5 funny books for when you need a good laugh

Local funny books for when you're looking for a good chuckle

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Laugh yourself silly with these local funny books

You could say Atlantic Canadians have a, um, unique sense of humour. With a love of laughter bred in the (funny) bone, Atlantic Canadian books are no different. Here we share some riotous regional reads that’ll have you roaring.

Today I Learned It Was YouToday I Learned It Was You
by Edward Riche
No one is safe from the satirical wit of author Ed Riche in this novel set in the world of Newfoundland politics.



An Islander Strikes BackAn Islander Strikes Back
by Patrick Ledwell
PEI-based comedian Patrick Ledwell is back with a new book and still making light of his island province’s behind-the-times tendencies.


Old Trout FunniesOld Trout Funnies: The Comic Origins of the Cape Breton Liberation Army
by Paul MacKinnon
First independently published in the mid-1970s, this series of comics features the antics of the Cape Breton Liberation Army, complete with requisite digs at ‘mainlanders’ and celebrations of local characters and personalities.


Acting Up Bill CarrActing Up: Lessons from the Theatre of Life
by Bill Carr
Part entertaining anecdotes and part self-help tool, this amusing book from actor, writer and speaker Bill Carr will have you feeling both amused and productive.


You might be from New Brunswick if michael de AdderYou Might Be From… (series)
by Michael De Adder
Well-know illustrator and cartoonist Michael de Adder pokes loving fun at the stereotypes that many of us fall into, whether we know it — or like it! — or not.


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Lauren d'Entremont is the managing editor of Atlantic Books Today. Originally from Amherst, NS, she currently lives, writes, and edits in Halifax.

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