Six Books That Will Put a Smile on Your Face

Get your giggle on with these fun reads

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Feel Better, Little Buddy by Julia Segal

How cute! Err, we mean, how awful! It's ok to smile at these adorable injured animals—bandaged bunnies, cast-wearing cats—they're all well on their way to recovery.

 

Available on Amazon.com; click here to purchase

Man with a Pan edited by John Donohue

Men now account for nearly one-third of the time a family spends cooking. In Man with a Pan, New Yorker editor John Donahue celebrates the culinary adventures of fathers who cook for the families. "My wife, Sarah, and I have an open relationship," he writes. "She opens the refrigerator to take things out, and I open it to put food in." Here, contributors including Mark Bittman, Mario Batali, Stephen King and Michael Ruhlman dish out more than sixty recipes, time-saving tips and cookbook recommendations.

 

Available May 17, 2011 on Amazon.com; click here to purchase

My Parents Were Awesome edited by Eliot Glazer

"Before fanny packs and minivans, they were people, too," and the characters in this collection of essays, based on the blog of the same name and written by admiring and sometimes embarrased sons and daughters, have vintage, unedited snapshots to prove it!

 

Available on Amazon.com; click here to buy

Busted by Thomas Craughwell

More than 500 mugshots of famous and infamous law-breakers are documented in this pop culture trivia book, which also lists a brief background of the alleged criminals, their crime and the aftermath. From Snookie's arrest for disorderly conduct to Halle Berry leaving the scene of an accident to John Gotti's criminal empire, Busted is a guilty-pleasure for the celebrity obsessed history buffs.

 

Available on Amazon.com; click here to purchase

Fairy Tales for Angry Little Girls by Lela Lee

The characters from the Angry Little Girls series are back for the fourth time in this illustrated book of fairytale spoofs for adults. Stories include "Snow Yellow and the Seven Short Men," "RapPunsWell," and "Little Miss Wears a Hood." We recommend waiting to read this one after the kids fall asleep.

 

Available on Amazon.com; click here to purchase

Yoga Dogs by Dan Borris

This coffee table humor book will be a hit with dog-lovers and aspiring yogis alike. It features canines in a plethora of poses—a poodle does cobra pose, a bulldog masters handstand—and lists the benefits of each. After all, who better to show you how to do a downward dog than Fido himself?

 

Available on Amazon.com; click here to purchase

 

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First Published April 26, 2011

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