With the publication this month of Today Will Be Different, Maria Sempleâ€™s follow-up to Whereâ€™d You Go, Bernadette, we got to wondering: Whatâ€™s the funniest book by a living writer? Well, who better to ask than Maria Semple? The Seattle-based novelist told us her three favorite funny books, so then we asked those three authors. Then we kept asking. Our daisy chain of hilarity includes recommendations from more than 30 writers, including David Sedaris, Junot DÃaz, Elif Batuman, Paul Beatty, Miranda July, Chris Kraus, and Don Novello.
Whereâ€™d You Go, Bernadette, released in paperback today, tells the story of Bernadette Fox, a brilliant architect turned neurotic housewife
The main character in Maria Semple's Where'd You Go, Bernadette pokes zesty fun at Seattle--where there are two hairstyles, says Bernadette, long gray hair and short gray hair--reflecting Semple's own frustrations when she moved to ...
Dave Eggers and Maria Semple are two of the funniest writers currently living. His latest, The Circle, skewers tech culture. Her latest, Whereâ€™d You Go, Bernadette?, skewers Seattle culture. Whoâ€™s the better... KEEP READING > >
Join us Tuesday at 10 a.m. PDT for a conversation with Maria Semple, author of one of the funniest books of the summer, "Where'd You Go, Bernadette."