Humor Me

self-inflicted_wounds_thumbnailWe all can use a good laugh sometimes. Laughter can be a great form of stress relief. In fact, according to the Mayo Clinic, laughter can help you both mentally and physically. Short-term effects include soothing tension, helping to increase your intake of oxygen-rich air, stimulating your heart, lungs and muscles, and increasing the endorphins that are released by your brain. In addition, laughing can help lessen the effects of anxiety and depression. It can also help the body to produce its own natural painkillers. So let’s get laughing, shall we?

Here are some reads to make you laugh, smile, guffaw and groan.

Assassination Vacation / Vowell, Sarah

Born Standing Up: A Comic’s Life / Martin, Steve

Dad is Fat / Gaffigan, Jim

Fraud: Essays / Rakoff, David

Girl Walks into a Bar . . .: Comedy Calamities, Dating Disasters, and a Midlife Miracle / Dratch, Rachel

How to Succeed in Business without Really Crying / Leifer, Carol

Hyperbole and a Half / Brosh, Allie

Little Failure / Shteyngart, Gary

The Most of Nora Ephron / Ephron, Nora

One More Thing / Novak, B.J.

Rob Delaney: Mother. Wife. Sister. Human. Warrior. Falcon. Yardstick. Turban. Cabbage. / Delaney, Rob

Self-Inflicted Wounds: Heartwarming Tales of Epic Humiliation / Tyler, Aisha

 

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