Let’s Pretend This Never Happened (Amy Einhorn, $25.95) is a book that makes you laugh long after you’ve stopped reading. Jenny Lawson relays the details of her childhood in a way that makes you glad you didn’t grow up in her house, but still wish that her stories were your own. From domesticated raccoons to pirate alligators, Lawson turns everyday activities into side-splitting tales, and when you think she can’t possibly make you laugh harder, she’ll get lost in her hometown with a GPS. Buy a copy for yourself and a friend so you don’t have to wait to talk about it!
For any fan of Michael Showalter’s Mr. Funny Pants, or Tina Fey’s Bossypants, here is a non-pants-related, but equally funny read. Michael Ian Black explores life, love and a mediocre career with hilarity, self-deprecation, and a healthy dose of indignation. Favorite bits: anything having to do with his mom/family/sister, an attempted explanation of his obsession with Fat Kevin Federline, and the story of candlestick shopping. If you appreciate a dry sense of humor, which occasionally trips into the ridiculous, this is the book for you.