In honor of April Fool's Day—and in line with my effort to give you more "best lists"—here's a quick list of favorite funny female writers. (Say that five times fast.) Note: This list is nonfiction only.

Sarah Silverman. Her book's title is The Bedwetter: Stories of Courage, Redemption, and Pee (and BookPage interviewed her all about it). Need I say more?

Sloane Crosley. I love this description of Crosley's latest essay collection, How Did You Get This Number: "It matures, say, from a fabric scrunchie to a sleek hair clasp without losing any of the can-you-believe-this-is-actually-happening-to-me moments."

Nora Ephron. I may be a bit younger than Ephron's target demographic, but I still think she's hilarious. In her latest, I Remember Nothing, "touching sits alongside the funny."

Lisa Scottoline. Scottoline is best known for her thrillers, but her humor books—Why My Third Husband Will Be a Dog and My Nest Isn't Empty, It Just Has More Closet Space—are an absolute ball.

Jen Lancaster. Almost as funny as Lancaster's My Fair Lazy: Contributor Linda Stankard's review of the book in e-mail form. Please read it now!

Who are your favorite funny ladies?


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