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Subject: Books that Made Me Laugh Inside and Out!!!
Date Posted: 9/15/2010 10:08 PM ET
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I just finishedTwenties Girl by Sophie Kinsella and loved it though at first I was not sure I would like it at all!!! Actually, I have read all of her books, beginning with Cofessions of A Shopaholic (which was wonderful)! She really knows how to develop characters with humor and warmth.

Date Posted: 9/16/2010 1:31 PM ET
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Anything by Jen Lancaster. Start with "Bitter is the New Black".

Date Posted: 9/16/2010 10:19 PM ET
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I laughed out loud during the Stephanie Plum series by Janet Evanovich.  I'd be sitting in the living room reading, hubby would be in the back room on the computer.  If he heard me laugh out loud, he'd say, "you're reading another Stephanie book, huh?".

Date Posted: 9/17/2010 2:21 PM ET
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Carl Hiaasen, Tim Dorsey

Masters of some Freaky Florida Crime Fiction.


FYI: Florida Roadkill & Orange Crush; two Dorsey novels on my shelf.

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Date Posted: 9/17/2010 10:50 PM ET
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The early books by Jennifer Cruise make me laugh out loud. 

Date Posted: 9/18/2010 10:02 AM ET
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Tietam Brown by Mick foley ( the wrestler )

Dark at the Roots by Sarah Thyre

Basketball Diaries by Jim Carroll    too bad DiCrapio ruined the movie

Date Posted: 9/18/2010 10:07 AM ET
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here's a quote I posted from a thread on my hometown forum about funny books


Gold by Dan Rhodes tells the story of a young womans annual two week January vacation to a coastal village in Wales and all the eccentric charachters that live there , so many amusing anecdotes I was laughing on almost every page.

Date Posted: 9/18/2010 6:21 PM ET
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A Complicated Kindness by Miriam Toews

The Wonder Spot by Melissa Bank

Crossing California - Adam Langer
The Unthinkable Thoughts of Jacob Green by Joshua Braff

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Date Posted: 9/19/2010 12:31 AM ET
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Mary F.--


I live in MN and a couple of years ago my mom and I went to the Mall of America for a Janet Evanovich book signing.  What a blast!  Anyways, after we got our books autographed, we went to an Italian  place within the Mall.  While waiting for our food, I couldn't help it, but I started to read the book.  Very early within the 1st chapter, I was laughing so much that some of the diners sitting near us were giving me looks and shaking their heads. 

Date Posted: 9/19/2010 10:39 AM ET
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Christopher Buckley- Boomsday

anything P.G. Wodehouse

Date Posted: 9/21/2010 12:14 AM ET
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"Sea Legs" by Alex Shearer - it's about twin brothers who stow away on a cruise ship to be with their dad, who works there. HILARIOUS!

Date Posted: 9/21/2010 11:50 AM ET
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Bite Me by Christopher Moore. I read this on a plane and well people must think I am totally nuts. Its funny, has vampires and is based in San Fransisco

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Subject: Can You Keep A Secret? Sophie Kinsella
Date Posted: 9/22/2010 10:36 PM ET
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I laughed like mad while reading Can You Keep A Secrety by Sophie Kinsella.  Loved that book and have recommended it to a few friends for some light reading and some "oh my goodness" laugh out loud moments.

Date Posted: 9/25/2010 9:10 AM ET
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"Stop Dressing Your Six-Year  Old  Like a Skank" had me rolling.  I also find the "Dearest Dorothy" series very amusing in a calmer, gentler way.  I love her.

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Date Posted: 9/25/2010 9:57 AM ET
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The Confessions of Georgia Nicolson series cracks me up everytime.

Last Edited on: 9/25/10 10:04 AM ET - Total times edited: 2
Date Posted: 10/9/2010 11:08 PM ET
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Lisa Lutz - The Spellman files.  Started reading it in the bookstore and sat there and laughed out loud like an idiot.  Love her sense of humor.  I second Janet Evanovich.  Woke my husband many times - laughing so hard while he was trying to sleep.

Date Posted: 10/18/2010 9:55 PM ET
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I second the Georgia Nicholson books.

Also, "A Barrel of Laughs, A Vale of Tears" had me laughing out loud.

Date Posted: 10/19/2010 11:14 AM ET
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 "Agatha Raisin" series by MC Beaton

"The Queen and I" by Sue Townsend

Date Posted: 10/19/2010 9:42 PM ET
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I don't usually laugh at books.  The Agnes Browne series by Brendan O'Carroll had me cracking up. 

Date Posted: 10/20/2010 11:04 AM ET
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Just stop it ya'll my TBR list is already way to long.

I laugh out loud at Magdalena Yoder- Tamar Myers- Pennsylvania Dutch Series,  Terri Garey- Nicki Stix series,  Queen Betsy.

Date Posted: 10/21/2010 9:43 PM ET
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The Lucia books by E.F. Benson.  The first is Queen Lucia.  They made me miss my subway stop twice and I never do that.

Date Posted: 10/25/2010 11:32 PM ET
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Youth in Revolt by C.D. Payne

Date Posted: 10/27/2010 5:32 PM ET
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I second Christopher Moore!  Be prepared to be stared at when reading in public, because you won't be able to stop laughing. 

Subject: Tomato Rhapsody, by Adam Schell.
Date Posted: 10/29/2010 9:24 AM ET
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One of my favorite books of all time, smart and funny and a little twisted.  LOL-worthy indeed.

Date Posted: 10/29/2010 12:45 PM ET
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"I Love You, Beth Cooper" by Larry Doyle