Humorous Non-fiction

Enjoy humorously insightful and funny recollections shared through books and audiobooks. These selections are available to borrow from the Lititz Public Library.

Dear County Agent Guy : Calf Pulling, Husband Training, and Other Curious Dispatches from a Midwestern Dairy FarmerDear County Agent Guy: Calf Pulling, Husband Training and Other Dispatches from the Heart of the Midwest by Jerry Nelson
A fourth-generation dairy farmer writes a humorous column about his daily life, reaching a following of 250,000 readers a week.

You Don’t Look Your Age and Other Fairy Tales by Sheila Nevins (audiobook)
A surprising collection of short stories, essays and poetry offers anecdotes relating to a certain generation of women, covering topics from frenemies to plastic surgery.

One Day We’ll All Be Dead and None of This Will Matter by Scaachi Koul
A collection of outrages and mortifying moments includes overcoming fear of flying, dealing with Internet trolls and navigating the anxieties of parents.

Dad is Fat by Jim Gaffigan (audiobook)
Sharply observed and funny cry for help from a man who believes he and his wife are outnumbered in their own home.

Best. State. Ever. : A Florida Man Defends His HomelandBest. State. Ever: A Florida Man Defends His Homeland by Dave Barry
The humorist celebrates his subtropical home state from its earliest history to the weirdness he observes today.

Sprinkle Glitter on My Grave: Observations, Rants and Other Uplifting Thoughts about Life by Jill Kargman
Mother of three turns her unconventional point-of-view towards everything from politically correct peer pressure to the family obsession with reading obituaries for their medical revelations.

Drop Dead Healthy: One Man’s Humble Quest for Bodily Perfection by A.J. Jacobs (audiobook)
In a quest to reach maximum health from head to toe, the author tackled a complicated web of diet and exercise, much of which was nonsensical, unproven and contradictory.

I’ve Got Sand in All the Wrong Places by Lisa Scottoline and Francesca Serritella
Mother and daughter duo share warm and witty tales covering issues from pets to empty nesting.

The Kingdom of SpeechThe Kingdom of Speech by Tom Wolfe
Novelist and journalist looks at the mystery behind the creation of speech and its relationship to society’s achievements.

My Southern Journey: True Stories from the Heart of the South by Rick Bragg
With insight and a deadpan sense of humor, the author explores enduring Southern truths about home, place, spirit and regional obsessions.

It Ended Badly: Thirteen of the Worst Breakups in History by Jennifer Wright
The author guides readers through the worst breakups in history, from ancient Rome to medieval England to 1950s Hollywood.

I Work at the Public Library: A Collection of Crazy Stories from the Stacks by Gina Sheridan
A showcase of oddities and eccentrics that interact across the library’s circulation desk varies from a patron’s missing wetsuit to the scent of crab cakes wafting through the stacks.

Goat Lips : Tales of a Lapsed EnglishmanGoat Lips: Tales of a Lapsed Englishman by Matthew Taylor
Storyteller and actor shares hilarious and sometimes poignant autobiographical tales.

Walking on Custard and the Meaning of Life: A Guide for Anxious Humans by Neil Hughes
A full-time worrier explains how to live a meaningful life, how to be happy(ish) and how to find freedom from unpleasant thoughts, feelings and panic.

Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah
A mischievous young boy who grew into a restless young man illuminates his curious world, whether subsisting on caterpillars for dinner during hard times, being thrown from a moving car during an attempted kidnapping or just trying to survive high school.

December 8, 2017