Healing Through Humor

Finding laughter where you least expect it

Memoirs about the healing power of humor
"I’ve learned that laughing at my pain helps me heal," comedian Ms. Pat says in her memoir Rabbit—which, if you haven't listened to it yet, you'll want to get on that. You can finish this list later. (It's not going anywhere.)

As a card carrying member of the dysfunctional family club, I've always had a taste for the tragicomic. These hilarious, insightful, and occasionally grueling memoirs are how-to manuals for using comedy to cope with painful circumstances like breakups, addiction, mental illness, and even death. Because if you're alive, you've felt pain, and goodness knows we could all use a little healing. —Rachel, Audible Editor