Submitted by pemberton on

Self-Care is a buzzy new trend, but what is it really about? It’s being promoted as an indulgent way to care for yourself by buying spa products and treating yourself to luxurious gifts. But self-care is more than that. It can be anything from meditating over a cup of tea or taking a long walk in a new park. It can also be ways to center ourselves and our bodies with yoga and nutrition or taking a break from our busy schedules to make a craft or create some art. Self-Care can also be finding the right distraction.

Right now we need self-care more than ever. Even though it seems that we have more time at home, that time is preoccupied by keeping up with work, family and the news. Right now, the easiest way to self-care might be a good laugh. The library has all your comedy needs covered.

Read a story by your favorite comedian. There are many eBooks by comedy legends Tina Fey and Amy Poehler as well as TV favorites Mindy Kaling and Trevor Noah. Judd Apatow talks about life and comedy in Sick in the Head. Netflix stand-up queens Amy Schumer and Ali Wong bring the laughs in two very funny eBooks.

Turn your walks into laugh fests with audiobooks of classic British comedy. You can listen to Monty Python’s Flying Circus and BBC Radio productions of Fawlty Towers.

You can also catch up with your favorite comedic authors like Nora Ephron and David Sedaris. Remember the wit and wisdom of Dorothy Parker or discover a hilarious new voice like Allie Brosh and Jenny Lawson.

Comedy Legends
Bossypants by Tina Fey
Yes, Please by Amy Poehler
Robin by Dave Itzkoff
Ellen DeGeneres by Kelly Spence
Sick in the Head by Judd Apatow

TV Favorites and Netflix Comics
Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? by Mindy Kaling
Why Not Me? by Mindy Kaling
Born a Crime by Trevor Noah
It’s Trevor Noah by Trevor Noah
Dear Girls by Ali Wong
The Girl with The Lower Back Tattoo by Amy Schumer
Modern Romance by Aziz Ansari

Classic British Comedy
Monty Python’s Flying Circus by Eric Idle and Michael Palin
Fawlty Towers Volume 1: Basil the Rat by Connie Booth and John Cleese
Fawlty Towers Volume 2: The Germans by Connie Booth and John Cleese
Fawlty Towers Volume 3: The Psychiatrist by Connie Booth and John Cleese
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
Believe Me by Eddie Izzard

Comedic Authors
Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris
Calypso by David Sedaris
Theft by Finding by David Sedaris
When You Are Engulfed in Flames by David Sedaris
Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls by David Sedaris
Naked by David Sedaris
Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim by David Sedais
Holidays on Ice by David Sedaris
I Feel Bad About my Neck by Nora Ephron
Heartburn by Nora Ephron
I Remember Nothing by Nora Ephron
Crazy Salad and Scribble Scribble by Nora Ephron
Siracusa by Delia Ephron
Don’t Get Too Comfortable by David Rakoff
Love, Dishonor, Marry, Die, Cherish, Perish by David Rakoff

Hilarious New Voices
Funny, You Don’t Look Autistic by Michael McCleary
Let’s Pretend this Never Happened by Jenny Lawson
Furiously Happy by Jenny Lawson
Adulthood is a Myth by Sarah Andesen
Hyperbole and a Half by Allie Brosh