Some things in life make me laugh easily: my children, “Red” from That 70’s Show, “Grandpappy Amos” from The Real McCoys, and “Miss Julia” from the book series by Ann Ross. However, it is extremely rare that a book or movie can make me genuinely laugh. I am just a tough nut to crack.
The original The In-Laws with Peter Falk is the only movie that has earned that distinction.
Books don’t fare much better. Pontoon by Garrison Keillor is number one on my list followed by Janet Evanovich’s “Stephanie Plum” series.
My next category of books that have made me laugh could be called “living well is the best revenge” group. Lucky Me by Debra Borden, Horseplay by Judy Reene Singer and Whistlin’ Dixie in a Nor’easter by Lisa Patton all deserve a mention.
Darkly Dreaming Dexter by Jeffry P. Lindsay brought several smiles to my face – no laughter, just wry smiles. Every belly laugh, every giggle, every smile was priceless.