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Best to laugh

a novel

by Lorna Landvik

  • 136 Want to read
  • 31 Currently reading

Published .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Stand-up comedy,
  • Fiction,
  • Household Moving

  • Edition Notes

    StatementLorna Landvik
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPS3562.A4835 B47 2014
    The Physical Object
    Pagination302 pages
    Number of Pages302
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL27168361M
    ISBN 100816694532
    ISBN 109780816694532
    LC Control Number2014013927
    OCLC/WorldCa877365243


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Best to Laugh is cheerfully outlandish, filled with ambition, love, adventure, kindness, swimming pools, nightclubs, and baked goods. Best of all, it’s laugh-out-loud hilarious. —Julie Schumacher, author of The Unbearable Book Club for Unsinkable Girls and Dear Committee Members/5(72).

Books can make you think, smile, and weep, but the best kind is the ones that can make you laugh. Sure, it's great to read the tear-jerkers, the thought-provokers, and the literary : Sadie Trombetta. Best to Laugh is classic Lorna Landvik with her wit and wisdom woven tightly together.

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The book concludes with a moral all young people could stand to hear, but not before wryly critiquing just about every government and organized Author: Minou Clark. Editorial Reviews "Best to Laugh is cheerfully outlandish, filled with ambition, love, adventure, kindness, swimming pools, nightclubs, and baked goods.

Best of all, it’s laugh-out-loud hilarious." —Julie Schumacher, author of The Unbearable Book Club for Unsinkable Girls "Best to Laugh had me laughing out loud.

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"Best to Laugh has Landvik’s signature humor—a little corny, a lot sweet—and the sort of friends-become-family characters that defined her best-selling debut Patty Jane’s House of Curl. There is a Steel Magnolias -style of laugh-aw-cry-laugh likability to the tale and the s-ness is so palpable, you can practically hear the whisper /5(69).

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