful Drinking" by Carrie Fisher. (Debbie Reynolds and Eddie Fisher's daughter) Autobiographical and very funny. Read in almost one setting and laughed outload alot.
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If you like British humour and wit and like to read travel writing as well, try most any of the books by Peter Biddlecombe. (amazon has them all). A biz traveller who has seen most of the world and every short story is about a destination and the funny things, people and indignities that he has suffered.
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George Carlin has a couple of books. Mostly his routines, but some additiional prose included.

"Darwin Awards #1" is entertaining.

If you're looking for something a bit different, "The Zombie Survival Guide: Complete Protection from the Living Dead"
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Old 08-16-2010, 01:44 PM   #28
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+1 on Tim Dorsey and Bill Bryson and David Sedaris.
Those are all hilarious writers and great choices.
Southern authors that I think are funny include Gayden Metcalf (Being Dead is no excuse: southern ladies guide to hosting the perfect funeral) and Celia Rivenbark(We're just like you, only prettier) and the queen of southern humor, Florence King.
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me talk pretty one day by david sedaris. i haven't listened to it, but i have read it a couple of times and made me laugh so hard. i have heard it is so much funnier with sedaris narrating.
Sadaris' delivery is so delightful that I recommend listening to him. I can't recommend him enough, if one would like to hear Garrison Keiller's evil twin.


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