Reviews and Blog Posts: humor

Pregnant butch : nine long months spent in drag

by A. K. Summers

DPL Rating:
3

A unique graphic novel about one person's pregnancy experience. How many pregnant women have to tell their landlord no, I'm not getting fat, I'm having a baby--and then go on to explain that no, they're not adopting? Teek's experiences questioning her own identity, desirability, with various medical providers, and reasons...

I shall wear midnight

by Terry Pratchett

DPL Rating:
5

I love the Tiffany Aching Adventures by Terry Pratchett. This book is excellent example of Terry Pratchett’s unique combination of humor, insight into the nature of humanity and compelling characters.

I Shall Wear Midnight is the fourth book in this series. Tiffany Aching has spent years (previous books) studying with senior...

Redshirts

by John Scalzi

DPL Rating:
4

I feel like it was inevitable that I would read Redshirts from the day I was born. I’m fairly certain my love for Star Trek was encoded in my genes, passed down on my father’s side of the family, though my mother became a Trekkie convert later in life. In...

Omnibeasts : animal poems and paintings / by Douglas Florian.

by Douglas Florian

DPL Rating:
4

Reaching across the animal kingdom, this collection of poems from Douglas Florian is sure to delight. Short and silly animal poems are accompanied by bold watercolor illustrations. The simple rhymes and shape poems capture the spirit of the animals he describes. With humor and insight this book makes poetry fun...

Bossypants

by Tina Fey

DPL Rating:
4

What a fun audiobook. Tina Fey reads her own memoir about breaking into comedy and acting and her experiences as a working mother. A nice, well-written, light read. I've only watched a couple of episodes of her television show 30 Rock, still I found her book engaging and witty....

The hitch-hiker's guide to the galaxy. Tertiary phase

by Adams, Douglas

DPL Rating:
5

I love "Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy", the entire series. I love Douglas Adams' quirky British absurdist humor. 

Simon's cat vs. the world

by Simon Tofield

DPL Rating:
5

I was first introduced to Simon’s Cat as a series of wordless animated videos when it started in 2008, but the book form loses none of the original charm. Capturing the essence of the curious, annoying, loving, bossy, and self-centered cat, Simon Tofield’s simple drawings could represent any cat you...

Hyperbole and a half : unfortunate situations, flawed coping mechanisms, mayhem, and other things that happened

by Allie Brosh

DPL Rating:
5

Allie Brosh was catapulted into internet fame when she started the blog/semi-autobiographical webcomic titled Hyperbole and a Half. You may recognize her work in the beast known as  “Alot” or the meme “____ ALL THE THINGS!”, or more recently, her apt and candid depiction of depression. Hyperbole and a Half,...

I'm a stranger here myself notes on returning to America after twenty years away

by Bill Bryson

DPL Rating:
4

I will admit to being a reluctant non-fiction reader, avoiding most books shelved with a Dewey number like the plague. However, I picked up Bill Bryson’s At Home on a whim once and discovered, at last, that not all non-fiction has to be dry and boring. I downloaded the audio...

I suck at girls

by Justin Halpern

DPL Rating:
3

While there weren't really any laugh out loud funny moments, like there was in Sh*t My Dad Says, Halpern does share some heartwarming and humorous anecdotes in his second book. I Suck at Girls documents vignettes along his journey from first kiss, through loss of virginity, to marriage proposal and...

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