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Laugh-Out-Loud Reads by Hollywood's Funny Ladies

Aug 11 2016 - 6:00pm

Amy Schumer's new book, The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo [1], hits shelves in August, and the actress/comedian is just one of many funny ladies who have added "author" to their résumés. Last year, Mindy Kaling and Lena Dunham made the bestseller list with Why Not Me [2] and Not That Kind of Girl [3], respectively, and Amy Poehler [4] had fans cracking up with her book Yes Please [5]. If you're looking for a fun book to add to your reading list, check out all the can't-miss reads that have been written by hilarious Hollywood women!

Why Not Me?

Mindy Kaling talks love, friendship, and body image in Why Not Me? [6], a collection of personal, relatable essays that captures her path to finding happiness as an adult.

Live Fast Die Hot

After her first successful, hilarious memoir, I Like You Just the Way I Am, Jenny Mollen is back with Live Fast Die Hot [7]. Follow her adventures (and misadventures) as the actress/comedian navigates life with her husband (Jason Biggs, FYI), their son, and a very interesting trip to Peru.

You'll Grow Out of It

Stand up comedian and Inside Amy Schumer writer Jessi Klein's personal essays in You'll Grow Out of It [8] are just as funny as they are poignant, including one story devoted to her "transformation from Pippi Longstocking-esque tomboy to are-you-a-lesbian-or-what tom man."

Yes Please

Amy Poehler [9]'s Yes Please [10] covered some of her personal experiences, plus her wise and funny advice on love, sex, parenthood, friendship, and work.

Not That Kind of Girl

Lena Dunham's book, Not That Kind of Girl [11], features the hilarious star's candid stories about family, relationships, jobs, Hollywood, and more.


The description of Tina Fey [12]'s memoir, Bossypants [13], really seals the deal: "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 — from the beginning of this paragraph to this final sentence."

My Horizontal Life

Subtitled A Collection of One-Night Stands, My Horizontal Life [14] has one of the best blurbs (written by author Jennifer Weiner) a celebrity author could ask for: "Chelsea Handler writes like Judy Blume, if Judy Blume were into vodka, ecstasy, and sleeping with midgets and 19-year-olds."

Seriously . . . I'm Kidding

Funny lady and talk show host Ellen DeGeneres [15] opens up about her personal life, shares words of wisdom, and throws in plenty of hilarious stories in her autobiography, Seriously . . . I'm Kidding [16]. Specifically, Ellen talks about her short-lived judging gig on American Idol, modeling for CoverGirl, and her royal connection (she's related to Kate Middleton!).

Everything Is Perfect When You're a Liar

She may be known for her hilarious Twitter feed, but in Everything Is Perfect When You're a Liar [17], Kelly Oxford brings the laughs with funny insights into the everyday.

Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?

Comedy writer and The Mindy Project star Mindy Kaling keeps it real with her musings in Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (and Other Concerns) [18]. This book is part memoir of Mindy's shy childhood as a daughter of immigrants and a woman in Hollywood, part life advice on everything from romance to friendship.

The Bedwetter

The Bedwetter: Stories of Courage, Redemption, and Pee [19] by Sarah Silverman brings the comedian's trademark humor to the page as she writes about her childhood, her relationships, and her time on the stage.

I Know I Am, but What Are You?

The Daily Show's Samantha Bee talks teenage crushes, awkward interests, and strange jobs in her book I Know I Am, but What Are You? [20]

Suck It, Wonder Woman

Daily Show-correspondent-turned-actress Olivia Munn writes about life, work, and and sex in her collection of essays, Suck It, Wonder Woman! [21]

Official Book Club Selection

Kathy Griffin leaves no shot untaken in her memoir, Official Book Club Selection: A Memoir According to Kathy Griffin [22], which covers her slow climb from a nobody D-lister to an Emmy Award-winning D-lister.

Girl Walks Into a Bar . . .

Saturday Night Live alum Rachel Dratch gets real and really funny in Girl Walks Into a Bar . . . Comedy Calamities, Dating Disasters, and a Midlife Miracle [23]. In her memoir, Rachel hilariously recounts her dating experiences and how she unexpectedly became a mother at 44.

Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang

Chelsea Handler's followup to Are You There, Vodka? It's Me Chelsea [24], Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang [25], is a hilarious collection of personal essays. She tackles growing up unpopular, living with her boyfriend, friends' weddings, and more.

I Don't Know What You Know Me From: My Life as a Co-Star

Perpetual costar Judy Greer (of 13 Going on 30 and Jurassic World fame) offers some LOL-worthy insight into what it's really like to play second fiddle to Hollywood's biggest stars in I Don't Know What You Know Me From: My Life as a Co-Star [26].

The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo

Over the last few years, Amy Schumer has rapidly risen on our "Which Actress I Need as My Best Friend Before I Die" list, and for good reason. In The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo [27], which hits shelves on August 16, the Emmy Award-winning comedian, writer, and actress will give us a glimpse into her life in the candid, brash, and uproarious way that we've come to know and love her for.

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