It s Okay to Laugh Book
Score: 4
From 62 Ratings

It s Okay to Laugh


  • Author : Nora McInerny Purmort
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2016-05-24
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9780062419392

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It s Okay to Laugh Excerpt :

“Thank you for the perfect blend of nostalgia-drenched humor, wit, and heartbreak, Nora.” — Mandy Moore comedy = tragedy + time/rosé Twenty-seven-year-old Nora McInerny Purmort bounced from boyfriend to dopey “boyfriend” until she met Aaron—a charismatic art director and comic-book nerd who once made Nora laugh so hard she pulled a muscle. When Aaron was diagnosed with a rare form of brain cancer, they refused to let it limit their love. They got engaged on Aaron’s hospital bed and had a baby boy while he was on chemo. In the period that followed, Nora and Aaron packed fifty years of marriage into the three they got, spending their time on what really matters: Buffy the Vampire Slayer, each other, and Beyoncé. A few months later, Aaron died in Nora’s arms. The obituary they wrote during Aaron’s hospice care revealing his true identity as Spider-Man touched the nation. With It’s Okay to Laugh, Nora puts a young, fresh twist on the subjects of mortality and resilience. What does it actually mean to live your “one wild and precious life” to the fullest? How can a joyful marriage contain more sickness than health? How do you keep going when life kicks you in the junk? In this deeply felt and deeply funny memoir, Nora gives her readers a true gift—permission to struggle, permission to laugh, permission to tell the truth and know that everything will be okay. It’s Okay to Laugh is a love letter to life, in all its messy glory; it reads like a conversation with a close friend, and leaves a trail of glitter in its wake. This book is for people who have been through some shit. This is for people who aren’t sure if they’re saying or doing the right thing (you’re not, but nobody is). This is for people who had their life turned upside down and just learned to live that way. For people who have laughed at a funeral or cried in a grocery store. This is for everyone who wondered what exactly they’re supposed to be doing with their one wild an

It s Okay to Laugh  Crying is Cool Too  Book
Score: 4
From 62 Ratings

It s Okay to Laugh Crying is Cool Too


  • Author : Nora McInerny Purmort
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2016-05-24
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9780349410135

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It s Okay to Laugh Crying is Cool Too Excerpt :

'Thank you for the perfect blend of nostalgia-drenched humour, wit, and heartbreak, Nora' Mandy Moore 'This story will compel you to both laugh and cry, just as the title promises. May we all bring Nora's honesty, passion and hope to our lives' Lena Dunham 'It is funny, and it is sad, and it is real, and if you've ever been through anything in your life . . . you are going to love this book' Jennifer Weiner, New York Times Bestselling author of Who Do You Love comedy = tragedy + time/rosé Twenty-seven-year-old Nora McInerny Purmort bounced from boyfriend to dopey 'boyfriend' until she met Aaron - a charismatic art director and comic-book nerd who once made Nora laugh so hard she pulled a muscle. When Aaron was diagnosed with a rare form of brain cancer, they refused to let it limit their love. They got engaged on Aaron's hospital bed and had a baby boy while he was on chemo. In the period that followed, Nora and Aaron packed fifty years of marriage into the three they got, spending their time on what really matters: Buffy the Vampire Slayer, each other and Beyoncé. A few months later, Aaron died in Nora's arms. The obituary they wrote during Aaron's hospice care revealing his true identity as Spider-Man touched the nation. With It's Okay to Laugh, Nora puts a young, fresh twist on the subjects of mortality and resilience. What does it actually mean to live your 'one wild and precious life' to the fullest? How can a joyful marriage contain more sickness than health? How do you keep going when life kicks you in the junk? In this deeply felt and deeply funny memoir, Nora gives her readers a true gift - permission to struggle, permission to laugh, permission to tell the truth and know that everything will be okay. It's Okay to Laugh is a love letter to life, in all its messy glory; it reads like a conversation with a close friend and leaves a trail of glitter in its wake.

