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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!
No one knows more about everything - especially everything rude, clever, and offensively compelling - than John Waters. The man in the pencil-thin mustache, auteur of the transgressive movie classics Pink Flamingos, Polyester, the original Hairspray, Cry-Baby, and A Dirty Shame, is one of the world's great sophisticates, and in Mr. Know-It-All he serves it up raw: how to fail upward in Hollywood; how to develop musical taste from Nervous Norvus to Maria Callas; how to build a home so ugly and trendy that no one but you would dare live in it; more important, how to tell someone you love them without emotional risk; and yes, how to cheat death itself. Through it all, Waters swears by one undeniable truth: Whatever you might have heard, there is absolutely no downside to being famous. None at all. Studded with cameos of Waters's stars, from Divine and Mink Stole to Johnny Depp, Kathleen Turner, Patricia Hearst, and Tracey Ullman, and illustrated with unseen photos from Waters's personal collection, Mr. Know-It-All is Waters's most hypnotically readable, upsetting, revelatory book - another instant Waters classic. 'Waters doesn't kowtow to the received wisdom, he flips it the bird . . . [Waters] has the ability to show humanity at its most ridiculous and make that funny rather than repellent' Jonathan Yardley, The Washington Post 'Carsick becomes a portrait not just of America's desolate freeway nodes - though they're brilliantly evoked - but of American fame itself' Lawrence Osborne, The New York Times Book Review
A journalist, columnist, humorist and musician, Miles Kington began his writing career at Punch, where he created Franglais, a hugely popular fictional language, before going on to write a daily column for The Times, followed by the Independent. He wrote over thirty thousand newspaper columns in his lifetime, as well as contributing to countless magazines and other publications. When he died in 2008, he left behind an enormous archive of correspondence. Effortlessly funny and entertaining, this collection is full of Kington's inimitable style. He had kept copies of every letter he had sent or received for the best part of fifty years, letters to and from the great and the good of the arts - Terry Jones, Melvyn Bragg, Joanna Lumley, John Cleese, Andre Previn, Philip Larkin, Alan Coren, Kenneth Williams, and many more. My Mother, The Bearded Lady is a selection of these captivating letters, chosen and edited by his wife, Caroline Kington.
Trapped in an airplane seated next to a chatterbox? Are you hosting a dinner party with people who just won't leave? Katie Vaz has the key to your escape. The Escape Manual for Introverts guides readers through different scenarios with themed chapters ( Friends, Family, Strangers, etc.). Each chapter covers a range of situations, from An invitation to Karaoke Night to Group lunchtime. And she offers a number of escapes for each scenario: bringing odoriferous foods to lunch for a while, having a pet (real or imagined) that requires frequent check-ins, and even investing in a jetpack. This book features Vaz's full-page illustrated spreads, hand-lettering, and spot illustrations. From the silly to the sincere, Vaz's clever, hilarious escape plans and bizarre excuses speak to the introvert in all of us.
In Pocket Kardashian Wisdom, the world's most famous family offer their opinions on absolutely everything you can think of - from authenticity, to growing older, to how to take your best selfie. Whether you can't live without them, or you just can't look away, the Kardashian gang are an absolute goldmine of philosophy, advice and hysterical one-liners, and this collection of their best quotes is a must-have for any fan. Organised into six chapters with full-colour chapter openers and spot illustrations of separate portraits throughout, Pocket Kardashian Wisdom covers all aspects of the Kardashian empire - STYLE, HUSTLE, SELF-LOVE, HATERS, FAMILY and SASS. `I'll cry at the end of the day. Not with fresh make up.' -Kim `On the cover of a magazine it said I was drunk and alone and just for the record, is there a problem with that?' -Kris `My vibe right now is just living life.' -Kourtney
Azuki, the much-loved Japanese miniature hedgehog who became an Instagram sensation, with over 407,000 followers, sadly died on the 20th January 2019. His daughter, Monaka, born on the 8th April 2018, is following in her father's footsteps. This is a collection of adorable photographs of Azuki, Monaka and their friends baking, playing pool, reading and enjoying other mini-adventures. In his heyday, Azuki was a mainstay of Bored Panda and was featured on Time magazine's website. New York magazine called him 'the only pure thing left in this world', and he appeared in the pages of the Independent and the Sun. He also had thousands of fans in Australia and New Zealand. The Adventures of Azuki the Miniature Hedgehog and Friends is the perfect gift book for the animal lover in your life who is over dogs and cats and into hedgehogs, for anyone who clicks on Cute Overload for a break from the news, and for Azuki and daughter Monaka's still-growing fan base. 'In Japan, hedgehogs are thought to be a type of rat, and generally don't have a good image,' Tsunoda explains. 'By publishing a photo book, I aim to raise awareness.'
