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Old 12-19-2019, 05:02 PM
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I'll be flying in a couple days, and I would like to have a book to read on the flight. Can you recommend one? I would like something funny, maybe similar to Jenny Lawson's books.

If you have a book to recommend that isn't funny, that's okay, too. I just need something light because I get distracted on planes, so nothing deep.

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Old 12-19-2019, 05:07 PM
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I was able to keep interested in Backmanís Britt Marie was Here. It was recommended by several PT folks. I enjoyed it. Another quirky character like his character Ove in a Man Called Ove.

I traded with a friend of mine for the return flight. I started Exit West. Oh my, I am so distracted by the looonnnnggggg sentences. Iím not sure I will get through it. Fortunately, it is only a bit more than 200 pages
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Old 12-19-2019, 05:10 PM
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I was going to suggest Jenny Lawson! I was reading Furiously Happy at a hockey game a few weeks ago and laughing out loud - people thought I was a bit crazy.


Stay Sexy and Don't Get Murdered is really funny!
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Old 12-19-2019, 05:24 PM
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Any book by Carol Snow!! Very easy reading, funny, well written! I'm sad she hasn't written a book in the last couple of years.
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Old 12-19-2019, 05:27 PM
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The Spellman Files by Lisa Lutz. I found them laugh out loud hilarious.


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Old 12-19-2019, 06:02 PM
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I was just going to say that Keltikmom! I love this series.
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Old 12-19-2019, 07:13 PM
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I recall laughing quite a bit while reading Can You Keep a Secret by Sophie Kinsella (the Shopaholic author).
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Old 12-19-2019, 07:36 PM
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If you love Jenny Lawson, you will love Allie Brosh. Her book (and blog) are Hyperbole and a Half.
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Old 12-19-2019, 09:13 PM
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Was a funny and quick read. Itís by Laurie Gelman.
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Old 12-20-2019, 03:30 AM
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Thank you for starting this thread. I'm looking for funny, light reading over break.

I laughed out loud while reading Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris and Bill Brysons books, A Walk in the Woods, The Road to Little Dribbling, and In A Sunburnt County.


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Old 12-20-2019, 08:28 AM
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Yes, thanks for all the ideas!
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Old 12-20-2019, 11:09 AM
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Thanks for all of the suggestions!
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Old 12-20-2019, 04:11 PM
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It's been a while since I read Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed. I remember thinking at the time I really liked her humor.
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Old 12-20-2019, 04:59 PM
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Have you read anything by Carl Hiaasen? He makes me laugh and laugh. Fun stories, not hard to follow, and well written. Iím a big fan.
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