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Like all of us, comedians have many sides … even though you sometimes just see their funny, public persona and forget about everything else. But they’re genuinely human, it turns out, and they’re sometimes into surprising books (among other things). For example:

COMEDY NERD Neil Patrick Harris is a really big fan of the OG Dr Seuss children's books. NPH says that Seuss is kind of the original rapper. Dr. Seuss makes me feel like I'm Lin-Manuel Miranda when I'm reading to my children. CRACKED.COM

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COMEDY NERD Turns out, Lewis Black is really into The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. As he puts it: I really liked those books, because I realized that I've reached the level of illness where I can fall in love with a fictional girl who doesn't even exist. CRACKED.COM

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COMEDY NERD Chelsea Handler is a big fan of Man's Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl. As Handler says, Не speaks to the strength of the human spirit and there is a sentence in the book that made me put it down and think-9 stopped asking myself what I expected out of life, and asked myself what life expected out of me. CRACKED.COM

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COMEDY NERD Phoebe Robinson is a seriously big fan of U2 by U2 by Neil McCormick. She's a massive fan of U2, and says that the band gives an oral history of their entire career like they've never done before. CRACKED.COM

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