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    Apr 28, 2020

    24 Books That Are So Funny, You'll Look Like The Crying-Laughing Emoji While You're Reading

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    Libro.fm has shared the funniest and most popular audiobooks that readers are listening to right now. Here are the best ones:

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    1. Wow, No Thank You by Samantha Irby

    Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group

    In this collection of essays, 40-year-old Samantha Irby hilariously explores the new chapter of her life, including going from a veterinary clinic receptionist to a successful published author, moving from Chicago to a Hallmark-esque small town with her wife, her complicated love-hate relationship with Hollywood, and more.

    2. Save Yourself by Cameron Esposito

    Hachette Audio

    Lesbian stand-up comic Cameron Esposito shares her life story, from her Catholic childhood and discovering her identity, to coming out and beginning her career. Save Yourself is full of laughs as well as a lot of heart and lessons about gender, sexuality, feminism, and accepting yourself.

    3. The Witches Are Coming by Lindy West

    Hachette Audio

    The author behind Hulu's Shrill, Lindy West critiques American culture and its treatment of women, specifically of the #MeToo era. Simultaneously angry and hilarious, The Witches are Coming explores issues of misogyny, race, the media's portrayal of women, and more, while still living readers optimistic for the future.

    4. Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston

    Macmillan Audio

    Alex, the President's son, and Henry, the young prince of England, don't get along. But when their disdain leads to an altercation that makes the tabloids, they're forced to make nice...or, at least pretend to. But their fake friendship takes an unexpected turn when they develop real romantic feelings for each other.

    5. Dear Girls by Ali Wong

    Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group

    Written as letters for her daughters, comedian Ali Wong shares life lessons by reflecting on her own, including working in comedy, connecting with her Asian heritage, dating in New York, parenting struggles, and more.

    6. Calypso by David Sedaris

    Hachette Audio

    In this laugh-out-loud book, David Sedaris buys a beach house along the Carolina coast where he reflects on his life, getting older, and just human mortality. It's dark, funny, and relatable in a way only a David Sedaris book can be.

    7. We Are Never Meeting in Real Life by Samantha Irby

    Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group

    Using her uniquely funny voice, Samantha Irby tackles adulting, romantic relationships, sexual encounters, loss and grief, friendships, and more in a humorous collection of essays that reflects on the past and its impact on the present.

    8. Less by Andrew Sean Greer

    Hachette Audio

    When struggling writer Arthur Less receives a wedding invitation from his ex-boyfriend of nine years, who is set to marry someone else. Because he obviously can't accept, he accepts a bunch of invitations to literary events instead. Soon, he finds himself on an unexpected journey around the globe.

    9. Tuesday Mooney Talks to Ghosts by Kate Racculia

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

    An eccentric Boston billionaire dies, leaving behind a treasure: part of his fortune. Tuesday Mooney, a notorious loner, bans together with a ragtag crew of acquaintances for the treasure hunt across the city and an adventure of a lifetime. Full of pop culture, art, and literary references, each clue brings them one step closer to the treasure, but also kicks up some of their pasts.

    10. If I Never Met You by Mhairi McFarlane

    HarperAudio

    Laurie is in shock when her boyfriend of ten years not only ends things out of the blue, but debuts a new, pregnant girlfriend just a few weeks later. With she and her ex working at the same law firm, there's no way she can escape him or her pitying coworkers. That is until she makes a deal with Jamie Carter, the office womanizer. To make her ex jealous and to help him get a promotion by appearing as a stable adult looking to settle down, the two fake a relationship that, to their surprise, quickly becomes real.

    11. Here For It by R. Eric Thomas

    Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group

    Elle writer R. Eric Thomas grew up in an urban neighborhood, but attended a mostly-white suburban high school. He struggled with his sexuality, while practicing his faith at a conservative black Christian church. He went to an Ivy League college in a big city, but code-switched often. In a collection of essays, R. Eric Thomas recounts his life of living in the middle, never one thing or another, and identifies how to carve out a space of one's own.

    12. Something That May Shock and Discredit You by Daniel Mallory Ortberg

    Simon & Schuster Audio

    In this collection of essays, writer Daniel Mallory Ortberg uses his personal history to look at pop culture through a unique lens, analyzing everything from Mean Girls and House Hunters, to Nora Ephron and Anne of Green Gables.

    13. Scrappy Little Nobody by Anna Kendrick

    Simon & Schuster Audio

    Actor Anna Kendrick has starred in hit movie after hit movie, from Pitch Perfect to Twilight. Though she's the picture of success, getting to where she is was a hilarious, bumpy road of trial and error, picking up the pieces, and discovering her true self.

