Top 10 Best Books to Read in Self-Help & Psychology Humor - August 2021



Here are our top ten recommendations if you are looking for the best books to read in Self-Help & Psychology Humor. We have made sure our list is diverse to cater to the interests of different types of readers.

1. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Self-Help & Psychology Humor - August 2021

#1 New York Times Bestseller Over 6 million copies sold In this generation-defining self-help guide, a superstar blogger cuts through the crap to show us how to stop trying to be "positive" all the time so that we can truly become better, happier people. For decades, we’ve been told that positive thinking is the key to a happy, rich life. "F**k positivity," Mark Manson says. "Let’s be honest, shit is f**ked and we have to live with it." In his wildly popular Internet blog, Manson doesn’t sugarcoat or equivocate. He tells it like it is—a dose of raw, refreshing, honest truth that is sorely lacking today. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F**k is his antidote to the coddling, let’s-all-feel-good mindset that has infected modern society and spoiled a generation, rewarding them with gold medals just for showing up. Manson makes the argument, backed both by academic research and well-timed poop jokes, that improving our lives hinges not on our ability to turn lemons into lemonade, but on learning to stomach lemons better. Human beings are flawed and limited—"not everybody can be extraordinary, there are winners and losers in society, and some of it is not fair or your fault." Manson advises us to get to know our limitations and accept them. Once we embrace our fears, faults, and uncertainties, once we stop running and avoiding and start confronting painful truths, we can begin to find the courage, perseverance, honesty, responsibility, curiosity, and forgiveness we seek. There are only so many things we can give a f**k about so we need to figure out which ones really matter, Manson makes clear. While money is nice, caring about what you do with your life is better, because true wealth is about experience. A much-needed grab-you-by-the-shoulders-and-look-you-in-the-eye moment of real-talk, filled with entertaining stories and profane, ruthless humor, The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F**k is a refreshing slap for a generation to help them lead contented, grounded lives.

  • Author: Mark Manson
  • Publisher: Harper; 2nd Edition (September 13, 2016)
  • Genre: Humor & Entertainment, Humor
  • ISBN: 978-0062457714
  • Dimensions: 20.95 x 13.97 x 2.06 inches

                 

2. Let That Sh*t Go: A Journal for Leaving Your Bullsh*t Behind and Creating a Happy Life (Zen as F*ck Journals)


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Self-Help & Psychology Humor - August 2021

From the author of bestselling journal Zen as F*ck , Monica Sweeney gives the gift of letting go with this journal for leaving your bullsh*t behind and creating a happy life. Harboring grudges and plotting revenge takes a lot of energy. While the wait for one true moment of schadenfreude sounds oh so sweet, true bliss can be found in simply not giving a f*ck. With Let That Sh*t Go , you’ll find moments of profanity-laced catharsis and joy through journaling activities and inspirations that are positive as f*ck. Within these truly charming pages, you’ll find ways to let go of the bullsh*t and lift your spirit a little f*cking higher.

  • Author: Monica Sweeney
  • Publisher: Castle Point Books (July 3, 2018)
  • Genre: Humor & Entertainment, Humor
  • ISBN: 978-1250181909
  • Dimensions: 5.59 x 0.36 x 7.48 inches

                 

3. The Other Black Girl: A Novel


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Self-Help & Psychology Humor - August 2021

