Tina Fey's memoir, Bossypants, had me at its cover but really sealed the deal with its description: "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."
Comedy writer and The Office actress Mindy Kaling will crack you up with her musings in Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (and Other Concerns). This book is part memoir, touching on Mindy's shy childhood as a daughter of immigrants and observations of Hollywood life, and part life advice on everything from romance to friendship. And with The New York Times calling Mindy "Tina Fey's cool little sister," we knew it'd be great.
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. In her memoir, Rachel hilariously recounts her dating experiences and how she unexpectedly became a mother at 44.
Sarah Silverman's frank memoir, The Bedwetter: Stories of Courage, Redemption, and Pee, pokes fun at herself through stories of her bed-wetting childhood, adventures as a stand-up comic trying to make it in New York, and beyond.
Chelsea Lately writer and stand-up comedienne Heather McDonald tells her tale of virginity 'til 27 in her laughter-inducing memoir, You'll Never Blue Ball in This Town Again: One Woman's Painfully Funny Quest to Give It Up. She writes, "Can't a girl dress like a hooker, dance like a stripper, and kiss like a porn star and still be a nineteen-year-old virgin?"
Funnylady and talk show host Ellen DeGeneres opens up about her personal life, shares words of wisdom, and throws in plenty of hilarious stories in her latest autobiography, Seriously . . . I'm Kidding. Specifically, Ellen talks about her short-lived hosting gig on American Idol, modeling for CoverGirl, and her royal connection (she's related to Kate Middleton!).
I Know I Am, but What Are You? by The Daily Show correspondent Samantha Bee is the candid musings of the Canadian's childhood and curious career choices. These include time spent working in a frame store, at a penis clinic, and as a Japanese anime character in a touring children's show.
Kathy Griffin leaves no shot untaken in her memoir, Official Book Club Selection: A Memoir According to Kathy Griffin, about her slow climb from a nobody D-lister to an Emmy Award-winning D-lister. Anyone who's crossed her along the way, especially celebrities, should watch out!
Chelsea Lately writer and comedian Sarah Colonna shares her questionable life choices in Life as I Blow It: Tales of Love, Life & Sex . . . Not Necessarily in That Order. It's a tale of pursuing your dreams and then screwing it all up.
With seven decades in the spotlight, spunky Betty White looks back on her life in her funny and sweet memoir, If You Ask Me (and of Course You Won't). Betty addresses rumors, makes life observations, and shares stories surrounding her recent Hollywood projects.
Ali in Wonderland: And Other Tall Tales is a memoir by the funny and outlandish Ali Wentworth on her blue-blood childhood, sketch comedy days, and search for love. Kathy Griffin calls it "chicken soup for the vagina," so obviously it's a must read.
Daily Show-correspondent-turned-actress Olivia Munn takes us through life and sex on Hollywood's C-list in her collection of essays, Suck It, Wonder Woman!.
From MTV host to Playboy cover girl, to marriage then divorce, you don't live through all that without a sense of humor. And maybe knowing a thing or two about sex, fantasy, and fetish. Jenny McCarthy takes us on a humorous romp through her sexploits in Love, Lust, and Faking It.
Whoopi tries to find out why everyone's so rude these days in her book Is It Just Me? Or Is It Nuts Out There?.
Comedian Margaret Cho recalls her childhood as a misfit daughter of Korean immigrants in San Francisco (who originally named her "Moran") in I'm the One That I Want.
Star Wars princess Carrie Fisher tells some crazy life stories in her memoir Wishful Drinking, including finding out the father of her daughter was gay and waking up in bed next to a dead friend.
In her memoir, Happy Accidents, Jane Lynch takes us on her journey to success, which started with her dream to become an actress at 14 years old. It wasn't an easy path. She struggled with anxiety and her sexual identity, coping with the help of alcohol. Finally, at 31, she came out to her parents and quit drinking, and her big break soon came in the form of a Frosted Flakes commercial. Jane's story is a likely must read for anyone dealing with sexual identity acceptance — or looking for a laugh.