Happy April Fool’s Day! We’ve got a Top 10 list of funny titles that we think fit the occasion. And what better way to talk about them than to subdivide our readership into broad stereotypes and character profiles? Here are our sweeping generalizations and matching recommendations:
1. The Disarmingly Funny Pick-Up Artist
Bro on the Go
You are inherently funny, and that effortless humor is your weapon of choice when chatting up the ladies. Pick-up artists of the world, suit up–and read up! Riding on the coat tails of the wildly successful The Bro Code (2008), Bro on the Go by TV’s most well-loved (in more than one way) NYC playboy is for gentlemen who have felt that “the standard trade paperback format was just too big and chunky to fit into their perfectly tailored suit.”
2. You Think You Have ADHD or Maybe Dyslexia
Point Your Face At This: Drawings by Demetri Martin
Have you ever read through a body of text, only to realize that your brain picked up absolutely–SQUIRREL! You are not alone. Thankfully, you can still look extremely intelligent with a book in hand that you are actually reading–and finishing! Demetri Martin has a thing for brevity, as seen in this collection of drawings and visual jokes. Good news for those of you who–wait, what were we talking about again?
3. Happy Dancers
Seriously… I’m Kidding
It has been reported that Ellen DeGeneres didn’t return to American Idol because she did not like having to be mean. If you are a fan of her self-named talk show, you are no stranger to her penchant for happy dances and, you know, helping Internet sensations become global superstars and stuff like that. Ellen is refreshingly feel-good funny, but also comes armed with substance–she has been instrumental in changing the conversation around the LGBT issue, for one.
4. The Prankster
Lies That Chelsea Handler Told Me
So it turns out the brash and up-front comedian Chelsea Handler likes to play practical jokes on her friends and loved ones–who’d have thunk? In this ‘tell-all’ those friends pull no punches and tell the world of Chelsea’s foolishness.
5. You Like Bri-ish Humor
6. You Can’t Get Enough of Facebook
The History of the World According to Facebook
This is Facebook in book form. It pretends that social media has existed for all time, and wonders what it would be like if historical figures like Lincoln updated their status messages. You might have seen those funny memes on, you know… Facebook?
7. Lovers of Kinky Schadenfreude
Fifty Shames of Earl Grey: A Parody
You picked up E.L. James’ Fifty Shades of Grey with a deep, twisted sense of guilty pleasure. Now you can feel doubly guilty with Fifty Shames of Grey by Fanny Merkin. It involves an arrogant tycoon with a penchant for BDSM (Bards, Dragons, Sorcery, and Magick). Sexy, right?
9. You Suck At Girls
I Suck At Girls
You are the polar opposite of the suited-up Barney Stinson archetype mentioned in item 1. Worry not, a bestselling author knows exactly how it feels to be bad with women, too.
10. Father-Son Book Buddies
$#*! My Dad Says
Because we know there are so many father-son reading tandems out there sitting on porches, comparing notes over tea and biscuits (sarcasm intended). But seriously, if there’s a book that could change things, $#*! My Dad Says by Justin Halpern might just be the book. Newly-dumped Justin Halpern moves back in with his old man who shares some timeless gems: “The worst thing you can be is a liar. . . . Okay, fine, yes, the worst thing you can be is a Nazi, but then number two is liar. Nazi one, liar two.”
By the way, in case you missed it, our Top 10 list actually contains just 9 books. Just a corny little April Fool’s elbow in the ribs from your friends at the Fully Booked blog. Have a happy day!
PS: We really think the hilarious Mindy Kaling’s book is awesome, too. But it didn’t fit on our fake Top 10!