All New Dad Jokes is the second book from the most followed dad jokes page on Instagram, @dadsaysjokes. Now with a following of over 1 million, All New Dad Jokes provides brand new gags guaranteed to leave your friends and family laughing and groaning in equal measure. @DadSaysJokes is a community-run Instagram account with more than a million followers, inspired by the daily jokes of author Kit Chilvers' dad, Andrew. Every day, followers submit their jokes and the team picks their favourites - or Dad just drops in his own zinger! Kit, a young social networking mastermind started his career at the tender age of 14 , when he created his original platform, Football.Newz, to serve audiences for the World cup 2014. He has recently added another nine platfroms in different genres (of which @DadJokes is one), with nine million followers and rising. This is his second book. Q: What do you call a snowman with a six pack? A: An abdominal snowman.
This book is definitive proof that masculinity as we know it is a myth. A big, dumb, silly and quite poorly constructed myth! This book pokes light-hearted fun at the very notion of manhood, by offering a contemporary guide to masculinity. Thus: How to Be A Big Strong Man. Through its 150 tongue-firmly-in-cheek illustrations by queer artist Samuel Leighton-Dore, this book explores the many identities of a modern man. Manly man gets a pedicure, and manly man calls his grandmother for a nice long chat. Above all, a manly man can cry whenever he pleases and knows that manliness is an outdated construct... Duh! Just a few short years ago, anyone using the term toxic masculinity would likely have received blank stares or derision in return. But now, at this critical societal juncture, everyone is thinking and talking about how ideas of manhood (as prescribed from birth) affects the way men think and act. How to Be A Big Strong Man explores all these weighty ideas through its cute, sassy and satirical cartoons.
Award-winning comedian Sara Pascoe, following her hit book Animal, turns her attention to the things that really matter to humans - sex, power and money. Deciding to confront her fear of the male libido, Pascoe delves into such questions as: Why don't people care about the welfare of the people they masturbate to? AND Why is there such stigma around those who work in the sex industry? WHEN Some women still want men to buy their dinner? In this comedic and educational hopscotch over anatomy, the history of sexual representation and the sticky way all human interactions are underwritten by wealth, Pascoe explores whether we'll ever be able to escape the Conundrum of Heterosexuality if women can't help but admire status, and men obsess about youth and physicality. Drawing on anecdotal experience, unqualified opinion, interviews and research, Sex Power Money is thought-provoking and riotously funny: a fresh take on the oldest discussion. Praise for Sara Pascoe's previous book Animal: 'Brilliant.' Frankie Boyle 'Some comics serve up their anxieties just for laughs; Pascoe draws on hers to offer provocative (and positive) new perspectives on the world.' Guardian 'A tremendously exciting voice: timely, intelligent and buzzing with comedic charm . . . Pascoe has something to say and a thoroughly engaging way of saying it.' The Times 'The funniest, best book about sexuality, sex and sexy - and not so sexy - time ever written. I love it.' Jessica Hynes
Say stuffing balls to Christmas and survive the festive season with The Funny Christmas Stocking Filler Book Guaranteed to entertain and amuse, this book contains everything you need to get you from the turkey to the Queen's speech! It's the perfect distraction from rubbish Christmas telly and tipsy relatives, and could even help you dodge the washing up. The Funny Christmas Stocking Filler Book is packed full of hilarious games, dubious jokes and fun Christmas facts. Involve your sleeping relatives in a game of human buckaroo, play sprout golf or the Christmas movie charade game, or entertain the family with amazing Christmas trivia. For best results, consume with alcohol!