I run the performing arts section of my store. It includes celebrity, filmmaker, and music biographies. Games. Books about movies and TV. And also humor. Before I started running the section a couple weeks after getting hired I wouldn’t have been able to name a single book that would fall under humor. Now I know plenty.
The thing is that the books that fall under this category aren’t always very popular. Sure Mindy Kaling and Chelsea Handler have both written multiple books that would certainly qualify as humor, but there are plenty that would barely cause a stir in the market. Just like any other genre.
I still haven’t read any book that would fall under humor, but maybe you have. Or maybe another author has managed to get you laughing during the course of reading a book in another genre. What’s the funniest book you’ve read? Maybe it was penned by a celebrity, but probably not.