7 Other Hilarious Memoirs You Should Read After Amy Schumer's
You still have time before the summer ends to read Amy Schumer’s new book "The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo." The reviews so far are calling the book quite funny, but also very honest and a bit dark.
From talking about an abusive relationship to her father’s illness, Schumer gets real. "I haven't figured anything out, so I have no wisdom to offer you," she writes in the book of essays. "But what I can help with is showing you my mistakes and my pain and my laughter."
But do be prepared to go to some dark places, but we know "the third-hottest bartender at a Dave & Buster's in Cincinnati," will get us through it. "I know my worth. I embrace my power. I say if I'm beautiful. I say if I'm strong," Schumer writes. "You will not determine my story. I will." But if you already finished that and are looking for some more funny memoirs from some hilarious dames, we've got you.
"Yes Please" by Amy Poehler
Like so many of our favorite comedic memoirs, it’s a look at a childhood, career, success, marriage, divorce, motherhood, and friendship of a dynamic woman, all told through the hilarious and somewhat odd voice of Amy Poehler. From the book:
"Dorothy is Hamlet for girls. Next to Annie in Annie and Sandy in Grease it is the dream role of every ten year old. Annie taught me that orphanages are a blast and being rich is the only thing that matters.Grease taught me that being in a gang is nonstop fun and you need to dress sexier to have any chance of keeping a guy interested. But The Wizard of Oz was the ultimate. It dealt with fear and friendship and death and rainbows and sparkly shoes."
"Bossypants" by Tina Fey
It’s Tina Fey talking about climbing up the career ladder. Need we say more? This requires a permanent place on your bookshelf, right next to Lean In.
"Everything Is Perfect When You’re a Liar" by Kelly Oxford
Her debut novel put Kelly Oxford squarely on the map as one of the funniest humor writers in the game. She went from housewife to Twitter star all through her stunning and self-deprecating wit.
"You’ll Grow Out of It" by Jessi Klein
This stand up comedian and "Inside Amy Schumer" head writer explores her transformation from a tomboy into awkward adulthood to relationships, her career, marriage, motherhood and, of course, the importance of the television show "The OC."
"Why Not Me?" by Mindy Kaling
In her follow up to Is Everybody Hanging Out Without Me? the creator of "The Mindy Project" makes us laugh, cry, and laugh some more as well as come up with a plan to become her best friend.
"Scrappy Little Nobody" by Anna Kendrick
OK, so you actually have to wait until November for this one but we could not be more excited. The actress, known for her hilarious Twitter feed, will see her first book of personal essays, titled "Scrappy Little Nobody" (Touchstone) hit the shelves on Nov. 15. “I’m excited to publish my first book,” Kendrick said in a release, “and because I get uncomfortable when people have high expectations, I’d like to use this opportunity to showcase my ineptitude, pettiness, and the frequency with which I embarrass myself. And while many of my female inspirations who have become authors are incredibly well-educated and accomplished comedy writers, I’m very, very funny on Twitter, according to BuzzFeed and my mom, so I feel like this is a great idea. Quick question: are run-on sentences still frowned upon? Wait, is ending a sentence with a preposition still frowned upon? I mean, upon frowned? Dammit!”
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