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A Good Morning America , Esquire , and Read with Marie Claire Book Club Pick and a People Best Book of Summer Named a Most Anticipated Book of 2021 by Time , The Washington Post , Harper’s Bazaar, Entertainment Weekly , Marie Claire , Bustle , BuzzFeed , Parade , Goodreads , Fortune , and BBC ​ ​Urgent, propulsive, and sharp as a knife, The Other Black Girl is an electric debut about the tension that unfurls when two young Black women meet against the starkly white backdrop of New York City book publishing. Twenty-six-year-old editorial assistant Nella Rogers is tired of being the only Black employee at Wagner Books. Fed up with the isolation and microaggressions, she’s thrilled when Harlem-born and bred Hazel starts working in the cubicle beside hers. They’ve only just started comparing natural hair care regimens, though, when a string of uncomfortable events elevates Hazel to Office Darling, and Nella is left in the dust. Then the notes begin to appear on Nella’s desk: LEAVE WAGNER. NOW. It’s hard to believe Hazel is behind these hostile messages. But as Nella starts to spiral and obsess over the sinister forces at play, she soon realizes that there’s a lot more at stake than just her career. A whip-smart and dynamic thriller and sly social commentary that is perfect for anyone who has ever felt manipulated, threatened, or overlooked in the workplace, The Other Black Girl will keep you on the edge of your seat until the very last twist.

  • Author: Zakiya Dalila Harris
  • Publisher: Atria Books (June 1, 2021)
  • Genre: Literature & Fiction, United States
  • ISBN: 978-1982160135
  • Dimensions: 6 x 1.2 x 9 inches

                 

4. Nine Perfect Strangers


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Self-Help & Psychology Humor - August 2021

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Soon to be a Hulu original series “If three characters were good in Big Little Lies , nine are even better in Nine Perfect Strangers .” ―Lisa Scottoline, The New York Times Book Review From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Big Little Lies Could ten days at a health resort really change you forever? In Liane Moriarty’s latest page-turner, nine perfect strangers are about to find out... Nine people gather at a remote health resort. Some are here to lose weight, some are here to get a reboot on life, some are here for reasons they can’t even admit to themselves. Amidst all of the luxury and pampering, the mindfulness and meditation, they know these ten days might involve some real work. But none of them could imagine just how challenging the next ten days are going to be. Frances Welty, the formerly best-selling romantic novelist, arrives at Tranquillum House nursing a bad back, a broken heart, and an exquisitely painful paper cut. She’s immediately intrigued by her fellow guests. Most of them don’t look to be in need of a health resort at all. But the person that intrigues her most is the strange and charismatic owner/director of Tranquillum House. Could this person really have the answers Frances didn’t even know she was seeking? Should Frances put aside her doubts and immerse herself in everything Tranquillum House has to offer – or should she run while she still can? It’s not long before every guest at Tranquillum House is asking exactly the same question. Combining all of the hallmarks that have made her writing a go-to for anyone looking for wickedly smart, page-turning fiction that will make you laugh and gasp, Liane Moriarty’s Nine Perfect Strangers once again shows why she is a master of her craft.

  • Author: Liane Moriarty
  • Publisher: Flatiron Books; Reprint edition (October 1, 2019)
  • Genre: Humor & Entertainment, Humor
  • ISBN: 978-1250069832
  • Dimensions: 5.5 x 1.23 x 8.26 inches

                 

5. The Hating Game: A Novel


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Self-Help & Psychology Humor - August 2021

Soon to Be a Major Motion Picture! USA Today Bestseller Debut author Sally Thorne bursts on the scene with a hilarious and sexy workplace comedy all about that thin, fine line between hate and love. Nemesis (n.) 1) An opponent or rival whom a person cannot best or overcome.                        2) A person’s undoing                        3) Joshua Templeman Lucy Hutton and Joshua Templeman hate each other. Not dislike. Not begrudgingly tolerate. Hate. And they have no problem displaying their feelings through a series of ritualistic passive aggressive maneuvers as they sit across from each other, executive assistants to co-CEOs of a publishing company. Lucy can’t understand Joshua’s joyless, uptight, meticulous approach to his job. Joshua is clearly baffled by Lucy’s overly bright clothes, quirkiness, and Pollyanna attitude. Now up for the same promotion, their battle of wills has come to a head and Lucy refuses to back down when their latest game could cost her her dream job…But the tension between Lucy and Joshua has also reached its boiling point, and Lucy is discovering that maybe she doesn’t hate Joshua. And maybe, he doesn’t hate her either. Or maybe this is just another game.

