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National Humor Month: A roundup of LOL books

Lisa Steinke, with Liz Fenton, is the co-author of the debut chick lit novel l'll Have Who She's Having and the popular Chick Lit blog

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It's National Humor Month! Pick up one of these funny books about parenthood and enjoy!

Motherhood Comes Naturally (and Other Vicious Lies)

Jill Smokler

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It's so refreshing when someone tells the truth about motherhood! Jill Smokler, of the wildly popular blog, does just that in this LOL funny collection of essays that puts a spotlight on the "vicious lies" that every parent is told — before they become one.

Smokler was scared out of her mind when she was pregnant and says her gynecologist told her the first and biggest lie about motherhood she'd ever heard: “Motherhood is the most natural thing in the world.” This lie only made Smokler more concerned as she tried to figure out if she was missing a gene that would make the experience feel natural — because it did not.

This refreshingly honest collection of hilarious essays will give you just the laugh you need to get through a hard day — especially if you're a parent!

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Dad Is Fat

Jim Gaffigan

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In this hilarious book, stand-up comedian Jim Gaffigan riffs on the joys and horrors of life with five young children. He writes about everything from toddlers’ communication skills (“They always sound like they have traveled by horseback for hours to deliver important news”), to the eating habits of 4-year-olds (“There is no difference between a 4-year-old eating a taco and throwing a taco on the floor”). Dad Is Fat is sharp and witty and a "cry for help" from a man who has realized he and his wife are outnumbered in their own home. If you want a good laugh about parenthood from a father's perspective, be sure to pre-order this funny book, out May 7.


I Can Barely Take Care of Myself:
Tales From a Happy Life Without Kids

Jen Kirkman

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A regular on the late night comedy show Chelsea Lately, "child-free by choice" stand-up comedian Jen Kirkman wrote this book for everyone who thinks she's still going to change her mind about wanting children. From people telling her she'll have "no one to take care of her when she's old" to those who try to convince her that she'd be "the greatest mom" (to which she says, because you know me so well) Kirkman's book is not just funny, but smart and sassy. Whether you have kids or you don't, you'll be laughing your booty off as you read this book!

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