Notable | Standup guys
Three books by comedians that focus on their love lives are almost sure to make you laugh (and feel better about your own love life).
You're Not Doing It Right: Tales of Marriage, Sex, Death and other Humiliations (Gallery) by Michael Ian Black, who starred in Michael and Michael Have Issues with Michael Showalter (see below), covers subjects ranging from being in "baby jail" to why the Buddha would like Ambien.
Please God Let It Be Herpes (New American Library) by Carlos Kotkin finds the funny in the agonies of prom, the perils of online dating and the weirdness of taking a Playboy Playmate on a first date to Knott's Berry Farm.
Mr. Funny Pants: A Memoir of False Starts (Grand Central) by Michael Showalter includes the world's worst book proposal, "holiday recipes for gentlemen" like the turduckenburgerdog and games like Beer Sudoku.
Colette Bancroft, Times book editor