"Among those whom I like or admire, I can find no common denominator, but among those whom I love, I can: all of them make me laugh." —W.H. Auden
This is one of my favorite pictures of one of my favorite humans. And today just happens to be her birthday. Tracy makes everything more fun, even pumping car tires with a bike pump (it works, by the way). She's the Lucy to my Ethel; the Laverne to my Shirley; the Tray to my Rae. She makes life infinitely brighter and I thank my lucky stars and the good Lord above for her every single day.
So in honor of what should be a national holiday, I scoured several lists in search of books that, like Tray, are guaranteed to bring a smile to your face and hopefully induce a belly laugh or two. Here are a couple that caught my eye:
Essays of E.B. White. One reviewer writes: "The witty, imaginative mind of White comes alive in this collection of essays. It's everything you loved about Charolette's Web and Stuart Little, but written for grown-ups."
Hyperbole and a Half. Winner of Goodread's Choice Award for Best Humor Book of the Year in 2013. Amazon's Mari Malcolm raved: "Brosh has a genius for allowing us to channel her weird childhood and the fits and starts of her adulthood through the manic eyes, gaping mouths, and stick-like arms in the panels that masterfully advance her stories, and she delivers her relentless commentary with deadpan hilarity. Neurosis has rarely been so relatable and entertaining," For a sneak peek at Brosh's humor, head over to her blog.