Inside Jokes

Laugh it up during national humor month.

Furiously Happy by Jenny Lawson
Recommended by Laura Carlson

Not everyone will get Jenny Lawson’s humor, but if you are one of her many fans, this is a must read. Lawson does an excellent job of writing about mental illness by being both heartfelt and funny.

Fraud: Essays by David Rakoff
Recommended by Laura Carlson

If David Sedaris, Sarah Vowell and Ira Glass are fans of a writer’s work, then you’re in for a good time. Rakoff presents each essay in this collection like he’s going to skewer the subject he’s focusing on, but in the end it’s always himself that turns out to be the joke.

—Recommendations from librarians at the Hennepin County Library–Eden Prairie