What are the best humorous memoirs?

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    Bryan Nelson
    Written on May 7, 2018
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      Jack Bailey
      Written on April 18, 2018
      "Tina Fey is amazing and hilarious. She has incomparable wit and unparalleled comedic chops. This is a highly rated memoir that keeps it on the lighter side of things."
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      Rubén Guillén
      Written on April 17, 2018
      "My daughter read this book for her literature class and she said she really enjoyed it. She even bought a copy for her friend's birthday so that she can read it too. It's a very good book because the humor is so good and on point"
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      Denise Tran
      Written on May 6, 2018
      "I do not read a lot of memoirs. However, I found this one very interesting. The story and the information about the trails was interesting. It added to the book."
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      Grace Moreno
      Written on April 13, 2018
      "Really anything David Sedaris writes is amazing! This is a hilarious collection of personal stories guaranteed to have you in stitches. I am on my third of this and still find myself laughing out loud! This fresh read would make a great gift for the reader on your list!"
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      Shreyas Jhadav
      Written on April 19, 2018
      "This book isn't exactly intended for comedy; she's writing about her own experiences, and is offering a little advice. The author is quite famed, having been in numerous comedy shows and series."
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      Francisco del Ángel
      Written on April 20, 2018
      "Your conscious, in Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, is in the form of the hitchhiker. Metaphorically speaking, without mescaline that is, a choice is made when the reader decides to become induced by Thompson’s story, and vicariously stay in the “Red Shark” on its way to Las Vegas…leaving behind all fears in the desert."
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      Marilyn Cook
      Written on April 24, 2018
      "This book is, as the title indicates, funny. It also has a good message about being positive about who you are. It can help a lot of people."
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      Eric Carroll
      Written on April 17, 2018
      "a great read for teens"
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      Larry Dean
      Written on April 18, 2018
      "Wouldn't say it's humorous so I can't say this is the best in that category. It's a memoir of someone's life that doesn't have much humor in it at all."
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      Graciela Quezada
      Written on May 3, 2018
      "This book is a good book and has a lot of positive messages. I never seen the movie, and did not realize it was also a book. This book is one that people usually love or hate."
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      Helen Johnson
      Written on April 15, 2018
      "I love Cheaper By the Dozen because it is a family-oriented book. It is wholesome and the story is rooted in a time period of forward-moving American optimism. This book, although suitable for kids, will really be cherished by nostalgic adults who can really appreciate the clean, funny moments."
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      Christian Chen
      Written on May 10, 2018
      "Funny, relatable, and extremely witty, you're missing out if you've overlooked Jenny Lawson and her work. Her completely offbeat sense of humor is a delightful change of pace over other mundane to the point humor you'll find in most novels. This is also a real and serious tale, so prepare for tears and laughs all along the way."
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      Doris Chapman
      Written on May 7, 2018
      "If you were alive in the midwest in the mid twentieth century, many parts of this book will either have you laughing out loud or feeling sentimental. The author must have been a thoughtful child and keen observer, though he portrays his child-self as carefree and heedless. Bryson described what I believed, while growing up, was the life of everyone's family but mine. The large and small details of everyday life that are described in the book make the times come to life for the reader. I find myself telling my children about things that existed then, and I have forgotten, because the book ignited those memories for me. The book is definitely written from the perspective a boy of the fifties and sixties, which is fine. He was a boy. I would be interested to read a book from the same era written by someone who was a girl at that time. I think it would include many of the same details and events peculiar to that time, but might be expressed in as a very different experience for the author, maybe not as humorous. That said, Bryson is also insightful in pointing out absurdities, incongruities, and consequences of the culture of that time in America"
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      Rodrigo Huerta
      Written on May 17, 2018
      "never heard of this before. the link does sell it quite nicely though, it really does come across as a funny book"
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      Melissa Tran
      Written on April 22, 2018
      "This was a boring book and did not meet my expectations. It's hard to find a good book to laugh along with and this isn't one of them"
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      Adam Brown
      Written on April 13, 2018
      "If you want a funny memoir, check out Santaland Diaries. The story will captivate you and make you laugh as well"
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      Andrea Pena
      Written on April 25, 2018
      "Sarah Vowell is truly awesome. Awkward in the best way possible and highly entertaining and uniquely funny. Her books are just like her, The Partly Cloudy Patriot included. I highly recommend."
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      Lisa Perkins
      Written on April 21, 2018
      "I was hoping for a humorous memoir when I purchased this book, but that is not what I got. This was a historical memoir, not a humorous memoir. Will be returning."
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      Rose Barnes
      Written on April 30, 2018
      "I just love Fran Drescher and I really loved this book. I can remember when it was first announced that she had cancer and how she said that she had to fight to get the doctors to even check her for it. Reading this book gives all the details of her ordeal."
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      Emma McDonald
      Written on May 4, 2018
      "God Said, Ha! by Julia Sweeney is a hilarious book if you are looking for laughs. She was on SNL back in the day and this is filled with so many great quips. It's also a touching story as well about her brother's cancer diagnosis. Check it out!"
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      Phillip Powell
      Written on May 3, 2018
      "A good laugh is always nice for the soul. This read is fun for anyone going through a tough time."
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      Michael Newman
      Written on April 26, 2018
      "Cancer is a bitch is the best humorous memoirs that will go in my book of humor that I have read. Focusing on the life of a mother who developed breast cancer. The book is quite heartwarming but filled with humorous comments that wouldn't leave you disappointed as you understand the life of a person and the things they went through. Would recommend."
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      Anthony Carroll
      Written on May 16, 2018
      "I thought this was a pretty good book, I really enjoyed the writing style of the author and the description of the town he is writing about. It's almost like having a tour of the town while you are reading the book and i's something I've never actually experienced before. I'd give this a second read."
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      Alfredo Castellanos
      Written on May 12, 2018
      "This was an interesting read; I'm not one who usually goes in for biographies in general, and unknown to me biographies in particular. But something about the title stuck with me, and I'm glad I did. I enjoyed the tales of her family and such more than her views, but still, it was entertaining."

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    Summary

    Best humorous memoirs
    Rank Solutions Type Votes Price
    1 Bossypants Books 290 Paid
    2 Me Talk Pretty One Day Books 265 Paid
    3 A Walk in the Woods Books 246 Paid
    4 Naked Books 239 Paid
    5 Yes Please Books 232 Paid
    6 Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas Books 211 Paid
    7 Furiously Happy: A Funny Book About Horrible Things Books 204 Paid
    8 Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns) Books 192 Paid
    9 When You Are Engulfed in Flames Books 179 Paid
    10 Eat, Pray, Love Books 163 Paid
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