The Harper College Library’s annual program for students, faculty, staff, and our community presents…Laughs.

This 2017-2018 season, we’ve selected five titles to help you explore your personal sense of humor. There’s something to keep everyone laughing.

Modern Romance
by Aziz Ansari
Ansari partnered with an NYC sociologist to deliver an amusing (yet well-researched) account of modern romantic relationships and the role technology plays in today’s dating game. The results are both hilarious and thought-provoking.

The Misadventures of an Awkward Black Girl
by Issa Rae
Issa Rae is a lot of things: internet sensation, businesswoman, author…and awkward. In her literary debut, Rae takes you on a witty, hilarious, awkward journey through her life, touching on being a twelve year old “catfisher”, a black person who can’t dance, an introvert, and a girl who loves herself.

Awkward Family Photos
by Mike Bender and Doug Chernack
A compilation of embarrassing family photos that most would prefer be forgotten. If the pictures aren’t enough to make you laugh, then the captions and stories will. From ridiculous matching outfits to epic mullets on picture day, these photos and stories are guaranteed to make you laugh.

Hyperbole and a Half
by Allie Brosh
With unpolished but expressive illustrations, this graphic novel contains candid stories about the author’s life. Based on her award-winning blog, the frankness of her stories is admirable, especially when relaying her personal struggles with depression and ADHD.

Using Humor to Maximize Living
by Mary Kay Morrison
Based on the author’s comprehensive research, Morrison identifies the important role humor plays in our everyday life and provides useful and accessible ideas for using humor to improve work and home life.

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