50 of the Funniest Books Ever Written - Barnes & Noble Reads — Barnes & Noble ReadsA genuinely funny book is one of life's simplest pleasures, but finding the real stand-outs is never as easy. Back in , we asked some leading lights of comedy and literature to nominate the books that make them laugh out loud. Here we revisit the results, and add some extras from the Esquire team. It's strange how this novel has become a by-word for doomy, nihilistic introspection; I blame Mark Chapman. It's actually a very funny book, right from its perfect opening sentence. No one has ever captured the adolescent voice with such accuracy; the pretension, the self-importance, the heart-breaking sincerity and misguided passion.
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Books have a lot going for them. His first book, however, was this hilarious sort-of memoir, or rather autobiographical novel. After detailing life as a young gadabout forced to grow up fast when a tragedy leads to him raising his brother, we get back into the funny, massaged adventures of the go-for-broke Eggers, such as how he runs the much-missed magazine Might and unsuccessfully auditions for The Real World. It might be because he sarcastically and boldly ignores the rules, like regular joke rhythms or not being polite — he once told actress on Late Night that her terrible movie was terrible. It keeps you guessing, like, did he really bring out morphine and a syringe during his SNL audition? Unlike most memoirs, it seems to convey a clear-eyed honesty, as Martin seeks to de-mythologize his own life, one that the rest of us have so mythologized, specifically his days in the s when he was a stadium-filling stand-up comedian.