Top 10 Best Books to Read in Theories of Humor - August 2021

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

1. Jokes for Kids: The Best Jokes, Riddles, Tongue Twisters, Knock-Knock jokes, and One liners for kids: Kids Joke books ages 7-9 8-12

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Theories of Humor - August 2021

Chock full of hilarious jokes wisecracks, riddles, and knock-knock jokes, Jokes for Kids is for young readers—and their parents! 200+ jokes! Good, clean family fun knock-knocks, riddles, and more Have fun, be silly, and practice word recognition and reading comprehension, all at the same time!

  • Author: Rob Stevens
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (April 16, 2018)
  • Genre: Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism
  • ISBN: 978-1987734911
  • Dimensions: 6 x 0.23 x 9 inches


2. Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Theories of Humor - August 2021

"You must read this book." — Neil Gaiman The bestselling international classic on storytelling and visual communication. Praised throughout the cartoon industry by such luminaries as Art Spiegelman, Matt Groening, and Will Eisner, Scott McCloud's Understanding Comics  is a seminal examination of comics art: its rich history, surprising technical components, and major cultural significance. Explore the secret world between the panels, through the lines, and within the hidden symbols of a powerful but misunderstood art form.

  • Author: Scott McCloud
  • Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks; Reprint edition (April 27, 1994)
  • Genre: Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism
  • Dimensions: 10.1 x 6.6 x 0.6 inches


3. The Silly Kids Joke Book: 500+ Hilarious Jokes That Will Make You Laugh Out Loud! (Books for Smart Kids)

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Theories of Humor - August 2021

What’s laughter-inducing, belly-aching, crazy fun? The perfect kids’ present, that’s what! How do people fit in the TV? Why can’t I see my eyes? How old was I when I was three? Kids ask the funniest questions, and they ask them a lot! It’s a precious time when their curiosity is growing, their minds are absorbing everything and their energy is at an all-time high. As a result, parents hear a lot of crazy quips, random facts, and some of the most absurd questions you’ll ever hear. As much as we love our kids, we all need some help at times. Some questions are easy to answer, some more difficult, but when you’re being bombarded nonstop every day, you might find yourself drawing a blank on even the most wholesome questions. Want to find a way to distract your kid while indulging their curious mind and encouraging their sense of humor? Jokes are not only funny, exciting, and lively, they’re also a great way to develop your child’s growing mind. They enhance language skills, increase vocabulary, and strengthen social connections. Plus, they’re a total hoot to boot! With this selection of hilarious jokes, your child will get all these benefits… and a cackling great time. In The Silly Kids Joke Book , you will discover: A unique collection of original question-and-answer jokes that both kids and adults will enjoy Clever word play that will tickle their funny bones and encourage them to think fast An amusing way for your kid to interact with other kids without getting too boisterous Ingenious wisecracks to spark their burgeoning curiosity A subtle way to trick your kid into reading more (willingly) without having to bribe them Sidesplitting age-appropriate humor you won’t have to censor Witty one-liners that will bring out your child’s inner comic A great solution to keep your kids entertained , while learning new words and concepts at the same time And much more. Perfect as an after-school activity, a bonding session with friends, or just a lighthearted pastime when your kid has nothing else to do, a joke book is the perfect companion whether alone or in a group. And this is something your whole family will find delightful, too. Everyone appreciates a good joke, whether it be silly, corny, or just plain funny, especially when your kid is the one telling it. Get your child laughing, and prepare to have plenty of laughs yourself. This could be the start of a burgeoning career for your little one. If you’re looking for a wholesome, hysterical, and educational gift for your budding little comedian, then scroll up and click the “Add to Cart” button right now.

  • Author: Cooper The Pooper
  • Publisher: Independently published (September 30, 2020)
  • Genre: Children's Books, Activities, Crafts & Games
  • ISBN: 979-8691340123
  • Dimensions: 6 x 0.28 x 9 inches


4. I'm Judging You: The Do-Better Manual

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Theories of Humor - August 2021

Updated edition includes bonus chapter Winner of the 2017 Audie Award for Humor "A truth-riot of a book!" (Shonda Rhimes) New York Times best seller Number-one Washington Post best seller Redbook "20 Books by Women You Must Read This Fall" "17 New Best New Books to Read This Fall" BookRiot "100 Must-Read Hilarious Books" Goodreads Choice Awards Nominee Now in development with Shondaland and ABC Signature Studios as a cable television series Comedian, activist, and hugely popular culture blogger at Luvvie Ajayi serves up necessary advice for the masses in this hilarious book of essays. With over 500,000 readers a month at her enormously popular blog,, Luvvie Ajayi is a go-to source for smart takes on pop culture. I'm Judging You is her debut book of humorous essays that dissects our cultural obsessions and calls out bad behavior in our increasingly digital, connected lives. It passes on lessons and side-eyes on life, social media, culture, and fame, from addressing those terrible friends we all have, to serious discussions of race and media representation, to what to do about your fool cousin sharing casket pictures from Grandma's wake on Facebook. With a lighthearted, razor sharp wit and a unique perspective, I'm Judging You is the handbook the world needs, doling out the hard truths and a road map for bringing some "act right" into our lives, social media, and popular culture. It is the Do-Better Manual.

