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Subject: Humor - Celia Rivenbark
Date Posted: 6/29/2008 1:33 AM ET
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I recently read Celia Rivenbark's "We're just like you only prettier" and realized that I don't read enough humorous books.  I have all of Rivenbark's on the way or wishlisted but would like other suggestions.  Anyone?

Date Posted: 6/29/2008 8:28 PM ET
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Tony Kornheiser - that guy is hysterical!

Date Posted: 6/29/2008 9:20 PM ET
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Kornheiser from Pardon the Interruption and Monday Night Football???

Date Posted: 7/3/2008 1:47 PM ET
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Just FYI, I think Stop Dressing Your Six-Year-Old Like a Skank is far superior to Rivenbark's other books! Read that one first!

I don't read a lot of humor authors. I love the Sweet Potato Queens books, they always make me laugh out loud.

Date Posted: 7/3/2008 5:26 PM ET
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Susan Reinhart's Not Tonight, Honey.  Wait 'til I'm a size six.  I've had her next book WL'd forever!  And this one took a long time a coming to me.  I really enjoyed it.

Florence King's Confessions of a Failed Southern Lady.

Julia Reed's Queen of the Turtle Derby and Other Southern Phenomena.

I think this kind of book is a hoot.  So I don't relist them.  Good for when you are feeling lower than a nursing possum's nipples. 

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Date Posted: 7/3/2008 7:51 PM ET
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I love Celia Rivenbark too! 

David Sedaris is hilarious.   A.J. Jacobs' books are laugh-out-loud funny as well, though not traditional humor writing.

My all-time favorite is Lewis Grizzard.  I laugh till it hurts.

Date Posted: 7/4/2008 12:44 AM ET
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The Sweet Potato Queens books by Jill Connor Brown

Date Posted: 7/4/2008 1:14 AM ET
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Thanks for all the suggestions everyone even though I don't think I've ever actually been "lower than a nursing possum's nipples" (thanks for that visual Bonnie:)

Date Posted: 7/31/2008 11:04 PM ET
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She makes me spit diet coke out my nose. I love her! *lol*

Laurie Notarvo (sp?) -She is quite funny as well.

Jen Lancaster makes me laugh out loud, alone, and makes people stare at me.