No Happy Endings Book
Score: 4
From 2 Ratings

No Happy Endings


  • Author : Nora McInerny
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2019-03-26
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9780062792426

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No Happy Endings Excerpt :

The author of It’s Okay to Laugh and host of the popular podcast Terrible, Thanks for Asking—interviews that are “a gift to be able to listen [to]” (New York Times)—returns with more hilarious meditations on her messy, wonderful, bittersweet, and unconventional life. Life has a million different ways to kick you right in the chops. We lose love, lose jobs, lose our sense of self. For Nora McInerny, it was losing her husband, her father, and her unborn second child in one catastrophic year. But in the wake of loss, we get to assemble something new from whatever is left behind. Some circles call finding happiness after loss “Chapter 2”—the continuation of something else. Today, Nora is remarried and mothers four children aged 16 months to 16 years. While her new circumstances bring her extraordinary joy, they are also tinged with sadness over the loved ones she’s lost. Life has made Nora a reluctant expert in hard conversations. On her wildly popular podcast, she talks about painful experiences we inevitably face, and exposes the absurdity of the question “how are you?” that people often ask when we’re coping with the aftermath of emotional catastrophe. She knows intimately that when your life falls apart, there’s a mad rush to be okay—to find a silver lining, to get to the happy ending. In this, her second memoir, Nora offers a tragicomic exploration of the tension between finding happiness and holding space for the unhappy experiences that have shaped us. No Happy Endings is a book for people living life after life has fallen apart. It’s a book for people who know that they’re moving forward, not moving on. It’s a book for people who know life isn’t always happy, but it isn’t the end: there will be unimaginable joy and incomprehensible tragedy. As Nora reminds us, there will be no happy endings—but there will be new beginnings.

The Hot Young Widows Club Book

The Hot Young Widows Club


  • Author : Nora McInerny
  • Publisher : Simon & Schuster/ TED
  • Release Date : 2019-04-30
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Pages : 112
  • ISBN 10 : 9781982109981

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The Hot Young Widows Club Excerpt :

From the host of the popular podcast, Terrible, Thanks for Asking, comes a wise, humorous roadmap and caring resource for anyone going through the loss of a loved one—or even a difficult life moment. In the span of a few weeks, thirty-something Nora McInerny had a miscarriage, lost her father to cancer, and lost her husband due to a brain tumor. Her life fell apart. What Nora discovered during this dark time is that, when you’re in these hard moments, it can feel impossible to feel like even a shadow of the person you once were. People will give you all sorts of advice of how to hold onto your sanity and sense of self. But how exactly? How do you find that person again? Welcome to The Hot Young Widows Club, Nora’s response to the toughest questions about life’s biggest struggles. The Hot Young Widows Club isn’t just for people who have lost a spouse, but an essential tool for anyone who has gone through a major life struggle. Based on her own experiences and those of the listeners dedicated to her podcast, Terrible, Thanks for Asking, Nora offers wise, heartfelt, and often humorous advice to anyone navigating a painful period in their lives. Full of practical guidance, Nora also reminds us that it’s still okay to laugh, despite your deep grief. She explores how readers can educate the people around them on what to do, what to say, and how to best to lend their support. Ultimately, this book is a space for people to recognize that they aren’t alone, and to learn how to get through life’s hardest moments with grace and humor, and even hope.

The Pink Steering Wheel Chronicles Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

The Pink Steering Wheel Chronicles


  • Author : Laura Fahrenthold
  • Publisher : Hatherleigh Press
  • Release Date : 2018-06-26
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9781578267699

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The Pink Steering Wheel Chronicles Excerpt :

When Bloomberg journalist Mark Pittman suddenly died, his widow spent four summers driving 31,152 miles searching for answers. In her fearless memoir, The Pink Steering Wheel Chronicles: A Love Story, author Laura Fahrenthold presents a moving portrait of marriage, motherhood and mourning as she captains a 1993 RV sprinkling her husband's ashes with their two young daughters and a stray dog in an epic quest for healing and understanding. Filled with insight and wit from a career in journalism, the story captures the family's adventures and misadventures, her deeply-layered love story, and her hilarious slice-of-life dispatches where the pink steering wheel becomes her spiritual GPS.

