These are a selection of satirical and humorous books that we love - some written by icons, some by fest speakers, and some by friends of the fest!
How to Be Successful Without Hurting Men's Feelings: Non-Threatening Leadership Strategies for Women
Sarah Cooper$16.99 $15.63
This hilarious satirical book (with glitter on the cover) is a cathartic read for anyone who's ever worked in a workplace.
Tina Fey$16.99 $15.63
You’ve probably read it. If you haven’t — get on it! We especially recommend "A Mother's Prayer For Her Daughter."
Andrew Sean Greer$15.99 $14.71
Winner of the 2018 Pulitzer Prize, this humorous take on "the American abroad" is a fast and furious read.
Christopher Buckley and Joseph Heller$18.00 $16.56
We put one classic on here. JUST ONE. Read it with your book club and wonder what took you so long.
John Hodgman$17.00 $15.64
The performer and humorist’s Thurber Prize-finalist memoir/humor book.
Samantha Irby$15.95 $14.67
Samatha Irby is back - with this #1 NY Times-bestselling book of hilarious essays!
Caitlin Kunkel, Brooke Preston, et al.$14.00 $12.88
A viral piece led to a book deal led to a satirical book in under ten months. Whew!
Humorist, former SNL writer, and TV writer Rich shows his skill in this tight story collection.
This and the sequel, “Poking a Dead Frog,” are essential interviews by all-time-great Mike Sacks.
Ginny Hogan$16.98 $15.62
A laughter (and anger) provoking look into the workplace from comedian Ginny Hogan.
Mike Sacks$18.00 $16.56
Any Sedaris book is going to be outstanding, but this is a good one to start with to get to know the family.
Julie Schumacher$14.95 $13.75
The FIRST WOMAN to ever win the Thurber Prize for American Humor, this epistolary novel is a delight.
Kimberly Harrington$15.99 $14.71
Fest panelist Kimberly Harrington is funny and ferocious in her debut book. Her next, "But You Seemed So Happy" is out in 2021!
Laura Lane and Ellen Haun$24.00 $21.60
Fest friends Ellen Haun and Laura Lane turned a UCB show into a beautifully illustrated humor book.
Emily Flake$16.00 $14.72
Fest and workshop teacher Emily Flake wrote AND illustrated this precious gem of a funny book.
Mia Mercado$17.99 $16.55
Fest performer Mia Mercado has her first book of essays coming out in May 2020 - grab it now!
Shannon Reed$26.00 $23.40
Friend of the fest Shannon Reed has a humorous and heart-warming book on teaching out in June 2020 - preorder now!
Build Your Own Christmas Movie Romance: Pick Your Plot, Meet Your Man, and Create the Holiday Love Story of a Lifetime
Riane Konc$19.95 $18.35
Fest performer Riane Konc wrote this seasonal delight - grab some copies now to be ready for the holidays.
John Kennedy Toole and Walker Percy$16.00 $14.72
Treat yourself to this laugh-until-you-choke-on-your-own-spit book - you deserve it.
Patricia Lockwood$17.00 $15.64
A comic memoir by poet of our times Patricia Lockwood? You know we love it.
Enjoy these comedic essays by multiple Emmy Award-winner (very casual!) Merrill Markoe.
Fran Lebowitz$16.95 $15.59
Marvel at the economy of funny writing in these collected pieces by legend Fran Leibowitz.
Kevin Kwan$16.00 $14.72
Before it was a hit movie, it was a sharp satirical novel kicking off the trilogy from Kevin Kwan.
Paul Beatty$17.00 $15.64
As astonishing read, dive into Paul Beatty's Man Booker Prize-winner satire now.
A combo memoir and advice book, comedian and author Jacqueline Novak isn't afraid to get real and dark.
Sopan Deb and Hasan Minhaj$27.99 $25.19
Fest panelist and NYT reporter Sopan Deb has written a bittersweet and humorous memoir of family - with a foreword by Hasan Minhaj!
If you're at all a Deep Thoughts acolyte (...and you should be), this slim, bonkers book will split your sides.
Leigh Stein$16.00 $14.72
As Publishers Weekly says, “Stein’s sharp writing separates her from the pack in this exquisite, Machiavellian morality tale about the ethics of looking out for oneself.” Out in June 2020!
Alexandra Petri$25.95 $23.36
Out in June 2020, this collection of pieces by topical satirist Alexandra Petri (The Washington Post) is a way to laugh at the routine horrors of this modern era.