Top 10 Best Books to Read in Sports Humor - August 2021

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

1. Desktop Boxing: Knock Out Your Stress! (RP Minis)

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Sports Humor - August 2021

For boxing fans and desk jockeys alike, Desktop Boxing is the perfect desk accessory for fun yet effective stress relief. Don't take out your stress on your coworkers, take it out on this mini punching bag! Box includes: A mini desktop punching bag with suction cup base Two tiny boxing gloves for your pointer fingers A mini book with basic finger boxing moves and boxing trivia

  • Author: Running Press
  • Publisher: RP Minis; Box Pap/to edition (September 27, 2016)
  • Genre: Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Antiques & Collectibles
  • ISBN: 978-0762460809
  • Dimensions: 2.9 x 1.95 x 3.3 inches


2. Finger Weightlifting: Get Ripped! (RP Minis)

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Sports Humor - August 2021

This one-of-a-kind miniature weightlifting set lets you pump some iron--with your fingers! Kit includes: 1 metal barbell 4 rubber weight plates 1 metal kettlebell weight 1 resistance band 1 finger sweatband 32-page mini book

  • Author: Running Press
  • Publisher: RP Minis (April 3, 2018)
  • Genre: Humor & Entertainment, Humor
  • ISBN: 978-0762463886
  • Dimensions: 3 x 2 x 3.38 inches


3. Desktop Tetherball: It's a Wrap! (RP Minis)

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Sports Humor - August 2021

Bring the fun of tetherball to your desktop! Now you can smack a ball anytime with this fun, portable set. Kit includes: 9"metal stationary pole on base, with attached rope and ball 32-page illustrated mini book with history, trivia, and the rules of the game

  • Author: Alan Goldsher
  • Publisher: RP Minis; Toy edition (April 10, 2018)
  • Genre: Humor & Entertainment, Humor
  • ISBN: 978-0762463916
  • Dimensions: 3 x 2.05 x 3.8 inches


4. The Ultimate New York Yankees Trivia Book: A Collection of Amazing Trivia Quizzes and Fun Facts for Die-Hard Yankees Fans!

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Sports Humor - August 2021

Calling all New York Yankees fans! The Ultimate New York Yankees Trivia Book is a staple for anyone who loves baseball, sports trivia, and the Bronx Bombers. You will be tested on your knowledge of mind-blowing facts from the early days when Babe Ruth, Joe DiMaggio, and Lou Gehrig owned New York, as well as the current era of Bronx baseball led by the likes of Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton. Within these pages, you will find answers to over 350 trivia questions as well as hundreds of interesting facts, including: How many times was Billy Martin hired and fired as Yankees manager? (More times than you’d think.) In Derek Jeter’s junior high yearbook, students were asked to write what they planned to be doing in 10 years. Jeter answered, “Playing shortstop for the New York Yankees.” In a high school football game, former Yankee Johnny Damon suffered his first sports concussion at the hands of which NFL star? Back in 1998, former Yankee Alex Rodriguez was asked by a reporter who his dream date would be with. His answer? Jennifer Lopez. And 22 years later, J-Lo and A-Rod are currently engaged to be married. Who threw the Yankees’ very first no-hitter in 1917? Whether you’re a lifelong Yanks fan or are simply looking to hit one out of the park on MLB Trivia Night at your local bar, The Ultimate New York Yankees Trivia Book is a grand slam.

  • Author: Ray Walker
  • Publisher: HRP House (August 20, 2020)
  • Genre: History, Americas
  • ISBN: 978-1953563026
  • Dimensions: 6 x 0.37 x 9 inches


5. You Can't Make This Up: Miracles, Memories, and the Perfect Marriage of Sports and Television

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Sports Humor - August 2021

In this highly entertaining and insightful memoir, one of television’s most respected broadcasters interweaves the story of his life and career with lively firsthand tales of some of the most thrilling events and fascinating figures in modern sports. No sportscaster has covered more major sporting events than Al Michaels. Over the course of his forty-plus year career, he has logged more hours on live network television than any other broadcaster in history, and is the only play-by-play commentator to have covered all four major sports championships: the Super Bowl, World Series, NBA Finals, and the Stanley Cup Final. He has also witnessed first-hand some of the most memorable events in modern sports, and in this highly personal and revealing account, brings them vividly to life. Michaels shares never-before-told stories from his early years and his rise to the top, covering some of the greatest moments of the past half century—from the “Miracle on Ice”—the historic 1980 Olympic hockey finals—to the earthquake that rocked the 1989 World Series. Some of the greatest names on and off the field are here—Michael Jordan, Bill Walton, Pete Rose, Bill Walsh, Peyton and Eli Manning, Brett Favre, John Madden, Howard Cosell, Cris Collinsworth, and many, many more. Forthright and down-to-earth, Michaels tells the truth as he sees it, giving readers unique insight into the high drama, the colorful players, and the heroes and occasional villains of an industry that has become a vital part of modern culture.

  • Author: Al Michaels
  • Publisher: William Morrow; Reprint edition (November 18, 2014)
  • Genre: Kindle Store, Kindle eBooks, Sports & Outdoors


6. Never Sniff a Gift Fish

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Sports Humor - August 2021

Humorist Patrick F. McManus has been called "a master at spoofing sportsmen" by Publishers Weekly . His rib-tickling books about hunting, fishing, and camping receive rave reviews from national media. The New York Times Book Review writes, "Everybody should read Patrick McManus." In the chapters of Never Sniff a Gift Fish , McManus will teach you the wisdom that is usually shared only in the close ranks of modern-day hunters and gatherers. To complete your arsenal, McManus also includes "The Hunter's Workout Guide" and a special "Family Camper's Dictionary". Exercises like the hindquarter shuffle will make you move like a hunter. And phrases like "Yip-yip-yip-Owoooooo!" will help you sound like one, too. Whether he's poking fun at fly fishing or taking on some other sportsman's icon, Patrick F. McManus is sure to have you laughing aloud. And Norman Dietz's wry narration is the perfect vehicle for McManus' best-selling, tongue-in-cheek works.

