You already know all of the reasons that 2020 is just the worst. Here are just a few books to get you through this shitty year. Maybe they provide some helpful advice, maybe they show you things could be even worse, maybe they just make you smile.
We could all use a good smile.
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For Apocalypse Survival
Author Rob Kutner
So here we are, knee deep in the apocalypse and most people decided to straight up ignore it. For those of you who have been paying attention though, this book could help you prep for what’s to come.
I already bought a big chest freezer and have been stocking my basement with supplies but is that enough action?
Apocalypse How provides advice for all of your Armageddon needs. From food and supplies, to fashion, to how to become a lord of the new world order.
Pick up a copy for yourself and get ready to run this end of days shit show!
For When You’re Depressed and Feeling Alone
Hyperbole and a Half
Author Allie Brosh
Years ago I was going through a very hard period of abrupt change and grieving. My mom gave me a copy of a book about the stages of grief that was common sense at best, judgmental at worst. My brother gave me a copy of Hyperbole and a Half. I love my brother, he’s the best.
Allie Brosh made me feel like all of my dark sad feelings were normal. I wasn’t the only one feeling them right now or ever. She also managed to make me laugh.
If you want to feel like you’re not alone and find catharsis through laughter and tears this is the book for you.
For When Everything is a Tragedy
The Tragedy Series
Author Benjamin Dewey
The Tragedy Series is honest to goodness one of the laugh out loud funniest books I’ve ever picked up. It’s single panel comics are absurd and hilarious in ways I’ve never seen before or since. And on top of that the art is spectacular. It’s old timey seriousness perfectly compliments the surreal humor.
Every single page is packed with comedic gold as long as you can give in to a little black humor absurdism. And sometimes that is exactly what the doctor ordered for when the real world headlines look the same as the headlines from The Onion.
For When You are Engulfed in Flames
When You are Engulfed in Flames
Author David Sedaris
David Sedaris is a staple. You could really pick up any of his books and have the same effect. One story will make you feel seen, another will make you laugh, and another will make you glad you’re not him.
There is a reason Sedaris is still so popular, he’s relatable. His mundane tales are ones we’ve all experienced but he tells them in such a way that you can see the humor even in your own parallel stories.
Suddenly, not everything is such a bummer.
Buy it here: When You Are Engulfed in Flames
For When Things are Bad Enough to Denounce Your God
The Gospel of the Flying Spaghetti Monster
Author Bobby Henderson
By this point in 2020 you may have stopped to wonder, where is god? He’s dead and he took humanity’s decency with him. But lucky for you there’s a new god in town!
Bow before the Flying Spaghetti Monster! He’s the one true lord of noodly appendages. Finding a new faith is just what you need right now and this one allows you to drink rum and eat copious carbs. Enjoy.
Buy it here: The Gospel of the Flying Spaghetti Monster
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