They say laughter is the best medicine. Sometimes all it takes is a giggle or a chuckle to turn your mood around. Check out one of these books if you’re in need of a good laugh:
Look Alive Out There by Sloane Crosley – A collection of essays shares the author’s trademark observations on subjects ranging from scaling active volcanoes and crashing shivas to assisted fertility and playing herself on “Gossip Girl.”
Noir by Christopher Moore – On the streets of post-WWII San Francisco, a smitten barkeeper and unofficial fixer-for-hire investigates his paramour’s disappearance amid a series of weird events involving a UFO and a mysterious plane crash.
Well, That Escalated Quickly by Franchesca Ramsey – A collection of personal essays by the veteran video blogger and star of MTV’s “Decoded” explores race, identity, online activism and the downfall of real communication in the age of social media rants, trolls and call-out wars.
Adjustment Day by Chuck Palahniuk – This timely satire lampoons the absurdities in society with a depiction of a world where politician warmongering, erupting economic divides and melodramatic doomsday predictions culminate in the rise of a mysterious book that issues directives for the approaching Adjustment Day.
Failure is an Option by H. Jon Benjamin – The lead voice actor behind “Archer” and “Bob’s Burgers” shares stories from his life and career that demonstrate how his experiences with failure shaped his successes, his views on kindness and his perspectives on freedom.
When Life Gives You Lululemons by Lauren Weisberger – Emily Charlton, the beleaguered assistant-turned-successful Hollywood image consultant, teams up with a former ace lawyer-turned-Greenwich stay-at-home mom to retain the services of an A-list model and politician’s wife.
Päntsdrunk by Miska Rantanen – An irreverent parody of popular “happiness” books cites Finland’s high international ranking for life quality, instructing readers how to promote well-being through the cultural practice of drinking in one’s underwear while surrounded by personal comforts.