Some days all you need is a little pick-me-up, and there’s nothing like a good book to do just that. These books will make your stomach ache from laughter, tears of joy to run from your eyes – you might even pee your pants a little. Cheryl Akle at Better Reading brings you some of the best books to make you laugh out loud.
1. Yes Please by Amy Poehler
Amy Poehler is one funny lady, and her memoir Yes Please is no exception. A collection of stories, observations and sage advice.
Peppered with celebrities, this one is guaranteed to entertain.
2. Bonkers by Jennifer Saunders
Notoriously private, Jennifer Saunders opens up about her acting roots, sharing stories involving Joanna "Jack" Lumley and Dawn French, her marriage to Adrian Edmondson and her battle with breast cancer.
3. Bossypants by Tina Fey
Tina Fey shares her journey from being a young girl with a dream of acting to one of the most highly regarded comedians on television. An emotional rollercoaster, guaranteed to have you cheering her on and crying with laughter.
4. Carry a Big Stick by Tim Ferguson
Provocative and funny, Tim Ferguson shares his journey from being part of a sketch group on the international comedy circuit, to waking up one morning and finding his whole left side wouldn't work.
5. Kitchen Confidential by Anthony Bourdain
This is the book that made Anthony Bourdain a household name. Bourdain takes us on a culinary rollercoaster of sex, drugs and rock 'n roll - sharing his first oyster with us, his passion for good food, and lifting the lid on what really goes on in the kitchens.
6. Moab is My Washpot by Stephen Fry
Continuing from his autobiographical first novel, The Liar, Stephen Fry gives us a glimpse behind the curtain of the life that inspired it.
Sent to boarding school at age seven, he survived a controversial journey through school life that involved beatings, love affairs, criminal convictions and suicide attempts.
7. Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris
David Sedaris is a lauded comedian along with his sister, Amy.