Diary of a Whimpy Kid, by Jeff Kinney, is the funniest thing I've read in a long time. I've been reading this book and laughing to the point of tears all week. Even though the book is written for the average 5th-grader, I can relate to so many things even as a grown man. For instance the opening paragraph where Greg Heffley says: "First of all, let me get something straight: This is a JOURNAL, not a diary...when mom went out to buy this thing I SPECIFICALLY told her to get one that didn't say 'diary' on it."
Exactly how I felt when I began to blog here three years ago. I hoped people would see it as a journal and not a diary. This book is so funny.