Thursday, July 30, 2009

Booking Through Thursday: Recent Funny

The question of the week at Booking Through Thursday is:

What’s the funniest book you’ve read recently?

I primarily read women's fiction, which typically isn't "funny," but my answer to this question came to me immediately:

I Like You: Hospitality Under the Influence
By Amy Sedaris

I checked this out from the library, but halfway through, I returned it and bought my own copy. I also bought one for my mom, who is one of the funniest people I know and holds people who can make her laugh in the highest esteem. My phone rang off the hook for three days as she made her way through it. Needless to say, it owned her.

It's hilarious, quirky, entertaining, visually appealing, outrageous, and yet surprisingly practical. The gal knows her way around a kitchen...the recipes alone make it worth owning. Her Southern background comes through in a big way, making those obscure references really hit home for me, heightening the appeal and comedy factor.


Lisa said...

That's one of my problems with the library--sometimes I get books I wish I had bought then I have to buy them anyway. My funniest is a toss up between "When You Are Engulfed in Flames" (how did all of the Sedaris kids get to be so funny?) and "The Mighty Queens of Freeville" by Amy Dickson.

Susan said...

Your pick looks good - I'll have to check it out :-) Here is my response.

Missy B. said...

I have never heard of this one. I am going to add it to my ever-growing list...I am always looking for funny books!

Kerri said...

Just the cover makes it seem funny. I haven't heard of this book before. Thanks for sharing.

Jenny said...

This looks good!

I read part of a David Sedaris book and thought it was just okay. I love Jen Lancaster though. Is Amy Sedaris similar to either of them?

Nise' said...

She is one funny lady.

bermudaonion said...

I won this a while ago and it's languishing in my TBR pile. I'm going to dig it out!

Anonymous said...

I've heard of this, but never thought about picking it up. Now you've got me interested.