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Listen and Laugh: National Humor Month

April starts off with foolish jokes, and the fun doesn’t end there. Breeze through the cruelest month by listening to three great comedians read their entertaining memoirs. Turn on your MP3 player and get ready to laugh out loud.



Written and narrated by Tina Fey

Tina Fey may be best known for her Sarah Palin impersonations on Saturday Night Live, but she is also a television producer, movie actor, and all-round regular woman — albeit funnier than most of us — trying to live out her dreams.

In her award-winning memoir Bossypants, Fey tackles a number of topics with her trademark sharp humor, which she delivers with easy perfection. She talks back to online critics, tells us about her (non)dating life in college, and of course riffs on her entry and rise as a comedic actor and writer.

Although we chuckle, most of us can relate to her crazy honeymoon, long work hours, and thoughts on motherhood. Her well-honed, well-timed delivery makes this audiobook a don’t-miss listen.

Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls

Let's explore diabetes with owls.

Written and narrated by David Sedaris

In his latest collection of humorous essays, Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls, David Sedaris takes us on a worldwide tour of clashing cultures and foreign oddities.

The audiobook edition, read by Sedaris himself, provides listeners with the full experience of Sedaris’ brand of comedy. His professional delivery is particularly brilliant when he turns the jokes back on himself. And you’ll still be laughing when he talks about the future smartphone and the state of the English countryside, thanks to Sedaris’ sometimes dry delivery and perfectly timed pauses.

Whether you’re planning a trip to Australia or to the local strip mall, make the journey sunnier by getting acquainted with Sedaris’ view on life.

How to Be a Woman

How to be a woman

Written and narrated by Caitlin Moran

In her first collection of essays, How to Be a Woman, Caitlin Moran, a columnist for the London Times, takes on the new wave of anti-feminism that seems to be embraced by younger women everywhere.

Moran uses her trademark humor to shine the light on important women’s issues from the internet to fashion and pornography. Her expressive reading perfectly captures her enthusiasm when she talks about current trends. Moran’s humor is strongest when she ventures into memoir, sharing stories about her childhood, dating, motherhood and pregnancy.

No matter what your age or generation, you’ll appreciate Moran’s realistic and funny look at the serious business of maintaining and furthering women’s rights and respect in the 21st century.

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