It’s summer. The kids are home and it’s sweet bliss. What? You can’t wait for September? Have no fear. Labor Day will be here soon enough. If you feel you’re in need of some comic relief – and who isn’t? – have a look-see at what I’m reading poolside.
This group is smart and sassy and delivers the laughs
I so desperately need. There’s a mixture of new and seasoned writers – four women and one mensch, to be exact – for your enjoyment.
I had the pleasure of meeting most of them at the Erma Bombeck conference earlier this year and followed a few around like a puppy hoping to glean some funny off their talented souls by being in their air space. They were kind, generous, and never swatted me away. I’m pretty sure one even patted me on the head while we drank wine.
Yes, I hung with the cool kids, and I am forever grateful. So go check them out, curl up on your chaise lounge, hide behind your book, and don’t forget the sunscreen. Chocolate smoothies are optional.
It’s Not That I’m Bitter…Or How I Learned To Stop Worrying About Visible Panty Lines And Conquered The World by Gina Barreca
Ketchup Is A Vegetable And Other Lies Mom Tell Themselves by Robin O’Bryant
Rude Bitches Make Me Tired: Slightly Profane And Entirely Logical Answers To Modern Etiquette Dilemmas by Celia Rivenbark
Meet Me At The Emotional Baggage Claim by Lisa Scottoline and Francesca Serritella
Dan Gets A Minivan: Life At The Intersection Of Dude And Dad by Dan Zevin
Thanks so much for the recommendations! I love funny stuff.
Carpool Goddess says
Enjoy, Julie! So important to get our laughs.
Lisa Endlich Heffernan says
Pinned that for our readers, great list!
Janie Emaus says
These are some really funny books, I agree!
Linda Roy says
I read Emotional Baggage Claim and it was fantastic! Currently reading Why. My Third a Husband Will Be A Dog and I’ve got my copy of Have A Mice Giilt Trip waiting in the wings. Guess you could say I’ve become a Scottolibe junkie since Erma!
Marie Perrigo says
I was just looking for some good books this week! I’ll check these out. Laughter is always needed!
Jen Maidenberg says
Good to have a few choices for comic relief this summer. Mostly I have been reading heavy philosophy and poetry (by choice but still!)
Estelle Sobel Erasmus says
Great list of books. I have so many in my Kindle and hard copies as well. But, I will keep this list handy.
I love book lists! Thanks for this one of some humorous reads. As it is the nearing the end of summer, I could use some humor.
Stopping by from #SITS and so glad I found you!
So fun! I am definitely going to have to load some of these on my kindle 🙂