The 17 Funniest Book Dedications Ever Written ...


As soon as you flip open a book, you'll see who the story is dedicated to. Usually, there will be a short thank you to the writer's parents or spouse. However, sometimes it's a little more entertaining than that. Here are some of the funniest book dedications ever written:

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Two Years Earlier

Two Years Earlier Usually, families are thanked for helping the author write the book. However, this author tells it like it is. Without his family, he would've written the book much faster!


Sex Scenes

Sex Scenes Imagine writing a best selling book, but having a super inappropriate sex scene inside of it? You wouldn't want your parents to read those saucy words!


Imagine the blush-inducing moment when your conservative Aunt Martha picks up your breakthrough novel at the family reunion, thumbs right to the steamy chapter, and starts reading aloud. Now, picture her curiosity shifting to shock as she reaches the climax—of the storyline, of course. Mercy me, what would the book club say? It's all fun and games until your literary escapades become the topic of discussion at Thanksgiving dinner. Just hope that the family's sense of humor is as developed as your characters'... erotic escapades.


Story Inspiration

Story Inspiration Sometimes, the people who inspire your work aren't actually going to read it. And sometimes, it's better off that way.


The text discusses the idea of dedicating a book to someone who may never read it. It is an interesting concept that can be explored in many ways. It can be a way of honoring someone, expressing gratitude, or simply a way of expressing admiration. Dedicating a book to someone can also be a way of making a statement or conveying a message. There are many famous dedications, such as J.K. Rowling's dedication to her editor in the Harry Potter series. Other famous dedications include those from authors such as Stephen King, J.R.R. Tolkien, and Ernest Hemingway. Dedicating a book is a creative way to pay homage to someone who has influenced your work.



Robots You have to learn to forgive your parents. Even if they never bought you a robot or a pony, they still care about you, and this author knows that.


My First Editor

My First Editor Some of us put way too much pressure on ourselves. After all, we shouldn't be worrying about our career while we're still in single digits.

Famous Quotes

Meaning is not what you start with but what you end up with.

Peter Elbow

All My Enemies

All My Enemies Most people decide to dedicate their books to the people they love. Of course, you might as well take the opportunity to send a message to the people you hate.


The Clique Fans

The Clique Fans Don't you hate when a book has typos? If you keep on reading the story anyway, then you're definitely a loyal fan.


My Family

My Family Sure, it's cliche to thank your family in your book dedication. However, that shouldn't stop anyone from doing it.



Dad If you're going to thank your parents, you might as well do it in style. Instead of writing a paragraph about how much they mean to you, you might as well just wave to them through the pages.


For Scott

For Scott No one knows who Scott is, but we're always going to wonder. If he did something horrible enough to end up as the butt of a joke in a book dedication, he must be a real character.


My Parents

My Parents If you work hard for your money, you aren't going to give it all away to your parents. Sure, they deserve it as much as you do, but that's not something you'll let yourself think about.


The Chimps

The Chimps Why thank people when you can thank animals?



Affection If you're too shy to tell your family that you love them, then you can just say that you have some degree of affection toward them. They'll know what you mean.


Zigzagged Dedication

Zigzagged Dedication This dedication isn't all that unique, but the way it's written certainly is.


Not for You

Not for You This dedication, made by Mark Z. Danielewski in House of Leaves, makes quite an impact. So does the rest of the book, which is why you should definitely pick up a copy.


Strongest Person I Know

Strongest Person I Know It's important to dedicate your book to someone you love and admire. And who do you love more than yourself?



Cliffhangers This dedication will make you want to jump to the end of the book to see if the author is pulling your leg or telling the truth. It's a great technique to use.

It's always nice when authors have a sense of humor. What's the best book dedication that you've ever seen?

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For Scott 'what now fucker' made my day 😂😂

You're demigod if you recognise whose the last one is 😜 RR uncle xD

The Hi, Dad! *waves* one is in a book I've read but can't remember...these were funny XD

All of these were so funny

this is from the heroes of olympus by rick riordan

#1 lol I think that's reasonable without my family I'd get loads of stuff done faster.

Lol super funny

Some of them were almost cute. But I laughed pretty hard at most.

These are all so great 😂

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