  • Author: Luvvie Ajayi
  • Genre: Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Genres & Styles, Humor


5. The Book Of Terribly Awesome Dad Jokes

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Theories of Humor - August 2021

THE BEST FUNNY GIFT IDEA FOR DADS, HUSBANDS, FRIENDS, AND FAVORITE COWORKERS! "I don't tell dad jokes often, but when I do... ...he laughs!" Splendid collection of 200 hilarious jokes, groan-worthy one-liners, and puns for every occasion, including well-known classics, hidden gems, and all-new material. Great Father's Day gift . Funny and unexpected gift for friends and office folks. Make it personal! Let them know and sign the cover! Don't be embarrassed about your Dad Jokes. Own them! Funny gifts are always a hit, so stock up!

  • Author: Dan Gilden
  • Publisher: Independently published (November 21, 2020)
  • Genre: Humor & Entertainment, Humor
  • ISBN: 979-8568514404
  • Dimensions: 6 x 0.23 x 9 inches


6. Humor, Seriously: Why Humor Is a Secret Weapon in Business and Life (And how anyone can harness it. Even you.)

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Theories of Humor - August 2021

WALL STREET JOURNAL, LOS ANGELES TIMES, AND USA TODAY BESTSELLER • Anyone—even you!—can learn how to harness the power of humor in business (and life), based on the popular class at Stanford's Graduate School of Business.   “The ultimate guide to using the magical power of funny as a tool for leadership and a force for good.”—Daniel H. Pink, #1  New York Times  bestselling author of  When  and  Drive There exists a mistaken belief in today’s corporate world: that we have to be serious all the time in order to be taken seriously. But the research tells a different story: that humor can be one of the most powerful tools we have for accomplishing serious things. Studies show that humor makes us appear more competent and confident, strengthens relationships, unlocks creativity, and boosts our resilience during difficult times. Plus, it fends off a permanent and unsightly frown known as “resting boss face.” Top executives are in on the secret: 98 percent prefer employees with a sense of humor, and 84 percent believe that these employees do better work. But even for those who intuitively understand humor’s power, few know how to wield it with intention. As a result, humor is vastly underleveraged in most workplaces today, impacting our performance, relationships, and health. That’s why Jennifer Aaker and Naomi Bagdonas teach the popular course Humor: Serious Business at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, where they help some of the world’s most hard-driving, blazer-wearing business minds build levity into their organizations and lives. In  Humor, Seriously,  they draw on findings by behavioral scientists, world-class comedians, and inspiring business leaders to reveal how humor works and—more important—how you can use more of it, better. Aaker and Bagdonas unpack the theory and application of humor: what makes something funny and how to mine your life for material. They show how to use humor to make a strong first impression, deliver difficult feedback, persuade and motivate others, and foster cultures where levity and creativity can thrive—not to mention, how to keep it appropriate and recover if you cross a line. President Dwight David Eisenhower once said, “A sense of humor is part of the art of leadership, of getting along with people, of getting things done.” If Dwight David Eisenhower, the second least naturally funny president ever (after Franklin Pierce), thought humor was necessary to win wars, build highways, and warn against the military-industrial complex, then you might consider learning it too. Seriously.

  • Author: Jennifer Aaker
  • Publisher: Currency; Illustrated edition (February 2, 2021)
  • Genre: Humor & Entertainment, Humor
  • ISBN: 978-0593135280
  • Dimensions: 6.39 x 1.07 x 9.41 inches


7. The Jane Austen Handbook: Proper Life Skills from Regency England

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Theories of Humor - August 2021

Long before  Pride and Prejudice and Zombies , Quirk published this guide to life in Regency England to the delight of Austen fans everywhere. Newly published with a revised cover,  The Jane Austen Handbook  offers step-by-step instructions for proper comportment in the early 19th century. Readers will discover:       •  How to Indicate Interest in a Gentleman Without Seeming Forward      •  How to Ensure a Good Yearly Income      •  How to Ride Sidesaddle      •  How to Behave at a Dinner Party Full of practical directions for navigating the travails of Regency life, this charming illustrated book also serves as a companion for present-day readers, explaining the English class system, currency, dress, and the nuances of graceful living.

