|Our number one banned book (from Amazon)|
It's been a tough week. Sometimes living in a happier and funnier world through a book is the key to success during such a time.
So I've been thinking about the authors who are banned from our bedroom because one person laughing out loud makes it impossible for the other to sleep.
Here's our list of writers whose wit keeps our partner awake.
1. Terry Pratchett. Michael is definitely not allowed to read Sir Terry when I'm tired. There's no way Michael can control his laughter unto tears. Any book with Nanny Ogg in it is especially banned.
2. P. G. Wodehouse. Although Michael loves his stuff too, I'm the one who gets the giggles every few pages or so. I'll go along for a few pages holding in the laughs successfully and then he hits me with a simile which reduces me to hopelessly giggling jelly.
3. Dave Barry. Neither of us can hold back the laughter here. The man feels our pain and we feel his.
4. Peter Egan. For those not in the know, Mr. Egan writes for Road and Track. His funniest columns are those that make Michael laugh in empathy in memory of painful car repair experiences.
Please, please add your banned authors in your comments. I need all the laughs I can get right now.