  • Author: Sally Thorne
  • Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks (August 9, 2016)
  • Genre: Humor & Entertainment, Humor
  • ISBN: 978-0062439598
  • Dimensions: 5.31 x 0.86 x 8 inches

                 



6. Zen as F*ck (Zen as F*ck Journals)


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Self-Help & Psychology Humor - August 2021

Monica Sweeney offers the perfect gift of mindfulness with this beautiful, uplifting guided journal for when you just don't give a f*ck. The road to serenity is ahead, and it’s paved with a f*ck-ton of profanity. When quiet meditation and peaceful mantras aren’t enough to cut through the bullsh*t and brighten your day―hold close the pages of Zen as F*ck . On each and every page, you can give the good around you a warm f*cking hug and kick the bad on its ass. Journal your way through positive affirmations and cathartic-as-f*ck activities on your liberating journey toward something pretty close to happiness. Sprinkle, scatter, or set off a glitter-bomb of happy vibes onto your trail of tranquility with Zen as F*ck ! • Start sparkling like the f*cking gem you are • Learn how to rise, shine, and kick ass • Cast your soul-shining light on others and spread some f*cking beauty Don't miss the other f*cking amazing titles in this series: Zen as F*ck at Work , Let That Sh*t Go , and Find Your F*cking Happy .

  • Author: Monica Sweeney
  • Publisher: Castle Point; Gjr edition (March 6, 2018)
  • Genre: Humor & Entertainment, Humor
  • ISBN: 978-1250147707
  • Dimensions: 5.63 x 0.31 x 7.58 inches

                 

7. Rosie Revere, Engineer (The Questioneers)


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Self-Help & Psychology Humor - August 2021

The beloved New York Times bestselling picture book about pursuing one’s passion with persistence and learning to celebrate each failure on the road to achieving one’s dreams. And now you can follow Rosie’s further adventures—with her friends Iggy Peck and Ada Twist—in the instant New York Times bestseller Rosie Revere and the Raucous Riveters, the first in a BRAND-NEW chapter book series, The Questioneers! Rosie Revere dreamed of becoming a great engineer. Where some people see rubbish, Rosie sees inspiration. Alone in her room at night, shy Rosie constructs great inventions from odds and ends. Hot dog dispensers, helium pants, python-repelling cheese hats: Rosie’s gizmos would astound—if she ever let anyone see them. Afraid of failure, she hides them away under her bed. Until a fateful visit from her great-great-aunt Rose (AKA Rosie the Riveter!), who shows her that the first flop isn’t something to fear—it’s something to celebrate. And you can only truly fail, if you quit. Collect them all! Add these other STEM favorites from #1 New York Times bestselling team Andrea Beaty and David Roberts to your family library today! Ada Twist, Scientist Iggy Peck, Architect Rosie Revere and the Raucous Riveters Ada Twist and the Perilous Pants Ada Twist’s Big Project Book for Stellar Scientists Iggy Peck’s Big Project Book for Amazing Architects Rosie Revere’s Big Project Book for Bold Engineers Praise for Rosie Revere, Engineer "Comically detailed mixed-media illustrations that keep the mood light and emphasize Rosie’s creativity at every turn." —Publishers Weekly "The detritus of Rosie’s collections is fascinating, from broken dolls and stuffed animals to nails, tools, pencils, old lamps and possibly an erector set. And cheddar-cheese spray." —Kirkus Reviews "This celebration of creativity and perseverance is told through rhyming text, which gives momentum and steady pacing to a story, consistent with the celebration of its heroine, Rosie. She’s an imaginative thinker who hides her light under a bushel (well, really, the bed) after being laughed at for one of her inventions." —Booklist Award 2013 Parents' Choice Award - GOLD 2014 Amelia Bloomer Project List ReadBoston's Best Read Aloud Book

