Caitlin Moran interweaves provocative observations on women's lives with laugh-out-loud funny scenes from her own, from the riot of adolescence to her development as a writer, wife, and mother. With humor, insight, and verve, How To Be a Woman lays bare the reasons why female rights and empowerment are essential issues not only for women today but also for society itself. #reading
I Love Everybody (And Other Atrocious Lies) by Laurie Notaro -- A collection of true vignettes traces the author's misadventures of her mid-thirties, a period marked by her mother's glee over the author's midlife, high-protein diets, and the publication of her first book. #books #reading
My Boyfriend Wrote a Book About Me by Hilary Winston -- An Emmy Award-winning writer shares her misadventures in dating, describing how when she finally got her life in order, her ex-boyfriend wrote a novel based on their relationship in which he depicted her as overweight and inferior. #books #reading
Sippy Cups are Not for Chardonnay...by Stefanie Wilder-Taylor -- In busy Mom-friendly short essays, Wilder-Taylor delivers the empathetic straight dirt on parenting, tackling everything from Mommy & Me classes to attachment parenting. #books #reading
Did you read Tina Fey’s hilarious memoir, Bossypants, last year? Are you looking for more laughs from female comediennes to help you get through the upcoming hot desert summer? Good news! There are more great reads out now from funny ladies and I’m not talking about just more from Chelsea Handler (though we do love her, too). Read our post and check out our Pinterest board for more books by funny ladies!
Seriously...I'm Kidding by Ellen DeGeneres -- The stand-up comedian, television host, best-selling author and actress candidly discusses her personal life, her professional career and describes what it was like to become a judge on American Idol. #books #reading
Official Book Club Selection: A Memoir According to Kathy Griffin -- Writing with her trademark wit, the feisty comic settles a few old scores, celebrates the friends and mentors who helped her claw her way to the top, and shares insider gossip about celebrity behavior--the good, the bad, and the very ugly. #books #reading
Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me -- Mindy Kaling shares her observations, fears, and opinions about a wide-ranging list of the topics she thinks about the most. From her favorite types of guys to life in the "The Office" writers' room, her book is full of personal stories and laugh-out-loud philosophies. #books #reading
Such a Pretty Fat by Jen Lancaster ***** Suggested by: Heather, Central Reservations ***** Why I loved it: This book is HILARIOUS! Jen has such a ‘tell it like it is’ sense of humor in the way she recounts different experiences she’s had in her life. She says the things we think but wouldn’t dare say. On a side note, I recommend ANY book by her. I literally cried laughing reading her stuff.
Are You There, Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea -- When Chelsea Handler needs to get a few things off her chest, she appeals to a higher power--vodka. Welcome to Chelsea's world--a place where absurdity reigns supreme and a quick wit is the best line of defense. In this collection, Chelsea mines her past for stories about her family, relationships, and career that are at once singular and ridiculous. #books #reading
Girl Walks into a Bar... by Rachel Dratch -- The former Saturday Night Live comedienne recounts her midlife career slump, long-distance relationship, and unplanned motherhood, which culminated in uproarious childcare activities and the bewilderment of friends and family members. #books #reading
I Was Told There'd Be Cake by Sloane Crosley -- Offers a humorous look at human fallibility and the vagaries of modern urban life by detailing such offbeat situations as the despoiling of an exhibit at the Natural History Museum, the provocation of a boss, and siccing the cops on a mysterious neighbor. #books #reading
Bossypants by Tina Fey -- From her youthful days as a vicious nerd to her tour of duty on Saturday Night Live; from her passionately halfhearted pursuit of physical beauty to her life as a mother eating things off the floor; from her one-sided college romance to her nearly fatal honeymoon, comedian Tina Fey reveals all, and proves that you're no one until someone calls you bossy. #books #reading (Also available for checkout as a downloadable audio book: bit.ly/K5ENPS)