Books by Comedians
The awkward thoughts of W. Kamau Bell : tales of a 6' 4", African-American, heterosexual, cisgender, left-leaning, asthmatic, Black and proud blerd, mama's boy, dad, and stand-up comedian
Bell, W. Kamau, author
Comedy comedy comedy drama : a memoir
Odenkirk, Bob, 1962- author
Bob Odenkirk's career is inexplicable. Charting a "Homeric" decades-long "Odyssey" from his origins in the seedy comedy clubs of Chicago to a dramatic career full of award nominations and including a side-trip that is baffling to all who know him, into the action-man world, it's almost like there are many Bob Odenkirks. Featuring humorous tangents, never-before-seen photos, wild characters, and Bob's trademark unflinching drive, this is his classic showbiz tale - and a moving story about what it's like to risk everything you think you know.
Dear girls : intimate tales, untold secrets, & advice for living your best life
Wong, Ali, author
Girl walks into a bar-- : comedy calamities, dating disasters, and a midlife miracle
Life will be the death of me : ...and you too!
Handler, Chelsea, author
The funny, sad, super-honest, all-true story of Chelsea Handler's year of self-discovery - featuring a nerdily brilliant psychiatrist, a shaman, four Chow Chows, some well-placed security cameras, various family members (living and departed), friends, assistants, and a lot of edibles. Thrillingly honest, insightful, and deeply, darkly funny, Handler has written a memoir that keeps readers laughing, even as it inspires us to look within and ask ourselves what really matters in our own lives.
Please don't sit on my bed in your outside clothes : essays
Robinson, Phoebe, author
"New York Times bestselling author, comedian, actress, and producer Phoebe Robinson is back with a new essay collection that is equal parts thoughtful, hilarious, and sharp about human connection, race, hair, travel, dating, Black excellence, and more. Written in Phoebe's unforgettable voice and with her unparalleled wit, Robinson's latest collection, laced with spot-on pop culture references, takes on a wide range of topics. From the values she learned from her parents (including, but not limited to, advice on not bringing outside germs onto your clean bed) to her and her boyfriend, lovingly known as British Baekoff, deciding to have a child-free union, to the way the Black Lives Matter movement took center stage in America, and, finally, the continual struggle to love her 4C hair, each essay is packed with humor and humanity. By turns insightful, laugh-out-loud funny, and heartfelt, Please Don't Sit On My Bed In Your Outside Clothes is not only a brilliant look at our current cultural moment, but a collection that will stay with you for years to come"-- Provided by publisher.
Sicker in the head : more conversations about life and comedy
Apatow, Judd, 1967- author
In this all-new collection of interviews, Judd Apatow sits down with comedy icons John Mulaney, Hannah Gadsby, David Letterman, Whoopi Goldberg, Bowen Yang, Hasan Minhaj, Margaret Cho, and many others to discuss what got them into comedy, and what - despite personal and national traumas - keeps them going. Apatow explores the nature of creativity, professional ambition, and vulnerability in an ever-evolving cultural landscape, and how our favourite comics are able to keep us laughing along the way.
Why not me?
Kaling, Mindy, author
Kaling shares her ongoing journey to find contentment and excitement in her adult life, whether it's falling in love at work, seeking new friendships in lonely places, attempting to be the first person in history to lose weight without any behavior modification whatsoever, or most important, believing that you have a place in Hollywood when you're constantly reminded that no one looks like you. Mindy turns the anxieties, the glamour, and the celebrations of her second coming-of-age into a laugh-out-loud funny collection of essays that anyone who's ever been at a turning point in their life or career can relate to.