26 Funny Coffee Table Books to Make Your Guests Chuckle


Funny coffee table books are a great addition to anyone’s home, especially if you’re someone who loves a good laugh (and to make your guests laugh).

We’ve shared some of our top picks, featuring books that capture attention on your coffee table while also being interesting and humorous to read.

Funny Coffee Table Books

Men to Avoid in Art and Life

This hilarious and all-too-relatable book perfectly captures the difficulty of being a woman.

Using examples of classic art and cringe-worthy dialogue, this book really shows the pain and frustration related to men being . . . well, men. 

F*cking History: 111 Lessons You Should Have Learned in School

History class doesn’t have to be boring. There are many crude and adult and fun things that happened throughout recorded history and this book talks about just a few of them.

This insanely readable book teaches you about the here and now by examining what came before. This is one coffee table book that is sure to capture the attention of every guest!

Underwater Dogs

There is nothing cuter than an adorable pupper. Well, except maybe a pupper going for a swim.

This special, hilarious book is full of high-quality and wonderful photos of doggos getting their swim on. What could be better than that?

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Photographer Christian Vieler has created something special with Treat!

This book captures our furry friends across the world in the moments before they catch a delicious treat in their mouths. Is there anything cuter and more hilarious than pups about to gobble down a yummy snack?

Crap Taxidermy

Sometimes things don’t turn out like you want them to. That is true for taxidermy as well.

Crap Taxidermy is a unique, funny coffee table book that captures the best of the worst, all sorts of awful taxidermy attempts that went horribly awry and will leave you scratching your head and wondering “why?”

Feel Free to Quote Me

Feel Free to Quote Me is a book filled with wisdom for the ages.

This book has a slew of great quotes about modern problems such as safe sex, dogs versus cats, and gluten allergies. Here is your companion for the snark and wisdom you need.

Lost Balls: Great Holes, Tough Shots, and Bad Lies

Golf isn’t easy. It isn’t the hardest game on earth but it certainly isn’t as easy as others.

Playing golf can get you into some interesting and compromising situations. This book shows the downfalls of golfing – who knew someone could make an entire book about it?

How Not to Be a Dick: An Everyday Etiquette Guide

You would think it would be common knowledge, but some people really need to be taught how to not be a dick.

This book, perfectly titled, teaches you all you need to know to not be totally rude and insufferable. It’s a hilarious coffee table book that guests will pick up instantly.  

What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions

In What If? you will be asked the tough, unique questions that keep people up at night.

Here are the hard-to-resist queries that will start great conversations and get people talking, making it the perfect coffee table book! Written with great humor and wonderful illustrations, this book is exactly what your coffee table needs. 

From Crook to Cook

From Crook to Cook is a kitchen companion written by everyone’s favorite rapper, Snoop Dogg.

This book is filled with home-made recipes that will perfectly capture the delicious warmth and energy of soul food, while also incorporating Snoop Dogg humor.

I Could Pee on This: And Other Poems by Cats

This book is filled with heartwarming and expertly written poems from . . . cats?

That’s right, I Could Pee on This is all written from the perspective of kitties. Do you ever wonder what sort of art a cat could create? If so, this book will prove to be awfully cute and awfully insightful too. 

I’m Just Here for the Drinks

I’m Just Here for the Drinks is both a recipe book and a history lesson too. The book is full of the interesting and storied past of some of your favorite drinks and also comes with a collection of recipes to make something yummy.

Want to actually understand the history of your favorite drink? This book is for you. 

P Is for Pterodactyl: The Worst Alphabet Book Ever

Here is an alphabet book that is definitely unlike the ones that taught you the ABC’s.

C is no longer for cat, now it is for Czar. M is for mnemonic, T is for tsunami. It will definitely teach you the alphabet and will leave a lasting impression. 

How to Talk to Your Cat About Gun Safety

Your cats need to be safe, don’t they? They sure do. And they will be thanks to How to Talk to Your Cat About Gun Safety.

This book is a hilarious, strange, and cute book that is all about instructing your kitty how to safety use a firearm. Better safe than sorry!

Tequila Mockingbird: Cocktails with a Literary Twist

Tequila Mockingbird: Cocktails with a Literary Twist is a guidebook filled with special and clever cocktail recipes.

Each concoction is based on some of the most loved novels in literary history. Don’t you want to drink a Romeo and Julep or a Are You There, God? It’s Me, Margarita?

Is This Anything?

Jerry Seinfeld has collected years and years of notes and silly ideas and put them all in one place: this book.

It features decades of silly questions and ideas, some of which would later transform into iconic standup bits. Fans of comedy and especially fans of Seinfeld will love this special book. 

The World According to Mister Rogers

We need more Mister Rogers. That is why this book is so special and important.

This heartwarming collection consists of speeches and writings from the late, great Mister Rogers and will bring a smile to your face and will make you feel like you are wrapped up in a nice, fuzzy, warm sweater. 

Y’all: The Definitive Guide to Being a Texan

Y’all is the best way to hone your Texan skills and fee like a true resident of the Lone Star state.

Author Jay B. Sauceda has composed a book that is full of points straight from Texas and will make you feel like a real Southerner in no time. 

A Daily Dose of Dad Jokes: 365 Truly Terrible Wisecracks

Dad jokes are not always great, or funny, but they are always memorable.

This book is loaded with hundreds of cringe-worthy jokes that will make you groan, but that’s the point. A dad joke isn’t a joke unless it makes you roll your eyes!

The Field Guide to Dumb Birds of North America

Here is a perfect gift for bird lovers who have a deep and serious sense of humor.

The Field Guide to Dumb Birds of North America is filled with entry after entry about the commonly dumb birds in North America. You will learn all the important facts you need, just with a cutting side of serious snark. 

101 Questions for Humanity: Coffee Table Philosophy

101 Questions for Humanity: Coffee Table Philosophy is a wonderful gift for the armchair philosopher in your life.

This book will provide questions without answers and will send you down a path of discovery and introspection. Crack this book open and see what sort of conversations are started because of it. 

F in Exams: The Very Best Totally Wrong Test Answers

F in Exams is a hilarious collection of the worst test questions in history.

Sometimes the pressure of taking a test just gets to you and you panic. This book is full of these answers that come from those moments. They aren’t smart but they sure will make you laugh. 

Awkward Family Photos

Is there anything worse than awkward family photos? No, no there is not.

This hilarious book is filled with the most embarrassing and humiliating family photos from over the years. Prepare for awkward fashion, ugly poses, and some truly regrettable choices. 

Awkward Family Pet Photos

Even the most adorable pets sometimes get a little awkward, especially when they are being photographed.

This book is the same concept as the previous book, just with. a pet-filled twist. Awkward Family Pet Photos is filled with only the very best of awkward pet photos. You and your guests will laugh out loud at these images. 

The Story Behind: The Extraordinary History Behind Ordinary Objects

Have you ever wondered how some of the most common household objects became so popular and important?

Author Emily Prokop dives into the history behind the most ubiquitous items that shape our world. With humorous writing, this book does a great job at making regular objects interesting!

The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck

Here is a self-help guide for the modern reader. No more touchy-feely nonsense, only some truly hard-hitting, honest advice.

It is time you stop giving an F, it is time you become the better, happier person you are meant to be.

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