A Time to Laugh       Book

A Time to Laugh


  • Author : Cl Lewis
  • Publisher : Xulon Press
  • Release Date : 2011-03
  • Genre: Humor
  • Pages : 154
  • ISBN 10 : 9781612155555

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A Time to Laugh Excerpt :

God. He is the creator and giver of all emotions. In A Time to Laugh, a Time for Every Emotion Under the Sun, you will discover the true nature of God. You'll learn that it's alright to laugh. It's even alright to be silly at times and it's okay to be sad, happy, angry or mad. The important thing for us to remember is what we do with our emotions. While reading this book, you'll laugh, you'll cry and possibly tap into emotions you didn't realize you had. You will find a new connection between your heart and God's and you will begin to see yourself in a different light. You will also discover that- God laughs too In this book, author CL Lewis, a proud single mom and grandma, shares some of her funniest life stories that will tickle your funny bone! She tells a few heart-warming tales of woe from her own personal single mom struggles. CL reveals how God and His grace was the unseen power that helped her and her son overcome the toughest of times. Even though they had to face a brazen front-line of life's battles, God empowered them both to be victorious- not victims! For with God all things are possible . . .

Everything s Trash  But It s Okay Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

Everything s Trash But It s Okay


  • Author : Phoebe Robinson
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2018-10-16
  • Genre: Humor
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9780525534150

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Everything s Trash But It s Okay Excerpt :

Entertainment Weekly, "Fall's 20 Must-Reads" (2018) Essence, "Fall 2018 Guide to All Things Funny" Bustle, "18 New Nonfiction Books to Know in October 2018" "Robinson offers deft cultural criticism and hilarious personal anecdotes that will make readers laugh, cringe, and cry. Everything may indeed be trash but writing like this reminds us that we're gonna make it through all the terrible things with honesty, laughter, and faith."--Roxane Gay, New York Times bestselling author New York Times bestselling author and star of 2 Dope Queens Phoebe Robinson is back with a new, hilarious, and timely essay collection on gender, race, dating, and the dumpster fire that is our world. Written in her trademark unfiltered and witty style, Robinson's latest collection is a call to arms. Outfitted with on-point pop culture references, these essays tackle a wide range of topics: giving feminism a tough-love talk on intersectionality, telling society's beauty standards to kick rocks, and calling foul on our culture's obsession with work. Robinson also gets personal, exploring money problems she's hidden from her parents, how dating is mainly a warmed-over bowl of hot mess, and, definitely most important, meeting Bono not once, but twice. She's struggled with being a woman with a political mind and a woman with an ever-changing jeans size. She knows about trash because she sees it every day--and because she's seen roughly one hundred thousand hours of reality TV and zero hours of Schindler's List. With the intimate voice of a new best friend, Everything's Trash, But It's Okay is a candid perspective for a generation that has had the rug pulled out from under it too many times to count.

Crying Laughing Book

Crying Laughing


  • Author : Lance Rubin
  • Publisher : Knopf Books for Young Readers
  • Release Date : 2019-11-19
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9780525644699

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Crying Laughing Excerpt :

A tragicomic story of bad dates, bad news, bad performances, and one girl's determination to find the funny in high school from the author of Denton Little's Deathdate. Winnie Friedman has been waiting for the world to catch on to what she already knows: she's hilarious. It might be a long wait, though. After bombing a stand-up set at her own bat mitzvah, Winnie has kept her jokes to herself. Well, to herself and her dad, a former comedian and her inspiration. Then, on the second day of tenth grade, the funniest guy in school actually laughs at a comment she makes in the lunch line and asks her to join the improv troupe. Maybe he's even . . . flirting? Just when Winnie's ready to say yes to comedy again, her father reveals that he's been diagnosed with ALS. That is . . . not funny. Her dad's still making jokes, though, which feels like a good thing. And Winnie's prepared to be his straight man if that's what he wants. But is it what he needs? Caught up in a spiral of epically bad dates, bad news, and bad performances, Winnie's struggling to see the humor in it all. But finding a way to laugh is exactly what will see her through. **A Junior Library Guild Selection**

Laughter Book

Laughter


  • Author : Stolik
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2015-08-01
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 1937887464

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Don t Laugh at Giraffe Book

Don t Laugh at Giraffe


  • Author : Rebecca Bender
  • Publisher : Pajama Press Inc.
  • Release Date : 2012-05-15
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 18
  • ISBN 10 : 9780986949562

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Don t Laugh at Giraffe Excerpt :

Giraffe's attempts to drink water without getting his hooves wet amuse Bird and the other animals, but when their laughter drives the still thirsty Giraffe away in embarrassment, Bird devises a plan to bring him back to the pond.

