As somebody who has endured many long commutes over the years (longest was 95 miles each way!), I am always looking for new ways to keep from getting too bored. The radio or iPod can only entertain for so long, and fiction audiobooks can be hard to follow while driving... so I personally prefer listening to lighthearted non-fiction, usually comedic memoirs or political humor. Here are some titles that should help make those drives fly by more quickly, and hopefully keep you from road-raging while stuck in that frustrating South Bay traffic.
Joan Rivers, comedienne, actress, jewelry monger, lives by the golden rule: Do unto others before they do unto you--and for God's sakes, do it funny! Joan lets everyone--including herself--have it in this one hundred percent honest and unabashedly hilarious love letter to the hater in all of us.
Jon Stewart and the writers of The Daily Show embark on a mission to write a book that sums up the human race: What we looked like; what we accomplished; our achievements in society, government, religion, science and culture. Here is the definitive guide to our species--completely unburdened by objectivity,
A personal account by the popular actress shares stories from her decades in Hollywood while offering her lighthearted perspectives on topics ranging from sex and aging to animal welfare and television.
The four-time Emmy-nominated comic satirist of Rescue Me presents irreverent cultural observations about how society is taking itself too seriously, in an account that shares anecdotes from his Irish-Catholic upbringing, high-pressure family life, and work as a performing artist.
What George Carlin thinks of sports fans, how he would improve the TV networks, his suggestions for "Legal Murder Once a Month," and his plan for "World Peace Through Dancing." Classic musings from the late great comedian.