    14. You Deserve Each Other by Sarah Hogle

    Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group

    Naomi's fiancé Nicholas is kind, chivalrous, from a great family, and does everything right — she can't stand him. She's completely bored of the "picture perfect" life, but whoever ends the engagement will be responsible for the entire wedding bill. When she discovers Nicholas has had his doubts as well, the two prank and sabotage each other to get the other to pull the trigger on the engagement...except now they're actually having fun together being themselves.

    15. The Roxy Letters by Mary Pauline Lowry

    Simon & Schuster Audio

    Twentysomething Roxy lives with her ex-boyfriend, suffers daily indignities at her deli job, her beloved town is being overtaken by corporate giants, and to top it all off, she's single. To cope, she writes letters about her life. But one day, instead of taking it out on the page, she decides to fix things in real life for herself and her town.

    16. Nobody Will Tell You This But Me by Bess Kalb

    Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group

    TV writer Bess Kalb had an incredibly close relationship with her grandmother, Bobby Bell. She even saved every voicemail Bobby left her, before she died at the age of 90. In Bess's memoir, through the voice of Bobby, a generational story of three strong, fierce women — and the life events that made them that way — is told.

    17. Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris

    Hachette Audio

    In a collection of essays, humorist David Sedaris recounts his life in two parts: before his move to France and after. The first is filled with hilarious stories about his childhood in North Carolina and his life working in New York, while the latter details moving to Normandy with his partner and adjusting to living in France without speaking French.

    18. The Honey-Don't List by Christina Lauren

    Simon & Schuster Audio

    Melissa and Rusty Tripp are America's favorite home remodeling and design couple...but they can't stand each other. With their business and upcoming book tour in jeopardy, their right-hand Carey, and structural engineer, James, help them keep the peace (and possibly find their old spark), which is easier said than done...especially once James and Carey's own romantic feelings start to get in the way.

    19. Buy Yourself the F*cking Lilies by Tara Schuster

    Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group

    TV executive Tara Schuster is a successful adult who's had it all figured out since her twenties — or at least, that's how it seemed. Behind the curtain was anxiety, depression, and shame, all of which came to a head after a very drunk phone call with her therapist. In Buy Yourself the F*cking Lilies, Tara tells her story and how she figured out what loving yourself really looks like.

    20. The Bookish Life of Nina Hill by Abbi Waxman

    Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group

    Nina Hill has a cozy life for one: she lives in a cottage with her cat, works at a bookstore during the week, and plays an aggressive game of trivia on the weekends. But, when the father she never knew dies and leaves behind siblings, cousins, and aunts that she didn't know existed, her days of flying solo are over. Now, she's got to adjust to having a large family (some of whom don't like her), not to mention trying to save the bookstore from closing, and dealing with her feelings for the guy on the rival trivia team. And, let's just say, Nina doesn't handle change very well.

    21. Evvie Drake Starts Over by Linda Holmes

    Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group

    Evie Drake hasn't left her large Maine house that much since her husband died a year and a half ago. But, instead of leaving, she lets her BFF's childhood friend, Dean, move into the apartment behind her home. Dean, a professional baseball pitcher with a case of the yips, thinks a little getaway could be just the thing to get his A-game back. Their unexpected friendship blooms into something more, but they must both reckon with their pasts to move forward.

    22. The Friend Zone by Abby Jiminez

    Hachette Audio

    When they first met, Kristin and Josh totally got off on the wrong foot. But, with their respective best friends marrying each other, they decide to play nice. Kristin hires Josh to do some part-time construction for her dog business, and before she knows it, having a handsome, witty guy around her house isn't so bad. But, it's her long-distance relationship with a different guy — not to mention her fertility problems — that complicate any potential romance with family-driven Josh.

    23. A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman

    Simon & Schuster Audio

    Ove is a grumpy old man who sticks to his routine and doesn't like to be bothered. He lives a quiet life alone and, even if it isn't what makes him happy, it's what he knows. But, when a loud, rambunctious family of four moves in next door (and runs over his mailbox) all that changes. They worm their way into his heart and discover what made him close it off in the first place.

    24. My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry by Fredrik Backman

    Simon & Schuster Audio

    7-year-old Elsa has only one friend: her wild and batty 77-year-old grandmother. When her grandma dies, she leaves behind a collection of apology letters for all the people she wronged in her life. Elsa decides to deliver the letters one by one, setting her on an adventure where she meets all kinds of characters and collects stories about her grandmother's life along the way.

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