Comedians offer a fresh and innovative look at what’s happening around them in these books from the Lititz Public Library.

Digging Up Mother by Doug Stanhope
Comedian owes much of his sense of humor to his mother, whose path from bartending to truck driving, massage therapy, stand-up comedy and acting, helped to mold his own storytelling.

Happily Ali After : And Other Fairly True TalesHappily Ali After: And Other Fairly True Tales by Ali Wentworth
Actress and comedian dissects modern life on a mission of self-improvement in a series of comic vignettes.

Diary of a Jackwagon by Tim Hawkins
Comedian best known for his song parodies reveals secret thoughts about everything from marital communication to church music to fatherhood.

So Anyway… by John Cleese
A tour of the comedian’s world includes moments from his humble beginnings in a sleepy English town and early days at Cambridge University to the founding of Monty Python, the landmark comedy troupe that propelled him to worldwide renown.

Yes Please CDYes, Please by Amy Poehler
The actress best known for her work on “Parks and Recreation” and “Saturday Night Live” shares personal stories and offers humorous takes on topics like love, friendship and parenthood.

Still Foolin’ ‘Em: Where I’ve Been, Where I’m Going and Where the Hell Are My Keys? By Billy Crystal
Comedian outlines the absurdities and challenges that come with growing old, from insomnia to memory loss to leaving dinners with half your meal on your shirt.

Live Right and Find Happiness (Although Beer is Much Faster): Life Lessons and Other Ravings from Dave Barry by Dave Barry
Collection of previously unpublished writings by a best-selling satirical author.

Gumption: Relighting the Torch of Freedom with America’s Gutsiest Troublemakers by Nick Offerman
The star of “Parks and Recreation” pays tribute to inspiring mischief makers from George Washington to Willie Nelson, while expounding on such topics as religion, handcrafting and meat.

Why Not Me?Why Not Me? By Mindy Kaling
Actress turns her anxieties into a funny collection of essays that anyone who’s ever been at a turning point in their life or career can relate to.

Goat Lips: Tales of a Lapsed Englishman by Matthew Taylor
Thought provoking book by an Englishman who uses wit and insight to bounce between the U.S. and U.K., sharing one hilarious tale after another.

Confessions of the World’s Best Father by Dave Engledow
Pictorial parody of a clueless father and his adorable daughter.

Uganda Be Kidding Me by Chelsea Handler
Collection focuses sharp wit on the author’s experiences while traveling, from airport security to wearing a bathrobe in the African bush to escaping a German hospital on crutches.

I Work at a Public Library : A Collection of Crazy Stories from the StacksI Work at the Public Library: A Collection of Crazy Stories from the Stacks by Gina Sheridan
From a patron’s missing wetsuit to the scent of crab cakes wafting through the stacks, the author showcases the oddities that have come across her circulation desk.

My Wife Wants You to Know I’m Happily Married by Joey Franklin
Thirtysomething father of three is determined to make the best of modern manhood and offers frank, self-depreciating meditations on everything from male-pattern baldness to first kisses.

Self-Inflicted Wounds : Heartwarming Tales of Epic HumiliationSelf-Inflicted Wounds: Heartwarming Tales of Epic Humiliation by Aisha Tyler
On her popular podcast the author asks her guests to recount moments from their lives where they’ve done something ill-conceived, dangerous or just plain stupid to themselves.

Sick in the Head: Conversations About Life and Comedy by Judd Apatow
As a kid in Long Island, the comic actor started hosing a radio show for his high school and invited the biggest comics of the day to talk about what got them into comedy.

July 8, 2016