  • Author: Margaret Sullivan
  • Publisher: Quirk Books (March 8, 2011)
  • Genre: Kindle Store, Kindle eBooks, Literature & Fiction


8. The Gospel of the Flying Spaghetti Monster

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Theories of Humor - August 2021

Can I get a “ramen” from the congregation?! Behold the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster (FSM), today’s fastest growing carbohydrate-based religion. According to church founder Bobby Henderson, the universe and all life within it were created by a mystical and divine being: the Flying Spaghetti Monster. What drives the FSM’ s devout followers, a.k.a. Pastafarians? Some say it’s the assuring touch from the FSM’s “noodly appendage.” Then there are those who love the worship service, which is conducted in pirate talk and attended by congregants in dashing buccaneer garb. Still others are drawn to the Church’s flimsy moral standards, religious holidays every Friday, or the fact that Pastafarian heaven is way cooler: Does your heaven have a Stripper Factory and a Beer Volcano? Intelligent Design has finally met its match—and it has nothing to do with apes or the Olive Garden of Eden. Within these pages, Bobby Henderson outlines the true facts– dispelling such malicious myths as evolution (“only a theory”), science (“only a lot of theories”), and whether we’re really descended from apes (fact: Humans share 95 percent of their DNA with chimpanzees, but they share 99.9 percent with pirates!) See what impressively credentialed top scientists have to say: “If Intelligent Design is taught in schools, equal time should be given to the FSM theory and the non-FSM theory.” –Professor Douglas Shaw, Ph.D. “Do not be hypocritical. Allow equal time for other alternative ‘theories’ like FSMism, which is by far the tastier choice.” –J. Simon, Ph.D. “In my scientific opinion, when comparing the two theories, FSM theory seems to be more valid than classic ID theory.” –Afshin Beheshti, Ph.D. Read the book and decide for yourself!

  • Author: Bobby Henderson
  • Publisher: Villard; Illustrated edition (March 28, 2006)
  • Genre: Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism
  • ISBN: 978-0812976564
  • Dimensions: 7.31 x 0.44 x 9.22 inches


9. Psych's Guide to Crime Fighting for the Totally Unqualified

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Theories of Humor - August 2021

GOT A MYSTERY TO SOLVE? DON'T GET STUMPED. GET PSYCHED! You've seen him solve unsolvable crimes, stop unstoppable killers, and consume unconsumable breakfast cereals. Now Shawn Spencer, the mastermind from TV's hit show Psych , shows you how to become a fake psychic-and a real detective-using his patented methods of crime-fighting awesomeness. Along the way, he'll help you deal with whiny sidekicks (that means you, Gus), interfering police officers (including but not limited to Chief Vick, Lassiter, Henry, Buzz MacNab, and, ah, Juliet), and flashes of genius (like Evel Knievel's white leather jumpsuit). You'll discover: How to set up a totally bitchin' office, where Wednesday = Ladies Night How to convince your sidekick that he's really your partner How to pick up women at a crime scene Shawn's Stakeout Survival Guide, including sensible snacks Gus's Scream-and-Run Method for confronting criminals Unsolved mysteries like who stole Shawn's Sno-Caps in third grade The ideal sleuth car: Magnum, P.I. 's Ferrari or Knight Rider 's K.I.T.T.? Who should play Shawn in the movie of his life: Christian Bale or Don Cheadle? New names for detectives, such as Rico Solvé and Sherlock Homeboy . . . and way more cool stuff. Packed with insane pop quizzes, unbelievable case studies, unflattering photos, and off-the-chart charts, this all-in-one guide will have you solving crimes and catching crooks like a pro-even if you don't have a clue.

  • Author: Shawn Spencer
  • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing; Illustrated edition (May 7, 2013)
  • Genre: Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism
  • ISBN: 978-1455512867
  • Dimensions: 7 x 1.2 x 9 inches


10. How Proust Can Change Your Life

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Theories of Humor - August 2021

Alain de Botton combines two unlikely genres--literary biography and self-help manual--in the hilarious and unexpectedly practical How Proust Can Change Your Life. Who would have thought that Marcel Proust, one of the most important writers of our century, could provide us with such a rich source of insight into how best to live life? Proust understood that the essence and value of life was the sum of its everyday parts. As relevant today as they were at the turn of the century, Proust's life and work are transformed here into a no-nonsense guide to, among other things, enjoying your vacation, reviving a relationship, achieving original and unclichéd articulation, being a good host, recognizing love, and understanding why you should never sleep with someone on a first date. It took de Botton to find the inspirational in Proust's essays, letters and fiction and, perhaps even more surprising, to draw out a vivid and clarifying portrait of the master from between the lines of his work. Here is Proust as we have never seen or read him before: witty, intelligent, pragmatic. He might well change your life.

  • Author: Alain De Botton
  • Publisher: Vintage; Illustrated edition (April 28, 1998)
  • Genre: Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism
  • ISBN: 978-0679779155
  • Dimensions: 5.16 x 0.54 x 7.97 inches