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Diving into great—and funny—books is becoming a rarefied act, but there’s something about sinking into a page-turner that can be more satisfying and much more hilarious than a fleeting screen-based experience. Yes, in today’s gadget-geared world, we tend to log onto Netflix for a gummy worm–fueled binge-watch or take to Facebook for an egocentric rant in often-futile efforts to make ourselves feel better. So as an alternative, we’ve rounded up and ranked 10 of our favorite funny books of all time. Spanning centuries and genres, the only thing they all have in common is their knee-slapping level of hilarity, so head to the best bookstores in the city, stat. (And if screens are your thing, they’re all available on e-readers.)