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Let’s take a moment of appreciation for funny ladies.
These are the comedy actors and writers who make life a little lighter. Here are three solid memoirs written by funny ladies for your reading pleasure. Bonus points if you listen to them in audiobook format.
Bossypants by Tina Fey
Tina Fey was the first female head writer on Saturday Night Live and has gone on to produce and create several successful movies and TV shows, including 30 Rock, Mean Girls, and The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. This woman practically has a Midas touch when it comes to comedy gold.
I’ve listened to Bossypants twice already. In the book, she talks about being a ladyboss (and just a plain boss; femaleness notwithstanding) and the constant balance of work and life. We get to look into late-night writing sessions and hilariously failed attempts at going mainstream.
Yes Please by Amy Poehler
Amy Poehler’s memoir takes us through her life in comedy, including her time on Saturday Night Live and Parks and Recreation.
I just love Amy Poehler (not literally…that would be creepy). She talks about a lot of stuff in this book, including her childhood, her boys, missteps, how terrible she is at sleeping, and being a woman in the comedy world.
Talking As Fast as I Can by Lauren Graham
Read my full review here. In her book, Lauren Graham talks as fast as she can about her rise to fame and fortune (although that’s not exactly how she puts it).
Her book includes one of my favorite things: Gilmore Girls! She also gives great writing advice that does me well when I’m running behind on book reviews.
Don’t worry; I think men are funny, too. Check out my other video featuring memoirs by dudes.