Relationships are complex, funny, and often unpredictable, which is why they make for great comedic material. Whether it’s the awkwardness of a first date, the challenges of maintaining a long-term relationship, or the joys and struggles of marriage, there are plenty of funny books out there that explore these themes in entertaining and relatable ways. In this article, we’ll take a look at nine funny books about relationships, spanning both fiction and non-fiction genres.
“The Rosie Project” by Graeme Simsion
This charming novel follows the journey of Don Tillman, a socially awkward genetics professor who decides to embark on a quest to find a suitable wife. As he navigates the world of dating, Don’s logical and methodical approach leads to a series of humorous mishaps and misunderstandings.
“Why Men Love Bitches” by Sherry Argov
This self-help book offers advice on how women can maintain their independence and power in relationships, while still being loving and caring. With a humorous and irreverent tone, Argov takes on common relationship stereotypes and offers a fresh perspective on what it means to be a strong, confident woman.
“The Hating Game” by Sally Thorne
This romantic comedy follows the unlikely love story of Lucy and Joshua, two coworkers who hate each other but find themselves irresistibly drawn to one another. With witty banter and steamy tension, Thorne’s debut novel is a fun and engaging read.
“How to Be Alone” by Lane Moore
In this poignant and humorous memoir, comedian and musician Lane Moore shares her experiences with loneliness, heartbreak, and the search for connection. With honesty and vulnerability, Moore explores what it means to be truly alone and how we can find joy and fulfillment even in our darkest moments.
“Why We Broke Up” by Daniel Handler
This young adult novel tells the story of Min and Ed, a high school couple whose relationship falls apart. Through Min’s letters to Ed, Handler captures the bittersweet moments of first love, as well as the painful and humorous aftermath of a breakup.
“Modern Romance” by Aziz Ansari
In this non-fiction book, comedian Aziz Ansari teams up with sociologist Eric Klinenberg to explore the changing landscape of love and dating in the digital age. With humor and insight, Ansari takes on topics such as online dating, texting etiquette, and the cultural differences in dating around the world.
“Bridget Jones’s Diary” by Helen Fielding
This classic novel follows the misadventures of Bridget Jones, a thirty-something singleton navigating the dating scene in London. With a sharp wit and relatable voice, Fielding’s book has become a cultural touchstone for anyone who’s ever felt unsure about their love life.
“The Unhoneymooners” by Christina Lauren
This romantic comedy follows Olive and Ethan, two sworn enemies who are forced to share a honeymoon suite when their siblings get food poisoning. With hilarious hijinks and steamy romance, this book is a fun and engaging read for anyone who loves a good enemies-to-lovers story.