If you haven’t heard of Milk and Vine, the hilarious parody book that gained a lot of attention last year, then you have seriously been missing out. Milk and Vine satirized Rupi Kaur’s hit collection of poems, milk and honey, by taking popular quotes from famous vines and incorporating Kaur’s unique (and much criticized) writing style.
While Milk and Vine gained much popularity for its sarcastic nature, its certaintly not the only parody book out there. If you’re a fan of humor, then without further ado here are five hilarious parody books worth reading.
1. Milk and Vine by Adam Gasieski and Emily Beck
Milk and Vine parodies Rupi Kapur’s critically acclaimed (and highly criticized) Milk and Honey. Gasiewski and Beck incorporates Kapur’s simplistic language with a touch of humor.
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2. Gone B*tch by Steve Lookner
If you’ve read Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl and thought to yourself, Um, that doesn’t seem realistic, then this is the book for you. Looker brings some series sarcasm to Flynn’s plot while also incorporating humor and raunchy scenes. I for one loved Flynn’s original work, but this sarcastic perspective is a must-read if you need some laughs.
“‘Amy? Hello?’ I went inside and searched the entire place. Amy was gone. Hooray!!!!!”
3. If You Give a Man a Cookie by Laurie Numeroff
If you’re a woman whose ever been annoyed by men doing…well anything, then this is the book for you. Parodying If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, Numeroff and Ajar bring humor to the everyday annoyances in relationships with this feminist-esque book.
“If you give a man a cookie, he’ll ask for some milk to go with it…god forbid he should get it himself!”
4. Go The F*ck to Sleep by Adam Mansbach
Every parent, babysitter, or well anyone who has undertaken the horrific task of putting a baby or toddler to bed will understand the struggle. In Go the F*ck to Sleep, a parody of…well every nap time book, Mansbach and Cortés offer adult audiences some much needed humor that will make putting their child to sleep so much more bearable. (It also doesn’t hurt that the book cover next to a sleeping child makes for a hilarious Insta post).
The windows are dark in the town, child.
The whales huddle down in the deep.
I’ll read you one very last book if you swear
You’ll go the f*ck to sleep.
5. Oh, The Sh!t You Don’t Know: College Graduate Edition by Antonio Carter
Dr. Seuss’ Oh, the Places You’ll Go! has long been a best-selling gift granted to upcoming college graduates. Antonio Carter shies away from Seuss’ inspiring language and offers a more realistic vision of the struggles recent grads will face post graduation.
Into the world we’re off,
This is going to be cool.
We’re going to learn shit they don’t teach you in school,
Like how to do your taxes!
Yes, that’s a big one;
It’s highly important to life in the long run.
Before you learned Trig or writing in verse.
Someone should’ve said “Hey, learn this shit first!”
So true. So true.
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