I was recently asked if I ever enjoyed humorous books, the answer was not really. I have enjoyed Janet Evenavich but other than that, no. So imagine how I felt when somebody I really like and respect suggested I read Beauty and the Bookworm. The first chapter was really hard and then the author hit his stride and the humor flowed so naturally I had to give in and laugh. The humor was natural, it just happened. It wasn't forced, that's why I enjoyed it so much. The boxing scene in particular was hilarious. Many times while reading this I had to actually apologize to the people sitting around me at the coffee shop and the subway for laughing out loud or snorting out of the blue.