Dress Your Family In Corduroy and Denim by David Sedaris
I read this book in the middle of my difficult week because I needed something light. I read it while I was trying to get my freshmen to settle down and read quietly for an hour. I read it in the car on the way to dinner. I read it late at night. I read it early in the morning when I needed quiet time. It was funny and more than once I got caught laughing out loud at my book.
This is pretty much standard Sedaris stuff--stories about his family--but his family is quirky and weird and makes for great writing. Each chapter is a stand-alone piece, which means if you're having a bad week you can pick it up, read one or two, and go back to bed. I think at this point I'd pretty much read anything by Sedaris. In fact, I'm making that a goal.
My recommendation: Definitely.