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    Default Spinoff: Funniest book you've ever read?

    I am looking for something light, humorous to read.



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    The Chronicles Of The $700.00 Pony. I laugh every time I read it, and the sequel.

    Any of the Janet Evonovich "by the numbers" books. If you like slapstick/dysfunctional family type of humor.
    There are friends and faces that may be forgotten, but there are horses that never will be. - Andy Adams



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    I have both pony books and ALL of Janet's books. I do highly recommend them to others!



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    A Confederacy of Dunces - you will LOL!!!
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    Bossypants by Tina Fey was really good and very funny. Bedwetter by Sarah Silverman was really funny, too and I also enjoyed Chelsea Handler's books, my favorite is probably Are You There, Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea.



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    A Walk in the Woods, by Bill Bryson... or also by BB: A Short History of Nearly Everything.
    Athletic Horses. Educated Riders.
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    Ok, I just checked on Amazon, found a few that I haven't read yet, but might fit the bill:

    The Dressage Rider's Survival Guide: Memoirs of a Struggling Dressage Rider [Paperback]
    Margaret A. Odgers

    Enter at A, Laughing: A Tongue-In-Jowl Examination of the Sport of Dressage As Seen Through the Satirical Eyes of a Dressage Husband [Paperback]
    Brian McKeown

    Trouble Under the Tree (A Nina Quinn Mystery) [Kindle Edition]
    Heather Webber

    Check out their Humor section on Amazon.
    There are friends and faces that may be forgotten, but there are horses that never will be. - Andy Adams



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    Dave Barry, "Big Trouble." Also any of the Dortmunder books by Donald Westlake.
    I realize that I'm generalizing here, but as is often the case when I generalize, I don't care. ~ Dave Barry



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    This looks like it has potential, and only $.99 for the Kindle:

    http://www.amazon.com/Mormon-Crush-D...g_bsnr_4456_23
    There are friends and faces that may be forgotten, but there are horses that never will be. - Andy Adams



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    If you want to go a little older, try James Thurber, one called School Daze particularly, hilarious and timeless. I was just recalling it as I watched Ralphie in Christmas Story the other day, same type humor from a similar viewpoint. Similar to Dave Barry as well.

    Or go classic and read Mark Twain. Cover the date and you'll swear he is poking fun at today's issues.
    When opportunity knocks it's wearing overalls and looks like work.

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    I also remember laughing out loud at many of John Irvings books, like The World According to Garp, and Hotel New Hampshire.
    There are friends and faces that may be forgotten, but there are horses that never will be. - Andy Adams



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    I have read these, and laughed a lot:

    The Spellman Files [Paperback] and The Spellmans Strike Again: A Novel (Izzy Spellman Mysteries)
    by Lisa Lutz
    There are friends and faces that may be forgotten, but there are horses that never will be. - Andy Adams



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    Third the $700 Pony...

    Non-equine, I love:
    David Sedaris (especially Me Talk Pretty One Day)
    Terry Pratchett
    "The World of Karl Pilkington" by Ricky Gervais and Stephen Marchant (actually, now that I think about it, I might read that again right now)

    I'm also partial to Georgette Heyer's Regency romances, some of which really are hilarious at times, and are great for light 'n' fluffy... the best, I think, is "The Grand Sophy." "Fredericka" is also funny. Hmm. Now I want to reread "Fredericka" right now too.



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    I second all of Chelsea Handler's books. Too funny!



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    The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

    Utter nonsense And if you survive that, there is the rest of the trilogy:
    The Restaurant at the End of the Universe
    Life, the Universe and Everything
    So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish

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    Mostly Harmless
    "In the beginning, the universe was created. This made a lot of people angry and has widely been considered as a bad move." -Douglas Adams



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    Quote Originally Posted by Melissa.Hare.Jones View Post
    A Walk in the Woods, by Bill Bryson... or also by BB: A Short History of Nearly Everything.
    I love Bill Bryson too. One of the funniest, sweetest books is Notes From a Small Island.
    It is a cry laughing kind of book.



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    Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers by Mary Roach.

    I never suspected a random non-fiction book I picked up on a whim would be the one of the funniest reads ever!



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    I get a kick out of Carl Hiassen and I've read and hooted at nearly all of the John Locke ebooks - they are crude and violent though so be forewarned if that's a deal breaker.
    If you believe everything you read, better not read. -- Japanese Proverb




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    Anything by P.J. O'Rourke, Carl Hiassen novels, Lamb by Christopher Moore, The Stephanie Plum Number novels by Janet Evanovich.



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    Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett. My whole family loves this book, even my mother who can't stand humor writing. A book about Armageddon might not sound light, but it is.
    http://www.amazon.com/Good-Omens-Nei.../dp/0441003257

    Lamb by Christopher Moore is funny too, but it's not quite as funny as Good Omens.
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