07/30/2015 11:03 EDT | Updated 07/30/2015 11:59 EDT

19 Of The Funniest Memoirs Ever Written


Writing about your own life can be emotional and difficult — so if you're going to do it, why not make it hilarious?

A huge number of memoirs by people both famous and not come out every year, and while many are worthy of a perusal, there's something to be said for those that make you chuckle, or force out a twisted laugh at the absurdity of their observations.

Naturally, many of these belong to comedians, who have the extra advantage of knowing how to write well for an audience. But some of these memoirs come from people who are talented humourists you may have never heard of.

Below, we've chosen 19 of the funniest memoirs we've ever read. Some are laugh-out-loud funny, others elicit more of a smirk, but all are great reads you won't regret picking up:

The Funniest Memoirs