Looking for Your Next Beach Read? We Have 4 Right Here

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There’s nothing better than tossing a book in your cute summer tote bag and heading off to the beach. For maximum entertainment but easy reading, look to these four humorous page turners.

1. The woman everyone wants in her bff tier, Mindy Kaling, not only has her own network show, but she also lists “published author” on her resume. A former writer and actress for The Office, the current Dr. Lahiri shares Hollywood life anecdotes, dating stories, and her killer sense of humor with readers in Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns). Kaling’s autobiography is written with the same type of quick wit she displays on The Mindy Project, and reading the book feels like listening to a very, very funny girlfriend.

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2. Perhaps you’ve already taken a ride aboard the crazy train that is Chelsea Handler’s series of stories. This time, board a flight with Handler and pals to Africa in Uganda be Kidding Me. The book reinforces the Chelsea Lately star’s penchant for down and dirty comedy and experiences, this time in a jungle different than L.A. Does Handler manage to have a good time and get into trouble even on remote safaris? You bet; and you’ll laugh out loud as she does.

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3. David Sedaris, known for his self-deprecating humor and firsthand accounts about his life, has another set of funny and honest stories to share in Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls. Sedaris regales us with ridiculous tales of living abroad in England and France, where he was tempted to compulsively cleanup roadside debris in an attempt to beautify his neighborhood. He whisks us to China, where he apparently would rather starve than brave the food. And he reveals his super special giveaway items to fans at book signings. Spoiler alert: they’re likely safety pins or packets of pain relievers.

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4. You’ll squirm as you flip though New York-based writer Sara Barron’s second memoir, The Harm in Asking. Whether it’s a story about how she used to give advice to an imaginary herd of runaway models while hiding out in the bathroom, or just farting for laughs, (we’re not kidding — she writes about it a lot), each chapter is as uncomfortable as the next. You won’t be able to put it down.

Which of these four books have you read or are you planning to start?

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    Style Bits & Bobs of M.E. 07/18/2014 at 2:43 pm #

    I like Mindy’s book. It was really good.

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    Fun beach games for kids 07/21/2014 at 1:20 pm #

    Love the list! I am well excited for the Mindy Kaling book. It looks right up my alley, and it looks like a perfect book for summer.

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