Bad Vibes Only Book

Bad Vibes Only


  • Author : Nora McInerny
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2022-10-11
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9781982186739

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Bad Vibes Only Excerpt :

NATIONAL BESTSELLER From the host of the podcast Terrible, Thanks for Asking—called “a gift” by The New York Times—a raw and humorous essay collection in the spirit of Jenny Lawson and Samantha Irby. Nora McInerny does not dance like no one is watching. In fact, she dances like everyone is watching, which is to say, she does not dance at all. A bestselling author and host of the beloved podcast Terrible, Thanks for Asking, she has captured the hearts of millions with her disarming and earnest approach to discussing grief and loss. Now, with Bad Vibes Only, she turns her eye on our aggressively, oppressively optimistic culture, our obsession with self-improvement, and what it really means to live authentically in the online age. In essays that revisit her cringey past and anticipate her rapidly approaching, early middle-aged future, McInerny lays bare her own chaos, inviting us to drop the façade of perfection and embrace the truth: that we are all—at best—slightly unhinged. Socrates claimed that the unexamined life is not worth living. Bad Vibes Only is for people who have taken that dictum a bit too far—the overthinkers, the analyzers, the recovering Girl Bosses, and the burned-out personal brand—reminding us that a life worth living is about more than just “good vibes.”

The Okay Book Book

The Okay Book


  • Author : Todd Parr
  • Publisher : LB Kids
  • Release Date : 2011-02-21
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 24
  • ISBN 10 : 9780316186964

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The Okay Book Excerpt :

In illustrations and audio, Parr enumerates a number of different things that are okay, such as "It's okay to be short" and "It's okay to dream big". Full color.

Second Firsts Book

Second Firsts


  • Author : Christina Rasmussen
  • Publisher : Hay House Incorporated
  • Release Date : 2013
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Pages : 217
  • ISBN 10 : 9781401940836

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Second Firsts Excerpt :

Presents a guide for dealing with grief and loss, detailing five steps of healing that can lead to a lifestyle alignment with personal values and new possibilities for a re-engaged life.

Bad Moms Book

Bad Moms


  • Author : Nora McInerny
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2020-04-14
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN 10 : 9780062909169

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Bad Moms Excerpt :

The writers behind the blockbuster hits Bad Moms and A Bad Moms Christmas and the acclaimed author of No Happy Endings join forces in this hilarious novelization of the hit movie franchise. What happens when a trio of overworked and underappreciated good moms get pushed beyond their limits? They turn “bad”—ditch the kids, the housework, and their clueless partners with hilarious and heartwarming results. Based on the popular movies, Bad Moms: The Novel gives fans a new way to enjoy their favorite characters, Amy, Carla, and Kiki, as they smash the Perfect Mom pedestal, take on the grown-up Queen Bees, forge deeper bonds with their kids, get some long overdue respect and recognition, and indulge in a few hours of some crazy fun. Enriching the chaotic and comedic stories of the films, Bad Moms: The Novel is a sendup of modern motherhood and a celebration of moms gone (temporarily) whack—to good effect.

The Laugh a Day Book of Bloopers  Quotes   Good Clean Jokes Book

The Laugh a Day Book of Bloopers Quotes Good Clean Jokes


  • Author : Jim Kraus
  • Publisher : Baker Books
  • Release Date : 2012
  • Genre: Humor
  • Pages : 225
  • ISBN 10 : 9780800720865

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The Laugh a Day Book of Bloopers Quotes Good Clean Jokes Excerpt :

A 365-day humor collection: each day includes a joke, a wacky church bulletin blooper, and a humorous quote.