  • Author: Patrick McManus
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Arts & Literature, Actors & Entertainers


7. Basketball (and Other Things): A Collection of Questions Asked, Answered, Illustrated

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Sports Humor - August 2021

A hardcover edition featuring new content for fans of the #1 New York Times bestseller   Any fan of Shea Serrano’s unconventional, hilarious, and insightful writing will want to add this hardcover edition of his wildly popular Basketball (and Other Things) to their collection. The book will feature a new cover and two new chapters as well as removable art that showcases Serrano’s trademark creativity and Arturo Torres’s inimitable illustration style. First released as a paperback in 2017, the book went on to become a #1 New York Times bestseller. This edition will be a keepsake for Serrano fans and basketball fans alike.

  • Author: Shea Serrano
  • Publisher: Harry N. Abrams (October 6, 2020)
  • Genre: Humor & Entertainment, Humor
  • ISBN: 978-1419743191
  • Dimensions: 7.7 x 1.3 x 9.3 inches


8. Free Country: A Penniless Adventure the Length of Britain

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Sports Humor - August 2021

**THE AMAZON #1 HUMOUR AND #1 TRAVEL BESTSELLER** "...spent last night laughing so much my coffee came out my eyes..." "...this book is quite simply the best I've read in years..." "...a completely bonkers challenge and a brilliantly funny read, I couldn't put it down..." " reminded me of some of Danny Wallace and Dave Gorman's best bits..." "...this wonderful story had me crying with laughter more often than not..." "...inspiring, uplifting, need I say more? Quite brilliant..." "...funny, totally engrossing and actually quite moving..." " of the most heart-warming, genuinely funny books I have read in a long time..." "...not many books keep me up 'till 4am, endangering my marriage in the process... Read it now..." "...for the price of half a pint of beer you'll fill at least 4 pint glasses with tears of laughter..." The plan is simple. George and Ben have three weeks to cycle 1000 miles from the bottom of England to the top of Scotland. There is just one small problem… they have no bikes, no clothes, no food and no money. Setting off in just a pair of Union Jack boxer shorts, they attempt to rely on the generosity of the British public for everything from food to accommodation, clothes to shoes, and bikes to beer. During the most hilarious adventure, George and Ben encounter some of Great Britain's most eccentric and extraordinary characters and find themselves in the most ridiculous situations. Free Country is guaranteed to make you laugh (you may even shed a tear). It will restore your faith in humanity and leave you with a big smile on your face and a warm feeling inside.

  • Author: George Mahood
  • Genre: Kindle Store, Kindle eBooks, Sports & Outdoors


9. Men in Blazers Present Encyclopedia Blazertannica: A Suboptimal Guide to Soccer, America's "Sport of the Future" Since 1972

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Sports Humor - August 2021

The essential guide to world soccer—the history, the players, the fan culture—from the phenomenally popular duo from NBC Sports. The Men in Blazers are two English-born, soccer-obsessed broadcasters who have savored the dizzying growth of the game along with millions of Americans. Now they immerse fans and novices alike in the history and culture of the world’s game with  Encyclopedia Blazertannica . Examining fan culture, from the famous stadium chants to the tactical variations of scarf tying, exploring the complex physics and ethics of both celebratory knee slides and fights between players, reliving the careers of legendary players, classic matches, and colorful World Cup history, and sharing a deep appreciation for the athletic brilliance and ill-judged neck tattoos that dominate the sport, this indispensable tome gives readers a front-row seat to all the action of football madness. A New York Times   Bestseller!

  • Author: Roger Bennett
  • Publisher: Knopf; Illustrated edition (May 15, 2018)
  • Genre: History, Americas
  • ISBN: 978-1101875988
  • Dimensions: 7.7 x 0.9 x 9.3 inches


10. It's Not My Fault: 150 Hilarious Excuses Every Tennis Player Should Know

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Sports Humor - August 2021

With laugh-out-loud cartoons, a hilarious book of tennis humor, a perfect gift for your double’s partner or your most tenacious adversary. A perfect gift. In It's Not My Fault , author Joshua Shifrin helps tennis players make sense of their most monumental losses on the court. The next time a player goes down in defeat, he or she can always explain the woeful loss with "My opponent was a pusher . . . I can't play against pushers." Or after a bad shot, tennis gurus might try to get out of dodge by uttering, "There was a leaf on the court and I couldn't concentrate." Shifrin has crafted 150 funny—but all-too-real—excuses for pros and amateurs alike. Examples include: My opponent's grunting is distracting. My strings are too tight. I have tennis elbow. These tennis balls are too slow. Any many more! Whether you want to motivate your friends or family who have just started playing or eradicate embarrassing mistakes in your own game, It's Not My Fault is hilarious off-the-court fun.

  • Author: Joshua Shifrin
  • Publisher: Skyhorse (April 17, 2018)
  • Genre: Humor & Entertainment, Humor
  • ISBN: 978-1510730533
  • Dimensions: 5 x 0.6 x 7 inches