I'd Rather Not by Robert Skinner is a highly recommended collection of fourteen essays/stories.
Skinner, from Australia, is extremely funny at times and entertaining throughout. I laughed out loud several during some stories, while others were enjoyable, although perhaps not as genuinely humorous to me. As I was reading this collection it did seem that citizens of Australia might appreciate all of these stories more than I would. Other readers should appreciate musings about his job history and other adventures. This collection can be read all at once or one at a time.
Some highlights (not quotes, modified) that had me laughing in tears include: a remark about holding racism against the Swiss; leadership defined as when you to jump in front of a pack of charging camels after being told to; needing money from a first magazine issue to pay for the second being a Ponzi scheme; people compared to pack animals who need to know their place to thrive (still laughing over the context and complete paragraph); listing his reason for visiting a country as "Idiot." This is a quick, easy, entertaining collection with a gorgeous book cover on the edition from Steerforth.