Top 5 Humorous Books to Read Right Now

If you’re looking for a new book to read, consider these top 5 humor books. Davis Sedaris’ Me Talk Pretty One Day, Steve Martin’s At Freddie’s, Jane Austen’s Persuasion Nation, Bill Gates’ In Persuasion Nation, and more! Each of these books is an excellent way to laugh at yourself and at life. If you want to read more, check out my other lists of top humor books.

1. Davis Sedaris’ “Me Talk Pretty One Day”

In Me Talk Pretty One Day, David Sedaris shares essays about his life. The first part of the book outlines his early childhood, where he went through music lessons, art classes, and speech therapy. He then spends a few years in France with his boyfriend and learns the language day by day. He even enrolled in a French school in order to learn the language. In Me Talk Pretty One Day, David Sedaris shares his observations on every aspect of his life, from being an addict to living abroad.

David Sedaris develops an interest in bizarre performance art. During his final show, he is heckled by an audience member. This person is Sedaris’ father, but he doesn’t mind because the man compliments his wit. But when his dealer goes to rehab, Sedaris runs out of drugs. He is able to perform a few more shows, but he soon runs out of money.

2. Bill Gates’ In Persuasion Nation

In Persuasion Nation is a semi-autobiographical book by the world’s richest man. In the book, Gates describes himself as a “natural optimist,” asserting that governments have done a fair job on the balance of improving the human condition. While the US government has been a central force in human affairs since 1776, Gates does not believe that we have reached a point of settled political and social values.

If Gates is a fixer, then his most important focus in life is saving the world from an impending pandemic. After all, he has seen the effects of this disease first-hand and wants to help people avoid it. But before we get to that part of his life, let’s discuss his past mistakes. Bill Gates divorced his wife of 27 years but has since denied any affair allegations or inappropriate flirting at work. His spokesperson also denied the rumors that Gates was involved with a convicted sex offender.

3. Evelyn Waugh’s Scoop

Scoop is a novel by Evelyn Waugh that’s often described as the “great satire of Fleet Street.” The author was an English journalist, book reviewer, and writer who gained notoriety for his comedic writing style. “Scoop” is set during the Second World War, and its central premise revolves around the lives and experiences of a British press reporter and his assistant.

The novel is based on Waugh’s own experience working at a newspaper and being sent to cover Mussolini’s role in the Second Italo-Abyssian War. Lord Copper is believed to be a combination of Lord Beaverbrook and Northcliffe, and his story revolves around this mistake. The author also creates a cast of colorful characters, including a political wife of a prominent political figure and a society lady who is always up to no good.

4. Steve Martin’s Picasso at the Lapin Agile and Other Plays

This hilarious comedy was one of Martin’s first writing efforts. It’s set in a Parisian bar in 1904, and it stars Albert Einstein, Elvis Presley, and Pablo Picasso. It’s not too surprising that Martin has over 2.2 million followers. He’s become a social media sensation, and his tweets have been featured by major news organizations and personal blogs. In this book, Martin reflects on his early days as a celebrity.

5. Three Men in a Boat by Jerome K. Jerome

Jerome and his companions inspired the story of three men enjoying a meandering excursion down the River Thames. The work is exquisitely observed, full of odd situations and laugh-out-loud moments.