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See below for a selection of the latest books from Humour category. Presented with a red border are the Humour books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading. With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great Humour books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!

Irish Mammy in Your Pocket

Irish Mammy in Your Pocket

Author: Kunak McGann, Sarah Cassidy Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/11/2019

'Don't mind me, I'm only your mother.' World-renowned for her unique perspective on life, there is no-one quite like the Irish Mammy. From the weather to your choice of clothing the quintessential Irish Mam has something to say on every subject. 'You're making a holy show of yourself.' 'It's all fun and games until someone has their eye out.' 'Don't make me come up there!' This handy collection of Mammyisms will ensure you are never without an Irish Mammy's words of wisdom.

A Triple-Decker Treat Collected Poems for Old Dogs and Young Hearts

A Triple-Decker Treat Collected Poems for Old Dogs and Young Hearts

Author: Christopher Matthew Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/11/2019

A Bus Pass Named Desire teaches us that not only can a Le Creuset casserole be very dangerous in the wrong hands, but so too can Pilates, open-air opera in evening dress, weekending in Wales with a pug, and pushing a trolley in Waitrose. There are exuberant spaniels of theatrical lineage and neglected latchkey dogs, there are dignified mongrel strays, war-heroes and a psychotic Great Dane called Cher Bebe. And then there is man, with his cowardice, his commitment issues, his short attention span and his propensity for very silly names . . . Finally, Matthew negotiates the perils and pitfalls of romance in later years. Love is revealed in the most unlikely places, with the most improbable people seeking it. Whether in Dorking, Diss, Clapham Junction or West Wittering, there are amorous opportunities waiting to be seized at the bridge table, on the tennis court, in the herbaceous border, on a bicycle made for two, or simply in warm companionship. Often hilarious and always touching, these delightful and stirring tales of cast-iron cookware, rear-fixated puppies and late-flowering love are a celebration of everything life has to offer.

Postcard From The Past

Postcard From The Past

Author: Tom Jackson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/10/2019

WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY MARK HADDON In Postcard From The Past, Tom Jackson has gathered a collection of the funniest, weirdest and most moving real messages from the backs of old postcards. `Sublimely funny' Jason Hazeley, author of the Ladybird Books for Grown Ups `My favourite Twitter account is now my favourite book. Irresistible!' Jill Mansell `This book is an absolute treat' Holly Walsh `Transfixing, beguiling, warmly haunting. These are the ghosts of a childhood' Robin Ince `A hilarious and occasionally disturbing look at how the British remain resolutely small-minded wherever they go' Charlie Higson `Six by four inch portions of pure heaven' Rachel Johnson `Somehow both poignant and deeply creepy' Samira Ahmed `One of Twitter's most nourishing concepts - each one arriving like a bonsai Alan Bennett play' Danny Baker `Beautiful. Inspiring. Educational. Hilarious' Emma Freud `One of the saddest and funniest picture books you're ever likely to read' Owen Hatherley, author of The Ministry of Nostalgia `Hilarious, haunting, silly, poetic and profound' Danny Wallace `A book of rare and genuine beauty' James O'Brien, LBC

Sorry I Ruined Your Childhood Berkeley Mews Comics

Sorry I Ruined Your Childhood Berkeley Mews Comics

Author: Ben Zaehringer Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/10/2019

Berkeley Mews' appealing, accessible art style belies a cartoon world of dark humor, dry wit, and irreverent reimaginings of popular culture. In Berkeley Mews, bad things happen to good people, good things happen to bad people, and everything usually ends in disappointment or death. Satisfaction guaranteed! A subversive, hilarious, dark-but-uplifting collection of comics skewering the commercial figures, Disney stories, and pop cultural touchstones that Millennials and Gen X-ers grew up with in the '80s and '90s. Ben Zaehringer's versatile art styles and wicked curveballs are sharp, clever and accessible, prompting many readers to comment that the author is ruining their childhood in the most delightful way possible.

The Shitshow An `Is It Just Me Or Is Everything Shit?' Special

The Shitshow An `Is It Just Me Or Is Everything Shit?' Special

Author: Steve Lowe, Alan McArthur Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/10/2019

So, it turns out things can get even shitter. Who knew? Er, we did, sadly. Still: you have to laugh. You, like, have to. So let's! Featuring: Oh, Jeremy Corbyn; Danny Dyer turning out to be good; Fortnite; Hipster pies; The Independent Group; Reviews for items on supermarket delivery sites; Even Mark Zuckerburg saying the Internet needs regulating; New football stadiums; Old football stadiums; Feeling a bit sorry for Theresa May; Elon Musk;Christopher Nolan films that aren't Memento; TED Talks; Irish passports - this year's must-have accessory!; Airbnb obsessives; Woke one-upmanship; Vladimir Putin; How many f*cking platforms am I supposed to have to pay for just to watch the f*cking telly?

