by Etgar Keret
These short stories are some of the most engaging, hilarious, and strange things I've ever read. Etgar Keret is an Israeli author who writes about the absurdness of life with as much reverence as our most intimate and vulnerable moments. Oftentimes, you find yourself completely convinced by his stories, even if they do include a beautiful woman who turns into a giant hairy man after the sun sets. Also recommended -- Keret's collection of stories: The Bus Driver Who Wanted to Be God & Other Stories.