Books That Made Readers Laugh Out Loud

By CoverSpy

By CoverSpy

The books we saw making New Yorkers laugh while they read

Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls

David Sedaris

$27.00

Reader we spied: Female, 20s, glasses, bangs/ponytail, laughing hard despite herself, 4 train

The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test

Tom Wolfe

$20.00 $18.00

Reader we spied: Male, 40s, blue ski jacket, laughing, eventually fell asleep, 4 train

Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of Nike

Phil Knight

$20.00 $18.00

Reader we spied: Female, 20s, workout clothes, brown ponytail, laughing while reading, Hoyt-Schermerhorn station

Even Cowgirls Get the Blues

Tom Robbins

$17.00 $15.64

Reader we spied: Male, 20s, silver earring, tan coat with empty belt loops, laughing to self, L train

Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood

Trevor Noah

$18.00 $16.56

Reader we spied: Female, 50s, dark curly hair with gray flecks, laughing out loud, M15+ bus

Dad Is Fat

Jim Gaffigan

$17.00 $15.64

Reader we spied: Male, 40s, big salt-and-pepper beard, black checkered Vans, laughing, L train

Skippy Dies

Paul Murray

$18.00 $16.56

Reader we spied: Female, 20s, round glasses, bangs, green plaid shirt, laughed out loud, F train

Our Mutual Friend

Charles Dickens

$13.00 $11.96

Reader we spied: Male, 20s, beard, tan jacket with gray pants, laughed out loud, G train

Franny and Zooey

J. D. Salinger

$25.99 $23.39

Reader we spied: Female, 20s, laughed, A train

A Confederacy of Dunces (Anniversary)

John Kennedy Toole

$16.00 $14.72

Reader we spied: Male, 40s, grinning, then smiling, then chuckling, looked around, L train

Shakespeare: The World as Stage

Bill Bryson

$15.99 $14.71

Reader we spied: Male, 40s, chuckling, shaking head, chuckling, L train

Dinner at the Center of the Earth

Nathan Englander

$16.95 $15.59

Reader we spied: Male, 50s, small wire frames, purple sweater over collared shirt, chuckling to self, 2 train

The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo

Amy Schumer

$16.99 $15.63

Reader we spied: Female, 20s, Yankees cap, black dress, giggling periodically, C train

Lonesome Dove (Anniversary)

Larry McMurtry

$19.99 $18.39

Reader we spied: Male, 30, glasses, dark hair, laughing quietly to self, C train

The Nanny Diaries

Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus

$22.99 $20.69

Reader we spied: Male, 30s, Movember participant, smiling and laughing, F train

Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man: What Men Really Think about Love, Relationships, Intimacy, and Commitment (Expanded)

Steve Harvey

$15.99 $14.71

Reader we spied: Female, 20s, high ponytail, large pastel-colored purse, laughing out loud, R train

Humboldt's Gift

Saul Bellow

$17.00 $15.64

Reader we spied: Male, 20s, brown-and-blue-plaid shirt, laughing, said to woman with him: “I love this book,” G train

Comfort Me with Apples: More Adventures at the Table

Ruth Reichl

$17.00 $15.64

Reader we spied: Female, 30s, big green mittens, laughing as she read in a packed train, Q train

I'm Down: A Memoir

Mishna Wolff

$17.99

Reader we spied: Male, 20s, laughing, F train

Drinking at the Movies

Julia Wertz

$15.00 $13.80

Reader we spied: Female, 20s, glasses, laughing to self periodically, C train

Yes Please

Amy Poehler

$16.99 $15.63

Reader we spied: Male, 30s, goatee, sunglasses, laughing out loud to himself, C train

Bossypants

Tina Fey

$16.99 $15.63

Reader we spied: Male, 30s, laughing while reading, lavender shirt under sweater, Bryant Park