Forbidden Knowledge 101 Things No One Should Know How to Do

Forbidden Knowledge 101 Things No One Should Know How to Do

Author: Owen Brooks Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/10/2019

More than 100 hilarious and ridiculous things that you should never, ever do in real life. We all know that we should never fight a tiger or become a mafia boss, but that doesn't mean it isn't funny and fascinating to learn about. Forbidden Knowledge offers a collection of the most ridiculous things that you should never attempt in real life-but will make you laugh none the less. You'll learn everything from how to take over a cult to swimming with piranhas to how to build an atomic bomb or escape from prison. Forbidden Knowledge invites you to embrace the absurd with pranks that are sure to make you laugh. With over 100 extremely bad ideas that you should never do, this entertaining and light-hearted book makes each hilarious scenario so much fun to imagine.

Nice Try Stories of Best Intentions and Mixed Results

Nice Try Stories of Best Intentions and Mixed Results

Author: Josh Gondelman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/10/2019

Emmy-Award winning writer and comedian Josh Gondelman's collection of personal stories of best intentions and mixed results. Josh Gondelman knows a thing or two about trying-and failing. The Emmy Award-winning stand-up comic-dubbed a pathological sweetheart by the New York Observer-is known throughout the industry as one of comedy's true nice guys. Not surprisingly, he's endured his share of last-place finishes. But he keeps on bouncing back. In this collection of hilarious and poignant essays (including his acclaimed New York Times piece What if I Bombed at My Own Wedding? ), Josh celebrates a life of good intentions-and mixed results. His true tales of romantic calamities, professional misfortunes, and eventual triumphs reinforce the notion: we get out of the world what we put into it. Whether he's adopting a dog from a suspicious stranger, mitigating a disastrous road trip, or trying MDMA for the first (and only) time, Josh only wants the best for everyone-even as his attempts to do the right thing occasionally implode. Full of the warm and relatable humor that's made him a favorite on the comedy club circuit, Nice Try solidifies Josh Gondelman's reputation as not just a good guy, but a skilled observer of the human condition.

It's Garry Shandling's Book

It's Garry Shandling's Book

Author: Judd Apatow Format: Hardback Release Date: 29/10/2019

Private Eye Annual

Private Eye Annual

Author: Ian Hislop Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/10/2019

The Private Eye Annual 2019 presents the year's best cartoons, jokes, parodies and topical sketches from the UK's most successful satirical news and current affairs magazine. The Private Eye Annual remains a perennial Christmas bestseller, the perfect secret Santa gift for under a tenner!

The Dirt Birds Self-Help Guide

The Dirt Birds Self-Help Guide

Author: Sue Collins, Sinead Culbert Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/10/2019

If making the school lunches, doing the Jaysus homework and dodging the guards because your NCT is out by two years is sending you over the edge, you are not alone. The Dirt Birds Self Help Guide is full of advice and tips on how to survive the stresses and strains of modern day living. With advice ranging from the slightly unorthodox to the almost illegal, there's barely a situation this book won't get you out of. From how to deal with issues like the trauma of parenting to wobbly self-esteem, managing stress levels when you see a garda check point and just about anything that can send a woman reaching for the bottle well before cocktail hour, the Dirt Birds are here to help. Discover the Dirt Bird survival code for: When homework sends you over the edge How to look good when you feel like a bag of shite How to manage your stress at a garda check point How to deal with a 'Yummy Mummy' when you meet one Tips for when stress wrecks your face How to love your body even when nobody else does How to deal with your grumpy husband How to be a Cute Hoor with your money How to get the perfect beach body without diet or excercise Tips on how to apply your makeup when you're driving the car And much more!

Bluffer's Guide to Christmas Instant Wit & Wisdom

Bluffer's Guide to Christmas Instant Wit & Wisdom

Author: Boris Starling Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/10/2019

Gone are the days when the Christmas run-up meant December 1 onwards. Nowadays no arbitrary date is too early (or too late) to start celebrating the most important event on the calendar. Wherever you start, suddenly you're back at 25 December. Roy Wood famously wished it could be Christmas every day. Well, old sparkly beardie finally got his wish, and here's the definitive guide to help us navigate our way through the maze of holly and mistletoe to the gift that keeps on giving. The Bluffer's Guide to Christmas will help you get the most value from Christmas at the least cost to your wallet and sanity. It will teach you everything you need to know and say about the origins and evolution of the biggest religious feast of them all (in case that should be overlooked). But, most importantly, it will see you safely through the Holy Festival of shopping and indigestion just in time to prepare you fully for the next one. Tinseltastic!

Dogstrology Unlock the Secrets of the Stars with Dogs

Dogstrology Unlock the Secrets of the Stars with Dogs

Author: Luna Malcolm Format: Hardback Release Date: 17/10/2019

With the help of a collection of sweet and hilarious dog pictures, DOGSTROLOGY will unlock all the secrets of the stars that you need to know, including... - Each of the signs at their best and worst (and the perfect pup to illustrate them) - The common traits of each element and modality in the zodiac - What do you and your 'sister sign' have in common? Find out, with the perfect dog photo to complement it... - And of course: the right dog for you, based on your star sign!