  • Author: Andrea Beaty
  • Publisher: Harry N. Abrams; Illustrated edition (September 3, 2013)
  • Genre: Children's Books, Growing Up & Facts of Life
  • ISBN: 978-1419708459
  • Dimensions: 9.35 x 0.63 x 11.3 inches

                 

8. How to Stop Losing Your Sh*t with Your Kids: A Practical Guide to Becoming a Calmer, Happier Parent


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Self-Help & Psychology Humor - August 2021

Stop the yelling, lose the guilt, and become a calmer, happier parent.   Drawing on evidence-based practices, here is an insight-packed and tip-filled plan for how to stop the parental meltdowns. Its compassionate, pragmatic approach will help readers feel less ashamed and more empowered to get their, ahem, act together instead of losing it.   “Using a powerful combination of humor and reality checks, Naumburg helps parents unpack their unique stressors (we all have them) and find ways to stay calm even the most frustrating of family moments.” —Katie Hurley, LCSW, author of No More Mean Girls and The Happy Kid Handbook   “By the end not only are you laughing out loud, but you’ve gained a sense of self-compassion and a concrete action plan.”—Rebecca Schrag Hershberg, PhD, author of The Tantrum Survival Guide

  • Author: Carla Naumburg
  • Publisher: Workman Publishing Company (August 20, 2019)
  • Genre: Humor & Entertainment, Humor
  • ISBN: 978-1523505425
  • Dimensions: 5.7 x 0.6 x 8 inches

                 

9. Pete the Cat and His Magic Sunglasses


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Self-Help & Psychology Humor - August 2021

From the bestselling Pete the Cat series, Pete's magic sunglasses help him turn his mood from grumpy to awesome! Pete the Cat wakes up feeling grumpy—nothing seems to be going his way. But with the help of some magic sunglasses, Pete learns that a good mood has been inside him all along. Fans of Pete the Cat will love watching him take his positive outlook and transform a grumpy day into an awesome day! The fun  never  stops—download the free groovin’ song.  Time for magic fun in the sun! Don't miss Pete's other adventures, including  Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes, Pete the Cat: Rocking in My School Shoes, Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons, Pete the Cat Saves Christmas,  Pete the Cat and the Bedtime Blues, Pete the Cat and the New Guy, Pete the Cat and the Cool Cat Boogie, Pete the Cat and the Missing Cupcakes,   Pete the Cat and the Perfect Pizza Party,  and  Pete the Cat: Crayons Rock!

  • Author: James Dean
  • Publisher: HarperCollins; Illustrated edition (October 1, 2013)
  • Genre: Kindle Store, Kindle eBooks, Children's eBooks

                 

10. F*cking Planner Stickers: Over 500 f*cking stickers to get your sh*t under control (Weekly, Calendar and Journal Sticker Sheets, Funny White Elephant Gifts for Adults) (Calendars & Gifts to Swear By)


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Self-Help & Psychology Humor - August 2021

Personalize and profane your planner with over 500 funny stickers to help you seize the f*cking day and get sh*t done! For adults who love a funny sticker book or planner lovers who need some f*cking swear stickers to kick ass all year, this sarcastic and hilarious sticker pack is for you! Accessorize with hundreds of badass motivational stickers, laugh at the snarky curses that get your sense of humor, or give as a fun gag gift to friends and family! Includes: Twelve pages of sticker sheets with over 500 quality stickers with permanent adhesive Hilarious uncensored expletives, vibrant designs, graphics, and phrases Content ideal for organizers, calendars, bullet journals, vision board supplies, planner accessories, or scrapbooking kits for adults! 4" x 6" trim sizewith plastic polybag package

  • Author: Sourcebooks
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks (August 1, 2019)
  • Genre: Humor & Entertainment, Humor
  • ISBN: 978-1728206554
  • Dimensions: 4 x 0.25 x 6 inches