One of her ten best books for a good laugh, as told to the Christian Science Monitor:
A Confederacy of Dunces, by John Kennedy TooleRead about the other books on the list.
Toole’s corpulent protagonist has been compared to Falstaff and Quixote, but that’s not to say that Ignatius J. Reilly lacks his own comedic identity. After an unfortunate accident, the unemployed and unwise historian is launched into the working world – but not without a fight from his baser instincts. Both farcical and poignant, this Pulitzer Prize-winning book is unforgettable.
A Confederacy of Dunces is among Stephen Kelman's top 10 outsiders' stories, John Mullan's ten best moustaches in literature, Michael Lewis's five favorite books, and Cracked magazine's classic funny novels.
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