Ready for a Laugh?
It’s been a while, but don’t worry I’ve missed all of you probably 100% more than you’ve missed me. This week, I will share with you some funny and possibly helpful books. Although these books may not be a choice topic at the next MENSA meeting, they will make you chuckle and occasionally snap your friends with a clear “this is me” message. With useful nuggets from The Beer Geek and Adult Stuff to hilariously cartoons by Allie Brosh and Seo Kim, this list will provide you with some good ole laughs and who knows… maybe some valuable information.
The Beer Geek Handbook: Living a Life Ruled by Beer by Patrick Dawson
“Know the Beer Geek ten commandments. Train your local beer guy. Don’t be a snob…or a craft drunk. Flawlessly pull off tastings & pairings. Navigate the beer trading scene. Take a beercation. Know your beer types (but be chill about it, okay?)”
Adult Stuff : Things You Need to Know to Win at Real Life by Robert Boesel
“You don’t have to be an Einstein to survive adult life. You don’t even have to abandon your standards to get what you want. All you have to do is keep your expectations realistic. Adult Stuff gives every aspiring grown-up a much-needed reality check on how to conquer life’s challenges like a champ.”
I’m Judging You : the Do-better Manual by Luvvie Ajayi
“With a lighthearted, razor sharp wit and a unique perspective, I’m Judging You is the handbook the world needs, doling out the hard truths and a road map for bringing some “act right” into our lives, social media, and popular culture. It is the Do-Better Manual”
The Art of Living Other People’s Lives : Stories, Confessions, and Memorable Mistakes by Greg Dybec
“When he isn’t responsible for pleasing tens of millions of online readers a month as the managing editor of Elite Daily, Greg Dybec worries about rent, sex, love, family, and–the most millennial topic of them all–a desire to leave a legacy. In The Art of Living Other People’s Lives, Greg delivers a funny, brash, insightful collection of stories on becoming a pick-up artist to get over an ex-girlfriend, late-night adventures with his Uber drivers, a writing gig about men’s underwear, and so much more”
Hyperbole and a Half: Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things That Happened by Allie Brosh
“This full-color, beautifully illustrated edition features more than fifty percent new content, with ten never-before-seen essays and one wholly revised and expanded piece as well as classics from the website like, “The God of Cake,” “Dogs Don’t Understand Basic Concepts Like Moving,” and her astonishing, “Adventures in Depression,” and “Depression Part Two,” Brosh’s debut marks the launch of a major new American humorist who will surely make even the biggest scrooge or snob laugh.”
The Joy of Leaving Your Sh*t All Over the Place : the Art of Being Messy by Jennifer McCartney
“Guess what, neatniks? Science shows that messy people are more creative.*Being a slob is an art, and there’s a fine line between being a consumer and being a hoarder. Don’t cross that line. This book shows you how to clutter mindfully and with great joy. The results are mind-blowing. Your plants will stop dying. Your whiskey bottle will never run dry. Your drugstore points will finally add up to a free jar of salsa and some nice shampoo.”
Adulthood is a Myth: A Sarah’s Scribbles Collection by Sarah Andersen
“These casually drawn, perfectly on-point comics by the hugely popular young Brooklyn-based artist Sarah Andersen are for the rest of us. They document the wasting of entire beautiful weekends on the internet, the unbearable agony of holding hands on the street with a gorgeous guy, and dreaming all day of getting home and back into pajamas. In other words, the horrors and awkwardnesses of young modern life.”