Who here reads humor writers? Do you have a favorite comedian you follow in book form as well as on TV?
I’m not all that into humor writing, because it mostly is just OK to me. There might be funny bits here and there, but no one’s life is that hysterical that a humorous memoir is going to have me rolling in my chair. I think the only humor books I read have been for book clubs, such as Tina Fey’s Bossypants and Amy Poehler’s Yes Please! They have been interesting reads, but I wouldn’t pick them myself. Am I missing out on some amazing humor books?
I read Mindy Kaling’s first book Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me and wasn’t impressed. I gravitate more towards sarcasm and dark humor like Douglas Adams or Terry Pratchett. When I’m looking for something light and funny, I head for contemporary romance like Vicki Lewis Thompson. And there is always Janet Evanovich. Stephanie Plum’s antics are always comical. I would also recommend any book by Bill Bryson. He made the history of a Victorian home both informative and witty.