There’s funny, and then there’s cathartic-weeping-meltdown funny. If reading books by your favorite comedians makes you laugh, imagine hearing those same comedians read their audiobooks: the had-to-be-there hilarity of a live performance, and available anywhere you keep your ears. Listen to clips below, then invite one of these side-splitting, corset-busting listens onto your playlist and laugh until you’re weak in the knees.*
*Smelling salts for comedy-induced fainting spells not included.
Ali Wongâ€™s heartfelt and hilarious letters to her daughters cover everything they need to know in life, like the unpleasant details of dating, how to be a working mom in a male-dominated profession, and how she “trapped” their dad.
“Listeners will laugh along, swept up in her anecdotes and flashbacks. Her level of intimacy will make listeners feel as if they’re hearing from a friend, not listening to an audiobook by a celebrity.”—AudioFile
Hear Ali talk about recording her audiobook on our This Is the Author podcast.
Both unflinchingly funny and deeply heartfelt, Medallion Status is a thoughtful examination of status, fame, and identity—and about the way we all deal with those moments when we realize we aren’t platinum status anymore and will have to get comfortable in that middle seat again.
â€śThis is definitely one youâ€™ll want the audiobook for.â€ť—BookPage, starred review
â€ś[An] affecting and hilarious meditation on fame and prestige as seen through the lens of an airline loyalty program.â€ť—The AV Club
New York Times bestselling author and star of 2 Dope Queens, Everything’s Trash, But It’s Okay is Phoebe Robinson’s hilarious and timely essay collection on gender, race, dating, and the dumpster fire that is our world.
“Robinsonâ€™s hilarious sophomore book is stand-up comedy at its best. Her self-narration is an outstanding enhancement of the book.”—Booklist
â€śHer style is off the cuff, rapid-fire, and hysterical, taking us for a wild ride.â€ť—AudioFile, Earphones Award Winner
Comedian Jim Gaffigan reveals his most intimate food memories, opinions, and fantasies that will keep you laughing all the way to the refrigerator.
“Gaffigan’s narration is perfectly timed and brings his book to life; he flawlessly blurs the line between stand-up comedy and humorous essay.”—Library Journal
“Jim Gaffigan gives an applause-worthy performance of his book, which explores food and his love affair with it…his delivery is outstanding.”—AudioFile, Earphones Award Winner
From New Yorker humorist Emily Flake, a hilarious, oddly enlightening book of observations and advice that embraces the inescapable awkwardness of two human beings attempting to make physical contact with each other.
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