Books That Made Me Laugh Out Loud in Public (by Kathleen Winter)
From Kathleen Winter, author of the acclaimed novel Annabel, "Here are six books that have made me laugh out loud on buses, in the metro, and in public waiting rooms. They are books that have rendered me helpless with teary-eyed mirth; books that have made me snort among strangers." Kathleen Winter has written dramatic and documentary scripts for Sesame Street and CBC Television. Her first collection of short stories, boYs, was the winner of both the Winterset Award and the 2006 Metcalfe-Rooke Award. Her novel Annabel was shortlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize, the Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize, and the 2010 Governer General's Awards, and has been longlisted for the 2011 Orange Prize. A long-time resident of St. John's, Newfoundland, she now lives in Montreal.